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What Happened to O.J. McDuffie’s Case Against Miami Dolphin’s Doctor?

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The former Dolphins wide receiver O.J. McDuffie filed a $19.9 million medical malpractice lawsuit against former Dolphin’s orthopedic surgeon in 1999 alleging that the doctor, having allowed McDuffie to return to the field, ended the star receiver’s career. McDuffie suffered an injury to his big toe during the second half of a game against… Read More »

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All Children’s Hit with Wrongful Death

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has been hit with yet another lawsuit—this time a wrongful death related to a young woman who passed away after receiving treatment from the pediatric heart center. The procedure was considered low-risk and relatively routine. The woman had been born with a number of congenital heart defects all of… Read More »

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Calls for Tort Reform May Limit Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Only a couple years after Florida’s Supreme Court struck down damage caps in medical malpractice cases, legislators are ramping up enthusiasm to once again try to put in them in place. Why? Despite widespread health care fraud being to blame for exorbitant health care costs, legislators are still pointing the finger at medical malpractice… Read More »

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Hospitals Blame Mothers for Birth Injuries

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Oftentimes during a personal injury lawsuit, a strategy of the defense is to blame the plaintiff for their own injuries. On the one hand, this makes practical sense, but on the other hand, it’s infuriating if you’re a plaintiff. It’s more infuriating still if you’re a new mother whose child has sustained injuries due… Read More »

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Veteran Dies after Nursing Home Ignores Serious Infection

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

There have been a number of incidents involving nursing home malpractice in which residents have died due to unthinkable lapses in the standard of care. Recently, a case involving a military veteran who died after the nursing staff ignored an immediate need for treatment. According to reports, the veteran had severe diabetes, but that… Read More »

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Florida Man Wins $3.6M in Wrongful Death Suit

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A Cocoa Beach resident was recently awarded $3.6M in a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of his wife. The case went to arbitration and the defendants have filed a notice that they wish to appeal the verdict. The patient had gone to Cape Canaveral Medical Hospital where she received four spinal injections for… Read More »

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Eight Women Die at Plastic Surgery Center in Miami

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

USA Today recently ran a piece on a Miami plastic surgery practice that had eight of its patients recently die. According to reports, the Miami plastic surgery clinic and another clinic overseen by the same doctor have tallied up 1 out of every 5 plastic surgery deaths in the State of Florida. This surgical… Read More »

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Living Donor Dies During Liver Transplant Sparking Ethical Debate

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Should you be able to sell your organs for profit? Should you be able to give your organs to someone in your family in order to save their lives? These are two manifestations of the same ethical debate. Can a layperson without a medical degree really understand all of the consequences that giving one… Read More »

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Fl. Supreme Court Overturns Ruling in Favor of Anesthesiologist

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In 2009, a woman went to the doctor. They found that she had a tumor in her skull. They determined it was operable and they scheduled her for surgery to have it removed. During the surgery, her anesthesiologist conducted a pre-anesthesia evaluation of the patient that included an electrocardiogram. According to her husband, who… Read More »

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Family Sues Fertility Doctor who Used His Own Sperm

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A family is suing a fertility doctor who they claim used his own sperm to fertilize his patient’s egg. In a plotline that sounds like it was spun out of a television drama, the doctor is accused of switching out the sperm samples of a medical student with his own. The parents have now… Read More »

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