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Florida Supreme Court Allows Medical Malpractice Suit to Move Forward Even Though Medical Expert Retired Before Providing Affidavit

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

In a case that many in the medical malpractice justice field have been watching, on September 6, the Florida Supreme Court allowed a medical malpractice case involving the death of a 20-year-old woman who gave birth to a stillborn child move forward. In doing so, they overturned previous rulings by both a circuit judge… Read More »

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Conditions Frequently Misdiagnosed As Depression

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

It’s no secret that medical errors hurt and kill a significant number of people each year. But what about all of the people this affects who may not even know it? Unfortunately, this is a significant issue when it comes to patients who suffer from particular medical issues, but who are often misdiagnosed with… Read More »

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Federal Jury Awards $18.4 Million to Patient Not Properly Tested For HIV

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

In June, a federal judge awarded almost $18.5 million in damages to a man whose previous doctors failed to test him for HIV in spite of obvious risk factors (being gay and a paramedic) that made him more susceptible to HIV/AIDS. Reportedly, the man originally went to the hospital in 2007 due to facial… Read More »

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Another Victim Dies in Florida During Brazilian Butt Lift Cosmetic Procedure

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

Sadly, deaths over botched Brazilian butt lift procedures in Florida are becoming a regular part of the news, and May 2018 is no exception: On May 24th, the Florida Department of Health filed a complaint against yet another doctor who performed the procedure at Encore Plastic Surgery in South Florida and, as a result,… Read More »

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Study Demonstrates that Nurse Practitioners Can Be Held Liable for Similar Medical Malpractice Claims as Physicians

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

According to a new study released in March, medical malpractice allegations against nurse practitioners are not significantly different than those brought against primary care physicians, indicating that, as nurse practitioners see more and more patients each year, they are arguably making similar mistakes, which are just as significant in scope as those that doctors… Read More »

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Florida Woman Finds out Epidural Needle Was Knowingly Left in Her Spine, Causing Complications

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

In late March, news broke of one Florida mother’s nightmare discovery, 14 years after giving birth: Due to medical malpractice, as she was about to give birth at Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, the epidural needle broke off and been left in her spine for many years, causing massive pain and complications. Although it is… Read More »

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Years after Medical Birth Injury Mistake, Victim Injured Again Due To Misrouted Settlement Funds

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

It’s difficult enough dealing with the lifetime repercussions of a serious medical mistake which results in a birth injury and lifetime disability without also having to deal with additional mistakes made by the defendant in paying the required settlement after such a tragedy. Unfortunately, that was one woman’s experience in a lawsuit recently filed… Read More »

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“Conversion Therapy”: Is This Malpractice?

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

On January 24th, the New York Times featured an important story about a type of alleged abuse and injury that many are unaware of: Conversion Therapy. Many people do not realize that it is still legal in 41 states, including Florida. This “therapy” consisted of years and years of what many would describe as… Read More »

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Florida Cosmetic Surgery Kills another Victim

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

Sadly, Florida was yet again home to another botched cosmetic procedure: On January 4th, the Miami-Dade medical examiner confirmed that another patient died from the same complication that arose for various others during the Brazilian butt lift surgery. According to the medical examiner’s initial report, the mother of two died after fat clogged the… Read More »

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Cosmetic Surgeon Ordered To Stop Practicing Medicine

By lee@yourfightourbattle.com |

Every day, many doctors make mistakes that arguably constitute medical malpractice. However, if and when a state Board of Medicine takes action, you know that a doctor’s mistake is a serious one. This was the case with a recent obstetrician and gynecologist who was ordered to stop practicing medicine due to concerns about the… Read More »

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