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Injured by a Florida Pharmacy Error – What Can You Do to Fight Back?        

 
If your Florida pharmacy has made a significant mistake that caused you serious injury, you can fight back with the help of a qualified attorney. In this post, we’ll detail what duties pharmacists have when dealing with patients and what options are available to you.
 
Pharmacist Duties in Florida
 
When you go to the pharmacy to receive a prescription, you place your trust in the pharmacist and staff to know what they are doing. Here are the duties a pharmacist has to patients:
 

Looking over your medical history before handing you the prescription
Understanding potential interactions with other drugs you may be taking
Talking with your doctor about any concerns
Letting you know the possible side effects of a drug
Asking you if you have any questions about the prescription
Making sure they provide you with the correct medication, including potency and dosage
Making sure the instructions/label on the medication are correct

You should be able to trust that the medication you receive is accurate and beneficial to you.…

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Just How Common Is Medical Malpractice in Florida?

 
Medical malpractice in Florida is much more common than you may realize. How common?
 
Take a look at just a few stats:
 

Nearly $4 billion is paid out in medical malpractice claims each year in the United States.
Other than death, the top reasons for injury claims include significant or major permanent injury, brain damage, and lifelong care.
Allegations are most frequently related to misdiagnosis, surgery, and treatment.
Inpatient medical errors account for 45 percent of all payouts. Outpatient errors make up 41 percent. Both inpatient and outpatient errors make up nine percent of total payouts.
Florida ranks in the top five states for highest medical malpractice

Why are there so many medical malpractice cases?…

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The 4 Most Common Reasons People File Medical Malpractice Claims

 
When we seek medical attention, we trust that we are in good hands and will receive a high standard of care. Usually this is the case, but occasionally a healthcare professional breaches this obligation. If this happens, it can have devastating consequences.
 
It is important to remember that not every instance of being unhappy with a doctor constitutes medical malpractice. Rather, medical malpractice occurs when an error made by a healthcare professional results in the injury or death of a patient. If you feel that the error of a medical professional has caused injury to you, or injury or death to a loved one, a knowledgeable Florida personal injury lawyer can help you assess your options.…

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Phone Call Leads to $33.8 Million Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

In emergency medicine, a moment of hesitation can make a big difference. Eight minutes of negligent behavior? That can result in a $33.8 million lawsuit.
 
Marla Dixon gave birth to her son in 2013. Dixon did not have a high-risk pregnancy, but watched as her doctor made a series of negligent actions and decisions throughout her labor.
 
Specifically, the doctor ordered drugs for stronger contractions and continued to leave the room throughout the labor. One of the phone calls, which lasted for eight minutes, was a call from the doctor’s stockbroker. The doctor also refused to perform a C-section procedure on Dixon, then later altered Dixon’s medical record to say that she had refused the C-section.…

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Why You May Need a Lawyer after Winning a Medical Malpractice Case

After months and months of hard work and stress and hope and fear, the moment of truth is finally here. Both sides have rested their case in regards to your medical malpractice claim. All that’s left is the decision… and you win!
 
Thank goodness. Now it’s all over. You can finally use the compensation you receive to start getting your life back on track. Right? Not quite.
 
As Nancy Plummer learned the hard way, just because a verdict is given doesn’t necessarily mean that a court case is completely settled.

The Ongoing Tragedy of William Plummer
 
In 2013, Mrs. Plummer sued Dr. Annabel Torres and her insurance company, The Doctors’ Company, over the death of her husband William two years prior.…

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7 FAQs about Professional Liability Insurance in Florida

As a business owner, you probably see risks all around you. A business is like a child, and you are constantly putting your child’s wellbeing in the hands of other people, such as employees, other businesses, clients or customers, and so on. With all of the possible things that could go wrong, you might wonder what options are out there to protect your business.
 
One way that many people opt to protect their business is to get professional liability insurance.
 
Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions about Professional Liability Insurance
 
Who Needs Professional Liability Insurance?
Anyone who works in a field that receives advice or counsel from other businesses or organizations could benefit from professional liability insurance.…

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Courts Debate Constitutionality of Medical Malpractice Caps

Imagine you’ve filed a medical malpractice lawsuit and asked for a sum that will cover your financial damages, as well as any emotional damages or stress that has come from the negligence of a medical professional. Your case is solid, and the judge rules in your favor, but the compensation you are awarded is reduced. Because the law says you’re only entitled to a certain amount. Regardless of your individual situation.
 
Where is the justice in that?
 
Unfortunately, this is exactly what happens to many medical malpractice victims who ask for compensation higher than Florida’s current cap on damages. State judges and district courts have ruled that these caps are unconstitutional, but the fight still rages on for victims whose damages exceed the cap.…

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7 Types of Cruise Ship Injuries

Cruise ships are a great option for vacations year-round: you can explore new places, enjoy the convenience of all-inclusive pricing, and relax while you send your kids off to do activities and play throughout the ship.
 
Unfortunately, this form of vacation also comes with serious risks. After all, you are out on open waters. Here are a few different types of cruise ship injuries to keep in mind before you head out on your next all-inclusive vacation.
 
Fires – The idea of a fire on a cruise ship may seem odd at first. You’re in the middle of the ocean and worrying about a fire? However, they do happen.…

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How to Know If You Have a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Is there anything more frustrating than investing in a doctor who gives you an incorrect prescription or diagnosis? Or who fails to recognize your symptoms, leaving you to sustain an injury or suffer an illness for way too long?
 
Everyone makes mistakes. But when a healthcare professional makes a mistake, it can have serious consequences. It can quickly jack up the price of medical bills and have a long-term impact on your health.
 
If you believe a doctor has been negligent or that you have been the victim of malpractice, you may want to consider filing a lawsuit. But how do you know if you have a medical malpractice case that is worth pursuing?…

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Can I Sue a Dentist for Malpractice?

 
Many people aren’t fans of going to the dentist. You have to deal with someone poking and prodding in your mouth. And what if you end up needing to have a cavity filled or – even worse – get a root canal? Such things are often fodder for nightmares.
 
But there are worse things that can happen to you at the dentist. For example, what happens if you’re injured while under your dentist’s care?
 
Last year, a Jacksonville dentist was sued in a class-action malpractice lawsuit. The plaintiffs claimed that the dentist “physically abused their children, botched their dental work, and stonewalled parents and investigators when his methods were questioned.”
 
In order to prove dental malpractice, you have to be able to show that you suffered an injury due to a dentist providing inadequate care.…

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