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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Jacksonville Eye Doctor Faces Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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A Jacksonville eye doctor faces a medical malpractice lawsuit after he allegedly operated on the wrong eye of one of his patients. The lawsuit alleges in 2014 the doctor at the Orange Park Surgery center began the surgical procedure on the patient’s right eye when it was actually the left eye that needed treatment…. Read More »

University of Miami May be Liable for Doctor’s’ Negligence

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The Florida Supreme Court recently upheld a lower court’s ruling that although a direct claim of negligence may not be brought against the University of Miami, the university may still have to indemnify a verdict or settlement against the two doctors who allegedly caused a birth injury. The University of Miami sought to reverse… Read More »

What To Do When Injured By An Employee of the United States

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The United States directly or indirectly provides health care through various agencies and community partners. Because of this fact, when you are injured in a federally supported or operated facility by an employee of the United States, you have to be aware of federal procedural requirements that must be complied with when pursuing your… Read More »

Court of Appeals Strikes Personal Injury Damages Cap

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One year ago the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the state’s $1 million statutory cap on non-economic damages in wrongful death lawsuits arising out of medical malpractice was unconstitutional. And recently, the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled unanimously that the $1 million statutory cap was unconstitutional in personal injury medical malpractice cases… Read More »

Florida Declares Caps on Medical Malpractice Claims Unconstitutional

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The Florida Supreme Court declared late last month that the caps limiting the amount that a victim can receive in a medical malpractice lawsuit unconstitutional. Declared in a 5-2 decision from the panel of judges, plaintiffs’ lawyers have hailed the decision as a landmark for medical malpractice victims, while medical professionals declared that it… Read More »

House Provision Gives More Protection Against Medical Malpractice

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A provision in a House of Representatives bill that currently has large bipartisan support would give more support and protections to doctors facing medical malpractice claims. The bill requires the government to measure the quality of care that doctors provide on a scale of zero to 100. It protects doctors and other medical professionals… Read More »

Woman Potentially Exposed to HIV in Hospital

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In Orange County, Florida a hospital is facing massive liability for a woman’s claim that their medical staff exposed her to HIV. A 75-year-old woman went to the Florida Hospital East campus last November for her bronchitis. She ended up in a shared room with a patient who was HIV positive. During her stay,… Read More »

Florida Court Clarifies Notice Rules for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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A Florida Appeals Court ruled earlier last month that a tolling provision in the state laws regarding medical malpractice lawsuits applies to all potential defendants once any notices of intent are timely served, and it even applies to prospective defendants who have not yet been served. A three judge panel from the Third District… Read More »

Appellate Court Upholds Key Element of Medical Malpractice Law

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A federal appeals court in Florida upheld part of a controversial medical malpractice law in Florida, stating that it does not violate the requirements of patient privacy. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit overturned a ruling made by a Tallahassee judge last year, which focused on the requirement of “ex parte… Read More »

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