Tag Archives: Medical malpractice lawsuits

How Doctors & Hospitals Use Arbitration Agreements to Avoid Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By Paul B. Genet |

When you seek medical care from a physician or hospital, you may be asked to sign an “alternative dispute resolution” agreement. These agreements require the patient to waive their right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in the event of the health care provider’s negligence and instead submit any claim to private arbitration. While… Read More »

Should Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Mean Giving Up Your Privacy Rights?

By Paul B. Genet |

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear yet another appeal related to medical malpractice. This case addresses a 2013 law adopted by the Florida legislature that significantly compromises a patient’s right to medical privacy. A plaintiff pursuing a medical malpractice case on behalf of her late husband has asked the Supreme Court to… Read More »

Study Details Concentration, Demographics of Medical Malpractice

By Paul B. Genet |

While most doctors do a good job treating their patients, there are still thousands of treatment mistakes made every year which rise to the level of medical malpractice. But just how widespread is medical malpractice. According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, malpractice appears to be heavily concentrated… Read More »

Signs Your Health Care Practitioner Committed Malpractice

By Paul B. Genet |

Usually getting your tonsils out means a routine, outpatient surgery and all the ice cream you can eat. The tragic death of 12-year-old Carly Jane Liptak during her tonsillectomy two years ago shocked Floridians who wondered how this could happen to an otherwise healthy girl. Doctors claimed that “complications of tonsillitis” killed Carly, but… Read More »

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