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Florida Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Birth Injury Law

Many Florida babies suffer serious birth injuries as a result of medical malpractice during delivery. Florida law provides a form of “no-fault” coverage for such injuries through the Neurological Injury Compensation Act (NICA). Under NICA, the parent of a child with birth injuries must first file an administrative claim for these no-fault benefits. Only if Read More

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Did Lexiscan Distributors Fail to Warn Patients About Heart Attack Risks?

Medical malpractice is not always the result of physician negligence. Doctors rely on pharmaceutical companies to provide them with safe and effective drugs to treat their patients. But when a drug maker fails to exercise “ordinary care” and produces a defective or dangerous product, it can lead to a medical malpractice claim against not only Read More

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Holding Florida Midwives Responsible for Birth Injuries

Shoulder dystocia is a frightening complication that can occur during childbirth. During a vaginal delivery, the newborn’s shoulder may get stuck. This can stretch or tear the nerves connecting the child’s spinal cord to their shoulder and arm. While this injury is usually temporary and will heal, with some children there is permanent damage. Judge Read More

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Florida Supreme Court Invalidates Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement

On September 22, the Florida Supreme Court issued an important decision for anyone who lives in a nursing home. The Court ruled that an arbitration agreement signed by a family member, but not the resident, was not binding on the latter. This is welcome news for victims of nursing home abuse and medical malpractice who Read More

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Florida Supreme Court Rules Doctor Can Be Tried Over Patient’s Suicide

Depression and other types of mental illness can have devastating consequences for its victims. Physicians who treat mental illness therefore have a special responsibility to ensure their own actions do not aggravate a patient’s condition. Tragically there are cases where a physician’s medical malpractice has led patients to commit suicide. Did “Abruptly” Taking Patient Off Read More

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Florida Court Dismisses Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Hospital Accused of Falsifying Records

Florida law treats medical malpractice differently than most personal injury cases. If a normal person is negligent, and you suffer an injury as a result of that negligence, you can sue that person for damages in court. But when the negligent person is a health care professional, Florida law grants him or her special protections Read More

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Is Your Florida Doctor “Going Bare”?

Suing a doctor for medical malpractice in Florida is never easy. And even if you manage to convince a judge or jury that your injuries were caused by a health care provider’s negligence, you may find yourself unable to collect on a damage award. A key reason for this is many Florida doctors do not Read More

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Florida Court Rules Malpractice Defendants May Not Violate Attorney-Client Privilege

Florida makes it difficult for victims of medical negligence to have their day in court. Among other requirements, there is a strict two-year of statute of limitations to file a malpractice claim. This two-year deadline starts on the day of the incident giving rise to the malpractice claim, or alternatively, “from the time the incident Read More

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Understanding the Legal Risks of Plastic Surgery in Florida

Plastic surgery is big business in Florida and throughout the country. According to the most recent figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more than 1.7 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2015. And while most plastic surgery is safe and non-invasive, when something does go wrong and there is medical malpractice, Florida Read More

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Do Both Parents Have to Consent to a Child’s Surgery Under Florida Law?

A physician may be liable for medical malpractice in Florida if he or she fails to obtain a patient’s informed consent before performing a surgical procedure. “Informed consent” means more than a quick description of the procedure. Florida law requires the doctor give the patient “a general understanding of the procedure, the medically acceptable alternative Read More

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