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2 more meningitis cases, Marion total now 9

Two more cases of fungal meningitis were reported in Marion County on Friday. That increases the number to nine, including two fatalities. Nationally, health officials say 185 patients have been affected in 12 states. The death toll remained at 14 on Friday. Read more here.

Melvin Wright on WOFL

Melvin Wright of The Florida Firm is interviewed on WOFL about Ameridose recalling its products after the meningitis outbreak  View the video here.

Melvin Wright on the Meningitis Outbreak Cases in Marion County

Melvin Wright talks about filing cases for the meningitis outbreak in Marion Country Florida.  View the video here.

Melvin Wright on WFTV Eyewitness News about the Meningitis Outbreak

Melvin Wright talks about filing cases for the meningitis outbreak in Marion Country Florida.  View the video here.

Stewart Colling Receives Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Workers Compensation Institute

Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter is proud to announce that founding partner Stewart Colling was recently awarded a posthumous 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Florida Workers Compensation Institute recognizing his quarter century of representing the interests of injured Florida workers in the workers compensation legal system. Read more here.

Our Interview with Bizymoms.com

Nathan P. Carter was recently interviewed on www.bizymoms.com answering questions about personal injury law and litigation. You can read the interview here.

Sheriff to pay $500,000 to settle jail suit

The deal follows a woman’s death in a restraint chair. It does not rule out use of the device.

Stephen Hudak | Sentinel Staff Writer

Posted April 27, 2007

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Nursing Homes -STD

86-year-old Alzheimer’s patient contracts a sexually transmitted disease while in a secure ward of her living facility.  The woman’s doctor discovered the disease during a routine examination. An investigation is searching for answers as to how she got the disease and if it was preventable.

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Elderly Care Put to Test Staff Shortage Hits Homes Hard, Makes Them Litigation Targets

Jeff Kunerth of the Sentinel staff, Orlando Sentinel computer- project specialist Liz Gibson and South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter Bob LaMendola contributed to this report. Greg Groeller can be reached at 407-420-5471 or ggroeller@orlandosentinel.com. See microfilm for GRAPH on page A1 See related stories on pages A22 & A23 Inside Constantly monitoring sick seniors proves tough for homes’ staffs, A22 Lawsuits turn out to be especially lucrative for lawyers, A23 Lake nursing-home patient’s case was unusual: It actually went to trial, A23

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Jury Faults YMCA in Camp Pool Death

The parents of a young boy who died in a YMCA swimming pool won $1 million Tuesday from a jury that decided the group was negligent in caring for the child at its summer camp.

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Series: Nursing Homes in Crisis First in a four-part series

Just seven years ago, few Florida lawyers bothered suing nursing homes. There was no money in it. Today, nursing-home law is one of the most lucrative specialties in the state. Attorneys on both sides are making millions in fees as the number of lawsuits swells each year.

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Top Court Restores Suit Against Funeral Home the State Supreme Court Ruled an Orange County Woman Can Sue For an Accident

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that funeral directors who organize and lead a funeral procession owe people a safe trip between the chapel and the cemetery. And that will let a 1993 Orlando lawsuit against Union Park Memorial Chapel move forward.

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