June 1st marked the beginning of hurricane season; a season all Floridians know well. As the Bradenton Herald reported, it has been seven years since Florida has seen a direct and powerful hit by one of these mighty tropical weather systems. Statistics say it's only a matter of time before another one hits.
Birth injury and trauma are the all-encompassing terms given to any injury that was a result of any complication during a labor and/or delivery. While most obstetricians, midwifes and other labor and delivery professionals are extremely careful and take all necessary precautions, some lives are forever changed as a result of the way they entered into this world.
As Memorial Day marked the unofficial beginning of summer, people will now flock to the water for boating of all types. While most people are aware of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges and its ramifications, not as many are familiar Boating Under the Influence (BUI) charges.
State Bill 1792 is one step closer to becoming a law. Passed last month in the Senate, SB 1792 passed the Florida House of Representative in a 77-38 vote on May 1st. It is now off to Governor Rick Scott's desk for a signature.
The newly renovated and improved park in Bradenton known as Riverwalk was reopened in October 2012. Set on the shore of the Manatee River, just minutes away from downtown, Riverwalk has something for everyone - boat slips, a skate park, green spaces, war and first responder memorials, family fun zones and open event areas. Recently, the Bradenton Herald has reported damage to benches in one of those memorial areas.
When a patient goes to a doctor, he or she expects the medical professional to be caring, knowledgeable and helpful. We entrust doctors with our health, well-being and sometimes even our lives. We believe that when we place this trust in our doctors that they will take the utmost care of us and our loved ones. Most of the time this is the case; most of the time all goes exactly as the doctor thinks it will. Although rare, it is unfortunately becoming increasingly more common for doctors to make mistakes and perform the surgery on the wrong side, the wrong patient, or execute the wrong procedure entirely.
We have all heard those radio commercials telling us to call a lawyer right after a car accident. But how necessary is it to get a professional's help? Do you really need a lawyer? While there is no clear-cut, true and right answer, here are some helpful insights to assist you in making that decision.
In May of 1539, Don Hernando De Soto arrived just west of Bradenton from a month-long sea voyage. He spent the next four years exploring much of the southeastern United States, claiming all the lands he found for the Spanish crown of King Charles I.
According to the Bradenton Herald, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be building twelve "pedestrian refuge islands" along some of the busiest parts of US 41 between Cortez Road and 69th Avenue West. FDOT cites the "high number of pedestrian fatalities and traffic accidents" as its reasoning for the islands.