Medical Malpractice

South Florida Appeals Court Orders New Trial After Jury Awards More Than $15 Million to Injured Plaintiff

A South Florida woman who lost several fingers and part of her left foot as the result of an alleged medical error in 2008 seemed to have gotten the compensation she needed, and, some would argue, even more.  After a jury trial, a trial court awarded her $15.9 in damages; the amount includes both economic …

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C. auris Infections Are Not Just a Matter of Chance

Drug-resistant microorganisms are just one category of scary monsters that tend to pop up in the headlines on Florida news feeds, alongside a seemingly endless cast of invasive species, as well as the local American alligator, specimens of which seem to be growing increasingly fearless, perhaps to compete with all the ferocious newcomers.  “Super bugs,” …

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Court Rules Against Surgeon Who Performed Knee Replacement Surgery That Caused Patient to Require Amputation

South Florida, where the weather is almost always right for a walk, swim, or bike ride has always been an attractive destination for active seniors.  If it seems like the seniors in South Florida have become even more active in recent years, it may be because of advances in mobility-preserving treatments like knee replacement surgeries.  …

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Family of Man Who Suffered a Heart Attack on Board a Cruise Ship Wins Lawsuit Against Royal Caribbean

If you have ever been woken up at night by the sound of ambulances driving past your window or been annoyed about losing time during your commute to work because you had to pull over to make way for an ambulance, consider yourself lucky.  It means that you, like most people in South Florida, live …

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Patient Receives Settlement from Three Surgeons After Her Healthy Kidney Is Removed During Back Surgery

It is inevitable that physicians will sometimes make errors, even when they have been properly trained and are using reasonable caution.  This is because they are human beings capable of human error.  Likewise, doctors sometimes find themselves in situations where, by the time the patient gets to them, anything the doctor does or does not …

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Husband of Woman Who Died from an Infection After Receiving Spinal Injections Wins Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A medical error by a doctor or hospital employee can turn a patient’s life upside down every bit as much as a car accident or slip and fall accident can.  Doctors do not intentionally harm patients (the few that do are subject to the same criminal penalties as anyone else who intentionally harms another person), …

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Medical Malpractice Verdict Against Boca Raton Healthcare Staffing Firm Highlights Several Important Risks of Birth Injury

When you see advertisements on television for medical malpractice law firms, they often mention birth injury cases as one of the types of medical malpractice cases they handle.  Just what is a birth injury, though, and what does it have to do with medical malpractice?  Birth injuries occur when and error by a physician or …

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Royal Palm Beach Man Sues Royal Caribbean Cruise Because of Medical Error by Infirmary Doctor

What is the biggest health hazard associated with cruise ships?  Is it seasickness?  Is it the close quarters, which are so conducive to the spread of infectious diseases?  Consider how norovirus is notorious for affecting cruise ship passengers.  Is it the buffet tables overflowing with artery-clogging burgers and pancreas-busting desserts, plus endless leisure time in …

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