Florida law doesn’t require a minimum amount of insurance coverage for injuries or death caused by careless nursing home staff. As a result, nursing homes in Florida know they can’t be sued, and therefore, they cut down on their services; they cut down on their staff; they cut down on their supplies. All this adds … Read moreFlorida’s Nursing Homes Are Laughing at You
I typically hear this from callers: Me: What’s causing your medical problem? Caller: I don’t know. Me: Did you ask your doctor? Caller: Yes. Me: What did he say? Caller: He didn’t say anything. Don’t keep going to a doctor who doesn’t answer your questions about your medical problems. In my experience, doctors who don’t … Read moreDon’t Go to a Doctor (Or Lawyer) Who Won’t Answer Your Questions
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