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New “Conscience” Law May Change Medical Malpractice In Florida

By Hornsby Law Group |

On May 11, 2023, the governor of Florida signed SB 1580, the “Protections Of Medical Conscience” law, into effect. The law allows any healthcare professional or payor to opt out of performing or paying for certain procedures if they have a “conscience based objection” to certain aspects of care. This may cause significant problems… Read More »

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Chronic Pain & Medical Liability In Florida

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Data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately 21 percent of U.S. adults live with chronic pain as of 2021. While chronic pain seems to have a higher percentage among certain demographics – for example, among those who were once employed but no longer, and those with public health insurance –… Read More »

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The Process Of Filing A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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A study from 2018 estimates that approximately 250,000 deaths due to medical error occur in the United States each year, making medical mistakes the third-most common cause of death. However, only an average of 10 percent of medical errors are reported. This happens for many different reasons, not least of all being intimidated by… Read More »

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Have I Been A Victim Of Medical Malpractice?

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Accidents and medical errors are sadly more common than most people think, topping the list of causes for accidental death in the United States in 2021 (and in several preceding years). However, not every injury or death that occurs in a medical facility, or at the hands of a medical professional, truly constitutes medical… Read More »

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Explaining The Statute Of Limitations In Florida Medical Malpractice

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If someone has been injured due to the alleged negligence of a Florida medical professional, they may not immediately contemplate filing suit, particularly if the injury is severe. However, time is unfortunately of the essence in most medical malpractice cases, and a failure to immediately initiate proceedings can prevent you from recovering. This is… Read More »

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Is A Delayed Diagnosis Medical Malpractice?

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No medical professional is perfect, but at the same time, they must uphold a certain prevailing standard of care. A 2013 study in the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that almost 500,000 people die each year as a result of allegedly preventable harm to patients. One of the most common types of ‘preventable harm’… Read More »

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Establishing Misdiagnosis As Medical Malpractice

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Doctors are human, and make mistakes. However, some mistakes are grave enough where it may rise to the level of medical malpractice, especially if a patient is permanently injured. Misdiagnosis, especially if it is never corrected, can be fatal to a patient, and if you find out that you have been misdiagnosed, you may… Read More »

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How Do I File A Medical Malpractice Suit In Florida?

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If you are injured due to another person’s negligence, and you wanted to sue them, most of the time you would do so under a legal theory called negligence law. One of the exceptions to this rule is when you have been injured in a medical context. Not every medical-related injury is actionable, but… Read More »

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I Was A Malpractice Victim…What Now?

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While medical professionals are human, some mistakes are more forgivable than others in terms of diagnosis (or lack thereof). While not every medical mistake rises to the level of malpractice, many do, and if your doctor does not treat you according to the prevailing standard of care, you may have a case for damages…. Read More »

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Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim for a Birth Injury

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Any time an individual is injured, misdiagnosed, experiences his or her condition worsening, or is killed because of negligence or reckless behavior by his or her doctor or other healthcare provider, the victim or his or her family may be entitled to seek monetary compensation through a medical malpractice claim. This includes birth injuries,… Read More »

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