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What do medical malpractice lawyers do?

Medical malpractice laws are complex and ever-changing. Because of this, few people outside of medical malpractice attorneys truly understand them. This is why it is paramount you have a lawyer on your side when filing this type of claim. Knowing all the things your medical malpractice lawyer must do to win your case and get […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Can a nurse be liable for medical malpractice?

Yes, members of the nursing profession can be liable if they commit malpractice. And nursing malpractice is not uncommon, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which maintains the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).The NPDB includes statistics on malpractice payments made in claims against doctors, nurses, and other members of […]

By |December 28th, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

How do I file a claim for pharmacist malpractice in Florida?

Gone are the days of visiting a small town pharmacist who knows the entirety of your personal medical history. Instead, most of us visit large chains like Walgreens or CVS to pick up a prescription. These stores are great for low costs and convenience. However, with this speed and convenience comes a real risk for […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on How do I file a claim for pharmacist malpractice in Florida?

Are hospital-related infections the result of medical malpractice?

When you go to the hospital for medical treatment, you expect to get better, not worse. Unfortunately, many patients end up getting sicker due to hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). If you or a loved one acquired an HAI, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against the hospital or provider.

Common HAIs include:

Surgical […]

By |August 8th, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

How could informed consent affect your Florida medical malpractice case?

Medical procedures can save lives, but they do not come without risks. For that reason, Florida medical professionals must get informed consent before performing any procedures.
What is informed consent in Florida?
Basically, informed consent is the process where a patient learns about and understands the purpose, benefits, and potential risks relating to a medical or surgical […]

By |June 30th, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Do you need a medical malpractice expert witness for your Florida malpractice case?

If you are injured by a medical professional’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation under Florida’s medical malpractice law [Florida Statute § 766.102]. Florida requires that all medical professionals perform their duties in accordance with the normal professional standard of care that a reasonably prudent healthcare professional would have used. […]

By |June 21st, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week: 3/13-3/19

National Patient Safety Awareness Week is almost here. Scheduled to take place from March 13 – 19, National Patient Safety Awareness Week seeks to raise familiarity with certain patient safety concerns – such as the prevalence of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) – and ways to prevent patient harm from occurring. Here are some things that […]

By |March 11th, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Surgical Never Events: What they are and how do I prove malpractice?

While we prefer to think of surgeons and other healthcare providers as infallible, the truth is that preventable medical mistakes happen. When these mistakes happen in the operating room, they can lead to devastating consequences. Moreover, according to a study from Johns Hopkins, these surgical never events injure or kill more than 4,000 people in […]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Liability for Medication Error

When a patient suffers harm or dies because of a medication error she or her family members will likely be able to file a claim for liability for the medication error to recover damages. The liable party (the party named defendant on the claim) depends on the unique details surrounding the case.
Who are the potential […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Is cerebral palsy the result of medical malpractice?

Cerebral palsy is a condition caused by improper brain development. The condition renders children unable to control their muscles. A child who has cerebral palsy may have difficulty speaking, may drool excessively, may be unable to walk, may suffer from involuntary movements, and more. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that most […]

By |January 5th, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments