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Latinos In Action (LIA) offers an asset-based approach to bridging the graduation and opportunity gap for Latino students, working from within the educational system to create positive change. LIA’s program operates as a year-long elective course taught by highly-qualified teachers at the middle school, junior high, and high school level. The ultimate goal is to empower Latino youth to lead and strengthen their communities through college and career readiness. LIA accomplishes this by focusing on four pillars: leveraging personal and cultural assets, excelling in education, serving the community, and developing leadership skills. Because of this unique combination, the LIA model…
Although “faulty” doesn’t necessarily mean “defective” or “dangerous,” product liability law does indeed hold manufacturers and others liable for producing dangerous products that cause injury. Product liability claims in Florida can be long and complicated, primarily due to the task of finding those parties that can be sued. Who Can Be Sued For Product Liability in Florida?  Generally speaking, claims may be brought against any person or entity within the chain of design, manufacture, distribution, and sales of defective or dangerous products.   If you or a loved one has been injured or even killed because of a defective product,…
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning patients and healthcare providers of a “higher than expected risk” of failure in Stryker Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) devices. According to the FDA, the polyethylene component of Stryker’s STAR ankle replacement device is prone to breaking “as early as three to four years after implantation,” potentially necessitating surgery to repair or replace the device. The FDA’s warning is based on the agency’s review of post-approval studies and adverse event reports. Based on its review, the FDA is warning that the risk of failure may be present in all Stryker…
Unfortunately, personal injuries are the result of many different types of accidents, some of the most common of which include:  Car accidents Truck accidents Watercraft and boating accidents Product liability Premises liability Unsafe medical devices Medical malpractice Bicycle accidents Motorcycle accidents What Do Personal Attorneys Do? Your injuries may not have even been properly diagnosed when you start receiving phone calls, demands for payment, and bills from medical personnel, emergency services such as ambulances, insurance companies, law enforcement, and others. At the very time when you should be focusing on the healing process and your recovery, you may be overwhelmed…
$2 Million settlement reached in lawsuit regarding wrongful death of 19-year-old Kedar Williams On August 13, 2019, 19-year-old student Kedar Elijah Williams was rushed to the hospital, by ambulance, from William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The school later released a statement that a student had passed away following a medical emergency. Williams was autistic and was a student in the School District of Palm Beach County’s Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program.  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a development disorder that affects how children interact and communicate. Kedar was only able to speak a few words and required 1:1 supervision, especially while…
Taxpayer Beware! Tax season leaves some Americans rejoicing in their refunds and other grousing about how much they owe. Whatever the case, paying them – whether in one lump sum or throughout the year – it is a civic duty that, while not very popular, is indeed necessary. Tax season also brings out the bad actors who wait in the wings to prey on the public in an effort to scam hardworking citizens out of their money. “Tax scams typically ramp up early in the year when taxpayers start filing their returns to the IRS,” states a CNBC story titled…
Wrongful death is defined as a death caused by the wrongful act of another, either accidentally or intentionally. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil claim filed by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. The personal representative makes the claim on behalf of certain survivors, which can include the spouse, children, and/or parents, depending upon the individual circumstances of each case. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or intentional act, a wrongful death attorney in Florida can help. What Are the Common Causes of Wrongful Death? Wrongful death cases may arise out…
Women Suffrage, the right to vote postal stamp was issued in 1970. The stamp depicts suffragettes,1920,and women voters. The month of March might be known for the best basketball games of the season on both the collegiate and professional levels, but the 31 days that bridge winter and Spring also is reserved for Women’s History Month. Great women from all walks of life are celebrated during the annual nationwide observance – and for good reason. They have played pivotal and vital roles in shaping America. From Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente and Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal Judge…
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg The origins of Women’s History Month date back to 1981, when it was announced that a nationwide celebration of female icons and influencers would take place in March of 1982 for one week. Five years later, in 1987, that week turned into an entire month thanks to a resolution passed by Congress. Today, Women’s History Month is backed by the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “Women’s History…
Mistakes happen, but when they happen during your personal injury claim, they can damage or even cost you your case altogether. A primary mistake you might make immediately is to think you can handle your case on your own. Unless you are a trained attorney who specializes in personal injury law in Florida, you’ll need the help of an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer at Searcy Denney. The Most Common Mistakes You Can Make During the Personal Injury Claims Process Many mistakes are relatively simple and easily remedied, such as forgetting a dentist appointment or missing a neighborhood HOA meeting.…