Justices rule medical documents must be disclosed

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In a ruling that could have implications for medical-malpractice cases across the state, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday said a Jacksonville hospital system was required to provide records to a patient's family because of a 2004 constitutional amendment....

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida

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We are proud to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida Key Initiative Committee and their invaluable work! The goal for this year was to raise $20,000 benefitting families in need...

Congratulations to Our Week 2 Contest Winner!

Congratulations to the winner of our last contest, Susan Huss! Thanks for helping us tell others that there’s #TooMuchAtStake to trust serious legal matters to anyone else. Come by our office and claim your prize.


Susan’s Post: “Sometimes your minion has to put on the shirt before you’ll even consider it. #toomuchatstake @toomuchatstakelaw #autismawareness #gonoles”

Honda Recall Announcement Out

Thousands of vehicles subject to latest Honda recall announcement

American Honda Motor Company, Inc. has announced more recalls of equipment installed in certain vehicles sold in the United States. According to the latest Honda recall announcement, recall notices 16e-042, 16e-043, and 16e-044 have been issued for mechanical parts of the Takata-made airbags installed in Honda vehicle of certain years.

The defective product causes the passenger  airbags to over-aggressively inflate when the airbag is deployed and send metal shards toward the passenger which could cause serious injury. Honda has even gone as far as to suggest that drivers refrain from allowing anyone to ride in the passenger’s seat while operating the vehicle. 

Keep yourself and your family safe and get all manufacturer recommended recall repairs. See the list below or visit safecar.gov and type in your Vehicle Identification Number to look up your car, truck, or SUV’s VIN  to find out if your vehicle has been selected for a recall repair.

  • 2005-2006 Honda CR-V
  • 2003-2011 Honda Element
  • 2007-2008 Honda fit,
  • 2003-2008 Honda Pilot
  • 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
  • 2006-2011 Honda Ridgeline

2016 Freedom Scholarship Winner Announced

IMG_1712We are pleased to announce that James Aagaard, a graduate of the Aagaard Academy (Homeschool) has become the sixteenth recipient of the Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney, P.A.’s, annual freedom scholarship essay contest. Each year, our essay contest has grown more popular with students throughout Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden and Jefferson counties. In an effort to promote education and awareness of American liberties, we invite high school juniors and seniors to submit essays on “The Bill of Rights: What they mean to me as an American.” The winning contestant, chosen by a celebrity panel of judges, is awarded $2,500 to assist with their future educational expenses. To date, we have awarded $40,000 to our Freedom Scholarship winners!

Our esteemed judges this year included Leon County Circuit Court Judge, James C. Hankinson; Circuit Court Judge, Frank Allman; and Leon County Judge, J. Layne Smith. These judges selected James Aagaard as the winner of the 2016 Freedom Scholarship from this year’s list of finalists. James is the son of Harold and Teresa Aagaard. Harold Aagaard is retired from the United States Marine Corp and now flies helicopters for Life Flight. Theresa stays busy homeschooling her three sons. James loves music and has been playing the piano for 11 years. Two years ago he played the organ for the first time and discovered his passion. James will be attending Stetson in the fall majoring in Organ Performance. James is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholar. He also volunteers with the Bradfordville First Baptist Church Manna program, where he distributes food to those in need. After meeting James and his family, we have no doubt that he has a very bright future ahead of him.

Applications for our 2017 Freedom Scholarship essay will be distributed early next year. If you would like more information about the scholarship, please go to our website, TooMuchAtStake.com or contact our office at 222-2000.

Matt Foster in Top 100

The National Trial Lawyers Matthew K. Foster was recently selected as one of the “Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers Association, a national organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Mr. Foster is a partner and shareholder at the Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney law firm and focuses his practice on representing victims with serious injuries resulting from automobile/trucking accidents, negligent or failed security, and medical malpractice.

Firm Becomes Gold Sponsor in Cancer Patient Care

Courage Through Cancer is a not-for-profit support network for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. It is a Christian ministry that offers compassionate care in many forms to assist cancer patients of all ages and all stages of cancer so that they know that they do not have to suffer alone.

We are pleased that our own Scott E. Gwartney is serving as Vice-Chair on the CTC Board of Directors and this year we are humbled and honored to be able to be a Gold Sponsor. Supporting ministries such as these are important to our firm and we look forward to giving back in this way.  Go to their website, http://www.fearnotctc.com, to find out more about how they help those touched by cancer.