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Does Florida Have Medical Malpractice Damage Caps?

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

When you turn to a healthcare provider for care, you expect him or her to properly diagnose and treat you and to ensure that when you leave his or her office, you do so with a positive prognosis. The last thing you expect a doctor, nurse, practitioner, or any other type of healthcare provider… Read More »

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The Legal Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case

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

Though medical malpractice laws vary from state to state, medical malpractice is generally defined as any act or omission by a healthcare provider during treatment of a patient that deviates from the accepted standard of care and that results in injury to the patient. When a physician or healthcare provider commits medical malpractice, the… Read More »

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Who is at Fault in a Prescription Liability Case?

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

When you see a physician or pharmacist about a prescription medication, you trust he or she will fill your prescription properly. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a physician, pharmacist, or pharmaceutical company to breach a patient’s trust. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are approximately 100,000 reports a year that… Read More »

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Limitations on Medical Malpractice Cases in Florida

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

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider’s negligence leads to a patient’s injuries. If you can prove you have a medical malpractice case, you may be able to recover certain damages. However, in any legal situation, you will face certain limitations. Two such limitations are in regard to time and awards. If you think… Read More »

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Types of Pharmacy Negligence That May Lead to a Liability Lawsuit

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

Pharmaceutical negligence is an ongoing concern and is a major contributing cause of medical malpractice claims in the United States. Though prevalence rates vary from study to study, an accumulation of studies reveal that they occur at the following rates: 12.3 to 1,400.0 per 1,000 patient admissions for prescribing errors; 0.6 to 53 per… Read More »

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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

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

When a person goes to the doctor, that person trusts that the provider will do everything in his or her power to either help the patient maintain his or her health or improve it. If that person discovers that his or health has declined despite regular doctor visits, or if he or she is… Read More »

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What Is A Certificate Of Merit In A Malpractice Case, And Do I Need One?

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

Unfortunately, if you were injured by a medical professional in Florida, you need to do a lot more than draft and file a complaint. Because there is so much as stake in medical malpractice cases, the state of Florida requires accident victims to prove their damages via a “certificate of merit,” which is essentially… Read More »

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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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