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Widower Appeals Ban On Military Injury & Wrongful Death Lawsuits to U.S. Supreme Court

By Jeff Brown |

Losing a loved one due to negligence, medical malpractice and/or medical errors is difficult enough without also having to deal with those responsible for your loss blocking you from obtaining any kind of information whatsoever as to what happened to your loved one. And yet, that is what one man—a Navy Lieutenant—who lost his… Read More »

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Miami-Dade Judge Declares Cap on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Unconstitutional

By Jeff Brown |

Recently, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jose M. Rodriguez ruled that Florida law limiting noneconomic damages to $350,000 was unconstitutional, finally ending a cap on noneconomic damages that has harmed thousands of medical malpractice victims in Florida each year. Specifically, Judge Rodriguez labeled Florida’s cap on noneconomic damages, which apply when a plaintiff succeeds at trial… Read More »

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Last Vestiges of Florida’s Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages Fall

By Jeff Brown |

A new documentary film on Netflix—The Bleeding Edge—highlights what a significant cause of injury and death medical interventions and medical harm have become in America, in spite of how technologically advanced the country is. In fact, medical errors have become such a huge issue that any state that imposes medical malpractice caps on damage… Read More »

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Federal Jury Awards HIV Patient $18.4 Million after Doctors Failed To Do Proper Testing

By Jeff Brown |

On June 18th, a federal jury awarded more than $18 million in damages to a man who allegedly developed AIDS because his former physicians failed to test him for HIV; despite the fact that he displayed higher risk factors for and was, in fact, carrying the virus. Although the plaintiff/patient was gay and had… Read More »

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Florida Woman Suffers From Broken Epidural Needle in Spine for 14 Years

By Jeff Brown |

The day that a family welcomes a new baby into the household is usually a joyous one, unless the doctors delivering the baby make a grave mistake. Unfortunately, that’s allegedly what happened to one Florida woman, who had an epidural needle left in her spine. As a result, for more than 14 years, she… Read More »

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The Fentanyl Patch: What You Should Know

By Jeff Brown |

One man’s very painful journey into being incorrectly prescribed the fentanyl patch after a surgeon’s serious mistake, and then suffering from additional medical malpractice, is one that we can all learn from. After mistakes made during a rectal repair procedure caused permanent nerve damage in his feet, a pain specialist introduced him to the… Read More »

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USA Today Uncovers Deadly Medical Malpractice Strain Linked To VA

By Jeff Brown |

In early December, a powerful USA Today investigation uncovering a disturbing history of numerous medical malpractice claims and settlements involving patients left maimed, paralyzed or dead all over the country—and doctors then hired by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)—broke, leading to a bipartisan group of senators recently requesting a nationwide probe. Many of… Read More »

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November Sees Important Medical Malpractice Decisions Issued

By Jeff Brown |

During the month of November, two particularly important medical malpractice decisions were made, with one of them taking place here in the Florida Supreme Court. Both will have effects on future malpractice and injury claims, as discussed below in more detail. Florida Supreme Court Makes Landmark Decision Preserving Privacy Rights in Litigation On November… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Lifts Cap on Payouts for Victims of Medical Malpractice

By Jeff Brown |

On June 8th, the Florida Supreme Court held that a 2003 state law that restricted pain and suffering-related damages in personal injury medical malpractice claims violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Florida Constitution, impacting plaintiffs who suffer severe personal injuries (and/or wrongful death) as a result of harm done by medical professionals. In… Read More »

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Another Death during Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Puts Spotlight on Florida Surgeon

By Jeff Brown |

Florida can be a popular destination for those seeking to have plastic surgery done, especially if they require surgeons who specialize in particular procedures, such as particular types of lifts. However, people seeking to have cosmetic surgery done need to be careful and ensure that they do their homework in selecting the right surgeon… Read More »

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