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Obvious (and Not So Obvious) Examples of Birth-Related Malpractice

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Medical errors that occur before and during the delivery of a newborn are some of the most tragic and costly medical errors that can occur. There are a variety of factors that help explain this: not only are the mother’s and child’s health in jeopardy during the delivery process, but an injury to a… Read More »

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Noneconomic Damages in Your Florida Medical Malpractice Case

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Noneconomic damages – that is, damages for “harms” and “losses” that are not tied to a bill, invoice, or other statement of account – can be significant in Florida medical malpractice cases. These damages are designed to compensate a medical malpractice victim for his or her pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of… Read More »

What Really “Goes on Behind Closed Doors” in the Blood Banking Industry

By The Nurse Attorney, P.A. |

The public doesn’t know this, but the blood banking industry is a huge money-making business.  For example, the majority of the public does not know that there are no “free” blood products given (transfused) to patients like those depicted on billboards promoting blood donations.  The blood banking industry has done a remarkable and incredible… Read More »

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Five Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions in Florida

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“Medical negligence” is a term that usually conjures up images of doctors leaving medical instruments and/or devices inside a patient following a surgery or operating on the wrong body part. Misdiagnosis mistakes – wherein a medical professional misreads your signs and symptoms and either diagnoses you with a disease you do not have or… Read More »

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Your Next Steps After a Florida Medical Injury

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In an uncertain and volatile world, the word “preparedness” is a term that is being used quite a bit. While some Florida residents may be preparing for another collapse of the financial market and others may be concerned about the seemingly-imminent commencement of World War III, few – if any – Florida residents have… Read More »

Car Accident in Florida?

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According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, approximately 600-700 automobile crashes occur every day in Florida, and according to the United States Census Bureau, there are more than 10,000,000 auto accidents every year in the U.S. More than 2,500 people in Florida are killed each year because of car crashes, and nation-wide there are… Read More »

Motorcycle Safety

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As an experienced Emergency Room Trauma Nurse, Marjorie Chalfant has seen motorcycle victims injured and killed first hand…AND IN MOST CASES THE BIKER WASN’T AT FAULT! Motorcycle accidents are most frequent when the biker is: At an intersection; In front of a car that didn’t stop at an intersection or traffic light (hit from… Read More »

How to Choose a Doctor

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How does the average person find a safe doctor? How do you find out about the doctor’s background, training, experience and whether the doctor has committed malpractice on other patients? In this day and age, it pays to do some research and get informed! Here are some key points to consider when selecting a… Read More »

Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Insurance

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In cases where the at-fault driver does not have enough insurance to compensate you for your injuries, expenses and losses, then an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist (UIM) claim with your own insurance company may be necessary.  In cases where you’ve been injured as a passenger, the driver’s UIM insurance may provide additional compensation.  Additionally,… Read More »

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance

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Florida is a “no-fault” insurance state, which means an injured person in an auto accident receives Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits from their own insurance company, regardless of who is at fault.  PIP insurance guarantees every driver (and their occupants) immediate medical treatment in the event of an accident.  In other words, even if… Read More »