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
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
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
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?
A loved one is going into a skilled nursing facility The admissions director forces the family to sign an agreement that they can’t sue the nursing home for mistreatment or negligence–that the only remedy if the nursing home injuries or kills their loved one is arbitration, not court. In arbitration, the case is decided by … Read moreNursing Home Arbitration Clauses May Be Outlawed