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Liability For Premature Discharge From The ER

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When you have to visit the emergency room for treatment of an urgent medical issue, you certainly want to get the care you need quickly so recovery can begin. Florida hospital emergency departments are busy places, and they can easily become overcrowded to the point where there is pressure to get patients moving along… Read More »

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4 Florida Laws That Affect Informed Consent Medical Malpractice Cases

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Informed consent is a basic principle in the practice of medicine, and it is essentially a process for shared decision-making that incorporates input from both the physician and patient. The point of requiring Florida health care providers to obtain informed consent is that patients deserve autonomy in determining whether to go through with treatment… Read More »

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How Cancer Misdiagnosis Affects Staging

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With many medical conditions, you either get a positive or negative diagnosis from a Florida health care provider. For cancer, there is much more to the analysis once cancerous cells are discovered. The American Cancer Society describes this assessment as cancer staging, in which physicians determine the location and how much the disease has… Read More »

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4 Unexpected Complications From Post-Operative Infection

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The Leapfrog Group recently released its report for Fall 2022, highlighting that this is the 10th Anniversary of the watchdog organization’s efforts to provide information about patient safety in hospitals. The Hospital Safety Grade report assesses around 3,000 hospitals across the US and issues a letter grade based upon how successful the facilities are… Read More »

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Nursing Home Neglect Is Just As Serious As Intentional Abuse

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Nursing home misconduct is intolerable and unacceptable in any context, so you may not consider distinctions between neglect and abuse in Florida assisted living facilities. However, they are important. As described by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), abuse is intentional, physical attacks, such as hitting, slapping, punching, and sexual assault. Neglect involves a… Read More »

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Extreme Consequences From Spinal Fusion Surgical Errors

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Americans spend billions every year on treatment for chronic back pain, a medical condition that affects more people than you might expect. Statistics indicate that up to 72.3 million individuals suffer from back pain, expending more than $90 billion every year for medications, chiropractic care, various forms of therapy, medical procedures, and other treatment…. Read More »

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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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