Should Hospitals Take Cyberattack Threats Seriously?

Posted on November 02, 2016 by

Several recent examples of hackers holding patient records hostage have been circulated by news outlets. Hospitals have also faced direct attacks on their IT systems. Other cybersecurity risks at hospitals are far more serious and involve equipment used to treat and monitor patients. These attempts show that patient safety and cybersecurity are becoming intertwined. The… Read more »

Tags: PatientSafety
Posted in Medical Malpractice

Do Hospitals and Doctors Lie During Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

Posted on October 31, 2016 by

ProPublica recently published an interview with a retired doctor who admitted he lied under oath during a medical malpractice lawsuit twenty years ago. According to the doctor, he was lying to protect a colleague who had made a horrific surgery mistake. The mistake caused a stroke that left the patient permanently brain damaged. Attorneys representing… Read more »

Tags: Healthcare
Posted in Medical Malpractice Trial

The Florida Medical Malpractice Case that Will Shock You

Posted on October 26, 2016 by

The Florida Board of Medicine may revoke the license of a doctor who failed to treat one of his cancer patients with chemotherapy. According to Florida Health Department officials involved in the case, there is “clear and convincing evidence” that the doctor committed medical malpractice and financially exploited his patient. This doctor’s failure to diagnose… Read more »

Tags: Healthcare
Posted in Misdiagnosis

Is Your Hospital Guilty of this Common Mistake?

Posted on October 24, 2016 by

Patient identification mistakes are tragic and preventable. When these mistakes are made, patients have organs unnecessarily removed, are subjected to harmful treatments and given unnecessary medications. Take for example a recent case in Massachusetts, where a surgeon working as a contractor removed a kidney from the wrong patient! To be honest, these types of errors… Read more »

Tags: HospitalSafety
Posted in Medical Negligence

Can Political Opinions Affect the Standard of Care?

Posted on October 19, 2016 by

Presidential elections can bring out the worst in people, especially your friends, family members and coworkers. But what about your doctor? A new study conducted by researchers at Yale University claims the political affiliations of doctors might affect quality of care patients receive. The important question is: can it also affect the standard of care?… Read more »

Tags: Healthcare
Posted in Medical Negligence

What is the Most Common Medical Mistake?

Posted on October 12, 2016 by

Reports released by British Medical Journal and other publications suggest medical errors have becoming a leading cause of death in the United States. Medical errors can happen for various reasons, but some mistakes are more common than others. Diagnostic errors are the most common medical mistake. According to a study published in the medical journal… Read more »

Tags: PatientSafety
Posted in Misdiagnosis

Report Finds Surgery Mistakes Have Harmed Hundreds of Florida Patients

Posted on October 10, 2016 by

The Florida Department of Health is filing a complaint against a Florida doctor who allegedly performed a wrong-site surgery on a patient. According to the complaint, the doctor operated on the wrong vertebra of a 77-year-old man. The man spent two weeks in a rehabilitation center recovering from injuries caused by the surgery. Similar preventable… Read more »

Tags: TampaBay
Posted in Medical Negligence

How Are Families Affected by Medical Mistakes?

Posted on October 05, 2016 by

Medical mistakes can severely affect the lives of patients and their families. It would be unfair to suggest that only the patients suffer when errors are made by doctors or hospitals. Some of these errors can cause severe disabilities, meaning parents, siblings, significant others or children are tasked with providing round-the-clock care. The costs of… Read more »

Tags: HospitalSafety
Posted in Medical Malpractice

Can Doctors Be Sued for Patient Suicides?

Posted on October 03, 2016 by

The Florida Supreme Court is allowing a case involving a 55-year-old woman who committed suicide in 2008 while under the care of her physician to move forward. In 2008, the woman contacted her doctor’s office and described symptoms such as crying spells, mental strain and gastrointestinal issues. Once the doctor learned of this information from… Read more »

Tags: PatientSafety
Posted in Medical Malpractice

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Clients Say

Our Medical Negligence Lawyers

Video Library