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5 Safety Tips for Visiting Loved Ones in a Nursing Home
Are you planning to visit a loved one currently living in a nursing home? If you are then we have safety tips for visiting a nursing home that we would like to share with you. While we can be anxious to make these visits, it can help keep everyone safe and healthy to take certain […]
How Do I Choose a Medical Malpractice Attorney Near Me?
Are you considering filing a medical malpractice claim? If so, it can be important to find an attorney who is experienced in this practice area and who understands legal trends. While many medical malpractice cases will settle outside the courtroom, having an attorney who is prepared to take your case to trial may also be […]
What is Gross Negligence in Florida and Why Does It Matter?
Are you familiar with the concept of gross negligence? A doctor amputates the wrong limb of a patient. A drunk driver speeds through a crowd of pedestrians. A nursing home fails to provide food and water to an elderly resident causing his or her death. These are examples of “gross negligence,” and such cases often […]
Tips You Need This March During National Patient Safety Awareness Week
Did you know National Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety? This year National Patient Safety Week occurs March 8–14, and the focus is two-fold: raising awareness about patient safety progress and recognizing the work that still needs to be done.  Did you […]
What Are the Most Common Reasons for Medical Malpractice?
Did you know medical malpractice is a legal cause of action that occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional deviates from a recognized standard of care? Whether this happens through negligence or omission, if it results in injury to a patient there may be a serious problem. Successful claims must show that […]
Is It Possible to Sue A Doctor for Emotional Distress?
Is it possible to sue a doctor for emotional distress? The short answer is “yes.” Courts have ruled that when a doctor causes emotional distress due to negligence, the patient can sue just as if the doctor caused physical harm. In many instances, emotional distress is as damaging as physical distress. It can lead to nausea, […]
What Is Medical Malpractice and What Should You Know About It?
Most people are familiar with the term “medical malpractice,” but what does it really mean? From a legal perspective, it’s a serious violation of patient rights with a specific definition that far exceeds whether a patient is happy with the results of a medical treatment. It does not, however, apply to every medical mistake.  Medical […]
Injured by a Prescription Drug Error? You May Have a Case.
Prescription drug errors violate trust and cause harm, sometimes serious harm. Unfortunately, this can be a much bigger problem than most people realize. The U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health recently published a study showing preventable medication errors impact more than 7 million patients annually, and cost nearly $21 billion […]
How A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works
Losing a loved one is devastating under any circumstances. Losing a parent or child, however, due to negligence or an intentional act by another person can make the suffering unbearable. While nothing can bring them back, a “wrongful death” claim can hold the liable party accountable regardless of whether he or she is convicted in […]