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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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Answers To Common Questions About C-Section Infection

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Whether the procedure was planned in advance or ordered by an OB-GYN during labor, data reveals that approximately one-third of babies in the US are born via Cesarean section. Statistics on birth by C-section also show that these rates are declining, especially among women who were at low risk of developing complications. The general… Read More »

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Steps In The Legal Process For A Florida Medical Malpractice Case

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The vast majority of Florida physicians are professional and responsible in delivering quality patient care, but there are some that fall short. State medical malpractice laws aim to alleviate the devastating losses victims suffer by providing a legal remedy for recovering compensation. The Florida medical negligence statute spells out a very specific process for… Read More »

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Tampa Hospitals And Risk Of Postoperative Infection

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When you compare Tampa hospitals to others throughout Florida, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that facilities in the area perform well when graded according to a reputable source on patient safety. According to the Hospital Safety Grades report published by The Leapfrog Group, 17 of the 32 regional hospitals received an A… Read More »

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False Positive Cancer Misdiagnosis: Serious Consequences For Patients

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Hearing that you have cancer is life-changing in many ways, so you would probably welcome the news when you learn that a health care provider made a mistake with your diagnosis. However, your mind could change quickly if you have already undergone severe, harsh medical treatment after a false-positive cancer diagnosis. Unfortunately, this phenomenon… Read More »

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How Common Are ER Errors In Florida Hospitals?

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It is called the emergency department for a reason, so you probably suffered from severe injuries or an acute medical condition if you headed to an ER in Florida for treatment. You certainly never expected that you would be worse off and sustain serious harm while receiving treatment. Unfortunately, mistakes in the emergency care… Read More »

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Distracted Doctoring? Smartphones And Impact On Quality Patient Care

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Thanks to legislative measures and public awareness campaigns about the dangers of distracted driving, fewer motorists are texting, talking, on the phone, or surfing the internet while behind the wheel. However, there is a risk involved with smartphone use you might not have considered: Distracted doctoring by physicians who just cannot put their device… Read More »

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