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Erring On The Side Of Malpractice: When Cautious Treatment Causes Harm

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For medical professionals, perhaps nothing is more ironic than when actions taken to avoid medical malpractice negligence actually cause it. Yet unnecessary testing and treatment occur constantly in the U.S. medical industry. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the National Academy of Medicine reports that unnecessary testing alone is performed to the tune of over $200 billion a year.1 Beyond the monetary implications of such actions is the potential for harm to patients.  Unnecessary testing can cause delays in medical care that in turn can result in improper treatment, advancement of illness, or even death. Further, unneeded treatment in itself can cause...

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Infant Birth Injuries Due To Vacuum-Assisted Delivery

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In a shift away from the use of forceps during vaginal births, vacuum-assisted delivery of babies has become more prevalent over the past 20 years.1 Unfortunately, this type of infant delivery carries a number of risks, including the potential development of neonatal intracranial hemorrhages, convulsions, or encephalopathy.2 Strict protocol must be adhered to in instances where vacuum-assisted delivery is the procedure of choice. When protocol is not followed, or is improperly implemented, short-term or permanent birth injury may result for the baby, the mother, or both. In situations involving provable medical malpractice negligence with regard to infant birth injuries caused...

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When Nursing Home Negligence Results in Wrongful Death

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Learning that a loved one has experienced nursing home negligence in a care facility is one of the most disturbing events in life. When such a situation results in a loved one's death, it is nothing short of devastating, and the pain, hurt, and anger is unimaginable. Feelings including shock and misplaced guilt can make it difficult to function, let alone focus. Yet gathering the proof needed to build an effective case and finding expert legal guidance are essential. Finding answers and seeking justice become priorities for most individuals and families. When a loved one is injured or dies due to...

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Miya Marcano Family Looking for Justice, Takes Aim at Apartment Complex Negligent Security Where She Lived

Apartment Complex Negligent Security

Published October 3, 2021 • Updated on October 4, 2021 at 10:12 am Family blames apartment complex negligent security in her killing. The family of slain college student Miya Marcano is calling for justice in the wake of her death and taking aim at the apartment complex where she lived. "We believe that this apartment complex was negligent in a number of things that they did," Marcano family attorney Daryl K. Washington said at a news conference with the family Sunday. Washington said the family plans to "hold those responsible accountable" in her death. Orange County investigators said they believed the prime suspect Armando...

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Medication And Malpractice-Related Birth Injuries

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Among the various types of medical malpractice-related birth injuries are those involving medications. Such birth injuries can result from overmedication, improper medication, or even a lack of medicating, and can occur at any stage from the onset of pregnancy to the postpartum "after-the-birth" phase. Mother, child, or both may be affected. For example, if a drug is prescribed for a pregnant woman and she has a known but overlooked contraindication to its use that results in harm to her and/or her unborn child or children, the result may be one or more medical malpractice-related birth injuries. In cases involving multiple births, the...

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The Many Faces of Medical Malpractice Negligence in Florida

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Medical malpractice negligence can involve a variety of different individuals and entities in a myriad of scenarios. Regardless of who was involved in the occurrence and the type of situation, medical malpractice negligence in Florida is defined as being based on provider or entity actions that represent a breach of the prevailing medical standard of care as defined by Florida law.1 Some of the individuals who may be involved include: Doctors Nurses Physician assistants Medical staff Specialists Lab technicians Dentists Dental assistants Dental hygienists Entities that may be involved in negligence include: Hospitals Medical offices Medical care facilities Dental offices Military medical facilities Nursing homes Outpatient facilities and centers Medical laboratories Imaging centers Medical malpractice negligence can occur at any...

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Mallard & Sharp Win $33.8 Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Verdict

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Mallard & Sharp, P.A. were counsel for a $33.8 Million dollar medical malpractice verdict that was the Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in the State of Florida in 2017 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. The case involved a doctor who lied and changed medical records after he failed to perform an emergency C-section to deliver plaintiff E.R. when the doctor was on his cell phone with his stock broker. THE CASE WAS TURNED DOWN BY OTHER ATTORNEYS before Mallard & Sharp, P.A. became involved. RICHARD SHARP AND FOUNDING FIRM...

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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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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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Top Conditions Involving Negligent Security Lawsuits

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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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