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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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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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Drug Avastin No Longer Recommended for Breast Cancer Treatment

The Food & Drug Administration has recommended that Avastin, a commonly prescribed drug to treat breast cancer, be removed as a safe and effective treatment for the disease. The drug itself is not being removed from the market and the … Continue reading

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Boca Raton Homecoming Party Gets Out of Hand

A recent homecoming after-party in Boca Raton was abruptly ended when police found hundreds of teens drunk, vomiting or passed out. The soirée of almost 600 South Florida teenagers was broken up early Sunday morning when police received a number of noise complaints. … Continue reading

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Mattel Settles Landmark Class Action Lawsuit for Estimated $50 Million for Toys Tainted with Lead; Settlement to Include Quality Assurance Program to Ensure Product Safety

Fisher-Price and its parent company Mattel settled a 2007 class action lawsuit on Tuesday for 17 million recalled toys – the largest recall of children’s toys to date. Attorneys with the Florida-based class action law firm of Balkan & Patterson … Continue reading

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Boca Raton Law Firm Welcomes New Attorney Allison Lane to Legal Team to Represent Personal Injury and Auto Accident Clients in South Florida

Boca Raton, FL –Balkan & Patterson, LLP, a personal injury and class action law firm based in Boca Raton, is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Allison Lane to its legal team. Lane joins the firm as a skilled … Continue reading

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West Broward High Teen Dies in Auto Accident in Southwest Ranches

A local West Broward High student, age 17, died Thursday after her car hit a tree in Southwest Ranches around 7:30 am on Thursday morning. She lost control of her vehicle, crossed into the opposite lane and hit a tree. … Continue reading

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Florida Officials Struggle with School Restraint Rule: Boca Raton Attorney Adam Balkan Quoted for Feature Case

Boca Raton personal injury and child abuse attorney Adam Balkan was quoted as an expert source for a Florida Associated Press story looking at state schools and how they view restraint and seclusion laws. Mr. Balkan is a leading attorney … Continue reading

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