Four Top Categories of Medical Mistakes

Doctors and other health professionals make mistakes. That’s just a fact. They’re human and they don’t intend to mess up, but they do. Some patients escape harm from these medical mistakes. Others aren’t so lucky. Medical errors can make patients’ existing health problems worse, inflict new injuries, or even put patients’ lives in danger. In…

What Kinds of Compensation Can I Ask for in My Medical Malpractice Claim?

If you’ve been injured as a result of medical malpractice, life can feel hopelessly unfair. Mistakes by a medical provider—someone who was supposed to keep you healthy—have instead caused you significant pain and suffering. To make matters worse, now you face mounting costs for future treatment, therapy, and adjustments to your life. You deserve compensation….

The Magnitude of Common Medical Errors

  On any given day, about one in every 25 hospital patients contracts an infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 440,000 patients die every year from preventable medical errors, according to the Journal of Patient Safety Innocent mistakes hurt about 1.5 million people each year, according to the Institute of Medicine…

Medication Errors and Medical Malpractice: What You Need to Know

Most Americans will need pharmacists at some point in their lives. These professionals dispense medications that treat minor illnesses or manage chronic diseases. What happens when pharmacists give patients the wrong medications? What happens when a medication error physically harms or kills a patient? Seven million people die annually from preventable medication errors, according to…

Did Your Doctor Commit Malpractice?

People trust doctors and other healthcare providers with their very lives when they are sick or injured. They go to doctor’s office in order to feel better. However, that is not always the case, and doctors have been known to make serious medical mistakes when treating patients. When doctors make these medical mistakes, they can…

Was Your Doctor Negligent?

Medical negligence is broadly defined in Florida, and many different types of healthcare providers—including doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, administrators, and others who care for patients on a daily basis—may commit it. Medical negligence encompasses many different types of medical errors, including medication errors, surgical errors, failure to diagnose, and treatment errors. If you have sustained…

What Constitutes Hospital Malpractice?

Hospital malpractice statistics are on the rise throughout the United States, including in Florida. The majority of hospital negligence cases involve some kind of mistreatment or serious neglect of a patient. Hospitals’ insurance companies routinely have deep pockets. However, in malpractice cases, these insurance companies will almost always try to limit their liability exposure—or they…

Types of Hospital Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a very serious issue for everyone. Doctors are trained professionals and we expect that they will not make mistakes when they treat us. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States…

Was Your Cancer Misdiagnosed?

Did you know that second only to California, Florida has the highest rate of newly diagnosed cancers1 in the nation? This is likely due to the fact that 87% of all cancers in the United States occur in people 50 years or older, but even without taking age into consideration, the American Cancer Society reports…

Examples of Common Birth Injuries

Pregnancy can be a time of joy and happiness. However, it is also often a time of significant stress, especially for expecting mothers who are concerned about having a healthy baby. Medical malpractice is, unfortunately, very common in the United States, especially when it comes to prenatal care, labor, and delivery. According to reports, obstetricians…

Was I a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is what occurs when a medical professional fails to adequately perform services that are part of their practice. Medical malpractice can be anything from a breach of a contract to intentional battery, but most often when someone refers to medical malpractice, they are referring to medical negligence.1 To understand if you have been…

Do I Have a Case For Unnecessary Surgery?

A study conducted by Duke University revealed that out of 112,000 recipients of implanted defibrillators, 22 percent were “less than ideal” candidates to receive them. Why would medical professionals implant a device into a patient that could be potentially more harmful than beneficial? It may be because the doctors are still relying on outdated information,…