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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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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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