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Requirements For Expert Witnesses In Medical Malpractice Cases

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

If you sustained injuries at the hands of a medical provider in Miami, you are entitled to compensation. However, in order to obtain said compensation, you must show that certain elements of medical malpractice exist, including a duty of care (which you can prove by showing that a patient/practitioner relationship existed), breach of care,… Read More »

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Pharmacists Can Be Liable For Malpractice, Too

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

When most people think of medical malpractice, they think of negligent doctors failing to make a diagnosis, or negligent surgeons who left sponges or other surgical devices inside of a patient. Most people would not think that a pharmacist could be guilty of medical malpractice. However, pharmacists handle hundreds of prescriptions on a weekly… Read More »

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Misdiagnosis Is Medical Malpractice

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

When most people think of medical malpractice, they think of the incidences they hear about on the news: patients with medical sponges left in them after surgery is completed, dentists who pull patients’ teeth out while patients are anesthetized, and doctors that perform the wrong procedure on the wrong patient. However, medical malpractice is… Read More »

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Baby Suffers Brain Damage As A Result Of Nurse’s Drug Habit

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

When you visit the hospital or emergency room, you expect to be treated with a level of care and urgency that is consistent with standards set by healthcare regulatory agencies across the nation. When you take your child to the hospital or emergency room, however, you expect the doctors to go above and beyond… Read More »

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Is It Legal For A Hospital To Turn People Away?

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Most people are under the impression that if they go to the emergency room, hospital staff cannot refuse to treat them. Unfortunately, this is not exactly the case. Emergency room doctors are under a lot of stress to treat all the patients that arrive in a timely and effective manner. Some people require more… Read More »

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Staff Drug Abuse May Contribute To Nursing Home Abuse In Florida

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Nursing home staff have easy access to some of the most potent pain medications on the market today, including opioids, antidepressants, and NSAIDs. Unfortunately, the easy access, combined with the stress of the job, often lead to drug theft and abuse. According to the American Nurses Association, approximately 10 percent of nurses are dependent… Read More »

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Alarm Fatigue In Hospitals: An Increasing And Dangerous Phenomenon

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Nurses and doctors hear alarms and buzzers go off all day long, and though the newbies tend to race to the scene at the first sign (or sound) of trouble, many veteran physicians do not. This is not to say that they do not make their way to the situation—just, that they tend to… Read More »

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Human Error In Electronic Medical Records

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Electronic health records (EHRs) make it easy for medical professionals to share information regarding an individual across multiple organizations. For instance, if a cardiologist needs information about a person’s medical history, the family practitioner can send along the patient’s medical history in a matter of seconds. This makes it easier for health care professionals… Read More »

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When Robot Doctors Injure, Who is to Blame: The Hospital or the Patient?

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

AI Doctors, Robot Doctors, Surgical Robots…call them what you like, but that does not change what they are: robots that perform procedures and make diagnoses typically reserved for human hands and brains. While technology has certainly come a long ways in recent decades, and while much of it is far more intelligent than the… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice Caps Lifted in Florida

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Up until this past summer, Florida law limited non-economic damages, which include pain and suffering, in medical malpractice claims to just $500,000, or  $1 million if the injuries were catastrophic. In June, the Supreme Court ruled the caps unconstitutional and struck them down. Now, victims of medical malpractice in Florida are eligible for any… Read More »

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