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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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Doctor Accused of Bogus Epilepsy Diagnoses

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A Detroit doctor faced a second $2.7 million verdict after fallaciously diagnosing a patient with epilepsy. While rare, it does happen that doctors use kickback schemes in businesses in which they have a vested interest and then bill up their patient’s health insurance based on those diagnoses. This doctor was accused of falsely diagnosing… Read More »

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Jury Awards $6.3M to Cardiac Patient Who Died While Jogging

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A jury awarded a woman $6.3 million after her husband died of a heart attack while jogging. The heart attack occurred just six weeks after his doctor cleared him of heart problems. The man collapsed while jogging in August of 2016. He was found by a passerby in a ditch. The autopsy showed that… Read More »

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Appeals Court Allows Widow’s Case to Move Forward

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The Florida Second District Court of Appeal overturned an arbitration judgment that prevented a Florida widow from pursuing a case against Naples Community Hospital. The plaintiff initially filed the lawsuit jointly with her husband. While the case was in litigation, however, her husband died, forcing her to amend the lawsuit to a wrongful death… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Could Weigh in On Damage Caps (Again)

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

If you’ve been paying attention to our blog or the news at large, then you probably have some familiarity with damage caps in medical malpractice lawsuits. For years, Florida was among the states that set limits on how much money a victim of medical negligence could recover for pain and suffering damages. The Florida… Read More »

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Report Says Medical Malpractice is the Third Leading Cause of Death

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

From 2009 to 2018, medical malpractice deaths have slowly risen, according to one study. This is despite the fact that there are now fewer medical malpractice lawsuits being filed, but the payouts in those lawsuits tend to be higher. The report also stated that medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death with… Read More »

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Lawsuit Contends Urologist, Radiologist Failed to Follow-Up With Patient Care

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The family of a man who died as a result of a lack of follow-up on a chest x-ray has filed a lawsuit against the urologist who took the x-ray and the radiologist who interpreted it. The family says the doctors failed to timely diagnose a cancer that was allowed to metastasize. The patient… Read More »

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Hidden FDA Database Reveals Multiple Complaints Against Medical Device Manufacturers

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

When Dr. Douglas Kwazneski realized that his medical stapler had failed, he wondered if other doctors had experienced the same problem. It seemed likely that they had, although, when he searched through the FDA database there were no complaints concerning the stapler. Of course, that wasn’t strictly true. As it turns out, there were… Read More »

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Legislators Debate Merits of Granny Cams

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Right now, legislators are debating whether or not loved ones should be allowed to place nanny cams in their loved one’s nursing home rooms. These so-called “granny cams” are the subject of an ongoing debate between patient’s rights advocates and the nursing industry as a whole. While the nursing industry opposes allowing granny cams… Read More »

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Switched Urine Sample Results in Misdiagnosis Lawsuit

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A Navy veteran sued William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veteran’s MedicalCenter for failing to diagnose and promptly treat him after complaining of severe abdominal pains. Medical workers switched a urine sample that the veteran had provided with that of a cocaine addict according to the lawsuit. Doctors told him to stop taking cocaine and released… Read More »

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Doctor Sued After Administering Lethal Dose of Propofol

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Propofol is the drug most widely known for causing the overdose that Michael Jackson died of. In a clinical setting, it is used as a hypnotic anesthesia for major surgeries. When a patient cannot be awake for the procedure, propofol is one of the top options for doctors. However, in excessive doses, the drug… Read More »

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