Slip And Fall Accident In Doctor's Office: Is It Medical Malpractice Or Premises Liability?
What is it: medical malpractice or premises liability? Our Hallandale Beach slip and fall accident attorney explains that it is highly advised to seek legal advice of an experienced lawyer in order to determine under which legal theory you can sue the negligent party.
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This questions bothers people who have sustained injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident in a doctor’s office, examination room, or emergency room: “What legal theory is it, medical malpractice or premises liability?” In other words, when a slip and fall accident in a doctor’s office counts as medical malpractice? And when […]
Whenever you undergo a surgical procedure, an anesthesiologist will administer anesthesia to sedate you and block the pain of the procedure. The administration of anesthesia is a dangerous process that can cause serious harm if an error is made. Unfortunately, anesthesia errors do occur and the results are often life threatening and fatal. An estimated […]
Doctors are human beings and make mistakes like anyone else. Unfortunately, in other professions, mistakes are not as likely to result in death. Most hospitals do their best to turn serious mistakes into educational experiences for everyone through conferences, which highlight mistakes in patient management. However those who have lost a loved one from a […]
The Florida Department of Health intends to appeal a recent decision by the Board of Medicine in the case of Miami doctor Peter V. Choy. The Board of Medicine ordered Choy to pay a $30,000 fine and serve a 6-month suspension after he falsified a patient’s record to hide his misdiagnosis of her pancreatic cancer. […]
When a patient is injured through the negligence of a doctor or healthcare provider, they may seek to file a Miami medical malpractice lawsuit. Yet the majority of these lawsuits are filed for more important reasons than seeking compensation. In fact, most of them go well beyond monetary awards and seek to right a wrong […]
Modern technology has been responsible for some amazing medical advancements in the last several decades. It is also, however, responsible for a number of surgical errors. Surgical errors are on the rise in this country and it is due in part to our increasing dependence on technology. Researchers have found that complications associated with equipment […]
The Florida Supreme Court is set to dispute limits on damages in medical malpractice cases. This comes less than three months after they ruled that a section of the 2003 Florida medical malpractice law was unconstitutional. In particular, Justices will hear arguments regarding the 2003 Kimberly Meyers case. Kimberly Ann Meyers filed a medical malpractice […]
According to the annual Aon/ASHRM Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark report, the cost of medical malpractice is growing at the slowest rate in the fourteen year history of the publication. The study projected no increase in hospital professional liability claim frequency for 2014, while medical malpractice claim severity, including defense costs, is growing at […]
The birth of your child should be one of the most exciting and happiest times of your life. Sadly, due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, unnecessary birth injuries can cause a lifetime of pain, suffering, or in the most tragic of situations, death. While some of these complications are unavoidable, there are complications […]