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A Tampa man dies after his car is crushed by a tractor-trailer

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, a motorist who lost control of her vehicle on Interstate 75 ended up causing a chain-reaction crash. It resulted in a tractor-trailer falling on top of a Tampa-area man's vehicle around 4 p.m. that day. He was killed when that happened.

A spokesperson with the Florida Highway Patrol reports that the driver of a Toyota Sequoia had just taken I-75's northbound ramp when she lost control of her vehicle. She ultimately ended up crossing several lanes of traffic before crashing into an oncoming tractor-trailer.

Why do pedestrians and motorists get hurt in parking lots?

You've just made a purchase at the store and walk outside and enter the designated crosswalk. Just as you step off the curb, you're struck by a motorist. Your head strikes their bumper and you suffer a blunt force injury to the head. The lines for the crosswalk were so faint that the driver claims he never noticed it.

Or maybe you stumbled into a pothole in the parking lot while walking to your car. These are two instances that may result in a property owner being sued.

The many reasons that motorists are struck at intersections

Crashes at intersections are quite common. In fact, according to the United States Department of Transportation, as many as 43 percent of all accidents may occur at them. Between crossing through them or turning right or left, there are many opportunities for motorists to crash into one another.

One reason motorists get T-boned at intersections is because they see approaching traffic much later than they should have. In some cases, they may miss an approaching motorist because another car is blocking their view of it. Other T-bone accidents occur because of poor visibility, especially if it's early in the morning, late at night or if traffic is heavy.

The consequences of cancer misdiagnosis

One of the last statements anyone in Florida wants to hear in the hospital is the doctor telling them, “You have cancer.” Imagine getting the news that you only have a few months or years left to live and that you should make the best out of the remaining time you have.

However, you should not be crossing off your bucket list and making final phone calls yet. Every year, nearly 1 out of 20 adult patients in America receive a misdiagnosis of some kind from their doctors. If you receive a diagnosis, you should at least get a second opinion from another medical expert to confirm if the cancer is legitimate. Not doing so can lead to several lifelong consequences.

Can nurses be sued for malpractice?

Whether being seen for a routine checkup, calling in to refill a prescription or being cared for in the hospital, patients frequently interact with nurses more than they do doctors or any other medical professionals. They're often tasked with managing the care of hundreds of patients and are called to make spur of the moment decisions when emergencies arise. This can expose them to a significant liability risk.

Even despite this, nurses rarely act alone. Instead, they're the ones on the front line getting patients where they need to go or relaying messages between them and doctors. Most times, they're simply following hospital policies or doctor's orders.

You can file a lawsuit if a tree falls, injuring you

On July 27, a spokesperson with the Omond Beach Police Department reported that one of the two furniture deliverymen who had been struck by a tree in a customer's yard earlier in the week had lost his life.

According to witness statements taken at the scene, the two workers, one of which was 56-years-old, had been working to move furniture into an Arroyo Parkway home during a thunderstorm one Sunday afternoon.

A moped driver is grasping for his life after crashing near I-275

An early morning rush hour crash left a moped operator fighting for his life on Thursday, July 26. The incident occurred in St. Petersburg, right off Interstate 275's Fifth Avenue North exit just before 7:48 a.m.

Witnesses to the crash reported seeing the driver of a Toyota Prius getting off of the exit ramp in front of a 56-year-old moped operator right before the crash occurred. As the two continued to the end of the ramp, the moped collided with the rear of the vehicle.

Peripheral artery disease patients have unnecessary amputations

Each year, as many as 185,000 Americans have at least one of their limbs amputated. While you may think that these incidents occur as the result of car or workplace accidents, they don't. Instead, a large percentage of amputations happen because of poor management of vascular conditions such as peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Plaque tends to build up in a patient's arteries when they're smokers, have high blood pressure are older than 60 or have diabetes. This blocking of their arteries in their limbs makes it difficult for blood to flow freely as it needs to, making it necessary to amputate their limbs.

Three local resources for children with cerebral palsy

After noticing that your baby does not move as fluently or frequently as other children at that age, your doctor refers you to a disability specialist. The specialist performs diagnoses your child with cerebral palsy, a movement disorder that is a result of abnormal brain development. Your child could have stiff muscles with uncontrollable movements and balance that impairs walking, speaking, hearing, or vision among many other potential side effects. There is no cure for this.

However, there are plenty of places in Florida that can provide treatment to ensure that your child can still excel at life. Here are a few locations that can provide the services your child requires:

Holding a property owner liable for injuries isn't guaranteed

If you've experienced a slip and fall or other type of injury on someone else's premises, then you may be wondering who you can go after to cover your medical bills. That greatly depends on a variety of factors including why you were on the property when you were hurt, how well it was maintained and the actions both you and the owner took before and following your injury.

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