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Medical Malpractice

Cerebral Palsy: Common Birth Injuries With Multiple Causes.

Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Learning that your newborn baby has a birth injury is devastating in itself. But what if you’re faced with a diagnosis from a multi-faceted group of birth injuries compounded by a maze of possible causes? Such is the case with Cerebral Palsy, which is often mistaken for one type of palsy induced by brain damage. Cerebral Palsy is, in fact, a group of disorders that may be caused by either a brain injury or abnormal brain development. And while abnormal brain development may occur before or after delivery, brain injuries can occur before, during, or after delivery. Further complicating cases involving Cerebral...

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Nursing Home Covid-19 Medical Malpractice Liability

Nursing Home Covid-19

Establishing Liability In Nursing Home COVID-19 Cases: The Changing Landscape Numerous nursing home COVID-19 related lawsuits have been brought as a result of injuries and deaths in nursing homes both in Florida and throughout the country. Failure to wear protective gear, a lack of testing, insufficient numbers of staff, and errors by untrained or partially trained staff are among the issues resulting in such litigation. And while establishing responsibility and securing accountability in each case is difficult, the level of difficulty will likely increase due to Senate Bill 72, which passed in the Florida House of Representatives on March 29, 20211. ...

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Ten Types Of Patient Discharge Medical Malpractice Negligence

Patient Discharge

Medical malpractice negligence takes many forms, including those involving patient discharge negligence. It may involve doctors, medical staff, specialists, hospitals, medical offices, and medical care facilities. All forms of medical malpractice negligence in Florida are based on actions that represent a breach of the prevailing medical standard of care as defined by Florida law.1 The following are ten scenarios involving patient discharge negligence: 1. Premature Discharge This occurs when a patient is released from a hospital or other medical facility too soon, before his or her medical condition has been appropriately stabilized and it is safe for the individual to return home. 2. Discharge...

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Types Of Medical Malpractice & Medical Negligence

malpractice

While medical malpractice and medical negligence are often thought of as one in the same, in actuality they are distinctly different. In many cases, however, they occur together. The line that separates medical malpractice from medical negligence is intent. Malpractice is the intentional deviation from established standards of care, while negligence is associated with accidents, oversight, and other unintentional actions. Types of medical malpractice include:Doctor/physician malpracticeHospital malpractice Anesthesia errorsNursing malpracticeSurgical malpracticeDefective medical devices Some examples:• Medication errors, including failure to review all medications a patient is taking and confirming contraindications to use of any particular medication• Failure to monitor patients, improper care,...

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Key Factors In Multiple-Defendant Birth Related Injury Litigation

birth related injury

When a newborn child or new mother experiences a birth related injury or injuries, legal help is often sought with the goals of holding someone accountable and securing fair compensation. But what if more than one individual or entity is at fault? And how is that deciphered and proven? The answer lies in a united effort between the affected family and an expert lawyer or legal team. The process, to be effective, begins with self care for parents bolstered by useful resources geared toward securing the best possible outcome for the injured child, mother, or both. The following are key...

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Top Considerations In Maternal Childbirth Related Injury Cases

Maternal Childbirth Related Injury

Maternal Childbirth Related Injury Cases can be devastating. Little brings more happiness and is more exciting and fulfilling than having a healthy newborn baby. But being a new mother and having the experienced marred by a physical or mental injury—or both—can be extremely upsetting and debilitating. Not to mention the horror faced by families in cases of childbirth-related maternal deaths. From short-term impairments to major long-term physical and mental injuries caused by others, care, compensation, and justice become priorities. Some related causes and effects of childbirth-related injuries mothers may experience include: * Infection * Lacerations *Severe scarring * C-section ruptures *Uterine rupture * Vaginal or anal...

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Top Considerations In Brachial Plexus Or Erb’s Palsy Birth Injury Cases

Erb's palsy birth injury

The diagnosis of an Erb's palsy birth injury in one's child comes with a myriad of devastating feelings and valid concerns, not to mention things to be done to secure the best possible outcome for the child. Questions regarding causes, liability, costs, and current and future care run parallel to learning about Erb's palsy—and often, to seeking experienced legal help. Top considerations during the development of potential Erb's palsy birth injury cases include: 1. Your Child's Care 2. Your Care 3. Confirmation of Your Child's Birth Injury Type 4. Development of a Detailed Summary of Birth Events 5. Selection of an Expert Lawyer or Legal...

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Medical Malpractice Liability & Medical Students

Medical Malpractice Liability

Medical Malpractice Liability can occur in many ways. Teaching hospitals, healthcare facilities, and medical offices are common training grounds for medical students and interns alike. Florida in particular is host to more than half a dozen teaching hospitals, with three located in South Florida alone. 1 It’s not uncommon to find a medical student working among doctors and other medical staff as part of a medical education program, even in a doctor’s office, anywhere in the U.S. While the prospect of having a student who is not thoroughly experienced “practice” on patients—even while under the direction and scrutiny of one or...

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Statutes of Limitations in Florida

Statutes of Limitations in Florida

Time is an important factor when it comes to Statutes of Limitations in Florida and legal cases. Unfortunately, it can become a pressing issue. While trying to gather information and coordinate legal findings quickly can be difficult to do while grieving, caring for injuries, adjusting to a new way of living, or any combination of these challenges, it is essential to do in order to achieve justice and secure maximum allowable compensation in lawsuits. An important aspect of law that relates directly to being able to take legal action in the majority of potential and provable law cases is the statute of...

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Legal Help For Birth Injuries & COVID-19

Birth Injuries And COVID-19

In and of themselves, both birth injuries and COVID-19 present major life challenges for individuals, families, loved ones, and caretakers. Combined, they create a new level of devastation via sets of circumstances involving injury, illness, and, in the most heartbreaking and unfortunate cases, death. While prevention in either scenario is ideal, negligence and medical malpractice during a pandemic each have the opportunity to become more prevalent. Situations involving exhausted and overworked physicians, medical assistants, nurses, laboratory technicians, and cleaning crews; reductions in staff; insufficient amounts or lack of personal protective equipment (PPE); improperly cleaned equipment and/or supplies; and other factors can...

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