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Archive by Year: 2015 - Page 2
No one knows exactly how many people die from misdiagnosed heart attacks every year. Misdiagnosed heart attacks are distressingly common, especially among female patients. Women having a heart attack are more likely to be misdiagnosed because they often don’t experience the classic symptom of severe chest pain according to a 2014 study.
A medical device failure can leave individuals facing major surgeries or even death. A Tampa defective medical device attorney at our firm has seen families deal with the devastating consequences of unsafe and defective medical devices. While patients cannot always escape injuries, they should educate themselves when possible to better understand the risks.
In an effort to reduce the number of frivolous medical negligence claims filed in the state, the Florida legislature placed a number of roadblocks that can prevent or delay the filing of medical malpractice lawsuits. Our Tampa medical malpractice lawyers believe that one of the most significant barriers involves extensive presuit requirements, which can add months of delays for individuals who have suffered harm due to medical negligence.
Drivers throughout most of Florida are fortunate; they seldom need to deal with freezing conditions on local roadways. Still, water does not need to be frozen to be dangerous. In addition to dangerous encounters with potholes hidden by water, just a thin layer of water can cause cars to hydroplane, creating ice-like conditions. Local drivers need to know how to help avoid these incidents and the special legal issues connected with hydroplaning accidents.
Alley, Clark & Greiwe Partner James D. Clark has been named "Lawyer of the Year" in Plaintiff’s Product Liability Litigation for 2016 in Tampa by Best Lawyers®. Mr. Clark was previously recognized by Best Lawyers® as “Lawyer of the Year” in Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law in the year 2011.