Plastic surgery is nothing new in the medical world. Millions of men and women have turned to voluntary surgery to improve their looks, going under the knife for procedures like breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and Brazilian butt lifts. A great majority of these surgeries are performed by board-certified plastic surgeons with thousands of hours experience…
Most doctors will face a malpractice suit at some point in their careers. Many of these cases will go in their favor. The suit might be considered frivolous. The injury may have been vulnerable. Or the actions of the doctors are within the standard practice for treating that condition.
But this doesn’t mean that doctors don’t screw up sometimes. Most carry malpractice insurance because there is always a chance they could make an error. Unfortunately for their patients, those errors can cause a lifetime of pain, suffering, and impairment.
On this page, we’ve posted some major medical malpractice stories in Florida from different news sources. All sources are properly cited in the articles. We want to share with you what can go wrong and when it might be time to talk with a personal injury lawyer about a possible medical malpractice suit.
Medical dramas are filled with choices between different treatment choices and testing to help a patient. Each one of those choices carries risks of something going wrong. A plaintiff in a medical malpractice case has to prove they were injured by something a medical professional did or neglected to do, but there’s one more hurdle that makes these cases hard to win. They have to prove that what they did was outside the acceptable boundaries of risk.
This is why suing for things like a scar left behind after surgery isn’t likely to win. The plaintiff would have to prove that the scar showed signs of negligent surgical technique. This is usually done by bringing in a neutral doctor to make an assessment.
Still, if you believe a doctor has harmed you then it doesn’t hurt to get a consultation. Your case may help save the lives of others if the doctor was negligent in your care.
Pharmacists are more likely to make errors when they have more orders to fill, a new study found. The study, published in American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy, was authored by researchers from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and pharmacists at Houston Methodist Hospital. The researchers reviewed medication errors that happened over a one-year…