Category: Medical Malpractice



U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Medical Records Appeal – What It Means
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U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Medical Records Appeal – What It Means

 

When it comes to your private and personal information, such as your social security number or your health and medical records, you want it to be safe from anyone who might use that information for wrongdoing.

 

What if, however, you or your family suspected a health professional of committing medical malpractice? Should your records be disclosed?

 

The family of Marie Charles filed a lawsuit against the Jacksonville area Baptist Health System because they believed, according to court documents, that “negligence in her care caused a severe neurological injury.”

 

Since Marie Charles’ family was disputing her care, the question of whether the Baptist system should disclose her medical records was up for debate.…

Medical Errors in Florida That Lead to Malpractice Claims
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Medical Errors in Florida That Lead to Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice is when patient injury occurs due to a medical provider’s violation of the generally accepted standard of care. Sadly, this is something that happens all the time in our country.

 

According to a widely-reported study from Johns Hopkins published last year, around 250,000 people die from medical errors every single year. That’s about 1 out of every 10 deaths. Other studies have come up with even higher numbers.

 

What kind of errors are we talking about? Here are several common ways medical professionals make mistakes.…

Understanding Florida’s Medical Malpractice Laws
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Understanding Florida’s Medical Malpractice Laws

 

People in all different types of professions make mistakes, but when it comes to your doctor or other health care professionals, mistakes can be especially serious.

 

That’s why we have medical malpractice laws. In the event that a medical professional is negligent, you have the ability to hold them accountable for their improper actions and receive compensation for any damages that you incur.

 

Until recently, our state had a $500,000 cap (which includes pain and suffering) on the amount of non-economic damages a plaintiff could receive from a medical malpractice suit.…

Two Florida Women Sue Plastic Surgeons over Punctured Organs
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Two Florida Women Sue Plastic Surgeons over Punctured Organs

All doctors have a duty of care that they have to abide by, and their patients need to feel secure in the knowledge that they are being treated by competent professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to do the job. This is true whether the doctor in question is a general practitioner, a podiatrist, an anesthesiologist… or a plastic surgeon.

 

Even if you choose to undergo plastic surgery for purely cosmetic reasons, you are legally guaranteed a certain level of care.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The Injury Law Firm of South Florida handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Sewall’s, Point Ocean, Breeze Park.

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.

Collier County