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How Do I Know My Future Medical Expenses Following a Car Accident

Following a car accident or a similarly traumatic event, you may be liable for thousands of dollars in medical expenses. If your injuries were the result of a third party’s negligence, you can certainly file a personal injury lawsuit and seek compensation for these medical costs. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that Read More

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Who Is Liable for Dog Bite Injuries in Florida?

Every year approximately 600 Florida residents are hospitalized due to injuries arising from dog bites, according to the state Department of Health. Children under the age of six and boys between the ages of 6 and 14 are the most frequent victim of dog bites. But a dog bite is a serious matter no matter 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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Florida Court Tosses Damage Award Over Expert Testimony

If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, you may face significant bills for past and future medical expenses related to your treatment. If the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can seek to recover those expenses through a personal injury lawsuit. But a court will require expert evidence to document Read More

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Florida Appeals Court Reiterates Opposition to Medical Negligence Caps

Florida courts continue to push back against the legislature’s imposition of caps on “noneconomic” damages in medical negligence cases. Last year the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal held such caps were unconstitutional. That case is now on appeal to the Florida Supreme Court. But in the meantime, the Fourth District has once again rejected Read More

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Understanding the Role of Arbitration in Florida Medical Negligence Cases

When a patient intends to bring a medical negligence lawsuit under Florida law, the health care provider (or his insurance company) can make an “an offer to arbitrate in which liability is deemed admitted and arbitration will be held only on the issue of damages.” In some cases, arbitration offers a quicker and less costly Read More

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Understanding the Patients’ Right to Know About Adverse Medical Incidents

In medical malpractice cases, Florida patients have certain legal rights when seeking information about a health care provider’s past actions which may have hurt other patients. In 2004, Florida voters approved an amendment to the state’s constitution (known as Amendment 7) which expressly provides “patients have a right to have access to any records made Read More

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Proving Loss of Future Earnings and Medical Expenses Following an Accident

An auto accident can leave a victim with permanent injuries that affect their ability to work and pay for future medical expenses. In order to recover such damages in a personal injury lawsuit, a victim must adequately document any losses of potential future earnings or anticipated medical expenses. While juries may be sympathetic to purely Read More

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