Malpractice vs Negligence: What’s the Difference?

By |2020-08-14T09:52:10-07:00August 19th, 2020|Medical Malpractice|

When you're not feeling well, you trust that a physician will take good care of you. Unfortunately, some people go to their doctor for healthcare and walk out with a health scare. Medical malpractice is a serious issue, and medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Those kinds of

Three Shoulder Dystocia Solutions Which Often Go Wrong

By |2020-06-02T09:42:53-07:00March 6th, 2020|Medical Malpractice|

SD is one of the most common and most serious labor and delivery emergencies. If the baby is too large to move down the mother’s narrow birth canal, the baby becomes lodged in the womb. When that happens, the umbilical cord keeps dropping. That can cause hypoxia (dangerous lack of oxygen), as the cord literally

When Do Surgical Errors Occur in Brandon?

By |2020-01-02T05:35:16-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice|

According to a recent survey, about 80,000 “never” events occurred in the United States between 1990 and 2010. These are surgical mistakes which should never happen under any circumstances, such as instruments being left inside patients after surgery. That alarmingly high figure does not include acts of ordinary negligence, which are outlined below. Legally, doctors

Cancer Misdiagnosis: What You Need to Know

By |2019-10-18T07:14:42-07:00October 18th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|

This disease’s survival rates have increased significantly since the 1990s. Even rare and aggressive forms of cancer, like mesothelioma, are often treatable if they are caught early enough. Prompt diagnosis, however, is a problem. As many as 40 percent of call cancer patients are initially misdiagnosed. Mesothelioma diagnosis issues are a good illustration of the

The Link Between Pitocin and Birth Injuries in Hillsborough County

By |2019-09-18T10:13:50-07:00September 20th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|

Researchers developed oxytocin (Pitocin or “pit”) in the 1950s. Chemist Du Du Vigneaud won a Nobel Prize for his efforts. All these years later, pit is still the most widely-used labor induction drug in Florida. Since most labor and deliveries are scheduled inductions, pit is almost always part of the process. This drug has few

Seven Delayed Diagnosis Conditions in Brandon

By |2019-06-17T10:06:58-07:00June 21st, 2019|Medical Malpractice|

Once upon a time, a doctor-patient relationship was the foundation of medical diagnosis. After the doctor learned about the patient’s symptoms, the doctor formulated a diagnosis. That is no longer the case. The average doctor only listens to a patient for about eleven seconds. It’s almost impossible to obtain any meaningful information during such a

Five Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

By |2019-04-23T10:57:23-07:00April 26th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|

Once upon a time, the doctor-patient relationship was something of a partnership. That’s no longer the case. Today, doctors listen to their patients for about eleven seconds before interrupting or redirecting them. In such a brief exchange, it’s impossible for the doctor to learn anything meaningful about the patient’s symptoms. Compounding this problem, many doctors

Five Common Surgical Errors In Florida

By |2019-03-19T10:01:34-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Medical Malpractice|

Two common mentalities contribute to the thousands of surgical mistakes and acts of medical malpractice which occur every year in Florida. Because of insurance restrictions, many doctors have a “treat ‘em and street ‘em” approach to medical care. They act as aggressively as possible as quickly as possible to make the patient healthy enough to