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Florida Supreme Court Allows Contentious Medical Malpractice Case to Move Forward

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida has always been among the states that sought to curtail what it felt were “frivolous” medical malpractice lawsuits aimed at doctors. In the process, it passed some very bad laws, including damage caps, that were later found to be unconstitutional. While damage caps that limited the amount of money a patient or a… Read More »

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Lawsuit Alleges that Palm West Hospital Lied to Parents After Son’s Death

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In what’s becoming a troubling trend for doctors, hospitals, and patients, a recent lawsuit alleges that Palm West Hospital lied to the family of a man who died in their care. Now, the family of the young man is suing the hospital that they claim is responsible for their son’s death. The pain, they… Read More »

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A Tale of Medical Malpractice and Revenge

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The Tampa Bay Times recently ran a piece on a Florida emergency room doctor accused of medical negligence. When this doctor was hit with a medical malpractice lawsuit he was so consumed with defending his own actions that he failed to settle the suit even at the urging of his own malpractice insurance company…. Read More »

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Family Awarded $130 Million After Child Sustains Brain Damage

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A Michigan jury awarded a family $130 million after a child sustained severe brain damage that resulted in cerebral palsy. It is believed to be one of the largest verdicts in Michigan history. In cases where children suffer life-altering injuries in this fashion, massive verdicts are warranted. The child will never recover from the… Read More »

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Nurse Files Medical Malpractice Suit Against the Hospital Where She Works

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A Kentucky nurse has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the University of Kentucky Hospital—the very hospital at which she works. Late last year, the nurse was diagnosed with colon cancer and was forced to undergo bowel resection surgery. During the surgery, she claims that doctors “severed several tubes necessary for urinating.” She has… Read More »

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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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