Patients can help avoid malpractice by becoming their own advocates and learning everything they can about their specific medical conditions, researching all prescribed medications and other treatments, and investigating doctors before deciding on which one is the best fit for them.
A medical professional has one job: to make you feel better. While you trust your medical care provider, there are times things can go wrong. For example, look at the Joan Rivers case: a routine procedure led to her death.
Reckless care provided by a physician can result in a medical malpractice case. But, not all physician errors are something youRead More
You go to your doctor or the hospital because you are sick or injured, and you put your trust into the care of medical professionals. While to err is human, there are instances where medical mistakes can lead to serious injury or worse, death. According to Read More
The state of Florida passed a cap on medical malpractice damagesyears ago due to the efforts of lobbyists appointed by doctors and insurance companies. While this is certainly beneficial for these groups, particularly in the case of truly unjust medicalRead More
How will The Affordable Care Act affect medical malpractice in the future? This is an important question because medical malpractice is a huge issue in the United States. The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act essentially excluded medical malpractice from its legislation. First of all, what is The Act? It accomplishes several key goals:
Every year thousands of people are injured by the negligence of the very people who are supposed to be healing them. Some are hurt more than others. Some are hurt more than could ever be thought possible.
Once in a while a routine procedure goes so horribly wrong its jaw dropping. Johnny Lee Banks’ claim certainly belongs in that category.
TheCounties of Orange and Santa Barbara California have filed lawsuits against major pharmaceutical companies. The civil suits, brought on behalf of the entire state of California, allege that prescription drug makers are guilty of fraudulent advertising that contributes to the state?s, as well as the nation?s,Read More
News channel WWLTV reported recently on a Children’s Hospital admittance to a mistake that cost five young patients their lives. The hospital confirmed that the patients contracted a fatal fungus from bed linens at the facility. In other words, these wrongful deaths could have been prevented.
The fungal infection, called mucormycosis, killedRead More
Florida’s highest court recently declared unconstitutional a state law that limited the amount of money plaintiffs could collect for the loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice. The decision, made by a 5 to 2 majority, ruled that the law was an unlawful breach of the Florida Constitution’s equal protection guarantee.
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