Could Cosmetic Surgery Tourism in Florida Lead to Tragedy?

In Miami, news reports of cosmetic surgeon Dr. Arnaldo Valls’ botched Brazilian Butt Lift resulting in the death of a 40-year-old Baton Rouge mother are helping to expose potential medical risks with this popular procedure. Unfortunately, less attention is being paid to the fact that similar tragedies could occur as South Florida continues to rise [...]

Fake Nurse Arrested for Medicaid Fraud in Florida

A woman has been arrested in Florida after an investigation by the Medicaid Fraud branch of the Florida Attorney General's office showed she had falsely claimed to be a nurse. First Coast News reports that Amy Suzanne Pohlman, 48, has been charged with two counts of practicing as a health care professional without a license. [...]

Port St. Lucie Doctor Profited Over False Cancer Diagnoses

A Florida dermatologist has reached an agreement to settle a federal investigation into his alleged intentional medical malpractice and resulting profits from a Medicare scheme. The Palm Beach Post reports that Dr. Gary Marder, who has practices in Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, has agreed to pay $18 million to reimburse the government for money [...]

Doctor Resigns amidst Charges of Fraud, Medical Malpractice

A notable Florida neurologist has announced his resignation from his practice amidst serious allegations of fraud and medical malpractice. According to NBC News, Dr. Sean Orr announced this morning that he will be taking a "leave of absence" from his practice at the Brain & Spine Center in Panama City. He states that the negative [...]

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

Each state has its own set of guidelines, outlining how and when a person can file a medical malpractice lawsuit. In the state of Florida, persons must initiate a lawsuit two years from the date that the incident occurred (or should have been discovered). While this sounds like a lot of time, it really isn't, [...]

What are “Damages” in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

The term "damages" generally refers to compensation a person pursues as a result of medical malpractice. While every case is different, damages typically include: Medical expenses such as present and future treatments, therapies and medications Disability, loss of earnings when the injured patient is not able to work Chronic pain and suffering caused by the [...]

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Florida: Why You Need a Lawyer

When it comes to filing a personal injury claim, sometimes you may be able to handle it yourself. However, this is not true for medical malpractice lawsuits. Medical malpractice law in Florida is complex and highly specialized, with many additional rules and regulations that are not present for other types of lawsuits. If you're considering [...]

What Surgical Errors Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Surgical mistakes are unfortunately common in the United States. A study from the Institute of Medicine estimated that 44,000 to 98,000 patients are affected by medical and surgical errors every year. What is a surgical error? It's a medical mistake that could have been prevented. In some cases, patients can file medical malpractice lawsuits over [...]

Medical Malpractice: What You Should Know About Expert Testimony

Medical malpractice cases are often complex, particularly when it comes to demonstrating that a doctor should be held liable for a patient's injuries. This means nearly every medical malpractice lawsuit will require testimony from a medical expert. In fact, the state of Florida requires the opinion of a medical expert for the pre-suit stage — [...]