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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 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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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 »

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