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Hip Replacement Manufacturer Hit with $7.7M Verdict

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In a retrial, following an appellate court’s determination that the jury’s original $9.2 million verdict was “hasty” and “excessive”, Zimmer Biomet was hit with another verdict, this time for $7.7 million. A Los Angeles native sued the company after he alleged that his hip replacement was defective. The company has now paid out more… Read More »

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Medical Errors Led to $6M Settlement for Neil Armstrong’s Death

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The family of American hero and astronaut Neil Armstrong were not happy with the quality of care received at an Ohio hospital. According to a Washington Examiner article, the family sued Mercy Health System after Armstrong died in their care. The hospital paid out a $6 million settlement to avoid taking the case to… Read More »

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MedMal18

How to Game the System: Medical Malpractice Edition

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

One thing that both doctors and medical malpractice attorneys agree with is that the current system is broken. While doctors lament “junk lawsuits” and the high costs of settling medical malpractice claims on their insurance, personal injury attorneys point to ineffective enforcement from state medical boards and other oversight agencies that reprimand doctors who… Read More »

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CoupleHands

Couple Gives Birth to Someone Else’s Babies

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In a headline that sounds like it’s fit for the tabloids, a couple has filed a lawsuit after giving birth to another couple’s babies. According to the lawsuit, the IVF (In-Vitro-Fertilization) clinic implanted the wrong babies into the mother who was expecting twin girls. Instead, she gave birth to two boys who ostensibly looked… Read More »

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Why Bad Doctors Are Allowed to Continue to Practice Medicine

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In an age where police databases hold DNA found at crime scenes that result in arrests years after the crime was committed, you would think that there would be some way for state medical boards to find information on problematic doctors. Well, there is. It’s just not being used effectively. In some cases, you… Read More »

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Plastic Surgeons Settled 290 Malpractice Lawsuits Continue to Practice

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Two Jacksonville plastic surgeons who operate out of the same clinic and have settled 290 individual malpractice claims continue to practice medicine in the State of Florida. This information has come to light amid three new cosmetic surgery malpractice claims against them. The father and son team allegedly botched numerous breast implant surgeries leaving… Read More »

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DocMal

Disciplining Doctors is Left Up to the States

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

With hundreds of thousands of doctors practicing medicine in the United States, there are going to be some who are either incompetent or otherwise unfit to practice medicine. Of course, it’s left up to state boards and judges to revoke medical licenses to practice in the state. This allows doctors whose licenses have been… Read More »

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Proposed Bill Would Let Troops Sue for Medical Malpractice

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The Feres Doctrine prevents military personnel from suing the federal government under the Federal Tort Claims Act due to any injury that is considered incidental to their line of work. However, the Feres Doctrine has been routinely interpreted to include medical malpractice that was suffered by those on active duty who received treatment from… Read More »

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Cross Country Healthcare Settles Birth Injury Lawsuit

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Boca Raton-based health care clinic, Cross Country Healthcare, recently settled a lawsuit related to a birth injury. The plaintiffs alleged that the negligent care of a nurse resulted in severe brain injuries to the baby. The plaintiffs contended that the nurse used a hand-held heart rate monitor to determine the baby’s heart rate while… Read More »

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HospitalCorr

Hospital Accused of Putting Patients in Serious Danger

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In a rare move, the State of Florida is targeting a Bay Area hospital that it says put its patients in immediate and ongoing danger. Among the accusations leveled against the hospital, the state says that they never submitted the required reports indicating the quality of their doctors’ care. The state requires hospitals to… Read More »

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