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HPS Workers’ Compensation Webinar: 2023 Update on Compensability, the “Arising Out of” Requirement, and More!

Please join HPS Partner and Workers’ Compensation Practice Leader Michael Riedhammer, B.C.S., for this intermediate level webinar that will be of particular interest to Workers’ Compensation Adjusters. REGISTER HERE Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023 Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET COURSE OBJECTIVES: To review recent developments in the law regarding the arising out of requirement for an accident to be a compensable workers compensation claim and assist adjusters in what factors to look at when making...

The Most Common Birth Injuries and How They Occur

The birth process is complex. Medical professionals involved in the birthing process – doctors, midwives, nurses and others – are typically well-trained. In most cases, the mother and child fare well during and after birth. But sometimes, things go wrong. While some birth injuries are unavoidable, others are the result of medical malpractice.  An Orlando birth injury lawyer or Fort Lauderdale birth injury lawyer at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A., who specializes in dealing with...

HPS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE EIGHTH ANNUAL BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DEBATE INITIATIVE LUNCHEON & STUDENT EXHIBITION

HPS is excited to once again be a sponsor of the Eighth Annual Broward County Public Schools’ Debate Initiative Luncheon, which takes place on Thursday, January 26, at 11:30 a.m., at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  Please consider attending or sponsoring this worthy activity, which supports the debate programs for over 200 schools and 15,000 students! Click on the registration link below for information on tickets and sponsorship packages. We hope to see...

HPS LEGAL ALERT: WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF HOSPITAL STAFFING SHORTAGES?

By Richard B. Schwamm. Hospitals have a responsibility to provide an adequate number of nurses and physicians on staff at all times in order to provide the appropriate level of care to a patient during their stay. Agencies like the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, Department of Health, and accrediting organizations like the Joint Commission impose obligations on hospitals to ensure patient safety. As numerous media outlets have reported, hospitals in Florida and around the United...

Press Release: 2023 Best Law Firms Ranks HPS TIER 1 in Multiple Practice Areas

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS), a leading Florida catastrophic injury law firm, is pleased to announce that it is ranked TIER 1 in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in all the practice areas it is listed for in 2023. HPS received the following total rankings: REGIONAL TIER 1: Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs REGIONAL TIER 1: Orlando Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs About U.S. News...

HPS LEGAL ALERT: HOW DAMAGES CAN IMPACT YOUR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE

By Kenneth J. Miller. In our prior two alerts, we discussed some of the difficulties, specifically in the State of Florida, to successfully prove a violation of the Standard of Care and Causation in medical malpractice cases. In this alert, we will discuss Damages, which some may say is the most challenging factor of every successful case. Because even if you prove a violation of the Standard of Care or Causation, none of that matters if...

BCBA Trial Lawyers Section & HPS Webinar – Depositions: Before & After

Join James S. Haliczer and Debra P. Klauber as they review some best practices when handling depositions — from start to finish. Some of the topics that will be discussed include: The Bell Curve of Witnesses How to Handle the Five Best Answers from a Witness Filing Depositions with the Court Challenges Relating to Questioning Your Own Witness 1.0 General CLE Credit and 1.0 Civil Trial Certification Credit (Approved) Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Time: 12:00...

Press Release: HPS Attorneys Named “Top Lawyers of 2022” by Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Magazine

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS), a leading Florida-based law firm, is pleased to announce that James S. Haliczer, Eugene K. Pettis, Debra P. Klauber and Trisha Widowfield have been recognized as “Top Lawyers of 2022” by the magazine Fort Lauderdale Illustrated. Attorneys selected to this prestigious regional list received the highest number of votes by attorneys in Broward County in their respective practice areas. You can also view a full copy of the magazine here (the...