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How Florida Lawmakers Are Attempting to Combat the Risks of Cosmetic Surgery

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were over 1.8 million cosmetic surgeries performed in 2018. A large amount of these procedures undoubtedly took place right here in South Florida as is no secret that this area is one of the most popular places in the country for cosmetic surgery. But unfortunately,… Read More »

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The Negligence That Leads to Childbirth Tragedies

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Having a child is often one of the most anticipated events experienced in a lifetime. But tragically, injuries to mothers and babies sometimes happen unnecessarily during this monumental event that can lead to serious injuries or even death. These unnecessary injuries occur whenever hospitals, nurses, doctors, or other medical personnel act outside of the… Read More »

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The Investigation That Revealed a Tragic Example of Medical Negligence and the Proposal That Could Help Ensure it Doesn’t Happen Again

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We always expect medical doctors to treat us with the utmost care when we place our health in their hands. This is even more true when the patients we were talking about are the youngest members of our families, our precious children. Tragically, sometimes the medical care we receive does not rise to the… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice: When Medical Providers Hurt Instead of Help

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The Palm Beach Post reported recently that a medical provider at Wellington Regional Medical Center removed a patient’s fully-functioning kidney during a back surgery after mistaking the kidney for a cancerous tumor. The patient was not afforded an opportunity to object to the removal of her kidney. Further, the surgeon who removed it in… Read More »

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Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Florida

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Under Florida law, you’re allowed to sue doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals who injure you. But you have to prove that you’re entitled to compensation, and you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. Here are a few things you need to know about filing a medical malpractice claim… Read More »

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Filing a Lawsuit Under the Federal Tort Claims Act

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In September 2003, a Florida woman named delivered her son via C-section at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. She says she noticed a shooting pain immediately after delivery. “It feels like fire, like a poker next to my tailbone. On occasion, it shoots down the left side of my leg on my calf, and then down… Read More »

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Does Your Expert Witness Meet Florida’s Requirements?

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Medical malpractice claims seem straightforward: you received medical treatment and were injured as a result of that treatment. But Florida wants to ensure that a medical error rises to the level of malpractice before someone can bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. For that reason, Florida law requires patients contemplating medical malpractice lawsuits to hire… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Ruling in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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Recovering damages in a personal injury lawsuit isn’t always easy. While a jury might agree that you have been injured and are entitled to compensation, actually obtaining that compensation can be problematic, especially if the party you are suing doesn’t have the money to pay you. That’s what happened in a lawsuit that recently… Read More »

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Florida Hospital Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Medical Records Dispute

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A Jacksonville hospital system recently petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to decide a legal dispute involving the disclosure of medical records. The case could affect what medical records are discoverable in medical malpractice cases. The Lawsuit This is a medical malpractice case involving a woman who allegedly suffered a severe neurological injury because of… Read More »

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Understanding Medical Malpractice Law in Florida

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Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider makes a mistake that injures a patient. However, not all mistakes constitute medical malpractice. Only mistakes that rise to the level of negligence meet the definition of medical malpractice. Specifically, if the healthcare provider violates the standard of care in treating a patient,… Read More »

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