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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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New Documentary Will Explore the Perils and Difficulties of Medical Errors

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

For doctors, a simple mistake can end a person’s life. It’s part of the process of practicing medicine, and something all doctors are well aware of the moment they begin medical school. A documentary that is set to be released later this fall will help shine a light on both the practice of medicine… Read More »

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Study Finds that Diagnosis Errors Result in the Majority of Malpractice Claims

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A recent report published by Coverys indicates that the majority of medical malpractice claims are lawsuits brought about by patients whose diagnoses were missed by their doctors. While not every missed diagnosis rises to the standard of medical malpractice, diagnostic error resulted in more claims than any other kind of medical error, according to… Read More »

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As Payouts for Malpractice Rise, Fewer Cases are Successfully Litigated

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Between 1992 and 2014 the number of medical malpractice cases that have been successfully litigated has dropped 56%, according to researchers who have cataloged cases throughout that period. At the same time, the amount of payouts has increased around 23% with the average payout topping $350,000. These trends are believed to have been influenced… Read More »

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Jacksonville Woman Alleges Malpractice after Doctors Find Needle in Her Spine

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A Jacksonville woman, who is also the wife of a retired Navy veteran, has alleged medical malpractice against the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. She claims that while under anesthesia, part of a needle broke off in her spine 14 years prior when her first son was born. No one notified her about the… Read More »

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