Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

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2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409-6601, United States
Contact: John Hopkins
Phone: (561) 686-6300
Areas of Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Florida
Number of Attorneys
25-50 Attorneys

Smart-Home Devices: Bad HAL

Internet of Things and Smart Homes - With about two billion do-this, do-that and do-the-other gadgets gaining space in big-box stores and online shopping carts – and another seven billion expected to flood the market by 2018…more
 /  Products Liability

Smart-Home Devices: The Good Stuff

Gadgets with Bluetooth technology, USB ports and wireless capabilities flood the market. Such specialized products adjust air-conditioners, play music and turn on lights. They also can tell whether a particular room in the house…more
 /  Products Liability

Halloween Is Here: So Are Safety Warnings That Can Save Lives

Dressing up in a clever costume for the night of all nights – Halloween – is the kind of stuff children live for. Portraying a character, walking around the neighborhood with friends and getting free candy – what could be…more
 /  Personal Injury

Dieselgate: Bringing a Face to Scandal Impacting Volkswagen Owners

A Volkswagen manager pleaded guilty to conspiracy and violating the Clean Air Act and could get seven years in prison. A Volkswagen engineer who agreed to testify against the Volkswagen manager was sentenced to three years in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Products Liability, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Federal Rule 34 Primer — A shepherd’s guide to “herding cats”

Herding Warrior Cats - Federal Rules were last updated in 2016 and the changes were thought to be significant. Welcomed by some and scorned by others, those changes are still being evaluated and applied by judges across the…more
 /  Personal Injury

Nursing Home Care — Who protects the most vulnerable?

Who protects the elderly citizen? A recent article in Law360 suggested that nursing home claims may rise in the wake of Hurricane Irma and the Hollywood Hills Nursing Home tragedy. The article seemed to downplay the…more
 /  Health, Personal Injury

An Update on Trunnion Failure in Hip Implants [Video]

Unfavorable outcomes from trunnion fretting and corrosion damage have been reported in a portion of the hip implants. In this video, Florida attorney Cal Warriner discusses the new failures reported in the stem areas of hip…more
 /  Health, Products Liability

Surgeons Finally Tuning in to Stryker Trunnion Failures

The monoblock TMZF stem failures looked exactly like the Rejuvenate and ABG II failures. Patients suffered from high levels of cobalt and chromium in their blood, the development of large fluid collections and pseudotumors and…more
 /  Health, Products Liability

Ripple Effect of Poor Auto Manufacturing Threatens Consumer Safety

Porsche rolled out its line of Cayenne sport-utility vehicles with carefree cruising in mind. Volkswagen did the same think with its Touareg models. Now, about 125,000 of the upscale SUVs have been recalled because of fuel leaks…more
 /  Personal Injury

After Hurricane Irma, It May Be Property Owners Against Insurers

Hurricane Irma made a mess of Florida as it slammed into the Keys and pushed its way up the west coast, uprooting trees, destroying neighborhoods and costing lives. We all must now go forward and rebuild what is left…more
 /  Personal Injury

Hollywood Hills Nursing Home — Grim News

Victims of Profit? The death toll mounted again in the Broward County nursing-home disaster following Hurricane Irma. A ninth patient expired after being evacuated from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in the…more
 /  Health

Hurricane Irma Damage — Stress and hard work are in front of us

We are all tired of hearing about Hurricane Irma, but I am afraid we have only just begun. I worked for the insurance industry, adjusting a variety of claims, for over 16 years and handled thousands of property damage claims…more
 /  Personal Injury

Was a Florida Nursing Home Tragedy Avoidable?

Too many patients and not enough nurses, CNA’s or other care givers to properly treat them. Patients crying for assistance from too few staff. Tragically, patients die or are critically ill because someone wanted to…more
 /  Personal Injury

Three Card Monte and E-Discovery: Ask the custodians

“But, your honor, we conducted a search and collection from all sources we deemed appropriate and where we believed responsive and relevant information was located…I mean, honest judge.”…more
 /  Personal Injury

Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2017

Clinicians, engineers, safety analysts and scientists at the ECRI Institute have released a looming list of things that could go wrong with modern medical devices and technology in the marketplace…more
 /  Personal Injury
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