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Balkan & Patterson wins $540,000 verdict for Civil Rights violation against Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office

A federal jury in Palm Beach decided that a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy used excessive force when he shot and killed Richard Montero in 2010, and awarded $540,000 to Mr. Montero’s sole survivor his 16 year old daughter. Attorney … Continue reading

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Boca Raton Attorneys Balkan & Patterson Win $1.8 Verdict for Auto Accident Victim

June 27, 2013 – Collier County, FL – The personal injury and auto accident law firm of Balkan & Patterson won a jury verdict of $1.85 million on Friday, June 21, on behalf of our client who suffered a stroke that … Continue reading

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Law Firm Secures Settlement for Special Needs Student in Lee County

The personal injury and abuse law firm of Balkan & Patterson successfully secured a settlement of $200,000 on Friday, March 8, for a family whose child was physically abused by his kindergarten teacher at Gulf Elementary School in Lee County, FL. … Continue reading

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Special Needs School Employee Charged with Abuse of Special Needs Student in Broward County

August 17, 2012 – Broward County, FL – An employee of an alternative education school in Davie has been released from jail on bond after being charged with two counts of child abuse. Allegedly, the school employee, David Baier, mistreated … Continue reading

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Balkan & Patterson Files Suit Against School Board of Lee County for Abuse of Special Needs Student

The personal injury and abuse law firm of Balkan & Patterson filed a lawsuit this week against the School Board of Lee County on behalf of a family whose child was abused by his kindergarten teacher at Gulf Elementary School. … Continue reading

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Toy Safety: Smart Shopping Can Protect Your Children from Dangerous, Unsafe Products

The holidays bring a new collection of toys into South Florida’s homes each season, and it is vital for parents to ensure that these toys are safe for our children. In the last year, more than 250,000 children went to … Continue reading

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Balkan & Patterson Handling Two Cases Against Lee County Sheriff’s Office; Cases Allege Intimidation, Illegal Search and Seizures

The attorneys of Balkan & Patterson are handling two cases against the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida that allege false arrest and detention, malicious prosecution, and negligent retention, supervision and training. The plaintiffs … Continue reading

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Firm Settles South Florida Auto Accident Case; Victims Suffered Severe Injuries

Balkan & Patterson has settled an auto accident case and was successful in recovering $700,000 for our clients. The accident occurred in Alligator Alley in Florida on March 25, 2009, in the early morning. A dump truck that did not … Continue reading

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Adam Balkan of Boca Raton Law Firm Balkan & Patterson Recognized as Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar

Boca Raton, FL – Trial attorney Adam Balkan of the Boca Raton law firm of Balkan & Patterson, LLP, has received his board certification as a civil trial lawyer from The Florida Bar, which is the highest recognition in the … Continue reading

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Darvon, Darvocet Prescription Painkiller Drugs Banned by FDA; Linked to Heart Rhythm Abnormalities

Two commonly prescribed painkiller drugs, Darvon and Darvocet, have been banned by the Food and Drug Administration and will no longer be available in the U.S. The key ingredient in the drugs, propoxyphene, is shown is be linked to serious … Continue reading

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