Category Archives: Surgical Error
How Much Can I Recover For A Surgical Error Under Florida Law?
Surgical errors like leaving an object inside a patient, operating on the wrong person, and slicing into organs are forms of medical malpractice, but every US state has different, very specific definitions for these cases. Under the Florida medical negligence statute, a surgeon could be liable for deviating from the standard of care that… Read More »
Extreme Consequences From Spinal Fusion Surgical Errors
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 »
When Surgical Errors By Florida Physicians Constitute “Never Events”
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 »
What Is The Most Dangerous Post-Operative Infection?
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 »
What Proof Do I Need For A Florida Surgical Errors Case?
A surgical error is a specific type of medical malpractice under Florida law, but you must still meet the same standard of proof that applies to other patients who suffer harm at the hands of health care providers. Under Florida’s medical negligence law, you must be able to prove that the surgeon deviated from… Read More »