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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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Couple Gives Birth to Someone Else’s Babies

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In a headline that sounds like it’s fit for the tabloids, a couple has filed a lawsuit after giving birth to another couple’s babies. According to the lawsuit, the IVF (In-Vitro-Fertilization) clinic implanted the wrong babies into the mother who was expecting twin girls. Instead, she gave birth to two boys who ostensibly looked… Read More »

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Why Bad Doctors Are Allowed to Continue to Practice Medicine

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In an age where police databases hold DNA found at crime scenes that result in arrests years after the crime was committed, you would think that there would be some way for state medical boards to find information on problematic doctors. Well, there is. It’s just not being used effectively. In some cases, you… Read More »

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Plastic Surgeons Settled 290 Malpractice Lawsuits Continue to Practice

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Two Jacksonville plastic surgeons who operate out of the same clinic and have settled 290 individual malpractice claims continue to practice medicine in the State of Florida. This information has come to light amid three new cosmetic surgery malpractice claims against them. The father and son team allegedly botched numerous breast implant surgeries leaving… Read More »

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Disciplining Doctors is Left Up to the States

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

With hundreds of thousands of doctors practicing medicine in the United States, there are going to be some who are either incompetent or otherwise unfit to practice medicine. Of course, it’s left up to state boards and judges to revoke medical licenses to practice in the state. This allows doctors whose licenses have been… Read More »

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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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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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