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Heart Attack Misdiagnosis And Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By Palmer | Lopez |

Until COVID-19 took over in March, heart disease was the number one cause of death in America. Millions die each year of undiagnosed heart disease while others suffer severe consequences due to delayed diagnoses. In some cases, doctors misdiagnose the condition as something else (like a panic attack) and this results in a much… Read More »

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Unleashed Dog Attacks Boy in Miami

By Palmer | Lopez |

Miami officials are once again enforcing the city’s leash laws after a dog broke free of his owner and attacked a two-year-old boy and his father on February 15, 2021. The boy suffered injuries to his hands and face. The two were enjoying the park after the boy’s brother’s soccer game. The boy was… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed After Two Students Die in Pedestrian Accidents

By Palmer | Lopez |

Tragically, two University of Florida freshmen recently lost their lives in traffic accidents. Maggie Paxton was killed in a hit-and-run accident in December 2020, and just over a month later, Sophia Lambert lost her life in a fatal accident not two blocks away. On December 9th, Maggie Paxton was hit by a BMW that… Read More »

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With New COVID-19 Liability Protections, Malpractice Insurance Rates Should Decrease

By Palmer | Lopez |

Health care professionals, along with businesses, are now the beneficiaries of broadscale protections that prevent certain types of COVID-19 infection lawsuits that would otherwise be permitted under existing legislation. Has this resulted in a decrease in doctor’s medical malpractice premiums? No, of course, it hasn’t. This is strange considering that patients may be prevented… Read More »

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Homeless Man Gets $90,000 from Deputy After Body Slam

By Palmer | Lopez |

A homeless man who was body-slammed by a sheriff’s deputy won a $90,000 settlement from the city for the use of excessive force. The entire incident occurred within the police station, so it was caught on video. The man was arrested for disorderly intoxication. He appears in a video to be standing in between… Read More »

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Doctor and Clinic Ordered to Pay $6.1 Million in MedMal Verdict

By Palmer | Lopez |

The court ordered a doctor and clinic to pay $6.1 million after a patient suffered complications following a medical procedure. At the heart of the issue was whether or not the doctor obtained informed consent prior to performing a procedure that left her in chronic pain. In this article, we’ll discuss the legal concepts… Read More »

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Amazon Defective Product Lawsuits

By Palmer | Lopez |

Should you be able to hold a flea market accountable for the actions of one of its vendors? If you said, “no”, then you’re in alignment with Amazon’s thoughts on the several lawsuits it has faced related to some of its products. Amazon believes that it should not be held liable when one of… Read More »

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Woman Hit by Garbage Truck Sues City

By Palmer | Lopez |

A lawsuit was recently filed against the City of Madeira Beach by a woman who was struck by a city-owned garbage truck while she was cycling. She sustained serious injuries that acutely diminished the quality of her life. As an avid bicyclist and outdoorswoman, the plaintiff used to spend much of her time doing… Read More »

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State Agrees to Settle 3 University of Iowa Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By Palmer | Lopez |

The State of Iowa recently agreed to settle three medical malpractice cases against the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for a total of $3.7 million, with $2 million of which coming from one wrongful death lawsuit (Case #1 below). Case #1  According to the lawsuit, a woman was admitted to UIHC (University of… Read More »

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Universal Settles Lawsuit with Man Who Suffered Spinal Injury

By Palmer | Lopez |

Universal Studios recently settled a highly publicized lawsuit filed by a man who said he sustained a spinal injury on one of their water slides. Universal has recently come under fire after it was alleged that they misreported injuries on their rides with extremely vague language. As an example, although the man suffered paralysis… Read More »

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