Does Privatized Prison Healthcare Lead to Malpractice?

Posted on October 13, 2014 by

When Florida privatized prison healthcare, the move was supposed to save taxpayers millions. Unfortunately, the budget cuts came with substandard care, and for many inmates, their prison term became a death sentence. Doctors are alarmed, saying that prisons are abruptly swapping out prescription pain medication for over-the-counter substitutes. One inmate’s undiagnosed lung cancer was treated… Read more »

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

Supreme Court Rules Against Florida Doctor

Posted on October 10, 2014 by

A Florida Supreme Court judge has overturned a lower court ruling regarding doctor liability in medical malpractice cases. In 2003, a Florida man made an appointment with his doctor complaining of back pain. Dr. Willis Dickens diagnosed the patient with lumbar stenosis. The man then consulted a surgeon, Dr. Guillermo Pasarin, who operated on his… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis

Was Florida’s Frivolous Lawsuit Crisis Real? (No)

Posted on September 29, 2014 by

According to the Florida Supreme Court, state legislators created a false medical malpractice crisis to increase the profits of insurance companies. Recently, the court ruled that statutory caps on non-economic damages (pain and suffering, inconvenience, impairment, anguish, etc.) in claims where a person died due to medical malpractice violated the state constitution’s equal protection clause,… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence

Does a New Florida Law Affect Doctor and Patient Confidentiality?

Posted on September 26, 2014 by

Yes, a recent change to Florida law regarding expert witnesses was a threat to injured patients and their interests, that same law also threatens the relationship between injured patients and their regular physicians. Can I Trust My Doctor To Keep My Medical History Private? Doctors and other medical professionals have a duty to keep your… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence

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

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Florida?

Posted on September 22, 2014 by

The statute of limitations is the deadline to sue a person or an entity for injuring you. If you file suit after the statute of limitations has run out, your claim will be denied regardless of whether you were injured and deserve compensation. The statute of limitations for Florida medical malpractice is two years after… Read more »

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Is My Child Suffering Because of a Doctor’s Mistake?

Posted on September 19, 2014 by

There are three birth injuries per hour in the U.S. each year, according to RightDiagnosis.com. For a child to suffer a life-altering injury at anytime is devastating, but when it happens during birth, it is particularly heart-wrenching. These types of injuries should never come as the result of a preventable medical error. However, more often… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence

Could a Doctor Discontinue My Medication Too Soon?

Posted on September 17, 2014 by

Losing a loved one is never easy, but it is especially tragic when a preventable medical error is to blame. No matter whether that preventable error comes in the form of a failed diagnosis, improper treatment or some other action that goes beyond the bounds of proper procedure, the medical professionals who commit such acts… Read more »

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

Kidney Donor Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Posted on September 05, 2014 by

Most of us expect organ transplants to be an operation in which doctors do their due diligence in assessing both the donor and recipient. However, as the Waco Tribune-Herald reports, this was not the outcome in a recent medical malpractice case that concerned a kidney transplant. A woman from Waco, Texas donated a kidney to… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Surgical Errors

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