Coral Gables, Florida Personal Injury Law Blog

Nerve Damage from Surgery

by Bonner Law | Aug 17, 2021 | Medical Issues/Negligence Medical Malpractice

Nerve Damage from Surgery Surgery is invasive, and any invasive procedure comes with several risks. Even after successful surgeries, many people suffer from complications. Nerves can be accidentally damaged when a doctor nicks them, cuts them, damages the myelin (sheath of protection), or causes the scar tissue to put pressure on a nerve. Some types of nerve damage are the result of medical malpractice. If a surgeon was insufficiently careful, a victim could suffer nerve damage that could have otherwise been unavoidable. Nerves could even be damaged during the administration of anesthesia. There are 3 basic types of anesthesia: local,...

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Slip-And-Fall in Apartment Building

by Bonner Law | Aug 04, 2021 | Legal Questions/Issues premises liability slip-and-fall

Slip-And-Fall in Apartment Building After a slip-and-fall, life could change and get difficult. You may sustain major injuries such as broken bones or a concussion. Even a minor injury could leave you with hefty medical bills and lost wages that create a financial hardship for you and your family. If you happen to slip-and-fall while in your apartment complex, you may be wondering what actions you should take to deal with the consequences that came as a result of your accident. Who Could Be Held Liable? Depending on the nature of your injury and the circumstances of your case, you...

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Complications of IV Therapy – Infiltration/Extravasation

by Bonner Law | Aug 03, 2021 | Legal Questions/Issues Medical Issues/Negligence

What is intravenous therapy, also known as IV? It is a delivery method used to administer fluids like electrolytes and medications through a small catheter needle that is inserted into a vein, usually, in the hand or arm to deliver whichever fluid necessary. This form of therapy is widely used as it is convenient, however, it is not always reliable or safe, and serious complications can arise. Complications may develop when the catheter is improperly inserted or placed, or when medical staff does not adequately monitor the area. Complications, such as IV infiltration and extravasation can occur as well. IV...

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Torn Meniscus

by Bonner Law | Jul 08, 2021 | Medical Issues/Negligence

What is a torn meniscus? The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that acts as a cushion between the thighbone, kneecap, and tibia to prevent them from rubbing against each other.[1] It also functions as a shock absorption, allowing us to walk and run without damaging the bones that meet at the knee.[2] Each knee joint contains two menisci. Damage to this is a torn meniscus. It is one of the most common types of knee injuries.[3] A meniscus tear rarely heals on its own. Once it tears, use of the knee prevents healing and may aggravate the situation.[4]...

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Obstetric Emergencies and Conditions – Delivery Room Errors

by Bonner Law | Apr 05, 2021 | Firm News

Labor and delivery can quickly transform from what should be one of the happiest moments of your life into a life-threatening emergency for both mother and baby. However, when Labor and Delivery Nurses or Obstetricians do not follow the standard of care in an emergency situation, their negligence can cause devastating injuries, or even death, to both the mother and baby. Some of the more common delivery room errors include: Delayed Cesarean Section Delivery: Delay in performing a C-Section is, by far, the leading cause of malpractice-related birth injuries because negligent delay in performing an emergency C-Section is known to...

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Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

by Bonner Law | Mar 09, 2021 | Firm News

HIE is a brain injury caused by a lack of oxygen before, during, or after a baby is born. HIE is otherwise known as birth asphyxia which can be characterized by a lack of oxygen in the baby’s blood (hypoxia) or a lack of blood flow to the baby’s brain (ischemia). Causes of HIE Unfortunately, there are many different possible causes of HIE. Sometimes, the cause of fetal HIE is unknown. Some of the known possible causes are:[1] Maternal diabetes with vascular disease Problems with blood circulation to the placenta Preeclampsia Chronic hypertension Cardiac disease Congenital infections of the fetus...

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Florida’s Marchman Act

by Bonner Law | Feb 18, 2021 | Firm News

The Hal S. Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act is otherwise known as the Marchman Act. The Florida Legislature enacted the Marchman Act to help combat the growing drug and alcohol addiction epidemic. The Marchman Act established a statewide Drug Policy Advisory Council and requires each county in Florida to fund a treatment-based drug court program that people can be directed to by court order. The Marchman act also guides how individuals can be involuntarily committed to drug or alcohol addiction treatment. Involuntary Admission Under the Marchman Act Under the act, someone may only be admitted involuntarily if: They...

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Vaping Lawsuit Basics

by Bonner Law | Feb 16, 2021 | Firm News

Legal actions against vaping companies for injuries associated with the use of electronic cigarettes and vapes looks different than your typical lawsuit. What you sue for, who you sue, and how you file your lawsuit are all features that can make your vaping lawsuit look different than your typical personal injury lawsuit. What can I sue for? Like any lawsuit, you have to allege an injury of some sort in order to file a claim. Vaping is associated with severe, adverse health effects. If you are curious about the common injuries associated with vaping, please refer to our prior Blog...

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Common Illnesses Associated with Vaping

by Bonner Law | Feb 08, 2021 | Firm News

Vaping began to rise in popularity in the Summer of 2019, especially among teenagers and young adults. However, by February 2020, the CDC reported nearly 3,000 injuries requiring hospitalization associated with vaping.[1] Over 1/3 of the individuals hospitalized with vaping injuries are between 18 and 24 years old.[2] The vaping injury epidemic for America’s youth is worsening as the long-term health effects of vaping are surfacing in young adults. Some of the common illnesses associated with vaping are: Popcorn lung: Popcorn lung is the colloquial name for bronchiolitis obliterans, or the scarring of the tiny air sacs in the lungs...

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Status of Person on Property – Premises Liability

by Bonner Law | Jan 26, 2021 | Firm News

Slip and fall injuries often occur because of a dangerous condition on the property that the property owner could have prevented. Generally, property owners have a duty to exercise reasonable care in maintaining his property and ensuring the safety of third parties. However, the extent of a property owner’s duty to third parties depends on the legal status of that third party. In Florida, legal status means a category for the entrant, or a legal label assigned to the entrant primarily based on their reasons for entering the property. There are three different legal statuses Florida courts consider: Invitee, Licensee,...

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