Death of Autistic Child Could Lead to Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Posted on April 29, 2015 by

The death of a 14-year-old autistic girl under the care of the Carlton Palms Educational Center has led to a settlement and potential wrongful death lawsuit. The Carlton Palms Educational Center is one of the largest residential centers in Florida for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Agency for Persons With Disabilities threatened to… Read more »

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Failure to Diagnose – How Treatable Conditions Can Have Permanent Consequences

Posted on March 04, 2015 by

When we go to the doctor to seek medical treatment, we place a lot of trust in our hospitals and health care workers to provide a professional quality of service. Unfortunately, hospitals can become understaffed, doctors can become overworked and assistants can be underqualified or poorly trained – leading to disastrous results that can overlook… Read more »

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What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence?

Posted on January 02, 2015 by

Robert Dumigan of Florida will be allowed to sue his doctors for medical negligence after their treatment led to a severe bacterial infection. The infection cost Dumigan a leg and a foot, and the medicine the hospital administered to him was supposed to have been recalled by the manufacturer due to contamination. The hospital, Holmes… Read more »

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Which Florida Hospitals Are the Safest?

Posted on November 12, 2014 by

The Leapfrog Group, a business-backed information group focused on patient safety, released a new analysis for Florida hospitals. Their report rated almost half of them an A on error prevention. Brandon Regional Medical Center is Leapfrog’s most-improved hospital, jumping from a D to an A in just six months. The suburban Tampa facility is part… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Medication Errors, Misdiagnosis, Surgical Errors

Gainesville VA Hospital Pays Millions in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Posted on November 05, 2014 by

The Veterans Affairs hospital in Gainesville paid and settled more wrongful death cases than almost any other medical center in Florida. The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville paid more than $5 million in wrongful death settlements in the decade following September 11. The Lake City medical center, operating in the same health system,… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Medication Errors, Misdiagnosis, Surgical Errors

How Common Are Hospital Infections?

Posted on November 03, 2014 by

At least six Florida hospitals are having trouble controlling their infection rate, putting patients at risk for serious health complications. Did My Hospital Cause My Infection? Every year, 1 in 25 hospital patients sustains an infection during treatment. Unfortunately, about 75,000 of those patients lose their lives. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) establishes infection… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Surgical Errors

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

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