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Plaintiffs Allege Doctor Performed Wrong Brain Surgery Leading To Death

By Palmer | Lopez |

A doctor who is facing a DUI manslaughter charge for a separate incident is also facing allegations that he performed the wrong brain surgery on a patient and this ultimately led to his death. The patient was admitted to the hospital to have a 6 cm tumor removed from his brain. Whatever the doctor… Read More »

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Automatic Door Accidents And Your Legal Rights

By Palmer | Lopez |

It often feels like there are just too many things to worry about these days, but here is one more: automatic doors can malfunction and cause injuries. When that happens, multiple parties could be held liable for the injuries including the proprietor and the company that manufactured or installed the door. In this article,… Read More »

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Delay In Stroke Treatment Results In Lawsuit Against Hospital

By Palmer | Lopez |

Two health care organizations in the Tampa Bay area are facing a lawsuit after a patient’s CT scan gathered dust for six hours while the patient’s condition worsened. For those of you who have ever had a relative suffer a stroke, you likely know that early intervention is linked with the best prognosis. The… Read More »

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Police High-Speed Pursuit Results In Accident, Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

A high-speed chase involving police and a suspect resulted in a crash. Now, the family involved in that crash has filed a lawsuit against Clearwater police for causing the accident. This lawsuit brings up a lot of key legal issues including sovereign immunity, qualified immunity, and other forms of government immunity from injury lawsuits…. Read More »

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Kratom Caused Teen’s Brain Damage, Says Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

Kratom is an opioid-like drug that is legal under current laws. It is often used by those detoxing from heroin or other opioids to get them over the threshold. While this drug is not used in clinical settings, many of those who want to avoid hospital treatment use Kratom to beat addiction. But Kratom… Read More »

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How To Check Out Your Doctor’s History

By Palmer | Lopez |

Just 1% of Florida’s doctors are responsible for 32% of the state’s medical malpractice claim. How, you may wonder, are these doctors permitted to continue practicing medicine? Well, unfortunately, Florida does not discipline doctors very often. Most of the time, medical doctors are regulated by either medical boards or their patients. The burden is… Read More »

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As Liability Protections Pass For Nursing Homes, More Than 100 Lawsuits Already Filed

By Palmer | Lopez |

Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced the passage of liability protections for businesses from lawsuits involving COVID claims. Proponents of the legislation say it will help protect Florida businesses from frivolous lawsuits. Nonetheless, very few lawsuits are ever filed against an average business alleging infection. The same, however, cannot be said of nursing homes, which… Read More »

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Federal Court Orders VA To Pay $9.47M For Medical Malpractice

By Palmer | Lopez |

A U.S. veteran who underwent abdominal surgery conducted by the VA was recently awarded $9.47 million following a four-day non-jury trial before a federal judge. Until recently, veterans injured by VA doctors were prohibited from filing lawsuits against them. However, a change to the law now allows such medical malpractice lawsuits to move forward,… Read More »

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Urologist Blames Patient For Negative Medical Outcome

By Palmer | Lopez |

This is going to sound terrible, especially coming from a personal injury plaintiff’s attorney, but the fact of the matter is, the best defense a civil defendant will ever have is to blame the plaintiff for their own injuries. While that defense is comparatively rare in medical malpractice lawsuits, it does rear its ugly… Read More »

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Heart Attack Misdiagnosis And Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By Palmer | Lopez |

Until COVID-19 took over in March, heart disease was the number one cause of death in America. Millions die each year of undiagnosed heart disease while others suffer severe consequences due to delayed diagnoses. In some cases, doctors misdiagnose the condition as something else (like a panic attack) and this results in a much… Read More »

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