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Medical Negligence

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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More Than 100 Lawsuits Filed Against South Florida Senior Care Facilities

Lawsuits

By Phil Prazan • Published March 16, 2021 Some of the most heartbreaking impacts of the pandemic came in Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities. State data shows roughly a third of the reported coronavirus deaths in the state were related to these facilities.   Now, some state lawmakers are supporting a measure that would protect them from most COVID-related lawsuits. NBC 6 Investigators found the move could impact local lawsuits filed during the pandemic.   According to the Florida Department of Health, 74 people died after testing positive for the virus at the Hialeah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – more than any other...

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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 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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Establishing Responsibility In COVID-19 Nursing Home Cases

COVID-19 nursing home cases

A recent article in the American Bar Association Journal1 detailed widespread problems and shortcomings in nursing homes and the escalating number of COVID-19 nursing home cases and related lawsuits that are being brought as a result. Insufficient numbers of staff, failure to wear protective gear, and a lack of testing are among the most pressing problems resulting in such litigation. Injury or death of loved ones due to negligence resulting from these and other problems are the devastating and horrific consequences far too many individuals and families are currently facing. Yet establishing responsibility and securing accountability in these cases is,...

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Breech Birth Injuries & Getting Legal Help

Breech Birth Injuries

Among the potential problems that can result in birth injuries are breech birth injuries. Breech births are those in which a fetus is not in the correct position to emerge head first, but rather feet first or buttocks first. The types of birth injuries that can be sustained as a result may affect the child, the mother, or both. In situations in which a baby is in breech position, doctors often attempt careful manual manipulation to move the baby into a head-first birth position. While this is effective in many cases, it carries its own set of risks, including potential umbilical...

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