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Like other mechanical devices, medical devices can and do malfunction from time to time. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration receives hundreds of thousands of serious complaints about defective medical devices every year. This reality can be particularly frightening to people who depend on a medical device, especially if it has been implanted into their bodies.
Strokes occur over 700,000 times a year in the United States, according to the University of Maryland. Doctors misdiagnose strokes more often than most people realize, especially if the patient is young or middle-aged. Since a stroke causes the progressive destruction of brain cells, any delay in treatment can be catastrophic.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that distracted driving causes thousands of deaths per year. Moreover, the recent increase in distracted driving has been identified as the major cause of the overall increase in traffic deaths in 2015. Florida’s wrongful death law provides a framework for the financial relief of grieving relatives of victims of distracted driving accidents.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that tens of thousands of trucking accident deaths and injuries occur annually in the United States. A significant portion of these casualties are caused by drowsy truck drivers working overtime to satisfy their employers or maximize their profits. When a drowsy truck driver negligently causes an accident, Florida personal injury and wrongful death laws provide the basis for compensating victims.