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Is a Teaching Hospital Liable for the Medical School’s Malpractice?

Many Florida hospitals have teaching affiliations with medical schools. This means that faculty and residents employed by medical school have staff privileges at the hospital. But the hospital is not necessarily responsible for any acts of medical negligence committed by such doctors. Tampa Hospital Off the Hook for Fatal Colon Cancer Surgery Specifically, Florida law 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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