Millions of Americans undergo surgery every year. Some procedures are emergent, while others are elective. As with any procedure, there are risks and benefits to surgery. As a patient, it is your right and responsibility to be informed about the procedure being performed and ask questions regarding the procedure to your healthcare provider. Understanding the…

Medical negligence is a big problem in the United States, leading to medical complications, disabilities, and even death. A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine states that medical negligence is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 100,000 deaths due to misdiagnosis and 195,000 deaths due to…

If we experience a medical emergency, our initial reaction is to go the emergency room.  Hospitals are full of specialists, staff, and equipment that can quickly diagnose and treat whatever ailment we have.  But what happens when an emergency trip to the hospital results in oversights and errors that either worsen our condition or in…

As our loved ones begin to age, we often see the benefits of having more expert care and attention given to meet their healthcare needs. Our busy lives may not allow for us to spend quality time with aging parents nor are we completely qualified to know what is needed in every situation.   Most…

Anyone that has had a loved one who is addicted to drugs understands the emotional turmoil that their addiction causes to everyone around them. The drugs affect the neurotransmitters in their brain, and they may begin to act like a completely different individual than the person you knew before the addiction.   While there are…

Medical Malpractice is, unfortunately, very common these days, with up to 400,000 people dying each year from people suffering a preventable medical harm.  There are different kinds of medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis, surgery mismanagement, birth injury, and medication errors. Prescription medications can have significant benefits when they are prescribed and used appropriately.  However, when there…

The number of adults ages 50 and older in the United States is expected to topple over 132 million by the year 2020.  This represents 20% of the total population.  The combination of “baby boomers” reaching their senior years and people living longer than ever due to advancements in medicine has resulted in this sudden…

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that 1% of physicians accounted for 32% of paid malpractice claims over the past ten years. The high cost of medical malpractice contributes to the increased cost of care, meaning that this small number of doctors cost everyone.  Even worse, these doctors continue…

Medical Malpractice: An Unfortunate Reality Here’s a story from an Experience Tampa Medical Malpractice Lawyer… We rely on medical professionals for accurate diagnosis, quality and timely care, and improvement or treatment of a medical condition. Most of the time, we receive quality care from these medical professionals, but other times, a deviation from the standard…

The Medical Negligence Statute of Limitations for Florida When a loved one has been sick or has died, there is often a good deal of emotional stress. That stress is even more complicated if you suspect medical negligence. You may doubt your instincts or be unsure of the specific events that led to the sickness…

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