Coral Gables, Florida Personal Injury Law Blog

Understanding the Role of your South Florida Medical Malpractice Attorney

by Admin | Jan 27, 2023 | Medical Malpractice

If you live in Florida and have been a victim of medical malpractice, you may need to seek a South Florida medical malpractice attorney. A good first step is to get a solid understanding of what a medical malpractice attorney does, what the general parameters around medical malpractice are and how to uncover what your rights might be under Florida Law. This guide will also help you prepare for your first meeting with your potential medical malpractice attorney, as well as provide some guidance as to how to make your selection. Michael P. Bonner, founder of Miami-based Bonner Law Firm,...

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Getting Familiar with the Common Types of Medical Malpractice

by Admin | Jan 09, 2023 | Uncategorized

It might be surprising to learn that medical malpractice affects many people in the United States. Getting familiar with the common types of medical malpractice is a good place to start if you or a loved one feels they may be entitled to compensation due to the negligence of a medical professional. Malpractice takes many forms and the impact can range from short-term problems to permanent, life-changing health problems and even death. With an estimated 250,000 Americans dying from medical malpractice related incidents each year, it’s important to know everything we can about holding those who were negligent accountable. 7...

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Understanding IV Complications and When You Need an Attorney for Medical Malpractice

by Admin | Jan 05, 2023 | Legal Questions/Issues Medical Issues/Negligence

IVs or intravenous therapy can be lifesaving, but, if mistakes are made, can lead to life threatening consequences. An attorney for medical malpractice can help you navigate the aftermath of this type of medical complication. If you or a loved one has experienced a medical problem due to the negligence of a medical professional’s administration of an IV, this guide will help get you started as you determine if you may need an attorney for medical malpractice. Frequently Asked Questions About IVs and Hiring an Attorney for Medical Malpractice What is intravenous therapy? Intravenous therapy (commonly referred to as an...

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What To Do When Delivery Room Errors Happen

by Admin | Jan 05, 2023 | Firm News

If you have experienced negligence in the delivery room, you may need to contact a hospital malpractice lawyer. The unfortunate fact is that 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. 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. While this scenario can be devastating to the entire family, a hospital malpractice lawyer may be needed...

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Your Guide To Hiring A Wrongful Death Lawyer

by Admin | Dec 21, 2022 | Legal Questions/Issues

If one of your family members has been a victim of wrongful death, you may feel overwhelmed by where to turn. An experienced wrongful death lawyer can help you understand your rights and alleviate some of your stress so that you can focus on getting through your time of grief. This brief guide will help you gain a working knowledge of what parameters are needed for wrongful death to be present, what hiring a wrongful death lawyer entails and what you might expect if you ultimately file a wrongful death lawsuit. Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death What...

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Can You Sue A Doctor For Losing Medical Records?

by Admin | Nov 03, 2022 | Medical Issues/Negligence

Are you wondering if can you sue a doctor for losing medical records? Medical malpractice cases require a plaintiff to prove that a physician deviated from the standard of medical care. To determine whether a physician provided proper and adequate care to a patient, there are several facts that need to be considered. These include: the patient's condition, the patient’s medical history, the physician’s awareness of the patient's history, the physician's contemporaneous observations, and more. These can be shown using medical records. Therefore, when records are missing from a patient’s file it can be detrimental to their case against a...

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Altering Medical Records

by Admin | Nov 03, 2022 | Medical Issues/Negligence

Importance Of Medical Records Medical records are the backbone of any medical malpractice case. Before a patient can file a lawsuit against a physician, nurse or a medical facility in Florida, medical experts are required to review sign an affidavit attesting that there is a good faith basis to claim that there was a breach in the standard of care. These experts rely primarily on the patient records to determine whether another doctor did not provide the care any reasonable doctor in the same position would. If a physician, nurse, or medical facility has been altering medical records, then a...

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What Is A Never Event?

by Admin | Oct 29, 2022 | Medical Issues/Negligence

What They Are What is a “never event”? A “never event” is, as the name suggests, a medical error that should never occur while under the care of a medical professional. Medicare and Medicaid do not provide coverage (will not pay) for never events because they are considered preventable and avoidable. There are currently 7 categories of never events. 7 Never Event Categories Surgical or procedural events Examples include surgery on the wrong part of the body; anesthesiology complications; and foreign objects inside the patient during a procedure. Product or device events Examples include treating a patient with contaminated drugs...

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Decubitus Ulcers/ Pressure Ulcers / Bed Sores

by Admin | Oct 28, 2022 | Medical Issues/Negligence

Bed sores, also known as decubitus or pressure ulcers, affect nearly 2.5 million people annually in the United States. In fact, there are roughly 17,000 bed sore lawsuits filed each year. A bed sore is an ulcer that develops due to extended periods of friction and pressure on the skin. Although the ulcer is only visible on the skin at first, over time the wound can grow to affect the tissue and muscle. Common Bed Sore Locations A bed sore can develop anywhere that spends extended periods of time under pressure, subject to friction, or exposed to excessive moisture. As...

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Determine if You Have Been A Victim of Nursing Negligence

by Admin | Oct 14, 2022 | Medical Issues/Negligence

Next Steps if You Think You’ve Been a Victim of Nursing Negligence Nursing Negligence can have long-lasting and disastrous consequences ranging from short-term to long-term to permanent to death. Nurses play an integral part in the hospital patient’s experience as the front line advocate that monitors progress, administers medications and communicates with doctors and surgeons. Nursing errors are a significant problem leading to more than 10,000 in-hospital errors each year among which more than 10% have led to death. When nursing negligence occurs, patients are likely to be injured or even die. When mistakes or failures to adhere to hospital policies...

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