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Fatal Pedestrian Crash In Tampa

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

An area teenager is dead after he was struck by a car while crossing the street. The accident happened near the intersection of Rome and Sligh. According to police, a 16-year-old boy crossed north on Sligh outside of a marked crosswalk. At that moment, a westbound 1992 Honda Accord hit him, causing serious injuries…. Read More »

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HORRIFIC LIMO CRASH KILLS 20 IN NEW YORK

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Every year we hear the tragic story of a horrific crash involving limousines and party buses, but what happened this past weekend in upstate New York was unfathomable. It should come as no surprise, however, that local and federal investigators immediately zeroed in on whether the limousine had passed safety inspections and red flags… Read More »

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Seven Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

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People in Tampa rely on their doctors to properly determine the nature of their illnesses or injuries. Yet over twelve million Americans are misdiagnosed every year. Usually, misdiagnosis involves the failure to properly detect a serious illness. Other patients receive “bad news” about diseases they do not really have. Overall lack of information may… Read More »

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Breaking Down Tampa Dog Bite Cases

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Many people believe that a dog bite is, at best, an annoying nuisance. But these claims cost homeowners’ insurance companies almost $600 million in 2016. That’s a 76 percent increase over the 2003 levels. Most animal attacks cause severe physical and emotional injuries. Physically, many victims suffer from broken bones and head injuries from… Read More »

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GOLF DIGEST INVESTIGATION SETS MAN FREE AFTER 27 YEARS IN PRISON

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Recently, a New York post-conviction case made international headlines and offered a fascinating story of man wrongfully imprisoned for a crime another man committed. The guilty man had already confessed to the crime years earlier. The New York man now set free was using his artistic talent drawing golf courses while incarcerated when good… Read More »

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Near-Fatal Pedestrian Wreck In Tampa

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Investigators believe that a 76-year-old driver may have suffered a medical episode shortly before he plowed into two people on the sidewalk, sending one to the hospital with serious injuries. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputies believe that the 74-year-old driver had a medical episode as he pulled out of a YMCA parking lot, causing him… Read More »

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Regulators Pull Blood Pressure Medicine Off Tampa Shelves

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Both the United States Food and Drug Administration and its foreign counterparts suspended sales of some Valsartan pills, after some tested positive for the deadly poison N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Most of the contaminated pills came from Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Linhai, China. Zhejiang is one of the world’s leading suppliers of the… Read More »

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Fatal Road Rage Crash In Bartow

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

An apparent disagreement between two frustrated motorists ended in tragedy, as authorities found a man dead in his pickup truck. According to witnesses and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a 22-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were weaving in and out of traffic on southbound U.S. Highway 98. As tensions escalated, the former apparently… Read More »

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Spate Of Swimming Pool Drownings Prompts Public Warning

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

During the weekend after July Fourth, two children drowned and another was seriously injured in three separate swimming pool incidents. In one incident, witnesses found a 5-year-old girl face down in the Harbor Lakes Resort pool. First responders rushed her to a nearby hospital, but she did not survive her injuries. A similar incident… Read More »

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Tampa Car Crash Kills Puppy

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A chain-reaction car wreck seriously injured two people and killed a two-month-old family dog. This crash happened on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. According to investigators, an emotionally-distraught driver smacked into a concrete median. Five other vehicles then crashed into the wreckage. Two people were seriously injured in the pile-up wreck. One vehicle also contained… Read More »

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AAP UPDATED CAR SEAT REGULATIONS; HERE’S WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Car seat safety is a very important topic, and one that the majority of parents pay close attention to. We’ve come a really long way since the days of our childhoods, when car seats were sort of an afterthought, or worse, so poorly designed that they made riding in a car MORE dangerous. Today’s… Read More »

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Search Warrant Requirements In Florida Drug Trafficking Cases

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Most federal drug trafficking prosecutions are huge cases which involve multiple law enforcement agencies. Given the size of the investment, law enforcement sometimes cuts corners to make an arrest. These shortcuts often come during the search warrant phase. The Fourth Amendment lays out some general requirements for search warrants. But the Founding Fathers left… Read More »

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EXPLOSIVE LETTER ON SEXUAL ABUSE ROCKS POPE FRANCIS AND CATHOLIC CHURCH

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Over the last couple decades countless horrific crimes have been uncovered of sexual abuse of children at the hands of Catholic priests worldwide. The world has been both shocked and disgusted. As a result, a multitude of the Catholic faithful have now sincerely called into question their allegiance to the church in Rome and… Read More »

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Fatal Head-On Crash In New Port Richey

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

A three-car crash killed a teenage driver near the intersection of Moon Lake and Oconee. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 19-year-old woman was northbound on Moon Lake in a 2008 Hyundai Accent. A 25-year-old woman was in a GMC Sierra waiting to cross Moon Lake and turn left. As she waited, a… Read More »

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MARYLAND PLAYER DEATH REVEALS TOXIC CULTURE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL TRAINING CAMPS

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Unfortunately with the fervor and excitement of a new college football season also comes the seemingly annual tragic result of reckless, damaging conduct by college coaches and staff which puts the life of some players in grave danger. This time the outrageous acts led to a heart-breaking death. Jordan McNair, a 19-year-old offensive lineman… Read More »

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Understanding Dog Bite Injuries In Tampa

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Many times, the physical injuries that dog bite victims sustain involve much more than a nip or a scratch. In fact, in 2014, U.S. homeowners’ insurance companies paid over $530 million in dog bite claims. The broken bones, severe lacerations, and other physical injuries only tell part of the story. Many victims, especially children,… Read More »

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In Florida Birth Injury Cases, Does The HELPER Mnemonic Really Help?

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

If the mother had any prenatal care at all, diligent doctors can easily spot the warning signs of things like shoulder dystocia. This condition is one of the most common causes of birth injuries in Florida. In brief, the baby is too large to travel smoothly through the mother’s birth canal. When that happens… Read More »

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St. Petersburg Car Crash Kills Teen Mom And Her Baby

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Yet another left-turn collision occurred on a Florida roadway. This time, a young mother and her baby did not survive the impact. Police and witnesses say that the wreck happened in Pasco County. A 19-year-old man from St. Petersburg was northbound on Little Road, not far from Hudson Avenue. As he passed in front… Read More »

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MILLIONS AWARDED TO VICTIM OF CANCER-CAUSING ROUNDUP WEED KILLER

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A San Francisco jury recently found the mega-company Monsanto liable for a school groundskeeper’s lymphoma that he said developed after years of applying the company’s trademarked Roundup weed killer. The $289-million verdict in San Francisco County Superior Court is certain to add momentum to a multi-front battle to ban Roundup’s main active ingredient, glyphosate…. Read More »

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

Since 1976 The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. has been assisting victims of medical malpractice seek just compensation. We frequently get questions from potential clients and would like to share some of the most common. What is medical malpractice? Answer: Medical malpractice is negligent treatment by medical providers, such as a doctor, hospital, nurse, chiropractor,… Read More »

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