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Doctors Fight Medical Disclosure Bill In California

By Palmer | Lopez |

A California woman who suffered nerve damage and other complications after a radical breast reconstruction is lobbying the California legislature to force doctors to disclose any close relationships they have to drug or medical equipment companies. California doctors, unsurprisingly, are fighting the measure in court. The effort came after the woman’s double mastectomy was… Read More »

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Did A Guardian Force Patient To Sign DNR?

By Palmer | Lopez |

A lawsuit has been filed against two hospitals and a guardian who was responsible for the well-being of the patient. According to the lawsuit, the patient specifically did not sign a DNR and his wishes were for doctors to attempt to resuscitate him. The patient fell ill, and, because an executed DNR was present… Read More »

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PFO Closures And Medical Malpractice

By Palmer | Lopez |

A patient was referred to a cardiologist after experiencing a medical event that put her in the emergency room. Neither the emergency room staff nor a consulting neurologist was able to determine what was wrong with her. The patient ended up being referred to a cardiologist who performed a “bubble test”. The test involved… Read More »

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Prostate Surgery Results In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

A new trial is set to begin concerning what the plaintiff claims was a botched prostate surgery. The doctor was performing a robot-assisted prostatectomy (removal of the prostate). According to the plaintiff, he suffered a rectal tear during the surgery which was not properly repaired at the time. This resulted in a rectourethral fistula… Read More »

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Do Florida Doctors Require Medical Malpractice Insurance?

By Palmer | Lopez |

Kind of, but not really. There is a law on the books that requires Florida doctors to carry $100,000 to practice medicine and $250,000 if they practice medicine with hospital privileges.  However, much like other types of insurance, you may not be required to carry it if you can prove that you have another… Read More »

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Researching Florida Doctors: A How-To Guide

By Palmer | Lopez |

If you are injured as a result of medical negligence, we are here to help you, but we would certainly rather you avoid that situation in the first place.  You may be able to do so by checking your Florida doctor’s medical malpractice history before allowing him or her to treat you. In this… Read More »

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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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