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Florida nursing home residents at risk for medical malpractice

If care providers in a Florida nursing home fail to adhere to industry protocol or act according to accepted safety standards, patients are usually the ones to suffer. Medical malpractice often leads to serious personal injury in nursing facilities in this state and elsewhere. In worst cases, lawsuits have been filed, accusing nursing home officials of misconduct or negligence that directly caused patient fatalities.

Medical malpractice: What constitutes failed diagnosis?

Every year, many thousands of Florida residents need medical assistance. Every person's medical condition is unique, though there are common symptoms to guide a physician to make a particular diagnosis in certain situations. If a doctor fails to diagnose a patient properly, and he or she suffers injury because of it, grounds for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit may exist.

Nursing negligence often grounds for medical malpractice lawsuits

Many Florida residents currently have family members living in nursing homes. While some nursing patients are able to function independently in certain capacities, others are completely dependent on staff members for care. This was the case for three different people who had been residing at the same nursing facility over the past two years, all of whom suffered fatal injuries related to suspected neglect involving ventilator systems.

Do you believe that medical malpractice caused your injury?

If your doctor commits an act that places your health at risk or fails to do something he or she should do in a particular circumstance, according to accepted protocol and safety standards in the medical industry, you might suffer injury or other adverse health symptoms directly related to your doctor's behavior. Sadly, many Florida residents visit their doctors seeking medical diagnoses or treatments only to wind up in worse condition afterward when their doctors provide substandard care. In fact, some situations have the most tragic results of all when patients die because of medical malpractice.

Is your Florida doctor liable for medical malpractice?

When a Florida resident is charged with a crime, the court presumes innocence unless prosecutors can prove otherwise. When a medical malpractice claim is filed, the burden of proof lies with the plaintiff, meaning if you accuse your doctor of causing you injury, you must show the court evidence to support your claim. There are several key strategies to help you do so.  

Man suffering from cancer files medical malpractice suit

A man in another state recently claimed that a doctor failed to diagnose his cancer years ago. He is reportedly now physically suffering as a result of the doctor's mistake and thus has decided to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the physician. Anyone in Florida who likewise has suffered at the hands of a physician has the right to seek to hold the medical provider accountable through the civil court system.

Are Florida jails involved in medical malpractice problems?

As in most states, a portion of Florida's residents are incarcerated. While living behind bars in county jails or state prisons, inmates often rely on law enforcement officials to help them obtain medical care when needed. As made evident by a recent lawsuit in another state, however, medical malpractice seems to be problematic in many regions.

Widow files medical malpractice lawsuit alleging negligence

Medical professionals go through several years of training in order to prepare them for treating a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. Patients across the country, including Florida, trust that these professionals have completed this training and will use what they have learned to the best of their abilities. However, there are times when medical staff attempt to perform procedures that they have not been properly trained for or they fail to perform a procedure to the standard that it should be performed, and the result may be a medical malpractice lawsuit. 

$135 million awarded in medical malpractice case

Many Florida residents may know someone who has undergone treatment for a serious medical condition. These treatments are sometimes risky and could permanently injure the patient if something goes wrong. A teenage girl was recently awarded $135 million dollars in a medical malpractice case after a medical treatment resulted in long-term health problems. 

Medical malpractice alleged after doctor fails to follow up

Breaking a bone is not a terribly uncommon injury. Many Florida residents, as well as many others across the country, may recall at least one classmate walking around with a cast on his or her arm or leg while in school. However, sometimes, these breaks are not as clean or as simple as they first appear, and additional treatment is required. A patient is seeking compensation in a medical malpractice suit filed against his doctor whom he claims failed to provide him with the treatment he needed. 

Awards & Memberships

  1. RATED BY Super Lawyers | Clifford C. Higby | SuperLawyers.com Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
  2. AV 1 | PREEMINENT | Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence AV Preeminent®AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
  3. RATED BY | Super Lawyers | Rising Stars | Kevin D. Barr | SuperLawyers.com Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
  4. Florida Justice Association The Florida Justice Association is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and consumers.
  5. The Florida Bar 1950 | Mr. Higby was the former Chairman of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of The Florida Bar The Florida Bar is the integrated bar association for the state of Florida. Its duties include the regulation and discipline of attorneys. Mr. Higby was the former Chairman of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of The Florida Bar.
  6. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION for JUSTICE The American Association for Justice, is a nonprofit advocacy and lobbying organization for plaintiff's lawyers in the United States. AAJ's stated mission is to "promote a fair and effective justice system."
  7. BAR REGISTER PREEMINENT LAWYERS | Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register is widely regarded within the legal profession as a signal honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. The Martindale Hubbell Bar Register has listed lawyers who have earned the respect of the profession.
  8. ABA | AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION The American Bar Association, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which builds the expertise of its members, protects the independence of the legal profession and advocates for justice in the United States and the world.

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