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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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Family Sues After Boy Dies Hours After Leaving Urgent Care

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Missouri couple was recently awarded a $3 million verdict in a lawsuit against an urgent care center involving the tragic death of their one-year-old son. According to the plaintiffs, the mother brought her son to an urgent care clinic where he was observed to be pale and lethargic. The boy was treated for… Read More »

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Family Files MedMal Lawsuit After Teen Dies In Jail

By Palmer | Lopez |

The family of a teen who died in Fulton County Jail has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the facility’s health care provider after the high schooler complained of chest pains for two weeks. The family contends that the teenager would still be alive if they had taken his complaints seriously and brought him… Read More »

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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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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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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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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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With New COVID-19 Liability Protections, Malpractice Insurance Rates Should Decrease

By Palmer | Lopez |

Health care professionals, along with businesses, are now the beneficiaries of broadscale protections that prevent certain types of COVID-19 infection lawsuits that would otherwise be permitted under existing legislation. Has this resulted in a decrease in doctor’s medical malpractice premiums? No, of course, it hasn’t. This is strange considering that patients may be prevented… Read More »

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Doctor and Clinic Ordered to Pay $6.1 Million in MedMal Verdict

By Palmer | Lopez |

The court ordered a doctor and clinic to pay $6.1 million after a patient suffered complications following a medical procedure. At the heart of the issue was whether or not the doctor obtained informed consent prior to performing a procedure that left her in chronic pain. In this article, we’ll discuss the legal concepts… Read More »

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