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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice


The Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims

By Marjorie Chalfant |

Every type of lawsuit (both civil and criminal) is governed by time period deadline by which a lawsuit must be filed, known as the statute of limitations. These statutes of limitations are codified within each state’s statutes and serve to establish the length of time or deadline for a plaintiff to file a lawsuit… Read More »


Should I Settle My Medical Malpractice Case with the Hospital or Doctor?

By Marjorie Chalfant |

Florida hospitals and medical professionals alike know that incidents of medical malpractice can be bad for business. If the details of a botched surgery or a serious misdiagnosis become public through news reports or court proceedings, both hospitals and doctors know that their reputations and future business can be negatively impacted. As a result,… Read More »


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

By Marjorie Chalfant |

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 »


Noneconomic Damages in Your Florida Medical Malpractice Case

By Marjorie Chalfant |

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 »


Five Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions in Florida

By Marjorie Chalfant |

“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 »


Your Next Steps After a Florida Medical Injury

By Marjorie Chalfant |

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 »

Blood clot malpractice can be deadly

By The Nurse Attorney, PLLC |

Blood clot malpractice occurs when doctors fail to diagnose and treat blood clots, especially when blood clots cause death or brain damage. Blood clots can clog the lungs (“pulmonary embolism,” or “pulmonary emboli”) and cause shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, especially when the breathing problem happens suddenly (usually over a day or two),… Read More »