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Lasik Eye Surgery More Dangerous than You Think

Lasik eye surgery has proven to be very popular, with almost 10 million Americans undergoing the procedure to fix their vision. However, many patients have reported complaints over the years about the procedure. Just this year, the Federal Drug Administration finally completed a trial to calculate the number of people… Continue reading Lasik Eye Surgery More Dangerous than You Think

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Med Mal Damages Cap Declared Unconstitutional by Miami Judge

Florida’s tort reform continues to be controversial. In the past several years, the Florida Supreme Court has struck down limits on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases as unconstitutional. Non-economic damages include things like pain and suffering and emotional distress. In a case decided in July, a Miami judge has… Continue reading Med Mal Damages Cap Declared Unconstitutional by Miami Judge

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America: The Most Dangerous Nation to Give Birth in the Developed World

The U.S. spends far more on health care than any other nation on earth—over $10,000 per person. For that kind of money, the U.S. should be a world leader in health outcomes. Unfortunately, the U.S. lags in many areas, and one area in particular—maternal health—is particularly disturbing. According to statistics,… Continue reading America: The Most Dangerous Nation to Give Birth in the Developed World

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Medical Negligence & the Apgar Test

Labor can be grueling, for both mother and child. To identify whether the baby has any heart or breathing problems, the doctor will perform an Apgar test immediately after delivery and again at the five-minute mark. The Apgar test is named after Virginia Apgar, the doctor who invented it. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Medical Negligence & the Apgar Test

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When Plastic Surgery Goes Wrong, Who’s Accountable?

Each year, millions of people undergo a cosmetic procedure to alter their appearance or improve their health. Unfortunately, things do not always go as planned. Instead, newspaper headlines blare the news that someone has suffered horrific injuries—or even died. If you or a loved one has experienced a plastic surgery… Continue reading When Plastic Surgery Goes Wrong, Who’s Accountable?

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Why are Wrong Site Surgeries Still an Issue in 2018?

It sounds like something straight out of a horror film: you go into surgery to have your left knee replaced only to have the doctor replace your good knee on the right leg. This is a wrong-site surgical error, which unfortunately continues to happen, even in 2018. Although wrong-site surgical… Continue reading Why are Wrong Site Surgeries Still an Issue in 2018?

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Was Your Baby Injured? Nurse & Hospital Negligence in Florida

Medical malpractice is always a serious matter. But when the victim of physician or hospital negligence is an infant, that can have life-altering consequences for both the child and his or her parents. A newborn who sustains a serious injury during birth, or at any point during the early months… Continue reading Was Your Baby Injured? Nurse & Hospital Negligence in Florida

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Why Does It Cost $32,093 to Give Birth in America?

The United States likes to think of itself as the most economically progressive nation on Earth. But when it comes to health care–especially for new and expectant mothers–our system is downright regressive. Even in the best of circumstances, a new child can leave a mother and her family struggling to… Continue reading Why Does It Cost $32,093 to Give Birth in America?

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Orlando-area Man Sues Eye Doctors for Medical Malpractice

Many people do not typically associate medical malpractice with their eye doctor. For most patients, a visit to the optometrist is simply a routine matter. But the eyes are extremely delicate organs subject to a number of serious health conditions. So when an optometrist or ophthalmologist undertakes the treatment of… Continue reading Orlando-area Man Sues Eye Doctors for Medical Malpractice

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Medical Malpractice in Outpatient Settings

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse or other medical staff makes a mistake that causes harm to a patient. When you think of medical errors, you may automatically assume that they happen in hospitals only. While many do happen in inpatient hospitals, doctor’s offices and other outpatient facilities should… Continue reading Medical Malpractice in Outpatient Settings

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