Residents of Florida likely use, or know someone who uses, prescription drugs. Head to any Panama City drug store and you'll find brand-name medications and many corresponding generic versions. An interesting ruling by a federal appeals court this week may change how victims of a dangerous or defective drug can file a products liability action to seek compensation for a loss.
Hardly a day goes by that Panama City news reports don't include stories about personal injury in some form. Car accidents, animal attacks, construction mishaps or other misfortune befalling the unaware often involve negligence or recklessness by others. When that turns out to be the case, victims and survivors are entitled to seek compensation to help with medical bills for catastrophic injuries, lost wages and other family needs.
In May 2013, the City of Apalachicola Water System notified residents that their water failed to meet standards set by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the EPA.