Tag Archives: Ocala Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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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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Medical Errors Make the U.S. Top 3 Cause of Death List

By John Piccin |

According to the results of a recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University, fatalities due to medical mistakes have been on the rise in the last few years. Preventable failures in healthcare are now in the top three causes of death in the U.S. A report summarizing the findings points to medical errors as… Read More »

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What is the Statute of Limitations in a Florida Medical Malpractice Case?

By John Piccin |

Every state has rules that limit the amount of time a person has to bring a lawsuit, whether for breach of contract, losses due to personal injury, fraud, or other legal claims. This law is called a statute of limitations, and it prohibits you from suing someone if the time period related to your… Read More »

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Who Can Be Sued in a Florida Medical Malpractice Case?

By John Piccin |

When an individual is injured due to a doctor’s negligence, his gut reaction may be to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor who harmed him. However, it is important to realize that there may be additional parties who are at fault as well and, consequently, should also be named in a subsequent… 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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Do You Suspect Medical Malpractice? If So, Immediately Take These Five Steps

By John Piccin |

While most medical professionals work tirelessly to help the sick and wounded, even those with the best intentions sometimes make mistakes. While the law does not hold healthcare professionals liable for all mistakes, they can be held liable for injuries caused by negligent or wrongful acts via resulting medical malpractice lawsuits. If you suspect… 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 »

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