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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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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Laser Spine Institute Shut Down after Lawsuits and Financial Problems

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Once upon a time, the Laser Spine Institute ran a chain of surgical centers that specialized in delivering “minimally invasive” options for those who were dealing with back and neck pain. The institute appeared to suffer significant financial problems that were, at least in part, due to a number of malpractice suits that had… Read More »

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Man Dies of Brain Fungus in Kansas Prison

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

For months a Kansas inmate complained of headaches and muscle weakness but his pleas for help went largely unanswered. It wasn’t until he was in an infirmary bed in a state of such profound stupor that he was soiling himself that the medical staff took notice of his condition. By then it was too… Read More »

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Soldier With Stomach Cancer Dies; Widow Files Lawsuit

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Misdiagnosis is a common form of medical malpractice. In order to prove a misdiagnosis case, you need to be able to show that a reasonable doctor operating with the same information would have rationally concluded that the patient had a condition and they missed it. The wife of an Army soldier hopes to make… Read More »

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What Happened to O.J. McDuffie’s Case Against Miami Dolphin’s Doctor?

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The former Dolphins wide receiver O.J. McDuffie filed a $19.9 million medical malpractice lawsuit against former Dolphin’s orthopedic surgeon in 1999 alleging that the doctor, having allowed McDuffie to return to the field, ended the star receiver’s career. McDuffie suffered an injury to his big toe during the second half of a game against… Read More »

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Calls for Tort Reform May Limit Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Only a couple years after Florida’s Supreme Court struck down damage caps in medical malpractice cases, legislators are ramping up enthusiasm to once again try to put in them in place. Why? Despite widespread health care fraud being to blame for exorbitant health care costs, legislators are still pointing the finger at medical malpractice… Read More »

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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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