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Medical Malpractice

Legal Help For C-Section Birth Injuries

C-Section Birth Injuries

C-Section Birth Injuries are unfortunately a common occurrence. Cesarean section (also called C-section) births are often performed with the intent to avoid injury to both mother and child. Common reasons for performing them include fetal distress, a mother’s high blood pressure, breech position of a baby, and the need to deliver multiple babies.  Unfortunately, C-sections themselves sometimes result in birth injuries. Such injuries can include fetal lacerations (which can additionally result in Erb’s Palsy, fractures, and cervical cord injuries, among other things), anesthesia injuries, maternal surgical injuries, infections, blood clots, hemorrhages, and even death.1,2 Further, delays in performing C-sections can not only...

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Nursing Malpractice: Another Form of Medical Negligence

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Nursing Malpractice can happen in doctors’ offices, hospitals and even with at-home care. Unfortunately, while many patients’ nurse-related experiences are rooted in exceptional care, a percentage involve negligence, malpractice, or both. The potential for the prevalence of substandard care to be higher is found in areas where medical offices, care centers, and hospitals are abundant—including South Florida.  At-home nursing care, which is often provided for the elderly and those who are handicapped or severely injured, may be overlooked with regard to potential for nursing malpractice. Family members and friends should stay alert to any concerns voiced by those receiving such care.  Potential...

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Medical Malpractice Negligence In Hospitals: Preventable Harm

medical malpractice negligence

Misdiagnosis. Medication errors. Laboratory test mix-ups. These are just a few of the scenarios that can lead to legal action after an individual or loved one is injured or dies due to medical malpractice negligence in a hospital or medical center. And they are far too common. Evidence-based research estimates show that over 400,000 patients die due to preventable harm in hospitals each year.1  Determining the extent of harm caused and providing provable causative factors is essential in securing grounds for a medical malpractice negligence lawsuit. Were all patient symptoms addressed? Were all medications and any potential or known interactions carefully...

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Mallard & Sharp Achieve Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict in Miami Dade

Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict

Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is proud to announce their achievement of obtaining the Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2017, and the 9th largest verdict for the entire state in 2017. Under the professional direction of founding member Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. and co-counsel Vidian Mallard, the firm successfully attained the highest medical malpractice verdict in Miami Dade in the amount of $33,153,912.00 in the case of MARLA DIXON, EARL REESE-THORNTON, and ER v. The United States of America, of E.R., a minor, Case No.: 1:15-cv- 23502 (case type Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, and...

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Military Medical Malpractice Legislation Gives Active Duty Victims More Hope

Medical Malpractice

By Y. Peter Kang Law360 (May 17, 2019, 8:05 PM EDT) -- A recently floated Military Medical Malpractice bill that would allow active-duty military members to sue the federal government for medical malpractice is an encouraging first step in providing justice for victims who are barred from filing such cases because of a 70-year-old U.S. Supreme Court precedent, experts said. Led by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., House lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation on April 30 that would carve out a medical malpractice exception under the Federal Tort Claims Act, which specifically bars military members' claims for injuries or deaths "incident to” their service. The bill’s co-sponsors...

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Feds Pay $1.25 Million To End Baby Brain Damage And Death Suit

Brain Damage

By Y. Peter Kang Law360 (May 2, 2019, 8:09 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge has approved a $1.25 million settlement to resolve a suit accusing a federally funded health clinic of negligently causing a newborn's brain damage, which ultimately resulted in his death 14 months later. U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke signed off on the deal to end a Federal Tort Claims Act suit accusing Dr. Carlos A. Rodriguez, an employee of Citrus Health Network Inc., of failing to timely perform an emergency Cesarean section on patient Dayami Hernandez, which caused her son to suffer permanent and severe brain...

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Feds Can’t Recoup From $33M Award If Child Dies: 11th Circuit

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By Y. Peter Kang Law360 (August 17, 2018, 10:01 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Friday largely affirmed a trial judge’s post-verdict decisions in a suit accusing a federally funded health clinic doctor of causing a newborn’s brain damage, saying the federal government can’t recover portions of a $33 million award verdict if the child dies earlier than expected. In a published opinion, a three-judge Eleventh Circuit panel unanimously affirmed the trial judge’s decision rejecting the federal government’s bid to implement a reversionary trust that would allow it to recoup potentially millions of dollars earmarked for the future medical costs and...

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Dangerous Doctors: Malpractice lawsuits rarely lead to discipline

Attorney Richard Bo Sharp discusses malpractice lawsuits

Original Source: By STEPHEN HOBBS, SUN SENTINEL, NOV 19, 2017 | 4:30 PM Dr. Pachavit Kasemsap faced payouts of nearly $3 million in five medical malpractice lawsuits over five years. Patients accused him of slicing an aorta while trying to remove a gallbladder, cutting an artery to a liver, and connecting a woman’s rectum to her vagina. Florida lawmakers have long recognized that medical malpractice lawsuits are a warning sign for dangerous doctors. But state health officials never took action against Kasemsap. https://youtu.be/Bqyo3zT7x1o The state Department of Health is required to review every malpractice lawsuit filed against Florida doctors to identify and punish problem doctors....

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Fla. Justices’ Medical Malpractice Cap Ruling May Mobilize Lawmakers

Judgement Award Settlement

By Y. Peter Kang Law360, Los Angeles (June 9, 2017, 9:29 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court's recent split ruling that a 2003 state law capping noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional was a major decision which experts said was a big win for patients but may not be the end of Florida lawmakers' efforts to enact tort reform bills. In a 4-3 decision, the state's highest court found that the law capping noneconomic damages at $500,000, or $1 million in the most egregious cases, violates the equal protection clause of the Florida Constitution because it arbitrarily reduces damage awards...

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How To Help Your Med Mal Verdict Survive an Appeal

Surgical Malpractice

By Y. Peter Kang Law360, Los Angeles (May 16, 2017, 9:28 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for med mal plaintiffs who win a jury or bench verdict can steel themselves for a likely appeal by being acutely aware of disputes over evidence and jury instructions and laying the groundwork before, during and after the trial to ward off those challenges. There are two schools of thought on how to deal with the potential for appeals amid a trial, according to Patrick Salvi Jr. of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard PC in Chicago. He said some attorneys will say win the trial first and worry about the...

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