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Times to avoid surgery

Florida residents contemplating surgery might be interested to hear that there are certain times when the risk of surgical errors might be greater. While modern experts do not exactly advise when to have surgeries based upon lunar cycles, some do say that timing might make a difference.

Mother awarded $2 million for her son's wrongful death

It is true that time spent in prison is supposed to be a punishment. However, people in jail have the same right to life that everyone has. While the politics and culture of prison life may be significantly different, the law still applies. A person who participates in or allows a fatality to occur, no matter where, can still be held liable for a wrongful death in Florida.

Doctor, hospital negligent in "wrongful birth"

Many tests are done on pregnant women in order to check the health and genetic state of a baby throughout a pregnancy. Florida parents may already be anxious over the course of a pregnancy, but many say that as long as a baby is healthy, they are happy. However, when a doctor is negligent in informing a couple about the results of these tests and the status of the baby, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed.

Large settlement approved in Florida wrongful death case

Calling 911 is what people do when they are in need of emergency care. However, with one small misjudgment, a Florida woman ended up losing her life while waiting for emergency responders to arrive at her house. The Boynton Beach commissioners have unanimously approved a $100,000 settlement in the wrongful death suit filed by the woman's husband.

Family still waits for settlement from Florida school after a decade

Ten years after being awarded a $2 million settlement in a Florida lawsuit, one family is still waiting for payment. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed after a woman's 18-year-old son died following an intense team workout.

Florida's cap on medical malpractice awards challenged

Eight years ago, Florida lawmakers changed the state's medical malpractice laws. The change limited the amount of compensation that a medical malpractice victim could be awarded in a lawsuit.

Florida doctor used unapproved procedure on cancer patient

When a patient is told that the medical condition they have is serious, panic can set in. Often patients seek the help of medical specialists, doctors who are known in the profession to have expertise in a particular area of medicine. So when a doctor suggests a procedure, patients often are under the impression that the doctor can in fact perform the procedure.

Woman injured on cruise ship is awarded settlement

Cruise ships are intended to be a one-stop vacation for passengers. There are a number of exciting activities to do and places to see. But for some individuals, cruises are not the relaxing vacation they may have hoped for.

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