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Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Sued for Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Sued for Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer

On August 24, 2018, in Volusia County, Florida, the husband of a woman who died from breast cancer on December 7, 2016 sued Memorial Hospital Systems,...

What Is the Deadline for Filing a Heart Surgery Malpractice Lawsuit?

What Is the Deadline for Filing a Heart Surgery Malpractice Lawsuit?

Undergoing any kind of heart surgery is a frightening prospect. Virtually all patients consider what might go wrong, asking themselves questions like:...

4 Signs of a Botched Heart Surgery

4 Signs of a Botched Heart Surgery

There are many procedures that fall under the umbrella of heart surgery including heart bypass, angioplasty, heart transplant, and cardiac valve repla...

What Constitutes Heart Surgery Malpractice?

What Constitutes Heart Surgery Malpractice?

All healthcare providers have a duty to use the most widely accepted and reasonable standards of care during diagnosis and treatment. When they breach...

Can I Sue My Doctor for Failed Heart Surgery?

Can I Sue My Doctor for Failed Heart Surgery?

Patients who undergo heart surgery in the United States have a higher chance of survival than ever before. Unfortunately, complications can still aris...

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...

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