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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.

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.

What's a wrongful death lawsuit?

A wrongful death lawsuit is a lawsuit that claims a party is responsible for another person's death due to negligence or misconduct. Survivors of a family member who has died in Florida is typically able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in those cases, and they can try to obtain compensation for the loss of their loved one. Some kinds of compensation that they may be able to receive include compensation for lost wages, funeral expenses and companionship. Other kinds of compensation may include pecuniary injury damages, which include money for the prospect of inheritance, medical expenses, funeral expenses and the loss of support.

Wrongful deaths in Florida: Your right to compensation

As a person who has faced a spinal cord or brain injury or lost a loved one to an accident, it's important that you regain as much of your health as possible and are able to deal with the death of your loved one. You may not be able to work, could be suffering from pain that isn't easy to relieve or you could be stuck in a hospital and working through months of recuperation. On top of that, your loved one, a passenger or driver of the vehicle you were in, has now passed away.

Wrongful death on highway in Florida being investigated

The death of this man is a good reminder of how important it is to be aware when you're driving. According to a June 28 report, the man was a tow truck driver who was helping move a disabled vehicle off the roads. He had stepped outside his vehicle on the interstate during the job, and that's when he was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer.

Florida semi-truck accident injures 7, kills 2

A four-vehicle crash in Jacksonville on the afternoon of April 11 has left seven people injured and two dead. The accident was caused by a semi-truck that slammed into a Beetle and SUV, which were stopped behind a school bus. The occupants of the SUV -- a 40-year-old driver and 65-year-old passenger -- were killed in the semi-truck accident. The driver died at the scene of the crash, while the passenger died at a nearby hospital.

Miramar, Florida, woman killed in pedestrian trucking accident

This story about a woman killed in Miramar may not surprise you, since she was a pedestrian at the time of the crash and the roadways in Florida can be dangerous at night. According to the news out of Florida, the woman was killed by a tractor-trailer passing through the area. The March 27 report claims that the 49-year-old woman was using her electric wheelchair when she was hit, and the tractor-trailer driver may not have been aware that she had been struck until he was much further down the road.

Medicare works toward getting rid of negligent doctors

Floridians might have heard about this news. Medicare wants to ban negligent doctors who have been found to be engaged in fraudulent or harmful prescribing of medications to protect patients. According to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the effort, known as a "proposed rule," will help federal agencies make changes that will significantly alter Medicare plans. Previously, the agency has placed a higher priority on making medications accessible; now, the agency will be making sure to get rid of harmful prescribers.

Same Florida intersection claims 2 lives in 1 week

A 27-year-old man who tried to evade the Florida Highway Patrol was identified as the driver of the car involved in a fatal accident at a San Carlos Park intersection on Nov. 6. The man was trying to evade police who had tried to pull him over near Broadway Avenue and U.S. 41 at about 3 p.m. for a tinted window violation. The 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier flipped over onto its roof after speeding away and driving over a raised median.

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