Florida Supreme Court Strikes Malpractice Damage Cap

By |2017-07-12T10:56:02-07:00July 21st, 2017|Medical Malpractice|

A sharply-divided body ruled that limits which “arbitrarily reduce damage awards for plaintiffs who suffer the most drastic injuries” are unconstitutional. Former Gov. Jeb Bush called the Legislature into special session three times before lawmakers eventually approved caps as low as $100,000. Typically, the maximum was $500,000 for serious cases and $1 million for “catastrophic” [...]

The Patient Misdiagnosis Crisis And You

By |2017-04-28T06:45:19-07:00April 28th, 2017|Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|

Each year, medical misdiagnosis results in over 40,000 deaths per year. That’s essentially the same figure as breast cancer fatalities. Overall, misdiagnosis may affect up to 20 percent of all medical cases, a number that far exceeds surgical mistakes and medication errors. Despite these statistics, doctors have done little or nothing to stem the rising [...]

Florida Court Ruling Weakens Limits on Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases

By |2016-07-19T11:39:40-07:00December 4th, 2015|Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|

A Florida appeals court recently ruled that caps imposed on pain and suffering damages (also known as “noneconomic” damages) are unconstitutional in medical malpractice cases, according to an Orlando Sentinel news report. Initially, the jury awarded plaintiff Susan Kalitan $4 million in noneconomic damages for injuries to her esophagus during a 2008 carpal tunnel surgery. [...]

Alert Warning Issued for Mammograms at Boston Diagnostic – Orlando

By |2016-07-19T11:28:35-07:00September 18th, 2015|Personal Injury|

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a safety communication or alert last week regarding mammograms performed at Boston Diagnostic Imaging located on Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida. Alert Specifics The FDA is alerting patients who received mammograms at Boston Diagnostic in Orlando anytime after May 13, 2013 that there may be quality problems [...]

Man Wins $500,000 for Being Mocked During Colonoscopy

By |2016-07-19T11:40:14-07:00July 16th, 2015|Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|

A Virginia man was recently awarded $500,000 in a medical malpractice case against the anesthesiologist who put him under sedation during a colonoscopy in 2013. Tiffany Ingham, 42, was ordered to pay her patient after she was caught on recording mocking the man mercilessly while he was unconscious to other medical professionals in the room. [...]

Federal Report In Joan Rivers Death Indicates Negligence Of Attending Physicians

By |2016-07-19T11:40:59-07:00November 12th, 2014|General, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death|

81-year-old comic legend Joan Rivers died in September as a result of an outpatient medical procedure going awry. Due to Ms. Rivers’ iconic status and coming several years after one of the highest profile medical malpractice cases in modern history (Michael Jackson’s death), it was inevitable that media speculation regarding issues of medical malpractice would [...]

New Sitcom Raises Medical Malpractice Questions in Florida

By |2016-07-19T11:28:38-07:00August 22nd, 2014|General|

There’s a new sitcom on the fall television schedule about a young single woman who is saving herself for marriage, but becomes pregnant through artificial insemination – by accident. That is, the doctor who artificially inseminated her mistook her for a different patient in another exam room and performed the procedure on the wrong woman. [...]

A Refresher on Medical Malpractice in Florida

By |2016-07-19T11:39:39-07:00August 10th, 2014|General|

Despite the fact that doctors and medical professionals are well trained, they make mistakes sometimes. Occasionally, they are negligent, and may make errors that lead to serious injury. In the unfortunate event that you are injured at the hands of a medical professional, it is important to understand what your rights are and what constitutes malpractice. It is [...]