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Officials at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital Resign After Investigation

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Several people in administrative positions at Johns Hopkins children’s hospital in Florida have resigned after a year long investigation has revealed the high rate of injuries and death among the patients at the facility. The investigation showed that in 2017, roughly one in 10 young patients at the facility died and others were left… Read More »

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HIPAA Violation Leads to $500,000 in Penalties

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A Lakeland, Florida, medical group has been ordered to pay $500,000 in fines to settle violations of HIPAA policies. Between 2011 and 2012, the facility contracted with an individual to provide billing services. However, it was discovered later that the individual wasn’t a representative of the billing company they claimed to be a part… Read More »

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Surgical Error Leads to Florida Woman Losing Her Kidney

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A surgeon from Florida has been sued for removing a healthy kidney from a woman who was undergoing surgery on her back because the doctor believed that the organ was a cancerous tumor. The woman says she didn’t get a say in the removal of her vital organ. She has sued surgeon Ramon Vazquez… Read More »

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Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice

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Receiving the correct diagnosis is the most important step in a patient’s recovery. Unfortunately, there are times that an illness is diagnosed too late, misdiagnosed, or not diagnosed at all. When this happens, it can prove extremely dangerous for the patient and can lead to worsening of the condition and even death in some… Read More »

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Florida Court Rules on Medical Malpractice vs. Traditional Negligence

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Florida statutes say that people filing medical malpractice claims must comply with certain procedural requirements. One of those is giving a pre-suit notice to the defendant in the case. The notice must include all medical providers for two years leading up to the incident as well as any providers seen after the incident. Medical… Read More »

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Nursing Shortage May Lead to More Medical Malpractice Claims

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Many places across the United States are struggling to find workers to care for the country’s growing elderly population. Luckily, statistics show that Florida is not one of them. Florida’s staffing levels currently exceed the national average for staffing. The nurse hours per resident per day is 4.55 in Florida and the national average… Read More »

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Ocala Surgeon Settled Case After Leaving Metal Clamp Inside Patient’s Abdomen

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Ocala surgeon, Dr. Kevin M. Hoddinott, is facing sanctions from the Florida State Board of Medicine after he left metal clamp inside a patient’s abdomen during surgery in 2016. Earlier in July, Hoddinott and the state board agreed to settle the case against him. Included in the settlement is a letter of concern placed… Read More »

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Compensation After Hernia Surgery

By Leifer Law Firm |

With advancements in medical technology and procedures comes an increase in risk and chance of complications. There is no doubt that modern medicine works ‘miracles’ and high-tech procedures cure and treat thousands of people. Regardless of how improved the medical field has become, however, there are still complications with different procedures or devices that… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice and the Remedies Available to You

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Was your healthcare improperly mishandled? Was there medical malpractice? The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at the Leifer Law Firm can help you. Being in the hospital, or visiting a doctor, can be scary. Being mistreated or cared for only makes that frightening experience worse. We can answer all your questions and find out what… Read More »

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The Potential Risks of IVC Filters: Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

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The IVC filter, or inferior vena cava filters, are very small devices that are implanted into your vena cave to help prevent serious problems, such as a pulmonary embolism. These devices are primarily used for individuals who are at risk of developing blood clots. If the blood clot were to break free, it could… Read More »

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