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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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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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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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Trouble at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has been the subject of a number of news articles amid a scandal that saw patient deaths skyrocket over the three-year period during which Johns Hopkins took control. Initially, All Children’s had a great reputation throughout Florida as one of the premier hospitals for pediatric heart surgery. In an… Read More »

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Doctor Mistakes Woman’s Kidney for Tumor and Removes It

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A Palm Beach woman was scheduled to have a relatively simple spinal fusion surgery done at Wellington Regional Medical Center but left without her kidney. Now she’s suing for medical malpractice. The general surgeon, who was tasked with operating on the woman, mistook her kidney for a tumor and, without her consent, removed it… Read More »

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Former Vikings Lineman Files $180 Million Lawsuit Against Renowned Surgeon

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Former defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, Sharrif Floyd, has initiated a $180 million medical malpractice lawsuit against renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews. Floyd has filed a litany of complaints against the surgeon alongside eight other named defendants in a lawsuit that alleges the doctor essentially ended his football career. Floyd alleges that… Read More »

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Understanding the “Standard of Care” in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Medical malpractice lawsuits are much more complex than simple negligence lawsuits. Simple negligence lawsuits involve situations and scenarios in which an average person would be able to render a decision on liability. Take, for instance, a dog bite case. If your neighbor has an unruly dog that gets off the property and causes another… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Allows Contentious Medical Malpractice Case to Move Forward

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Florida has always been among the states that sought to curtail what it felt were “frivolous” medical malpractice lawsuits aimed at doctors. In the process, it passed some very bad laws, including damage caps, that were later found to be unconstitutional. While damage caps that limited the amount of money a patient or a… Read More »

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Lawsuit Alleges that Palm West Hospital Lied to Parents After Son’s Death

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In what’s becoming a troubling trend for doctors, hospitals, and patients, a recent lawsuit alleges that Palm West Hospital lied to the family of a man who died in their care. Now, the family of the young man is suing the hospital that they claim is responsible for their son’s death. The pain, they… Read More »

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A Tale of Medical Malpractice and Revenge

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The Tampa Bay Times recently ran a piece on a Florida emergency room doctor accused of medical negligence. When this doctor was hit with a medical malpractice lawsuit he was so consumed with defending his own actions that he failed to settle the suit even at the urging of his own malpractice insurance company…. Read More »

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