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Florida Doctor Errors By Type: Commission And Omission
Florida physicians have your health and well-being in their hands when making medical decisions and treating patients, which is why they must undergo years of school and training. However, despite these intense efforts, health care providers are still capable of making mistakes. From misdiagnosis and surgical mishaps to birth injuries and medication issues, these… Read More »
CMS Penalizes Hospitals For Negligence With High Readmission Rates
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides medical coverage to more than 100 million people through its different public health programs, so it keeps close tabs on facilities that receive funding. A key aspect of CMS efforts is eliminating fraud, abuse, and inefficiencies in serving patients. The agency will take decisive action… Read More »
Statistics On Plaintiffs Winning At Med Mal Jury Trials
When you suffered serious patient harm or someone close to you died because of medical negligence by a Florida health care provider, it does not seem possible that you could lose in court. However, statistics gathered over the last 20 years by researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveal that this scenario… Read More »
September Was Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
The thyroid is a vital gland for purposes of hormonal balance within the human body, playing a key role in a person’s metabolism, development, and regulation of bodily functions. Its importance is recognized every year during Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, which will be a month-long celebration this September 2022. The Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association… Read More »
Heart Health Numbers For Those At Risk Of Heart Attack
Though there are certainly concerns as individuals get older, heart health is important at any age. Statistics compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal high rates of coronary illness and related conditions, pointing out that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women across the… Read More »
How Can Cervical Incompetence Lead To Birth Injuries?
A woman’s cervix plays multiple, important roles during pregnancy. It initially serves as support for the growing fetus, and then gradually opens late-term to accommodate the infant moving through the birth canal. Cervical insufficiency is a medical condition that occurs when there are weaknesses or structural defects that affect these functions. According to the… Read More »
How Can A UTI Lead To Sepsis?
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common reasons that individuals seek medical care, and the vast majority of patients will fully recover with proper antibiotics. However, if left untreated, a UTI could expand and cause infection in the kidneys. The human body counters the contamination with an immune response, but it… Read More »
Wound Separation After Surgery Can Be Life-Threatening
Though the primary focus of any procedure is treatment or prevention of a medical condition, one of the most critical duties of the surgical team is ensuring proper wound healing. The failure to manage the hygiene, safety, and security of the incision can lead to separation, putting the patient at risk of serious harm…. Read More »
When Is A Florida Hospital Liable For Independent Contractor Physicians?
You might not think too much about the working relationship between your treating physician and the hospital where you received care. However, there could be important distinctions and the question will likely come up more often in the coming years. Statistics reveal that around half of doctors in all specialty areas are in private… Read More »
Top Mistakes By Florida Neurosurgeons
Any Florida health care provider can make a mistake, but there are some specialty areas where allegations of negligence occur frequently. Neurosurgery is one of the most complicated, delicate procedures in all of medicine because it involves the intricate workings of the brain. A report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveals that… Read More »