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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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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Complications of Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

by Bonner Law | Jan 26, 2021 | Legal Questions/Issues Medical Issues/Negligence

The gallbladder is a small organ underneath the liver that stores bile, or the liquid produced in the liver that helps digest fats.[i] The gallbladder releases the bile into the small intestine to help break down fats so they can be absorbed and used by the body.[ii] While the gallbladder is an important part of the digestive system, sometimes medical complications require removal of the gallbladder. There are various medical diagnoses, complications and illnesses that subsequently require gallbladder removal.[iii] Cholelithiasis, or gallstones that form when liquid bile solidifies in the gallbladders, is the most common reason for gallbladder removal.[iv] When...

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Slip and Fall Injury – Premises Liability

by Bonner Law | Nov 11, 2020 | Legal Questions/Issues

n many instances, a slip and fall injury could have been prevented if the property owners had kept their property safe.  Under Florida Law, all property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a safe condition and may be liable for accidents that happen on their property.[1] However, Florida law places some burdens on the injured party to prove certain elements before they can recover for a slip and fall, especially if they slip and fall on a transitory foreign substance. Transitory Foreign Substances A transient foreign substance is a liquid or solid substance located where it does...

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Florida’s Wrongful Death Act

by Bonner Law | Sep 16, 2020 | Legal Questions/Issues

The death of a family member or loved one impacts a family for a lifetime. In addition to the inevitable grief, shock, and sadness, families may also face financial hardships due to the lost financial support of the deceased, medical bills and funeral expenses. When someone is killed because of the negligence of another or due to an intentional or even criminal act, or because of a defective product, a claim can be pursued under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act.  If a loved one's death is caused by the wrongful actions of another, family members can recover for their pain, suffering,...

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Medical Malpractice Presuit Requirements in Florida

by Bonner Law | Aug 25, 2020 | Legal Questions/Issues

Florida is one of several states that has placed restrictions on the filing and prosecution of lawsuits for Medical Malpractice because of a perceived litigation crisis affecting the health care industry.  Medical Malpractice reform in Florida began in 1985 by requiring potential plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice cases to provide a Notice of Intent to each prospective defendant before filing a lawsuit.  In 1988, Florida added a “Presuit Investigation” requirement, which included provisions permitting potential parties to conduct “informal discovery” before a complaint was filed.  Florida’s “Presuit” requirements have been modified several times since then, with the most recent revisions coming...

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Medical Malpractice Damages Caps in Florida

by Bonner Law | Aug 05, 2020 | Legal Questions/Issues

Currently, in most cases, there are no caps on the amount of damages that can be recovered by the victim of medical malpractice.   Section 766.118(2)(a), Florida Statutes, imposed certain caps on the Non-Economic Damages (pain and suffering) that victims of medical malpractice could recover, however, the Florida Courts have since found that statute to be unconstitutional. When enacted, the statute provided for different caps on Non-Economic Damages depending on the circumstances and the type of Health Care Provider involved, i.e. Emergency Department, Physician, Hospital, Wrongful Death or Catastrophic Injuries.  For example, the statute provided that non-economic damages for the negligence...

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