Personal Injury Blog

Swope, Rodante P.A. Partner Nominated for Business Woman of the Year Award

July 1, 2013 (Tampa, FL) — Swope, Rodante P.A., a civil litigation law firm which handles catastrophic injury, insurance bad faith and appellate cases, is proud to announce that Managing Partner, Angela Rodante, was recently nominated for The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2013 Business Woman of the Year Awards. Bestowed annually, the prestigious award recognizes… Read More

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Swope, Rodante P.A. Partner Nominated for Business Woman of the Year Award

Local Law Firm Named as a Finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Award

Swope, Rodante P.A. is honored to be named among the top 60 finalists in The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2013 Best Places to Work Awards. Employees of nominated companies were asked to complete a 37-question, online survey conducted by Quantum Workplace, a company using science-based tools to measure employee engagement, loyalty and retention. The employee… Read More

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Local Law Firm Named as a Finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Award

Fulmer Helmets Recalls Some Helmets for Failure to Withstand Impact Test

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Date: January 8, 2013 Fulmer Helmets, Inc. has issued a recall of certain motorcycle helmets, models AF-80, AF-81, and AF-82, sizes medium, large, XL, and 2XL. It was revealed during testing that the affected helmets fail to conform to the impact attenuation, penetration, labeling, and retention requirements of… Read More

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Fulmer Helmets Recalls Some Helmets for Failure to Withstand Impact Test

Medical Malpractice in Florida is Almost Always Predictable

by Dale Swope Recently, the Second District made it clear that the trial court is required to give a Stuart v. Hertz instruction when the defense offers evidence that the plaintiff’s doctor provided treatment which worsened, or could worsen, the plaintiff’s state. See Pedro v. Baber, 83 So. 3d 912 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012) and… Read More

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Medical Malpractice in Florida is Almost Always Predictable

The Courts Scrutinize Treating Physicians

by Dale Swope There are several new cases which suggest the continual attacks by insurance companies on treating physicians are beginning to resonate with the courts. It began with the Katzman decision which originally created a category of “hybrid” witnesses who were first-hand observers and were also asked for opinion specifically for litigation. Those hybrids… Read More

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The Courts Scrutinize Treating Physicians

Homeowners Insurance Covers Injuries Resulting from Passengers Horseplay

by Dale Swope Homeowner’s insurance covered injuries resulting from the insured front seat passenger’s horseplay of repeatedly trying to grab the steering wheel of a moving car.  The driver’s efforts to stop the passenger from grabbing the steering wheel which caused the vehicle to hit a wall and injure rear seat passengers, did not amount… Read More

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Homeowners Insurance Covers Injuries Resulting from Passengers Horseplay
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