VCFJ Law is pleased to announce that Juliana L. Curtis is now a Board Certified Specialist in the field of workers’ compensation law! Board Certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys in the 26 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida….

Florida has returned to the era of ER/C paid claimant attorney’s fees & costs. In one word, the reason for the increase in defense litigation expense is – Castellanos! With this Florida Supreme Court 2016 decision – which finds 440.34 as amended in 2003 unconstitutional – we are not only seeing an uptick in the…

Recovery from Hurricane Irma may be delayed by a lack of qualified adjusters, as reported recently by The Wall Street Journal.  Property adjusters from around the nation have been dispatched to Texas to address recovery from Hurricane Harvey, leaving a shortage of adjusters to handle Florida claims.  The industry simply does not anticipate 2 significant…

The US Department of Justice is investigating potential health care fraud related to compounded pain relief creams. Preliminary estimates suggest this fraud could exceed half a billion dollars. In addition to overbilling and inappropriate automatic refills, the clinical efficacy of these medications is being questioned, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The…

Vecchio, Carrier, Feldman & Johannessen is pleased to announce that our Senior Partner, Thomas P. Vecchio, has received the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation conferred by the Insurance Institute of America. The CPCU designation is the insurance industry’s premier accreditation awarded to insurance professionals. Mr. Vecchio’s concentration was in commercial insurance. The CPCU designation is…

Effective July 1, 2014, Chapter 440 now allows for calculation of the compensation rate as EITHER 66 2/3% OR 66.67%. This is the legislative response to Escambia County School District Board v. Vickery-Orso, which found the proper method for determining the compensation is not by multiplying the average weekly wage by .6667 or .66667, but…

Vecchio, Carrier, Feldman & Johannessen, P.A. is pleased to announce two recent accomplishments by our attorneys. Shareholder Barbi Feldman (left) was recently awarded the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. The AV Preeminent designation signifies that Barbi has been rated by judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal…

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