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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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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