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 — [...]

Medical Malpractice: When You Can (and Can’t) Sue the Hospital

Most people assume that if you're injured while being treated at a hospital, and you're unable to resolve the issue through other means, the next step is to file a lawsuit against the hospital. However, it may surprise you to learn that while the hospital is responsible for employee negligence, this often does not extend [...]

Types of Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Medical malpractice suits can be complex in many ways, including the types of damages that can be recovered. Patients who are injured by medical malpractice can sue for a range of damages beyond medical bills, including future earnings, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. In cases where negligence or malpractice have resulted in death, [...]

Should You Consider Filing a Medical Malpractice Suit?

Every year, one in 14 doctors in the United States is faced with a medical malpractice lawsuit. While some of these are legitimate cases, others are wrongly motivated and should not be filed — and are often dismissed as frivolous. It's understandable that most people feel wronged by their doctors or healthcare providers when something [...]

Harmed by a Medication Error?

Medication mistakes are some of the most common forms of medical malpractice that can result in serious harm to patients. If you or someone you love has suffered an allergic reaction or another type of injury due to a prescription error, you should know that you might have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. [...]

Careless Surgical Mistakes Occur Far Too Often

Surgical mistakes are more common than one would think, according to a study published in December 2012. Study authors evaluated malpractice records in which surgeons operated on the wrong patient or body part or left surgical tools inside the patient after surgery. Study results showed that surgeons make these types of careless mistakes far too [...]

Do Medical Malpractice Caps Help Floridians?

Several years ago, Florida passed legislation that caps noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits for doctors and hospitals. Because of that law, no matter the size of the jury verdict for pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress and other non-economic damages, the verdict may be reduced. For instance, if a doctor negligently misdiagnoses an [...]

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