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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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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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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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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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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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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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