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New Leading Cause of US Deaths Attributed to Medical Errors

New Leading Cause of US Deaths Attributed to Medical Errors

A study published by a team of patient safety experts from Johns Hopkins University in May claims that medical errors are the third leading cause of t...

Woman Seeks Compensation for Husband’s Death in Florida Malpractice Claim

Woman Seeks Compensation for Husband’s Death in Florida Malpractice Claim

Instances of malpractice by medical professionals can lead to serious or even fatal injuries due to the delicate nature of many procedures and operati...

What are the Most Common Medical Malpractice Cases?

What are the Most Common Medical Malpractice Cases?

A common type of personal injury claim is medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional or staff member fails to provide...

Malpractice Case against St. Pete Hospital Questions ‘Business Of Medicine’

Malpractice Case against St. Pete Hospital Questions ‘Business Of Medicine’

Most of Steve Kenan was laid to rest in St. Petersburg after his unexpected death in 2013. But not his heart. That organ, preserved in formaldehyde, h...

Florida Supreme Court Addresses Retroactive Application of Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages

Florida Supreme Court Addresses Retroactive Application of Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages

In June, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments in a case, Miles & Haynes v. Weingrad, M.D., that may have a significant impact on Florida̵...

A “Verified Written Medical Expert Opinion”: More than Just a Doctor’s Note

A “Verified Written Medical Expert Opinion”: More than Just a Doctor’s Note

Medical malpractice lawsuits are procedurally demanding cases that require strict adherence to the statutes that govern this area of law. Ignore one r...

Medical Errors on the Rise

Medical Errors on the Rise

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Patient Safety, as many as 440,000 people die each year as a the result of preventable medical...

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken Baby Syndrome: The leading cause of child abuse deaths nationwide When babies are born, their physical and immunological structure are in their...

Florida Medical Malpractice Law Changes

Florida Medical Malpractice Law Changes

Another year in the Florida Legislature, another strike against people trying to be made whole if they’re injured or harmed by a corporation. The la...

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