Comprehensive editorial by Sun-Sentinel discusses impact of AOB reform and back to back years of hurricanes on Florida’s insurance rates
Like anything else, the editorial writers aren’t experts on insurance and tend to take a simplified view of a very scientific and mathematical topic. Similar to politicians, they believe long-term reforms should result in immediate rate reductions.
Hurricane season gears up in Florida
Florida insurance defense attorneys continue to litigate the land slide of homeowner business and AOB claims resulting from two consecutive years of hurricanes including Michael and Irma.
HB 7065 Signed by DeSantis
This week, Governor DeSantis signed HB 7065, the new bill bringing assignment of benefit reform to the state. Approved last month, the bill is set to limit attorney fees in AOB lawsuits, protecting consumers and cutting back on the all too common AOB abuse and fraud the industry has been battling for the last six years.
After seven years of fighting for AOB reform in Florida HB 7065 passed with the support of the state’s governor, CFO, Citizens, as well as business and consumer protection groups. Now, homeowners will be able to protect themselves against predatory water mitigation and restoration vendors who pressure them to sign AOBs.
True reforms are needed to control the growing avalanche of litigation fueled by one-way attorneys’ fees and assignment of benefits abuses.
FDA ISSUES NEW ORDER ON ESSURE
On April 9, 2018, the FDA stated Bayer may be subject to criminal and civil penalties should they not comply with its new order requiring new labeling for Bayer's controversial birth control device, Essure.
Johnson and Johnson lost another trial and was found liable for claims that plaintiff developed cancer due to exposure to asbestos in its Baby Powder. Parafinczuk Wolf Susen is investigating claims of cancer due to talc based products, such as baby powder. If you are a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer and had a history of using such products, contact our offices today for a free case evaluation.
C.R Bard hit with with 3.6M award for failing to warn patient regarding inferior vena cava (IVC) filter
Several thousands of complaints have been filed against C.R. Bard alleging that their IVC filters, meant to prevent pulmonary embolisms and stop blood clots, are failing- leading to perforated blood vessels. PWS is actively investigating IVC filter cases. If you believe you have been injured by a IVC filter manufactured by C.R. Bard or Cook Medical Inc. contact us today for a free initial case evaluation.
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