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10 Types of Medication Errors: Is it Medical Malpractice Negligence?

Medication Errors

Medication Errors resulting in physical, mental, and/or emotional harm or death are far too common. In fact, over 100,000 reports are made to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) each year associated with a suspected medication error.1 Such errors can create not only physical and mental devastation, but also substantial situational and financial hardships for patients and loved ones. The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention defines a medication error as "any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care...

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Epidural Birth Injuries

Epidural Birth Injuries

There are many stages during pregnancy and childbirth during which birth injuries can occur, including Epidural Birth Injuries. Among them are those associated with pain relief during labor and delivery, including the administration of an epidural. An intricate process requiring the skills of an experienced licensed anesthesiologist or other licensed and approved specialist, the placement of an epidural involves administering an anesthetic in the small epidural space within the spine. An error in the placement of an epidural needle or a mistake by a student intern during the process, for example, may lead to permanent epidural birth injuries for the...

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Nursing Home Surveillance Cameras Laws Continue Momentum

Nursing home surveillance cameras

Nursing home surveillance cameras have been allowed in nearly a dozen states. With Florida having more nursing homes than most other states, and South Florida in particular being a hotspot for retirement, assisted living and nursing care are highly sought after in the state. This in turn has resulted in increased nursing home abuse and negligence cases, leaving loved ones and their families searching for answers and accountability in instances of negligence, abuse, rape, and even wrongful death in nursing care facilities. One such potential solution is the installation of nursing home surveillance cameras in the rooms of nursing home residents....

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COVID-19 And Birth Injuries Including Medical Malpractice Negligence

COVID-19 and birth injuries

Both COVID-19 and birth injuries create difficult and even devastating situations that can wreak havoc on the lives of individuals and families. But when COVID-19 is the cause of birth injuries — including deaths — due to medical malpractice negligence, new circumstances emerge and different legal strategies are required to ensure justice and secure financial resources for medical needs. According to the CDC, those who are pregnant or were recently pregnant carry an increased risk of becoming severely ill or dying from COVID-19 compared with those who are not pregnant. 1 This includes illness that requires pregnant individuals to be hospitalized,...

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COVID-19 Variants: More On Nursing Home COVID-19 Medical Malpractice Liability

covid-19

On April 21, 2021, the CDC reported an outbreak of COVID-19 associated with a SARS-CoV-2 variant in a skilled nursing facility due to an unvaccinated healthcare worker after a vaccination program was completed.1,2 Eighteen fully vaccinated residents became ill with a COVID-19 variant according to the report. Three residents died, two of which were unvaccinated. This further demonstrates the need for diligence and responsibility on behalf of healthcare workers and nursing homes. Click Here To Read The Article If you or a loved one is currently experiencing, or has experienced, Nursing Home Abuse or Negligence, or a loved one has died due...

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Common Birth Injuries: Newborn Clavicle Fracture Birth Injury

Clavicle Fracture Birth Injury

Among the many types of birth injuries are those involving fractures. And among fracture-related birth injuries, clavicle fractures are the most common.1  While many heal without incident, 2 in certain instances their occurrence in the first place may be due to medical malpractice negligence, and permanent injury may result. In addition, surgical repair or other intervention may be necessary. In cases of permanent birth injury, costs and related considerations that involve not only current care, but also future care, are of concern. In serious clavicle fracture birth injury cases, legal assistance is often sought, with a main goal of securing fair...

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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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