Does Doctor-Patient Privilege Apply to My Malpractice Case?

Posted on April 22, 2021 by

On October 10, a federal appeals court upheld a controversial aspect of Florida’s medical malpractice law regarding ex-parte communications. What Are Ex-Parte Communications? Ex-parte communications refers to any decisions or consultations made by one party without the other party present. Florida’s medical malpractice law currently requires plaintiffs to sign a form before they file a lawsuit,… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Trial

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

Joan Rivers’ Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Ends in Settlement

Posted on May 25, 2016 by

Almost two years ago, 81-year-old comedian and television personality Joan Rivers died during a laryngoscopy. A medical malpractice lawsuit filed against Yorkville Endoscopy by Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, claims that doctors were initially scheduled to perform a vocal-cord biopsy, a less risky procedure. Performing a laryngoscopy may have caused Rivers to go into cardiac arrest,… Read more »

Tags: PatientSafety
Posted in Medical Malpractice Trial

Florida Couple Wins Birth Injury Lawsuit

Posted on October 31, 2014 by

A Florida couple sued their doctor and ultrasound technician for failing to tell them their son was disabled before he was born. The young couple was diligent about prenatal care and following doctor’s orders, so they were excited to welcome the new addition to their family. Tragically, the child was born catastrophically disabled, with no… Read more »

Posted in Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Trial, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis

Is School Staff Responsible for Athlete’s Death?

Posted on October 24, 2014 by

The Florida Supreme Court is currently deciding whether or not schools have a duty to use potentially lifesaving medical devices on students. In 2008, an 18-year-old soccer player collapsed and stopped breathing during an intramural soccer game. The coach performed CPR on the boy, but it took almost 26 minutes for the paramedics to resuscitate… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Trial, Medical Negligence

Are Doctors Suspended After Malpractice Claims?

Posted on October 08, 2014 by

A CBS investigation discovered that most Florida doctors with a history of malpractice claims retain their medical licenses, even after multiple settlements. In 2009, a 42-year-old mother of two was vacationing in Florida with her family when she was diagnosed with appendicitis. She had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. Unfortunately, the… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Trial

Who Can Be an Expert Witness in Florida Medical Malpractice Cases?

Posted on September 24, 2014 by

Until recently, Florida medical malpractice law defined an expert witness as a healthcare provider who practices in the same or similar specialty as the defendant. For example, if a patient suffered a spinal injury at a hospital, that patient could use a surgeon in another field, like an orthopedic surgeon, who performed the same procedures… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Trial, Medical Negligence


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