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Proposed Bill Would Let Troops Sue for Medical Malpractice

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The Feres Doctrine prevents military personnel from suing the federal government under the Federal Tort Claims Act due to any injury that is considered incidental to their line of work. However, the Feres Doctrine has been routinely interpreted to include medical malpractice that was suffered by those on active duty who received treatment from… Read More »

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Cross Country Healthcare Settles Birth Injury Lawsuit

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Boca Raton-based health care clinic, Cross Country Healthcare, recently settled a lawsuit related to a birth injury. The plaintiffs alleged that the negligent care of a nurse resulted in severe brain injuries to the baby. The plaintiffs contended that the nurse used a hand-held heart rate monitor to determine the baby’s heart rate while… Read More »

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Hospital Accused of Putting Patients in Serious Danger

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In a rare move, the State of Florida is targeting a Bay Area hospital that it says put its patients in immediate and ongoing danger. Among the accusations leveled against the hospital, the state says that they never submitted the required reports indicating the quality of their doctors’ care. The state requires hospitals to… Read More »

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Jacksonville Hospital Files Lawsuit to Avoid Turning Medical Records Over to Patient

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Fifteen years ago, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment requiring hospitals to turn over medical records to patients upon request. This specifically involved requiring hospitals to turn over medical records in the event of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Now, a Jacksonville hospital has filed a lawsuit in federal court arguing that it should be… Read More »

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Knee Replacement Malpractice Lawsuits

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In some cases, knee replacement surgeries go wrong. About half of these are attributable to the failure of the knee replacement technology and the other half of these are attributable to medical malpractice. Of course, we’re not including those cases where operator error results in the failure of the knee replacement. Recently, a jury… Read More »

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Appellate Court Overturns $15.5M Verdict

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A South Florida appellate court overturned a $15.5 million verdict in favor of a plaintiff who claimed her necrotizing vasculitis was not treated properly. The condition causes inflammation in the blood vessel walls to kill healthy tissue and, if left untreated, it may cause severe skin and muscle damage and even necrosis. In this… Read More »

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Man Dies During Cruise Ship Heart Attack

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The plaintiff in a medical malpractice lawsuit levied against Royal Caribbean Cruises won a $4.8 million verdict after he claimed that the onboard medical doctor botched the diagnosis of his heart attack. According to the complaint, the passenger, a 70-year-old former labor and immigration lawyer, was celebrating his birthday aboard the cruise ship when… Read More »

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Laser Spine Institute Shut Down after Lawsuits and Financial Problems

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Once upon a time, the Laser Spine Institute ran a chain of surgical centers that specialized in delivering “minimally invasive” options for those who were dealing with back and neck pain. The institute appeared to suffer significant financial problems that were, at least in part, due to a number of malpractice suits that had… Read More »

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Man Dies of Brain Fungus in Kansas Prison

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

For months a Kansas inmate complained of headaches and muscle weakness but his pleas for help went largely unanswered. It wasn’t until he was in an infirmary bed in a state of such profound stupor that he was soiling himself that the medical staff took notice of his condition. By then it was too… Read More »

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Severe Birth Injuries Caused by Out-of-Hospital Birth

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Today, many expectant mothers are choosing ‘natural’ forms of delivery over hospitals. Midwife services and out-of-hospital birth centers are becoming an attractive option for couples who believe in natural health and traditional methods of delivery. However, many of these facilities don’t have the on-hand medical technology that a hospital does. When something goes wrong,… Read More »

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