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Laser Spine Institute Shut Down after Lawsuits and Financial Problems

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Once upon a time, the Laser Spine Institute ran a chain of surgical centers that specialized in delivering “minimally invasive” options for those who were dealing with back and neck pain. The institute appeared to suffer significant financial problems that were, at least in part, due to a number of malpractice suits that had… Read More »

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Man Dies of Brain Fungus in Kansas Prison

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

For months a Kansas inmate complained of headaches and muscle weakness but his pleas for help went largely unanswered. It wasn’t until he was in an infirmary bed in a state of such profound stupor that he was soiling himself that the medical staff took notice of his condition. By then it was too… Read More »

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Severe Birth Injuries Caused by Out-of-Hospital Birth

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Today, many expectant mothers are choosing ‘natural’ forms of delivery over hospitals. Midwife services and out-of-hospital birth centers are becoming an attractive option for couples who believe in natural health and traditional methods of delivery. However, many of these facilities don’t have the on-hand medical technology that a hospital does. When something goes wrong,… Read More »

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Soldier With Stomach Cancer Dies; Widow Files Lawsuit

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Misdiagnosis is a common form of medical malpractice. In order to prove a misdiagnosis case, you need to be able to show that a reasonable doctor operating with the same information would have rationally concluded that the patient had a condition and they missed it. The wife of an Army soldier hopes to make… Read More »

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What Happened to O.J. McDuffie’s Case Against Miami Dolphin’s Doctor?

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The former Dolphins wide receiver O.J. McDuffie filed a $19.9 million medical malpractice lawsuit against former Dolphin’s orthopedic surgeon in 1999 alleging that the doctor, having allowed McDuffie to return to the field, ended the star receiver’s career. McDuffie suffered an injury to his big toe during the second half of a game against… Read More »

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All Children’s Hit with Wrongful Death

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has been hit with yet another lawsuit—this time a wrongful death related to a young woman who passed away after receiving treatment from the pediatric heart center. The procedure was considered low-risk and relatively routine. The woman had been born with a number of congenital heart defects all of… Read More »

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Calls for Tort Reform May Limit Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Only a couple years after Florida’s Supreme Court struck down damage caps in medical malpractice cases, legislators are ramping up enthusiasm to once again try to put in them in place. Why? Despite widespread health care fraud being to blame for exorbitant health care costs, legislators are still pointing the finger at medical malpractice… Read More »

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Hospitals Blame Mothers for Birth Injuries

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Oftentimes during a personal injury lawsuit, a strategy of the defense is to blame the plaintiff for their own injuries. On the one hand, this makes practical sense, but on the other hand, it’s infuriating if you’re a plaintiff. It’s more infuriating still if you’re a new mother whose child has sustained injuries due… Read More »

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Veteran Dies after Nursing Home Ignores Serious Infection

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

There have been a number of incidents involving nursing home malpractice in which residents have died due to unthinkable lapses in the standard of care. Recently, a case involving a military veteran who died after the nursing staff ignored an immediate need for treatment. According to reports, the veteran had severe diabetes, but that… Read More »

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Florida Man Wins $3.6M in Wrongful Death Suit

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A Cocoa Beach resident was recently awarded $3.6M in a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of his wife. The case went to arbitration and the defendants have filed a notice that they wish to appeal the verdict. The patient had gone to Cape Canaveral Medical Hospital where she received four spinal injections for… Read More »

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