Medical Malpractice Blog

Was Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy Preventable?

Cerebral palsy is a permanent neurological disorder that causes impaired muscle coordination and severe disruption in the body’s nervous system. While this condition can occur for a variety of reasons during pregnancy or shortly after birth, in some… Read More

How Do I Know if I Have a Medication Error Case?

Medical errors are the third highest cause of death in the United States and account for 10 percent of deaths in the U.S., according to a study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. And with nearly 30 percent of adults taking five or more medications at… Read More

Can a Hospital be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice?

medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider’s care falls below the standard level of care for the area and his or her specialty. While it is possible to hold the health care provider liable for any injuries resulting from poor care, in some… Read More

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim for a Hospital-Acquired Infection?

Acquiring an infection while at a medical facility is not uncommon, and certain surgical procedures may increase the chance of an infection. However, when an infection is caused by negligence or if standard guidelines are not followed by doctors, nurses… Read More

When Does Misdiagnosis Qualify as Medical Malpractice?

If a doctor fails to make an accurate or timely diagnosis, a patient could suffer severe consequences. The condition could worsen while going untreated or the patient could undergo treatment for a condition he or she does not have. In certain situations… Read More

Proving a Medical Malpractice Claim

Every day, many South Floridians rely on the competence of doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other medical professionals to ensure they receive correct the diagnoses, medications, treatments and surgical procedures they need. Sadly, some medical professionals… Read More

Florida Hospitals Score Below Average in Federal Ratings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released ratings for hospitals throughout the nation revealing that the majority of Florida hospitals rank below the national average. If were injured because of poor medical care while staying… Read More

Alarming Number of Patients Suffer Harm in In-Patient Rehab Facilities

A recent study conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General found that 29 percent of those admitted to inpatient rehab hospitals experienced an adverse event during their stay, including incidents like infections,… Read More

Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring Decreases MRSA Infections

A recent study has found that electronic hand monitoring systems can help improve healthcare professionals’ compliance with hand hygiene guidelines, which can effectively reduce the rate of hospital-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus… Read More

One Percent of Physicians Responsible for Large Share of Medical Malpractice Claims

Stanford researchers have revealed that one percent of doctors are linked to approximately one-third of all paid medical malpractice claims. The study found that those physicians share a common set of characteristics related to gender, age, practice… Read More

 

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