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December 31, 2019

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Medical Malpractice

Serious complications can threaten the health and lives of a newborn and a mother at any point during a pregnancy. But the risks – and the potential for serious mistakes - are the highest during labor and delivery. The actions and choices made by doctors, nurses, and delivery room staff can make all the difference between a joyous occasion and a catastrophic tragedy. One of the bigger risks and more common birth injuries during delivery - and one that can cause lifelong problems for the child - is the possibility of a brachial plexus injury.

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September 27, 2019

Will Florida Bring Back Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages?

Earlier this year, a bill was filed in the Florida House to reinstate caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. The bill follows a 2017 decision of the Florida Supreme Court striking down such damage caps as unconstitutional. While the bill in question (HB 7077 - Medical Malpractice) was withdrawn from consideration in May and subsequently died in the Health & Human Services Committee, it was merely the latest in a nationwide struggle between courts and legislatures to define the proper scope of non-economic damages in personal injury cases.

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June 28, 2019

Types of Hospital Malpractice: When Places of Healing Become Places of Harm

Hospitals are places of healing. Hospitals are also places of hectic emergency rooms where split-second decisions need to be made. They are places of operating rooms where even the slightest error or miscommunication could lead to disaster. They are full of hallways and recovery rooms that can be cluttered with equipment and machines. And they are places where the presence of so many ill people sharing the same spaces and same devices make them a breeding ground for bacteria and infections.

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April 30, 2019

What You Should Know About the Physician Disciplinary Process in Florida

As is the case in every other state, doctors practicing in Florida need to be licensed by the state and are subject to discipline for certain prohibited acts or omissions. Many of the things that can get a physician in trouble with the state licensing board can also be the basis of a medical malpractice claim if it involves deviations from the appropriate standard of care. Other times, doctors can engage in financial or insurance fraud, misuse of prescriptions, or other activities which are not directly related to the quality of care they provide their patients.

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March 29, 2019

Infections and Medical Malpractice

Hospitals are full of people needing treatment for a variety of ailments. They share the same facilities, rooms, and equipment, breathe the same air, and receive care from the same medical professionals. This can make hospitals and other healthcare facilities breeding ground for a whole host of infections which in turn can cause additional health problems, surgical and post-surgical complications, and further treatment.

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