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ARONOVITZ LAW Represents Florida Whistleblowers in $12.5 Million Settlement of Medicare Fraud Case against a Florida Hospital
Miami—December 8, 2016—A Miami-Dade County hospital has agreed to pay the United States $12.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought against it, its parent company, and a local physician alleging they defrauded Medicare in violation of the federal False Claims Act. As a result of the settlement, on December 6, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered its Order dismissing all claims against Defendants Baptist Health of South Florida, Inc. d/b/a Baptist Health S...

By Tod Aronovitz | 12/14/16 | 0 Comment READ MORE

Do you own a 2009 – 2015 VW diesel vehicle? Join Volkswagen (VW) Class Action
We currently represent several clients pursuing a class action lawsuit related to German car-maker Volkswagen’s fraudulent conduct when it installed software that evades emission controls in 11 million of its diesel vehicles.   Volkswagen is the world's top-selling carmaker and has admitted that far more than the 482,000 cars identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as violating clean air laws are affected by their fraud.  Specifically, VW admitted this week that the impact i...

By Tod Aronovitz | 09/25/15 | 0 Comment READ MORE

Car Rental Companies Hit Florida Tourists with Excessive Toll Road Fees
A consumer alert has gone out to drivers renting cars in Florida: car rental companies are charging consumers hidden and sometimes exorbitant toll road fees for using Florida’s toll roads. Tourists make up a significant number of drivers in the state’s car rental segment, and these unexpected “convenience” toll road fees have caught many off guard to the point of where they may be rethinking if Florida should be their destination. According to a story on WTSP Tampa Bay News 10, the f...

By Tod Aronovitz | 09/14/15 | 0 Comment READ MORE

Lawsuit filed in Florida Federal Court Alleges Dollar Rent-A-Car Overcharged for Tolls
Aronovitz Law, along with The Lawrence Law Firm, Lite DePalma Greenberg LLC, and Karon LLC, have filed a class action complaint on behalf of their client against Dollar Rent A Car for misrepresentations related to administration fees charged as a result of customers traveling on toll roads during their rental car period. As of 2011, Dollar charges an administration fee of $15 per toll (prior to 2011 it was $25) with a maximum of $105 during the entire rental period. Other rental car companies c...

By Tod Aronovitz | 08/17/15 | 0 Comment READ MORE

Back to School Safety Checklist for Miami-Dade Students
Miami kids will be hitting the books again soon. As students head back to school on August 24, Miami personal injury attorney Tod Aronovitz suggests that parents and students take time to prepare for their new routines before the first day of school. “Equipping students with the necessary knowledge ahead of time will keep them safe during the school day,” he said. “Whether they walk, ride their bikes, or take the bus, it is essential to review safety rules and remind your children to b...

By Tod Aronovitz | 08/11/15 | 0 Comment READ MORE

Florida Birth Injury Lawsuit Claims Errors Made by Nurse Midwife
An injury caused during childbirth is at the center of a Florida lawsuit accusing a nurse midwife of negligence during delivery. The complaint was brought by the mother before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The defendant named in the case is the United States because the clinic where the baby was delivered is federally funded. According to an article in Injury Lawyer News, the mother suffered from gestational diabetes and had a high-risk pregnancy. Fetal macrosom...

By Tod Aronovitz | 08/04/15 | 0 Comment READ MORE

Lifewatch Alleged Robocalls Subject of FTC & Florida Complaint
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), together with the Florida Attorney General’s Office, have jointly filed a complaint against the New York-based company Lifewatch for allegedly making millions of unsolicited robocalls as part of a deceptive telemarketing scam. According to the FTC’s press announcement, Lifewatch has been deliberately targeting seniors throughout the U.S. and Canada with these calls since 2012, and tricking consumers into registering for free medical alert systems that act...

By Tod Aronovitz | 07/27/15 | 0 Comment READ MORE

Consumer Alert: Drug Safety Risks in Popular Products
Some popular drug products on the market should have consumers on high alert for possible drug safety risks or defects, according to Miami product liability attorney Tod Aronovitz. In the following round-up of product liability news, he points to recent government actions, as well as one study and a pending lawsuit: Unapproved Prescription Ear Drop (Otic) Products The FDA recently announced it is taking action against manufacturers and/or distributors of certain unapproved prescription ea...

By Tod Aronovitz | 07/20/15 | 0 Comment READ MORE

Time Warner Cable to Pay $230K for TCPA Violations to Texas Woman
Repeatedly robo-calling the wrong person can come at a cost. That’s the hard lesson Time Warner Cable recently learned after an Irving, Texas, woman sued the company under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and was awarded $229,500. In an ARONOVITZ Law Blog post published last month, consumer class action attorney Tod Aronovitz explained that this 24-year-old law was put into place to provide protection against bothersome telemarketing phone calls, to empower consumers to take ac...

By Tod Aronovitz | 07/14/15 | 0 Comment READ MORE

4th of July Fireworks Safety Tips to Avoid Injuries
As the July 4th holiday approaches with its awesome shows in the night skies, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is calling for vigilance when igniting fireworks. In its most recent fireworks annual report, the agency is drawing attention to the jump in the number of deaths and injuries related to the use of these devices. The most common reasons for these accidents were product malfunction and improper use. In 2013, there were eight deaths and 11,400 injuries—a statist...

By Tod Aronovitz | 06/29/15 | 0 Comment READ MORE