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How To Spot Signs Of Florida Nursing Home Negligence

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It is horrific to think that an assisted living center and its employees could engage in intentional abuse toward residents, but not as many people consider the implications of nursing home negligence. There is a distinct difference between the two concepts, though both elder abuse and neglect are unlawful. The National Institute on Aging… Read More »

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Prompt Diagnosis Is Critical For Cancers With High Survival Rates

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While there is still no absolute cure for cancer, advancements in medicine and innovative technology have made it possible for individuals to enjoy positive patient outcomes and survival rates. The National Cancer Institute reports that there were almost 17 million cancer survivors living in the US in 2019, and that number is projected to… Read More »

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Fatal Medical Errors: Rights Of Survivors Under Florida Wrongful Death Laws

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Mistakes by health care providers can lead to severe, debilitating injuries, but they can also cause fatalities when the patient does not receive proper medical care. The standard that applies to practitioners is outlined in Florida’s medical negligence statute, which states that a doctor is required to provide treatment in accordance with what is… Read More »

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Risks Of Birth Injuries At Every Trimester

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The three trimesters of pregnancy are exciting for expecting parents as they eagerly anticipate the birth of their child. However, these nine months are also critical in terms of fetal development. You may get caught up in both the excitement and the weariness that comes with pregnancy, but it is important to understand what… Read More »

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When Surgical Errors By Florida Physicians Constitute “Never Events”

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From the term itself, you can tell how so-called “never events” by Florida health care providers involve absolutely inexcusable mistakes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) definition includes any error that is clearly identifiable, preventable, and serious in how they affect the patient – usually resulting in severe injuries or death. In… Read More »

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What Does Informed Consent Mean Under Florida Medical Malpractice Laws?

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Getting informed consent is one of the most basic duties for a physician when providing medical care, and the requirements are spelled out in the Florida Medical Consent Law. In general, the statute protects health care providers from claims in which the patient gives informed consent to the treatment. Whenever you are planning an… Read More »

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Depositions In Florida Medical Malpractice Cases: What To Expect

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Discovery is a key component to medical malpractice claims in Florida, especially depositions of parties, witnesses, and experts. Therefore, there is a good chance that you will be called as a deponent at some point during the legal proceedings. The details are covered in Florida rules covering oral depositions, which basically cover giving notice,… Read More »

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What Is The Most Dangerous Post-Operative Infection?

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When it comes to the most horrific types of medical malpractice in the realm of surgery, many people believe that there can be nothing worse than having an object left inside the patient. In fact, these disturbing scenarios are quite rare: According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 1,500 patients are estimated… Read More »

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Facts You Did NOT Know About Bedsores In Florida Hospitals

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You are probably aware that bedsores are wounds to the skin that develop when a patient remains in the same position for too long without being moved, but there are some additional facts that might surprise you. For one, the formation of dangerous bedsores is a key indicator of failures by hospital staff with… Read More »

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Big 3 Misdiagnosed Conditions By Florida Health Care Providers

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Physicians go through years of medical school and countless hours of on-the-job training during residency, but the nature of practicing medicine leaves the door open to mistakes with diagnosis. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that an estimated 100,000 Americans die or suffer permanent disability because of diagnostic errors, whether connected to delays, missed… Read More »

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