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March 31, 2020

Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice

No one chooses to have brain surgery, a heart bypass operation, or hip replacement; those procedures are necessary and the result of a physician’s advice. Cosmetic surgery, on the other hand, is often elective and the result of the patient’s desire to make changes to their appearance. But just because cosmetic surgery is a choice doesn’t mean it is any less of a surgery.

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January 31, 2020

Anesthesia Errors and Medical Malpractice

Anesthesia is an important and indispensable tool for many surgeries and other medical procedures. By sedating a client with anesthesia, doctors can perform invasive, sensitive tasks that would otherwise be excruciatingly painful for a patient if they were awake and alert. But bringing a patient to such a deep state of unconsciousness requires powerful medication, and that medication needs to be selected, administered, and monitored with the utmost care.  

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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 While the bill in question (HB 7077 - Medical Malpractice) was withdrawn from consideration in May and subsequently died in the Health & Human Services Committee, it was merely the latest in a nationwide struggle between courts and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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