Wrongful Death Cases If your spouse, child or loved one dies as a result of medical malpractice, hospital errors or nursing home negligence, a wrongful death case can’t even begin to compensate you for your loss. I fully realize that. However, a wrongful death lawsuit can do two things: Make the person or persons responsible … Read moreHow I Handle a Wrongful Death Case
Medical Malpractice vs Medical Negligence There is no difference. It’s just two different names for the same thing. The definition of either is: Doing something that a reasonably prudent health care provider wouldn’t do or fail to do something that a reasonably prudent health care provider would do in similar circumstances. That’s the definition of … Read moreMedical Malpractice vs Medical Negligence-What’s the Difference?
Florida’s Wrongful Death Act Is Wrongful At least once a week, I have to tell a grieving family that, even though there may have been medical malpractice which caused their loved one’s death, they don’t have a case. That’s because Florida has a law called the Wrongful Death Act, which restricts who can bring a … Read moreFlorida’s Wrongful Death Act Is Wrongful
Doctors Overdoing Opioids Chronic pain can be a result of trauma from an accident, cancer, arthritis, herniated disks, or countless other sources. Although Florida has established regulations which have limited doctors prescribing opioids such as fentanyl and oxycontin, opioid overdoses still kill thousands of Floridians each year. Last year, Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office … Read moreDoctors are Still Overdoing Opioids
Medication errors kill at least one American per day and are responsible for injuring approximately 1.3 million–that’s million–people each year in this country. I see this in my law practice regularly. Here’s how medication errors happen: 1. The pharmacy dispenses the wrong drug or the wrong dosage. (this often happens due to many drugs having similar-sounding … Read moreMedication Errors Kill–Don’t Be a Victim
Q: What is a pressure sore? A: Pressure sore, bedsore or decubitus ulcer is tissue damage and tissue death caused by pressure on an area, usually by lying in one position without any turning and re-positioning. Q: What causes the skin to break down and die? A: There are four physical factors–pressure, friction, shearing and … Read moreQuestions and Answers About Pressure Sores
Treasure Coast Hospitals You’d think that out of four hospitals (counting Martin Memorial and Tradition as one) in the Treasure Coast area, at least one would score better than average on studies by Consumer Reports, Medicare and the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration. No. In fact, they rate in the bottom 20 percent among America’s … Read moreTreasure Coast Hospitals Leave a Lot to Be Desired
Last week, at a town hall meeting, U.S. Representative Raul Labrador from Iowa, stated: “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to healthcare.” Rep. Labrador, if you really believe this, I invite you to sit in my office for a few days and listen to the stories of loved ones who have died because they … Read moreBrainless Quote of the Week (Year?)
The Scales of Justice–How Fast Does My Case Get to Trial? I usually tell clients from the beginning of a case to trial takes about 2 years. That’s because of court backlogs and judges who are quick to grant defense continuances. We move things as fast as possible, but many times, it’s out of our … Read moreHow Fast Does My Case Get to Trial?