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PFO Closures And Medical Malpractice

By Palmer | Lopez |

A patient was referred to a cardiologist after experiencing a medical event that put her in the emergency room. Neither the emergency room staff nor a consulting neurologist was able to determine what was wrong with her. The patient ended up being referred to a cardiologist who performed a “bubble test”. The test involved… Read More »

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Lawsuits Filed Over Mask And Anti-Mask Mandates

By Palmer | Lopez |

Let’s skip all of the scientific arguments concerning mask mandates. What would happen if a child who was forced to go to public school died as a result of COVID? Right now, Governor Ron DeSantis has issued an order saying that all public schools that force children to wear masks will lose funding. Children… Read More »

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Bird Scooters, City Of Tampa Face Lawsuit Over Broken Sidewalk

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Tampa woman suffered extensive injuries after she hit a broken patch of sidewalk on her Bird e-scooter. According to a complaint filed against Bird Scooters and the City of Tampa, the woman needed five hours of surgery to repair internal damage. She also required a second hospitalization and second surgery requiring 12 days… Read More »

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Prostate Surgery Results In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

A new trial is set to begin concerning what the plaintiff claims was a botched prostate surgery. The doctor was performing a robot-assisted prostatectomy (removal of the prostate). According to the plaintiff, he suffered a rectal tear during the surgery which was not properly repaired at the time. This resulted in a rectourethral fistula… Read More »

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Woman Files Lawsuit After Being Impaled By Beach Umbrella

By Palmer | Lopez |

In 2018, a Maryland woman was somehow impaled by a beach umbrella. She has since filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the umbrella and the town in which the incident occurred. Acts of God  The plaintiff was relaxing on the beach when a gust of wind blew a nearby umbrella into the air…. Read More »

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Do Florida Doctors Require Medical Malpractice Insurance?

By Palmer | Lopez |

Kind of, but not really. There is a law on the books that requires Florida doctors to carry $100,000 to practice medicine and $250,000 if they practice medicine with hospital privileges.  However, much like other types of insurance, you may not be required to carry it if you can prove that you have another… Read More »

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Researching Florida Doctors: A How-To Guide

By Palmer | Lopez |

If you are injured as a result of medical negligence, we are here to help you, but we would certainly rather you avoid that situation in the first place.  You may be able to do so by checking your Florida doctor’s medical malpractice history before allowing him or her to treat you. In this… Read More »

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Tommy Pham Sues Strip Club After Stabbing

By Palmer | Lopez |

Tommy Pham, a former Tampa Bay Ray and current San Diego Padres outfielder, recently sued a San Diego area strip club after he was stabbed in the establishment’s parking lot. While it may seem odd to hold the strip club responsible for an incident which occurred outside of the establishment, and which did not… Read More »

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What Happened To The Florida Condos That Collapsed?

By Palmer | Lopez |

It has been nearly a month since the tragic partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida and a class-action lawsuit has been filed seeking at least $5 million from the owners of the tower that may have killed over 160 people. Little is known about what caused the collapse, but… Read More »

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Family Sues After Boy Dies Hours After Leaving Urgent Care

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Missouri couple was recently awarded a $3 million verdict in a lawsuit against an urgent care center involving the tragic death of their one-year-old son. According to the plaintiffs, the mother brought her son to an urgent care clinic where he was observed to be pale and lethargic. The boy was treated for… Read More »

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