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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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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 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 »

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 »

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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