Coral Gables, Florida Personal Injury Law Blog

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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Surgical Errors Guide

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

What To Do If You’ve Been A Victim of Surgical Errors Determining whether a surgical errors attorney is what you need if you or a loved one have been a victim of a surgical error is not an easy task. If you have recently undergone surgery and had a bad outcome due to a suspected error, carelessness, or negligence of a hospital physician, nurse or employee, it might be the right time to reach out to a legal expert. Before reaching out to a surgical errors attorney, this guide may  help you understand whether you may have a case and...

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Myocardial Infarction (MI) / Heart Attack

by Admin | Sep 16, 2022 | Medical Issues/Negligence

What Is a Myocardial Infarction (MI)? A Myocardial Infarction (MI) is a heart attack. The American Heart Association reports that nearly “every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack.” There are two types of heart attacks: NSTEMI and STEMI. NSTEMI: This occurs when there is a partial blockage of an artery that results in a reduction of oxygen to the heart. An NSTEMI will present itself as a decreased ST segment on the patient’s EKG. STEMI: This occurs when there is a full blockage of an artery that results in a complete lack of oxygen to...

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Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Or Failure To Diagnose Lawyer

by Admin | Sep 15, 2022 | Medical Issues/Negligence

Have you or a loved one experienced heart attack misdiagnosis and need to reach out to a failure to diagnose lawyer? The CDC reports that every year, 805,000 people in the United States have a heart attack, otherwise referred to as a myocardial infarction. According to the CDC, one in five heart attacks is “silent” meaning that the patient does not experience any symptoms. A heart attack can lead to devastating life-long health complications and even death so timely diagnosing and properly treating a heart attack is crucial to the patient’s recovery. Unfortunately, hospitals and doctors do not always take...

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) And How A CRPS Lawyer Can Help You

by Admin | Sep 01, 2022 | Medical Issues/Negligence

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), previously known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), affects 200,000 people in the United States annually with many looking to find a CRPS Lawyer that can help. The hallmark of CRPS is chronic, localized pain in a limb that has suffered nerve damage. There are two forms of CRPS: Type 1: Sympathetic Dystrophy Type 2: Causalgia Sympathetic Dystrophy occurs when the damaged nerve cannot be identified. On the other hand, causalgia develops when there is damage to a specific nerve. Causes Of CRPS It can often be difficult to identify the origin of your CRPS. It...

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How To Sue A Hospital For Negligence

by Admin | Aug 03, 2022 | Medical Issues/Negligence Medical Malpractice

Understanding how to sue a hospital for negligence is no easy task, but in some cases, it is the only way to recover the losses you have suffered. If you or one of your family members feels there has been negligence that rises to the level of medical malpractice, you may be sitting with the question, can I sue a hospital for negligence? Of course, there is no simple answer to this question. Bonner Law, located in South Florida, brings the power of 30 years of experience to help clients that have fallen victim to medical malpractice, are here to...

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What is Central Cord Syndrome?

by Bonner Law | Oct 07, 2021 | Legal Questions/Issues Medical Issues/Negligence Medical Malpractice

  Central Cord Syndrome (CCS) is an injury that occurs in the center of the spinal cord that causes nerve damage which impedes or destroys the ability of the brain to communicate with some part of the body, usually the victim’s hands or arms, and in rare instances, the legs. How Does Central Cord Syndrome Occur? CCS usually happens from a neck (cervical) hyper-extension injury. This type of injury occurs when the head is forcefully tilted back. The forceful extension of the neck can cause squeezing and compression of the spinal cord. This can occur in: Automobile accidents. Falls. Sports...

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Failed Bunion Surgery/Bunionectomy

by Bonner Law | Oct 01, 2021 | Legal Questions/Issues Medical Issues/Negligence Medical Malpractice surgery complications Uncategorized

  A bunion is a bump on the side of your foot that forms near the base of your big toe. Bunions usually occur when the big toe pushes against the toe next in line, which causes the joint of the big toe to become larger and protrude. When bunions grow too large, they become very painful and can negatively impact your life. A bunionectomy is done to realign you bones and reduce the size of the bump on the side of your foot. This is also known as bunion surgery.   It is a treatment to correct bunions. There are...

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Complications During Prostatectomy Surgery

by Bonner Law | Sep 28, 2021 | Legal Questions/Issues Medical Issues/Negligence Medical Malpractice

                Prostate surgery or surgery to remove the prostate otherwise know as a Prostatectomy is associated with many potential complications and surgeons who do not follow the applicable standard of care can, through their negligence, cause life-changing complications. It is estimated that roughly 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Many other men will suffer from an enlarged prostate without getting cancer, otherwise known as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), and surgery may be the only treatment option. Regardless, if surgery is selected as the treatment, there are...

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