Tag Archives: Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Limitations on Medical Malpractice Cases in Florida
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 »
Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
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 »
What Is A Certificate Of Merit In A Malpractice Case, And Do I Need One?
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 »
Requirements For Expert Witnesses In Medical Malpractice Cases
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 »
Baby Suffers Brain Damage As A Result Of Nurse’s Drug Habit
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 »
Is It Legal For A Hospital To Turn People Away?
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 »
Staff Drug Abuse May Contribute To Nursing Home Abuse In Florida
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 »
Human Error In Electronic Medical Records
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 »
The Challenges of Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim for Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional is negligent in their care of a patient. Many times, medical malpractice claims stem from misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, or surgical errors. However, there are not very many successful cases of cosmetic surgery malpractice. Cosmetic surgery is just that—cosmetic—and is more often than not unnecessary. Additionally, with… Read More »
The Basics of a Florida Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States, following closely behind heart disease and cancer. Doctors and medical teams are supposed to heal and make whole, but unfortunately, there are times (several of them, in fact), when medical personnel are not as careful with their patients as they… Read More »