What is the main reason people sue their doctors after they fall ill? It's failing to diagnose a problem as soon as it should have been determined. Imagine if you were suffering from an oddly shaped patch on your skin that continued to grow and change. You go to the doctor and have tests performed, but they say you're fine. Later, you find out that you actually have skin cancer, and now it's progressed to the point where you'll need much more care to get rid of it.
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.
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.
People in Florida who sustain brain injuries often suffer from a range of secondary conditions. According to a doctor from Imperial College London, inflammation in the brain after a brain injury could lead to other conditions that could cause further brain damage later on. Some researchers believe that brain injuries may even lead to the development of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
When you lose a loved one in a car accident or other situation in Florida, you probably think that regardless of who it is, the compensation should be high. Unfortunately, for the courts, there has to be something to base the price of that person's life on. The value of that person's life is going to be based on a few things, including the potential earnings and other factors, like his age.
When a resident of Florida suffers a concussion, certain steps can be taken in order to effectively treat the injury. In March of 2013, the American Academy of Neurology revised its guidelines for the management and evaluation of sports concussions.
When you're hurt in Florida, you sometimes have to seek medical attention. To do that, you'll head to a local emergency room or doctor's office and trust that the care you'll receive is proper. Most people see hospitals and doctors' offices as places where caring medical professionals perform procedures to make them feel better. In most cases, that's true. Sometimes, errors take place, though, and that can leave a patient in worse shape than when they arrived.
Imagine sending your child to school and thinking that he or she will have a good day; you expect it to be safe and for everything to go well. Then, you get a phone call that your child has come down with an illness, so his or her blood was taken and sent to the lab for diagnosis. Once the diagnosis comes back, it's a shocking report of an illness there's no way your child could have. Now you have to face the stigma that comes with it.
If you keep up with celebrity news in Florida, you may remember that the late Bernie Mac's widow had headed to court with a wrongful death lawsuit. She has decided to drop the case, but her attorney claims that they will be looking at refiling it, since they have another year before the statute of limitations would be enforceable. This case is one you may want to keep an eye on, as it is complicated and involves potential medical malpractice due to incomplete patient record sharing.
Far too many people in Florida and around the country have been damaged as a result of the negligence of health care professionals and facilities. If you or a loved one has suffered such an occurrence, you may wonder where to turn in order to seek financial redress for those wrongs. We believe that in such an event, you deserve the right to pursue the maximum amount of compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and the costs of any future medical care that may be required.