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Jury Awards Amputee $4.9 Million in Malpractice Suit

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A Florida jury awarded $4.9 million to a man who had to have his leg amputated due to what his attorneys argued was medical negligence. The man in question wanted to have a blood clot removed from his leg. Instead, he had to have his entire lower leg removed. The plaintiff’s attorney argued that… Read More »

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Quality of Care in Nursing Homes Leaves Much to Be Desired

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Nursing homes provide our elders with a place to recover from serious surgeries or medical events. Often times, the conditions in these nursing homes leave much to be desired. Not only is the quality of care poor, but patient care is reduced largely by non-medical factors. This can result in a number of mistakes… Read More »

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Medication Errors Can Take Lives

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A type of medication error occurs when a pharmacist fills the prescription incorrectly, either by putting the wrong pills in the bottle, or by putting a heftier dose than the doctor prescribed. Such was the case with one Wisconsin woman who died as a result of a medication error. Her doctor had prescribed her… Read More »

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Woman Dies as a Result from Fall at Nursing Home

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

One of the most frequent causes of nursing home injuries is also a common injury resulting form basic negligence: falls.  When sedentary patients are transferred from a bathtub to a bed or anywhere else, there are procedures put in place to ensure that the process happens safely. Since older folks tend not to have… Read More »

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Florida Medical Malpractice and the “Free Kill Law”

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

One of Florida’s most controversial medical malpractice statutes is colloquially known as the “free kill law.” There are certain situations under which a doctor cannot be sued for medical malpractice no matter how egregious their medical negligence was. For instance, let’s say that your doctor has failed to diagnose your cancer before it has… Read More »

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A Missed Diagnosis Claims the Life of a 32-Day-Old Infant

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A mother was recently awarded $4 million in wrongful death claim against Lancaster Pediatric Associates in Pennsylvania. The doctors handling the case failed to correctly diagnose the child’s whooping cough. The child died in 2010, but the complaint wasn’t filed until 2016, 6 years after the infant died. The mother accused Lancaster Pediatric Associates… Read More »

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Dancing Doctor Hit with Several Malpractice Lawsuits

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

“Atlanta’s most experienced cosmetic surgeon” is the target of several medical malpractice lawsuits as well as outrage and shock as videos surfaced of her dancing and singing in the operating room with patients on the table. In one video she can be seen singing and dancing while simultaneously making incisions on a patient’s body…. Read More »

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Doctor Turns out to be Wrong about Two Dozen MS Diagnoses

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

One of the most common causes of medical malpractice lawsuits is a missed diagnosis or a wrong diagnosis. When this occurs, a doctor may diagnose a patient who has a very serious ailment with something trivial or tell them they’re perfectly fine. This results in a worsening of their symptoms and condition because the… Read More »

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Home for Disabled Might Lose License amid Horrific Allegations

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The Carlton Palms Educational Center has been the subject of official sanctions and oversight ever since a Broward County girl died from an undiagnosed and untreated illness back in 2013. But even as the institution was under investigation, it could not seem to keep its hands clean. Now, the State of Florida is considering… Read More »

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Wisconsin Could be Next State to Declare Malpractice Damage Caps Unconstitutional

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

An issue that bears similarity to what happened right here in Florida is now up for debate in Wisconsin. At issue: whether or not caps on non-economic damages (pain and suffering) in medical malpractice lawsuits are constitutional or not. In June of 2017, Florida’s State Supreme Court voted to put an end to certain… Read More »

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