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Temporary health care workers responsible for medication errors

Increasingly, hospitals in Miami and across the country are relying on temporary doctors and nurses. However, a recent study of nearly 24,000 drug mix-ups found that temporary health workers in emergency departments were twice as likely to cause harmful medication errors when compared with permanent employees.

Florida jury gives parents award in medical malpractice claim

The parents of a toddler were recently awarded a large settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought against a Palm Beach Gardens clinic. This is the second settlement involving this family; the parents had reached a private settlement with a local Medical Center.

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 medical malpractice leads to Board of Medicine discipline

When a physician makes a mistake on a patient, the case goes before the state's Board of Medicine. This is just one way that the medical professional is held responsible for his or her actions. Just recently, two doctors in Florida have been disciplined by the Florida Board of Medicine for their negligence in separate medical malpractice cases.

Medical malpractice: what is the risk of a wrong-site surgery?

When patients go in for surgery, the last thing they typically think about is whether the surgeon will accidentally perform surgery in the wrong place. But this type of medical malpractice, referred to as wrong-site surgery, does occur and can cause serious injury or even death for a patient.

Midwife negligence results in medical malpractice claim

Florida doctors are expected to provide a certain level of care to their patients. Patients rely on their physicians and other medical professionals to address their medical needs. But when a doctor or nurse is negligent, the impact on the patient can be devastating. When this occurs, the patient can seek compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim.

Florida sees growing number of deaths related to cosmetic surgery

Broward County, Florida, has seen a high number of deaths related to medical complications during or after plastic surgery. Within the past two years, 5 deaths have raised concern with the Florida's medical board. Across the state, there have been more than 25 deaths and more than 130 reported hospitalizations in the past 11 years due to similar causes.

Hospitals can face fines from the state for medication mistakes

When a doctor or nurse makes a mistake, the results can be devastating and even fatal for a patient. Patients who have been injured because of a doctor's or hospital's negligence can seek compensation by filling a medical malpractice lawsuit. Though the damage is sometimes irreversible, compensation can help with medical expenses and ensuring that the patient is comfortable for the remainder of his or her life.

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.

Hospital faces potential lawsuit after wrong site surgery

It is devastating to find out that a doctor makes a mistake when performing a surgical procedure. When patients seek medical treatment, they trust the doctors and nurses to provide a certain level of care. But despite safety procedures to protect against surgical errors, mistakes still happen.

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