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Medical Malpractice

What is Medical Malpractice? What’s the definition of medical malpractice? Malpractice, according to a leading legal dictionary, is: “The tort committed when a professional fails to properly execute their duty to a client.” (Tort is a legal term meaning “an act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to…

As humans, we make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. But when you’re a doctor, a mistake can cost patients a limb or their lives. As such, the law allows patients to hold doctors accountable for these mistakes. However, it’s not as simple as making a claim, the doctor admitting his or…

What Makes a Good Medical Malpractice Attorney? One word sums up how many victims of medical malpractice feel: betrayed. A doctor they trusted to heal their pain instead made it worse. A doctor they believed could diagnose their illness instead treated them for a non-existent condition. A doctor they felt…

Florida Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations Like many states, Florida has laws that treat legal actions for medical malpractice differently from other kinds of personal injury lawsuits. The procedures and deadlines set forth in the Florida Comprehensive Medical Malpractice Reform Act, first enacted in 1985 and since amended, create numerous…

No surgery is without some risk. Complications can happen, and sometimes no one is at fault for unexpected surgical outcomes. However, if you have suffered surgical complications or injuries that were caused by the negligence or recklessness of medical professionals or the medical facility involved in your care, you may…

Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnosis of Heart Attacks One of the most common forms of medical malpractice that affects patients in the United State’s healthcare system is misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose. Despite the grueling education and training that doctors receive, they still are human beings and are more than…

Doctors Need Patient’s Informed Consent or Risk Medical Malpractice Medical treatment can sometimes come with the weighing of risks versus benefits. Things such as surgery and certain medications may be able to treat certain ailments yet they also can come with side effects or risks of complication. There are many…