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PTSD sufferers among those planning to sue sheriff, school board over Parkland shooting

PTSD sufferers among those planning to sue sheriff, school board over Parkland shooting

- Sun Sentinel
Dozens of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and family members of the slain victims have notified the Broward School Board and the Sheriff’s Office they intend to sue over the February shooting that left 17 dead and another 17 injured.
Of the 40 who have sent intent notices to the agencies, more than half were not physically injured when Nikolas Cruz went on his deadly rampage. They are the uncounted victims of the Parkland massacre, their lawyers said, and though their...

Sunrise hit-and-run victim speaks out after waking from coma

Sunrise hit-and-run victim speaks out after waking from coma

- WSVN 7 News Miami
After spending almost six weeks in a coma, the victim of a hit-and-run is now telling her story.
Now on the road to recovery, 53-year-old Michelle Holguin opened up about her ordeal.
“I have back pains. This is broken. There’s something out here that’s out of place,” she said, running her hand over her back and shoulder.
Holguin said she doesn’t remember much of what happened after she was hit. Instead, she said she remembers waking up and being...

Woman speaks about hit-and-run crash after awakening from medically-induced coma

Woman speaks about hit-and-run crash after awakening from medically-induced coma

Michelle Holguin struck by car July 15 while riding bike in Sunrise

- Local 10 WPLG News
A waitress who was struck by a car last month while riding her bicycle home from work in Sunrise spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time since the crash.
Michelle Holguin, 53, was placed into a medically-induced coma after the hit-and-run crash and has been recovering at a hospital in Deerfield Beach.
Doctors treated Holguin for injuries to her head, along with other injuries, including a broken leg and other bones and a punctured lung.
Holguin said she doesn't remember...

Robert W. Kelley: A Fort Lauderdale Attorney Combines Networking And Philanthropy By Taking The Deep-Sea Plunge

Robert W. Kelley: A Fort Lauderdale Attorney Combines Networking And Philanthropy By Taking The Deep-Sea Plunge

- Lifestyle Media Group
Fort Lauderdale trial lawyer Robert W. Kelley, the founding partner in Kelley Uustal, is often in the spotlight for high-profile cases—including the well-documented $33 million victory in a wrongful death and personal injury judgment against General Motors in 1998, one of the largest jury verdicts in U.S. history.
He paid his way through law school at Nova Southeastern University by working on commercial fishing boats, and, in the process, became a licensed captain as well as a...

Family Of Murdered Teen Files Malpractice Suit Against Hospital

Family Of Murdered Teen Files Malpractice Suit Against Hospital

- CBS Miami
The family of a teen shot weeks before leaving to college has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in his death.
Brian Brown, 19, was a high school graduate, star football player and was ready to continue his education in California.
On June 14, he was shot three times in the back. His girlfriend drove him to Jackson Health North. However, they transferred him to Aventura Hospital, where he died a few hours later.
The hospital said protocol in Florida is to send trauma cases...

Brian Brown's family says hospital's actions led to his death

Brian Brown's family says hospital's actions led to his death

Family considers filing malpractice lawsuit against Jackson North Medical Center

- Local 10 WPLG News
The family of a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot during what police described as a drug deal gone wrong is suing the hospital that he was transferred to before he died.
By all accounts, Brian Brown had a bright future ahead of him when he died after being shot in the back.
But now, his family and their attorneys said the hospital he was taken to by his girlfriend could have done more to save his life.
"He's not here anymore, and I think he could have still been here if the...

Kelley Wins Major Verdicts When Fighting 'The Good Fight'

Kelley Wins Major Verdicts When Fighting 'The Good Fight'

- Daily Business Review
Bob Kelley got his guiding principle from his dad: A person's best comes in helping others and serving a greater good.
That's what made him want to be a lawyer. That's how he wound up taking on corporate giants on behalf of the people they wronged, with victories including the largest jury award for an individual in a tobacco case up to that time and the biggest wrongful death and personal injury judgment in General Motors history in the horrific burning death of a 13-year-old...

Whistleblower nurse Brianna Aguierre on life after quarantine

Fort Lauderdale Lawyer Helps Nurse Expose Ebola Deficiencies

Fort Lauderdale Lawyer Helps Nurse Expose Ebola Deficiencies

- Daily Business Review
An emergency room nurse who treated a fellow nurse who contracted the Ebola virus in Dallas is taking time off and retained a noted Fort Lauderdale plaintiffs firm rather than return to work.
Briana Aguirre, 30, contacted Robert W. Kelley of the Kelley/Uustal firm after concluding Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was not adequately protecting staff from the lethal virus, Kelley said.
With Kelley by her side, Aguirre was interviewed Thursday by Matt Lauer of NBC's “Today...

Whistleblower nurse: I would do anything and everything not to be a patient there

Whistleblower nurse: I would do anything and everything not to be a patient there

- Anderson Cooper 360
Nurse Briana Aguirre works at Texas Presbyterian Hospital, though her future there is now uncertain. That's because she is speaking out about what she says she's seen and experienced during the treatment of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan and others. She speaks to Anderson with her attorney Bob Kelly. Ms. Aguirre describes chaos, a lack of training, confusing protocols from the CDC and unnecessary risks that she says the nurses were exposed to on the job.
Briana describes how she wore Ebola...