Category Archives: Medical Malpractice
Can I Sue For A Medical Mistake?
We put a great deal of trust in doctors and medical professionals. Doctors go to school and practice for years, which can make us feel secure in the treatment plans and diagnoses that they offer. But what happens when a doctor, surgeon, anesthesiologist, or other medical professional, makes a mistake? Unlike many mistakes that… Read More »
Did Your Doctor Fail To Treat You?
There’s usually only one reason that people go to the doctor, and that is to get better. So what happens when your doctor fails to help you, or makes you even worse? Well, you may have a medical malpractice lawsuit against them. Not all mistakes by doctors or medical professionals constitute medical malpractice, but… Read More »
Is Taking Away A Patient’s Walker An Act Of “Medical” Negligence?
There is a critical distinction in Florida law between ordinary negligence and “medical negligence,” i.e., medical malpractice. If you are, say, injured in a slip and fall accident at the store, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner for negligence. But if you are injured while receiving medical care, the law… Read More »
Does Motive Matter In A Wrongful Death Case?
Personal injury law, which includes cases like wrongful death and medical malpractice, typically are not that concerned with the defendant’s motives. Indeed, most personal injury cases arise from accidents. For example, it really doesn’t matter why someone ran a red light and thus caused an accident. All the plaintiff needs to prove is that… Read More »
Can A Personal Injury Defendant Exclude Potential Jurors Based On Race?
In a personal injury case, the plaintiff has the right to trial by jury. A civil jury is composed of either 6 or 12 individuals. Before the jury is seated, both sides have the right to question potential jurors. This process is known as voir dire. As part of voir dire, a party can… Read More »
The Role of “Proximate Causation” in Florida Personal Injury Cases
In a personal injury case, the plaintiff must prove proximate cause. That is, even if the defendant clearly committed a negligent act, the plaintiff still needs to explain how that negligence caused their actual injury. As the Florida Supreme Court has explained, proximate cause requires proof that it was “more likely than not that… Read More »
The Tragic Results of Medical Errors
Anyone who entrusts a medical professional with their medical care is literally entrusting him or her with their health. Unfortunately, more than trust is often broken when a doctor fails to provide the treatment he or she promises. According to the results of a Johns Hopkins study published by CNBC, medical errors are actually… Read More »
Officials at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital Resign After Investigation
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 »
Surgical Error Leads to Florida Woman Losing Her Kidney
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 »
Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice
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 »