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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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Florida Supreme Court Finds Damages Cap Unconstitutional

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The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases are unconstitutional, overturning a 2003 law that enacted such caps. Noneconomic damages are damages awarded for pain and suffering. (Economic damages refer to medical expenses, lost wages and other easily quantifiable costs.) Two appeals courts already had held that… Read More »

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Tampa General Hospital Not Liable in Medical Malpractice Case

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Doctors and other healthcare professionals are held to a high standard of care. Generally, the standard is the agreed-upon treatment for a particular condition for a particular patient within a particular region. For example, doctors in Florida are expected to treat all 65-year-old men suffering from high blood pressure with the same level of… Read More »

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Recovering Damages in a Medical Malpractice Case

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When you visit a doctor or medical professional, you expect to be treated with a certain standard of care; the last thing you expect is to be injured by them. However, medical malpractice has become a serious issue in America, accounting for over 250,000 deaths each year. Unfortunately though, because a medical malpractice case… Read More »

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Family of Toddler Sues Hospital After Child Swallows Battery

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Parent’s intuition is a very real phenomenon, so when a parent says, “I think my child needs this now,” you had better listen to them. And when parent’s intuition is backed up by poison control about what medical measures need to be taken to care for a child, they should not be questioned. However,… Read More »

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Can You Sue Your Plastic Surgeon if You Do Not Like the Results?

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If you recently underwent plastic surgery and if the results are not what you were promised they would be, the plastic surgeon may be held financially liable. If their treatment of you resulted in an injury, the plastic surgeon may be sued for medical malpractice. However, if you did not sustain any injuries, and… Read More »

Deadly Drug Interactions Increasing Cause of Medical Malpractice Claims

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It is no secret that the pharmaceutical companies routinely create one drug that stops X symptoms, but that creates Y and Z symptoms. They then create another drug to counteract those symptoms, and so on and so forth. Because of this, when an individual is prescribed one medication for their medical condition, they end… Read More »

What to Do (And Not to Do) When Faced With a Medical Malpractice Claim

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Doctors are supposed to be people that we can trust with our lives, and medical centers, such as hospitals, are supposed to be places of reprieve, safety, and care. Unfortunately, recent studies indicate that at 250,000 deaths per year, medical malpractice is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. This… Read More »

Proving Medical Misdiagnosis in Tampa, Florida

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Many of us rely on medical practitioners to properly diagnose us when we suspect that there is something wrong, and to ensure that we receive the medical care and attention typical of such a diagnosis. Unfortunately, doctors are not accurate 100 percent of the time, and misdiagnoses do happen. When they do, it can… Read More »

Palm Beach Jury Awards $7.7 Million To Victim Of Botched Plastic Surgery

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A Palm Beach jury recently awarded a Connecticut woman and her husband $7.7 million dollars after she suffered debilitating injuries from a botched liposuction procedure in 2006. The medical malpractice suit named the doctor who performed the surgery as well as the hospital she was admitted to following complications from the operation. During the… Read More »

Lawsuit Alleges Hospital Performed Unnecessary Heart Surgeries

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Lawnwood Medical Center and Heart Institute in Fort Pierce faces a lawsuit alleging the hospital performed 1,200 unnecessary heart surgeries on patients who did not have serious heart conditions, including the 73-year-old plaintiff. The hospital and its parent company, HCA, inc face the medical malpractice lawsuit on the heels of a pair of qui… Read More »

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