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New Study Suggests Patient Sleep Deprivation Increases Likelihood of Medical Malpractice Claims

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Not all patients who suffer injuries caused by medical negligence end up filing medical malpractice lawsuits. In fact, only a small percentage of medical malpractice victims actually file a claim. What leads some patients to file medical malpractice claims and others to avoid lawsuits? According to a recent study that will soon appear in… Read More »

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Patients Can Check Their Medical Records to Avoid Errors

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When medical malpractice injuries occur in Florida, they result from a health care provider’s negligence—not the patient’s negligence. However, it is important for patients to think carefully about steps they can take to avoid medical errors from happening in the first place. According to a recent report from CNN Health, many patients do not… Read More »

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New Study Says 25 Percent of Seriously Ill Patients Suffered a Medical Error

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Nobody expects to visit a doctor or another healthcare provider, or to go to a hospital for a routine surgery, only to suffer a serious or life-threatening medical mistake. However, medical errors happen with some frequency, and numerous studies over the last decade have attempted to determine the cause of preventable medical mistakes and… Read More »

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Southeast Florida Medical Malpractice Case Highlights Hospital Risks

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If you go into the hospital for routine surgery or even a complex yet specific surgery, should your surgeon be able to perform any other operations while you are under an anesthetic? Does the answer to that question change if the surgeon believes she or he is performing life-saving surgery, even if it is… Read More »

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Revisiting Medical Mistakes in South Florida

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For years now, physicians and hospitals have been looking for reliable ways to reduce the rate of medical errors and serious patient injuries. When it comes to medical mistakes, there is both good news and bad news. According to a recent report from Becker’s Hospital CFO Report, the rate of medical mistakes, in general,… Read More »

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Should Healthcare Come with a Warranty in the Event of a Medical Error?

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Medical errors and medical mistakes range greatly regarding their severity. Sometimes medical errors do not have any long-term consequences, while in some cases they can be fatal. Medical negligence can occur at almost all levels of the healthcare industry, from laboratory mistakes to errors made by nurses, surgeons, and other practitioners. If you experience… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Says No to Medical Malpractice Caps

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A recent decision from the Florida Supreme Court rejected medical malpractice caps. For plaintiffs injured as a result of a healthcare provider’s negligence, this is very good news. Until recently, Florida law imposed caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. These caps limited the amount of money that an injured plaintiff could recover…. Read More »

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Medical Malpractice and Pharmaceutical Claims Due to Medication Errors in Florida

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Patients place a large amount of trust in their doctors to prescribe, and in their pharmacists to dispense, the safe and correct dosages of medications to treat their ailments. Similarly, patients also rely on their doctors and pharmacists to tell them about any negative side effects medications may have and any negative interactions they… Read More »

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Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit If Your Child Suffers From Erb’s Palsy

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Having a newborn baby is supposed to be the happiest moment of your life. Unfortunately, at times, due to the negligence of health center staff or doctors, your baby could suffer from irreversible damage that could impact them for the rest of their life. One example of such an incident is outlined in a… Read More »

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