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What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Florida Birth Injuries Cases?

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All US states impose deadlines on when someone can bring legal action for any type of case, from criminal charges and breach of contract claims to vehicle crashes and other accidents. In medical malpractice lawsuits alleging negligence by health care providers, the Florida statute of limitations is two years. If the injured patient does… Read More »

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PE And Pregnancy: Unexpected Risks During And After

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Expectant mothers learn a lot about what their bodies are going through during pregnancy and the post-partum period, but one issue that does not get the attention it deserves is pulmonary embolism (PE). According to the American Thoracic Society, PE is a top cause of death to mothers in developed countries. The US has… Read More »

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Shocking Statistics On Diagnosis Errors In Florida

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Misdiagnosis of medical conditions remains a problem in the medical field, occurring often enough that health care professionals have banded together to reduce the prevalence of diagnostic errors. The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) aims to increase awareness and identify strategies for preventing harm to patients. Researchers have analyzed the data and… Read More »

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What Is The Worst That Can Happen With Bedsores In Florida Hospitals?

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When you think of all the mishaps that could befall you while hospitalized in Florida, you might be concerned about surgical errors, medication mistakes, or misdiagnosis. Bedsores are probably not at the top of the list. The Mayo Clinic uses the terms decubitus ulcer or pressure ulcer, since bedsores usually develop through prolonged pressure… Read More »

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Medication Errors By Florida Health Care Providers

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Medications are powerful substances for treatment and preventative medicine, and many positive patient outcomes would not be possible without them. However, Florida health care providers are capable of mistakes, including with the administration of medications. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic provide useful definitions on the topic, explaining that medication errors are preventable events that… Read More »

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What To Ask At Your First Meeting With A Florida Med Mal Lawyer

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A patient who suffers harm because of medical errors will sustain significant physical, financial, and emotional losses, so it is reassuring to know that legal remedies are available. Under Florida’s medical negligence statute, you can pursue a health care provider who deviated from the relevant standard of care and caused your injuries. As such,… Read More »

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What Is Venous Thromboembolism?

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The term might be difficult to pronounce, but venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a medical condition that affects many Americans and can lead to serious complications. Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explain that VTE encompasses two scenarios involving blood clots: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot located… Read More »

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Time Limitations In Florida Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

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Cancer misdiagnosis is one of the most egregious forms of medical malpractice because of the two-fold effects of the error. A patient who receives a false-positive cancer diagnosis may undergo harsh, invasive treatment that was unnecessary, while a false-negative means a patient does not get the care they need. You may have grounds for… Read More »

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Risks Of Settling A Florida Medical Malpractice Claim Too Early

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Your life can be turned around if you suffer Injuries from a negligent health care provider, so it is reassuring to know that Florida medical malpractice laws allow you to seek compensation for your losses. There are generally two ways of resolving these claims, either by settlement or pursuing a lawsuit. Though every case… Read More »

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A Close Look At Florida’s Medical Consent Law

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Patients place a significant amount of trust in their health care providers, but they also have rights that medical professionals are required to respect when delivering care. You are probably aware of a few, including rights related to privacy, confidentiality, and getting a second opinion. Another important one relates to decision-making regarding care, and… Read More »

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