Three Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice lawsuits are becoming more and more common. It is unclear whether the increase in cases is an indication of a poorer quality of care in the health system, an increase in the number of victims that seek compensation, or an increase in awareness of patient rights. Whatever the case may be, medical malpractice in Bradenton can lead to serious and sometimes lifelong injury. Here are the three main types of medical malpractice.

Surgical Malpractice

A large number of Sarasota medical malpractice cases involve surgical procedures and mistakes. These mistakes could include performing the wrong procedure for the patient’s condition, leaving pads or tools in the body cavity, or making a mistake during the procedure itself. If the surgical mistake was one that could reasonably have been prevented, it is deemed the fault of the negligence of the surgeon, and you could be entitled to compensation. (more…)

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What You Need to Know About Invokana

Invokana is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. While the medication was approved by the FDA with a warning of some potential side effects, not all side effects were included in the warnings. Recently many new and life-threatening side effects of Invokana have come to light. The people harmed by Invokana did not have adequate information or warnings to make an informed decision about the medication, and they are therefore entitled to compensation due to the negligence of the manufacturers to disclose the potential hazards.

Invokana Affects Way of Life

Your quality of life could be significantly impacted by Invokana. New studies have found that diabetic patients who take Invokana are twice as likely to suffer a toe, foot, or lower limb amputation due to complications of the disease. Losing a limb or digit can significantly impact your way of life, affecting you for years to come. You may not be able to continue working or need to hire help for everyday tasks. (more…)

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What to Do If You’ve Been Injured By the Essure Birth Control Implant in Florida

As a woman, you want to use a birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy and protect your health. Pharmaceutical companies like Bayer promise those exact results with their products like the Essure birth control device, but as thousands of women have realized, Essure poses very real, tangible risks to patients.

If you have received an Essure birth control implant since 2002 and suffered injuries as a result, you could qualify to receive compensation in a mass tort lawsuit against Bayer. Here’s what you need to do if you’ve been injured. (more…)

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What Do You Need to Know about the Bayer Essure Mass Tort Lawsuit?

Bayer is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Though it is headquartered in Germany, Bayer’s products in areas like women’s healthcare are widely used in the United States. Millions of women rely on Bayer products for their reproductive health and family planning, but some birth control options like Essure have done more harm than good.

Bayer announced in June 2018 that it will discontinue sales of Essure birth control after it was revealed that nearly 30,000 women have suffered health consequences from using Essure. Mass tort action is being taken against Bayer on behalf of harmed women. Here’s everything you need to know about the Bayer Essure mass tort lawsuit. (more…)

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Essure Birth Control: What You Need to Know

Essure is a permanent birth control designed to give women peace of mind in their family planning, but instead it has been linked to nearly 30,000 adverse reactions between 2002 and 2017.

If you have used Essure in the past 16 years and believe the birth control endangered your health or caused potential harm, you now have the opportunity to pursue legal action and receive compensation for your experiences. The deadline to file an Essure claim is October 31, so don’t hesitate to take action. (more…)

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HITECH: Your Medical Records are Your Property

You have a right to your records and shouldn’t be burdened with the high cost of paper copies.

New Laws and Medical Records

Many of our clients and potential clients expressed frustration at the cost and length of time it takes to obtain their medical records. There are laws that we have found helpful when it comes to affordable medical records requests. Instead of using a HIPAA authorization, we can use a HITECH request signed by you.  (more…)

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Did You Just Discover You are a Victim of Medical Malpractice

The “Discovery Rule” is not an element of law that most people are familiar with until they become unexpectedly involved in a medical malpractice case. The Discovery Rule holds immense power over legal proceedings, because it determines timelines and correlates to statute of limitations. If you are entering into a medical malpractice case, it is essential to understand how the Discovery Rule could make or break your case. (more…)

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The Discovery Rule and Your Medical Malpractice Case

The “Discovery Rule” isn’t something from the Discovery Channel. It’s an incredibly important and potentially life-changing element of medical malpractice law that holds immense power over legal proceedings. If you are entering into a medical malpractice case, it is essential to understand how the Discovery Rule could make or break your case.

The Discovery Rule Alters the Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice (more…)

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Florida Court Makes Important Medical Malpractice Decision

So many major news stories occurred in 2017 that the news of Florida Supreme Court’s major medical malpractice decision may have gone unnoticed. However, the Florida Supreme Court has made a series of decisions since the summer that offer significant benefits to patients in medical malpractice lawsuits. The shift kicked off with the North Broward Hospital District v. Kaitlin case, which determined that noneconomic damage caps are unconstitutional. A few months later, the Edwards v. Thomas case resulted in a Florida Supreme Court ruling that has even more significance than Kaitlyn. (more…)

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What Does Prescription Drug Malpractice Look Like?

More Americans rely on prescription drugs to stay healthy than ever before. According to the Center for Disease Control, the sale of prescription opioids in the United States nearly quadrupled between 1999 and 2014. It’s not just opioids, either; as a society we have become increasingly dependent on pharmaceutical drugs to fix issues like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other conditions.

This puts the wellness and safety of average Americans into the hands of those preparing prescriptions. If a prescription is handled incorrectly in any way, the patient involved could become incredibly ill or even die. Because of this, prescription drug malpractice has risen in prominence over the years. Since it’s likely that you have taken prescriptions yourself, a strong understanding of prescription drug malpractice may one day be important to you! (more…)

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