Medical Malpractice

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This Bill Would Make Getting Justice for Medical Errors Even Harder

You trusted your doctor. You put your faith in the nursing home taking care of your elderly family member. You put your life in the hands of the company who made the medical device you need. But what if they violate that trust?

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Jun 28, 2017
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Man Awarded $870K After Wrong Testicle Removed

Three years after his doctor mistakenly removed the wrong testicle, a jury awarded Steven Haines $870,000 for his pain and suffering.

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Jun 23, 2017
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Doctor Who?: How Much Do You Know About Your Doctor?

By James Young, Attorney, Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mar 31, 2017
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What You Should Know Before Going to the Doctor

When we go to the hospital, the doctor, or even the dentist, we expect to leave in better shape than we came in. Alarmingly, however, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mar 15, 2017
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Doctors' Fears of Malpractice Lawsuits Could Lead to Better Treatment for Patients

According to a new study cited by Forbes, it is estimated that up to 75 percent of doctors are influenced in their practice by their fear of a lawsuit. Coined “defensive medicine,” doctors now regularly conduct more tests than necessary to protect themselves from litigation.

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Dec 8, 2016
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What a Federal Appeals Court's Decision on Medical Marijuana Means for Florida

The laws that govern the use of medical marijuana are often in a constant state of contradiction, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday attempted to resolve that contradiction — at least in its region.

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Aug 19, 2016
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Medical Malpractice: Do's and Don'ts of Proving Your Case

Johns Hopkins made a shocking discovery this year: Medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. Preventable medical errors have greater public awareness than ever before.

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Jun 28, 2016
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Could Federal Funding Help Curb Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice can result from medical errors that occur in a variety of treatment settings, including an overcrowded hospital.

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • May 17, 2016
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Swedish Medical Center Scare: What to Do If You Think You're Infected

Former patients of the Swedish Medical Center near Denver, Colorado, are still dealing with the affects of a syringe-swapping surgical technician who created, among other things, an HIV scare when word got out that he might have put thousands of people at risk of contracting blood borne pathogens

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Apr 22, 2016
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Mobile Health Unit Rolls Up to the Underserved

Food trucks may be all the rage right now, but mobile systems of commerce exist outside of the food industry. Constructed with the same aesthetic, many businesses on wheels provide commodities, services, and resources for people in remote and underserved areas.

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Feb 17, 2016
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Florida Hospital Waterman Doctor Sued for Repeatedly Insulting Patient

While physical injuries can set us back temporarily, the emotional bruises we face can damage us for the rest of our lives. That’s something Dr. Tiffany Ingham should have known as she insulted her patient repeatedly throughout his procedure.

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Feb 8, 2016
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Dr. Lu Experimental Spinal Surgeries

The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are representing more than 140 patients who underwent an experimental spinal surgery at the hands of Dr. William Lu between 2007 and 2013. According to the hospital’s letter, Dr.

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Sep 16, 2014
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Jury Orders Former Doctor to Pay $6 Million in Malpractice Suit

A medical malpractice ruling has ordered a former Fayetteville, NC, doctor to pay over $6 million in damages, the Fayetteville Observer reports{:target="_blank"}.

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Oct 19, 2012
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Florida State Trooper Indicted for Participating in Drug Smuggling

A Florida state trooper has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his alleged participation in a drug smuggling ring that spanned the east coast.

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Apr 3, 2012
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Medication Mix-Up Leads to Patient's Death

The family of a deceased Florida man is suing the hospital that they claim killed their dad, husband, and brother. Richard Smith, 79, was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at the North Shore Medical Center in Miami after experiencing shortness of breath.

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  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nov 24, 2011