Tag Archives: Florida Medical Malpractice Claims

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Overview of Misdiagnosis in Florida Medical Malpractice Claims

By John Piccin |

Medical malpractice may take multiple forms, but mistakes in making a proper diagnosis are some of the most devastating for the patient. Delays in identifying a medical condition or diagnosing the wrong illness mean the victim does not receive necessary, potentially life-saving care. This type of medical error is especially horrific because many forms… Read More »

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Med Mal Claims Based on Diagnostic Errors

By John Piccin |

Medical malpractice law in the United States primarily exists in order to compensate patients who suffer harm due to a medical professional’s negligent care. Medical malpractice (or “med mal”) claims are relatively common in the United States and can be founded on a variety of different types of medical negligence, however, many med mal… Read More »

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Proposed Federal Legislation Seeks to Cap Medical Malpractice Damages

By John Piccin |

Although many states impose damage caps (i.e. limits on the amount of money that a plaintiff can receive) in medical malpractice cases, Florida currently does not. However, this will change soon if federal lawmakers decide to pass recently proposed medical malpractice legislation into law. According to statnews.com, Iowa Republican Representative Steve King introduced the… Read More »

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Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

By John Piccin |

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional is negligent in their duty to care for their patient. The consequences of this negligence are often injury or even death. In Florida a person who has suffered an injury caused by medical malpractice has a two-year period from the date of discovering the injury to file… Read More »

Court Rules for Hospital in Medical Malpractice Case

By John Piccin |

In a medical malpractice case, the family of a deceased loved one often wants to hold as many parties liable as possible, and understandably so. In many of these cases, a beloved family member has unnecessarily died as a result of some negligent act or omission, and surviving family members are angry, confused, and… Read More »

Medical Malpractice Suit Filed After Maggots Found in Patient’s Mouth

By John Piccin |

We expect, and rightly so, that our loved ones will be treated with respect, dignity, and the best care possible when receiving medical treatment. In many cases, this expectation sadly does not match with reality. In a shocking and tragic case, the family of a late Florida woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit… Read More »

Florida Medical Malpractice Law May Extend to Patient Suicide

By John Piccin |

In 2008, Jacqueline Granicz, a 55-year-old woman with a history of depression, called her doctor’s office complaining of excessive mental strain, crying bouts, and gastrointestinal distress. An office assistant informed Granicz’s primary-care physician, Dr. Joseph Chirillo, of the call, and Chirillo decided to change her antidepressant medication and refer her to a gastroenterologist, but… Read More »

THE FLORIDA STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS REGARDING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IS VERY STRICT

By John Piccin |

In general, it states that a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within two years of the malpractice, or within two years of having symptoms which could have been caused by malpractice, with an outside limit of four years from the malpractice.  In the rare case of provable fraud, concealment, or misrepresentation on the… Read More »

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