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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.

Doctors may have cultural bias towards poor patients

A Florida resident who is sick, hurt or injured has a right to believe that he or she will receive the best care available when they go to the hospital. A new study suggests, however, that not all patients are treated equally. According to the study, low-income patients are less likely to file a lawsuit against a negligent doctor who may have committed medical malpractice.

Cap on non-economic damages being challenged in Florida

Since 2003, restrictions on the amount of money that can be collected by victims of medical malpractice have been in effect. Specifically, the limits pertain to non-economic damages. A recent case working through the Florida legal system is the first one to seriously challenge these limits.

Public access to Florida physician records greatly restricted

Florida patients are being kept in the dark regarding medical malpractice histories and physician licensing. Thanks to a number of legal statutes and federal laws, hospitals in Florida have been able to operate in an environment where mistakes may be hidden from the public. Additionally, the credentials and licensing of physicians are well-protected by the hospitals. Without access to this information, there is a risk that a patient may be the victim of medical malpractice or negligence.

Florida cracking down on negligent medical professionals

After several years of being ranked among a handful of states that have the fewest serious penalties against doctors, Florida is getting tough on doctors who are negligent. In the past two years already, disciplinary actions against doctors have risen significantly. The crackdown is focusing on doctors who commit medical malpractice leading to death.

Women charged with injecting Florida women with toxic mixtures

In a person's quest to achieve a better physical appearance, some can go to extremes. A licensed doctor will typically be able to fairly assess the efficacy and safety of a requested procedure before proceeding, but when a doctor is not actually a doctor their actions can be dangerous and sometimes deadly. The victims of this medical malpractice may never know what went wrong.

Florida woman's face catches on fire during surgery

A visit to the doctor for a routine procedure should be quite uneventful. When something goes wrong, however, it can be quite frightening. If a doctor is negligent or careless mistakes are made, the patient can suffer the devastating consequences. In a case of medical malpractice, it is vital to hold offenders accountable so that other patients will not have to go through the same experience.

Florida pet owners suing veterinarians for medical malpractice

When a doctor makes a mistake and a patient suffers an injury, the patient can file a medical malpractice claim against the doctor. But some may be surprised to hear that medical malpractice suits against veterinarians are on the rise as pet medical treatments become more sophisticated and expensive.

Medical malpractice lawsuit filed in 2007 finally moves forward

Becoming a victim of medical malpractice can be extremely overwhelming. When doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals make a mistake, the results can be devastating. In some situations a medical condition is worsened, forcing the patient to deal with more medical bills and painful treatment. In other cases, the mistake can be fatal.

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