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 [...]

Types of Surgical Errors in Brandon

By |2019-09-06T09:17:29-07:00September 13th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|

Serious surgical errors, like the ones outlined below, are very rare and hardly ever happen. However, especially given the high duty of care in these situations, they should never happen at all. The doctor-patient duty is one of the highest ones in Florida law. Typically, doctors have a fiduciary duty to their patients. Doctors must [...]

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 [...]

The Nuts And Bolts Of Florida Medication Error Claims

By |2018-11-13T10:18:53-08:00November 16th, 2018|Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|

Each year, medication errors kill or seriously injure tens of thousands of Americans. In other cases, the injuries are not physically serious but the consequences are significant. The wrong dose of medication, or the wrong kind of medication, may prolong an expensive hospital stay. Many times, the medical staff is responsible for these mistakes. Medication [...]

Seven Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions

By |2018-10-03T09:24:13-07:00October 5th, 2018|Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|

For various reasons, the days of close doctor-patient relationships are over, at least for the most part. Most doctors only listen to their patients for eleven seconds before they interrupt and redirect them. With such limited interaction, it is almost impossible for doctors to assess their patients’ symptoms and properly diagnose their conditions. Compounding matters, [...]

What Can Go Wrong During A C-Section In Florida?

By |2018-08-21T08:00:31-07:00August 24th, 2018|birth injuries, Medical Malpractice|

In most cases, a C-Section is a straightforward and safe procedure. In 2000, a Mexican woman even performed one of these operations on herself. The story is rather intriguing, although it is definitely not for the squeamish. Both she and her baby survived. Things went very well in this particular C-Section. But that’s not always [...]