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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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Auto Accident Liability And Key Points In Legal Assessment

Auto Accident Liability

Auto accident liability claims often require legal assistance. Whether it's a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, and particularly when serious injuries have been sustained or a death has occurred, the injured party or parties or their family members often take legal action against the other party or parties involved. Yet while the liability appears apparent in many cases, there are actually numerous elements and perspectives to consider in determining who's at fault—including Florida law. The following are several key points related to vehicle accident liability in Florida: Legal assessment Professional legal assessment of auto accident liability by an expert lawyer or legal...

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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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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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Top Conditions Involving Negligent Security Lawsuits

negligent security lawsuits

From residences to businesses, having proper and effective security is a serious consideration. Apartment buildings, condominiums, private communities, and country clubs, as well as commercial properties including office buildings, rv parks, professional campuses, and industrial parks, all require efficient systems to protect individuals and property. When such security is unavailable or compromised, injuries, rapes, robberies, and even deaths have been known to occur. The top conditions involved with negligent security lawsuits include: 1. Inadequate or nonexistent lighting, including "blind spots" in otherwise well-lit areas 2. Inadequate or nonexistent camera surveillance, including "blind spots" in otherwise good camera areas 3. Improperly trained security personnel...

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Top Aspects of Nursing Home Abuse And Negligence Lawsuits

Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence Lawsuits

The devastation that results from experiencing nursing home abuse and negligence firsthand, or learning that a loved one is or was being abused and/or neglected, elicits a number of disturbing feelings including hurt, anger, and depression. While difficult, staying focused on stopping the abuse and/or negligence and gathering essential proof in order to achieve justice are top priorities. Taking effective legal action requires obtaining several key types of evidence. The five most important aspects in such cases are: 1. Written Documentation 2. Photographs 3. Medical Records 4. Victim and Witness Statements (Including Staff, Other Residents, Previous Employees, and Other Family Members or Friends) 5. Personal...

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Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorney Providing Legal Representation for Motorcycle Accidents

Miami motorcycle accident attorney

Do you need a Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorney? In 2018, there were 4,985 motorcycle fatalities nationwide.1 In 2019 in Florida alone, there were 550 motorcycle fatalities out of a total of 8,895 accidents.2 These statistics do not include the more than 7,000 injuries sustained in non-fatal motorcycle accidents in the same year in Florida as reported by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. In many instances involving motorcycle accidents, legal representation is sought. The types of cases that may result due to such accidents can involve a wide spectrum of issues from insurance claims to wrongful deaths. Expert...

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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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Five Factors of Negligent Security in Florida

Negligent Security in Florida

There are five factors for consideration with regard to claims for Negligent Security in Florida: 1. Type of Lawsuit 2. Preventable or Not Preventable? 3. The Question of Reasonable Care 4. Florida-Specific Negligence Law 5. Statute of Limitations Type of Lawsuit Negligent security is one of many types of negligence. It  is closely tied to premises liability. Cases involving negligent security often result in civil lawsuits. Legally speaking, such cases are based on incidences of assault, battery, and/or aggravated assault that result in the injury or death of an individual due to provably improper, insufficient, or non-existent security on either a commercial or residential property.  The security...

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