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May 2015 Archives

Misdiagnosis could lead to improper antibiotic use

In hospitals and other health care facilities in Florida and around the country, antibiotics are sometimes being improperly used. This is often caused by a misdiagnosis or when the diagnosis is indeterminate. The improper use of antibiotics may have harmful effects. Factors that contribute to the misdiagnosis on the part of practitioners include lack of experience, inadequate knowledge of the side effects, fatigue, a patient's previous diagnosis and lack of sleep. It is important that the problem be addressed and changes made to improve antibiotic use in health care.

Medical malpractice encompasses hospitals, doctors, and others

If you're planning to file a medical malpractice lawsuit or simply want to know more about what it is so you can make a better judgment about whether or not you have a case, you need to understand that not all injuries suffered in a hospital or due to a medication are caused by malpractice. Some things, like allergic reactions patients didn't know about or injuries that were a potential result of treatment are within the scope of your care. However, if you were to tell a doctor you had an allergy to ibuprofen and then were given that drug by the same doctor, that could be construed as negligence.

Requirements for an H-1B Visa

If you would like to receive an H-1B visa, there are several requirements you have to meet. This article will discuss those requirements and provide you with a deeper knowledge of how to navigate the H-1B visa application process.

Federal immigration court backlog reaches record high

The United States saw a massive surge in undocumented immigrants from Central America last summer. This has contributed to the backlog in federal immigration courts being even worse. In fact, it is currently at a record high, with over 445,000 cases pending. This figure represents an increase of almost 30 percent from Oct. 1, 2013.

Wrongful deaths: Get compensated for your losses

There are few times in life that feel as horrible as when you lose someone you love. It may have been an accidental death, but knowing that someone's negligence was the cause of your loved one's death can be devastating to you and your family. Fortunately, in most cases, you can at least seek compensation. While this won't make up for the loss of your family member, it can help you support yourself and your family, to pay medical bills, and to focus on the future.

The elements of a Florida malpractice case

Although doctors are not perfect, they are expected to do their job in accordance with the established standard of care. If a patient is injured during a medical procedure, there are many ways to establish that a preventable error caused that injury. In most cases, a malpractice case revolves around the patient's allegation that the doctor was negligent.

What is family-based immigration?

Bringing family members into the United States from other countries means that you will have to go through the family immigration process. Family immigration is used to bring immediate family members into the country with a green card. In some cases, even family members who aren't classified as immediate family members can be eligible for family-based immigration.

The misuse of electronic medical records

Hospitals and other medical providers in Florida and other states are expanding their use of electronic medical records, known as EMRs. EMRs replace much of the paper medical records and can result in more accurate charting due to real-time entries by a physician or other medical practitioner.

Visa for athletes participating in a competition

Foreign athletes who would like to come to Florida to participate in a sports competition may qualify for a P-1A Internationally Recognized Athlete visa. This visa may be issued to an athlete who is coming into the U.S. to compete individually or as part of a team. In order to qualify for a P-1A visa, the applicant must be internationally recognized for their athletic achievements, and the competition they are planning to participate in must be distinguished.

Florida accident victims could develop apraxia

Certain types of brain damage can cause a condition known as apraxia. Generally affecting the muscle coordination portion of the brain, people suffering from the condition will experience difficulty when attempting to produce speech, therefore creating a communication barrier.

Driver faces 24 year sentence in Florida wrongful death case

In November 2013, you read a story about a young girl who was driving the wrong way on a highway in Florida. She was intoxicated at the time; police indicated that she had a blood alcohol content level of over twice the legal limit and had marijuana in her system.

Our legals services could help individuals seek employment visas

For those who are interested in immigrating to Florida or who want to work in the U.S., there are a number of legal issues that must be addressed. It is important for those who are interested in legal immigration or in work visas and those who want to start a business in Florida to have the help of an immigration attorney. Our firm may be able to help you understand the complex laws associated with moving to the U.S.

What Florida parents should know about induced labor.

Floridians may not know that pregnancies involving infants with a high birth weight might benefit from induced labor, which could minimize the risks of a difficult birth. In some cases, doctors induce labor at 37 to 38 weeks prior to the full term of 39 weeks. This occurs because the risks of waiting until full term to deliver may outweigh the risks of preterm delivery.

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook

We Literally Wrote The Book On Immigration Law

Our firm is a recognized leader in immigration law and litigation. We handle the spectrum from family and employment-based visas to deportation defense and immigration appeals. Founding partner Ira Kurzban authored the Immigration Law Sourcebook, widely used by immigration lawyers, judges and government officials as the authoritative field reference.

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