Category Archives: Malpractice and Elderly Abuse

Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Attorney: Tort of outrage to get around Florida's Limitations

Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Attorney: Tort of outrage to get around Florida’s Limitations A Jacksonville medical malpractice attorney knows Florida’s medical malpractice laws contain a certain level of circumspection. Michael and Patricia Lawley suffered a terrible loss four years ago when their 31-year-old daughter, Shannon Lawley, died at a Brevard County hospital.  Shannon, a 31-year-old chemist, […]

Medical Malpractice Attorney Jacksonville FL: Jury could not include man's negligence in verdict

Medical Malpractice Attorney Jacksonville FL: Medical Negligence occurred after man’s own negligence, therefore jury could not include man’s negligence in verdict Medical malpractice attorney Jacksonville FL deal with cases similar to this. Recently, a man sued a hospital for negligence and medical malpractice. The complaint alleged that, given his history of frequent seizures, the hospital […]

Florida Supreme Court Throws Out Caps on Pain and Suffering in Medical Malpractice Cases – Calls Them Unconstitutional

Caps on how much money patients injured by health care provider mistakes can receive were proclaimed to be unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court recently, a decision that strikes down one of former Gov. Jeb Bush’s major policy victories.  Justices were sharply divided, with the four-member majority finding that the caps on “non-economic” damages violated […]

Federal Regulators Cracking Down on Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents

Recently, federal regulators directed state inspectors to begin scrutinizing efforts by nursing homes to protect elderly residents from being degraded on social media by staff members, a move prompted by dozens of disturbing posts in recent years.  A letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services told state survey agencies within 30 days to […]

Medical Malpractice Attorney Jacksonville FL: Will Hospital Rating System Assist Patients in Selecting Best Place to be Treated?

Medical Malpractice Attorney Jacksonville FL: Will Hospital Rating System Assist Patients in Selecting Best Place to be Treated?   Medical malpractice attorney Jacksonville FL consider the hospital in question as well when reviewing your case. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently previewed how hospitals will fare on new star ratings. Nearly half […]

The Florida Board of Medicine revokes the license of an integrative medicine doctor after patient dies

Recently, the Florida Board of Medicine revoked the medical license of an “integrative medicine” doctor for his role in the death of a college student from untreated cancer. According to news agencies, there was allegations of bad advice from Dr. Kenneth Woliner of Boca Raton that led to a student’s decision to forgo chemotherapy.  Woliner’s […]

The Eden Approach – would it change the way nursing homes worked?

Is growing older a good thing?  So many things we read, see on television or hear from our doctors lead us to believe that growing old is a bad thing.  I came across an article through social media recently that featured a doctor who was sending the exact opposite message.  Dr. Bill Thomas, who was […]

Neglect in the care of an elderly woman at local hospital caused infestation of maggots – claims a recently filed lawsuit

A brother and sister are disgusted and upset with how their mother allegedly spent her final days in the hospital.  They have filed a lawsuit against Orange Park Medical Center, claiming maggots were found in her mouth and other parts of her body.  According to the siblings, their mother was very independent, vibrant and funny.  […]

The Eden Approach – would it change the way nursing homes worked?

Is growing older a good thing?  So many things we read, see on television or hear from our doctors lead us to believe that growing old is a bad thing.  I came across an article through social media recently that featured a doctor who was sending the exact opposite message.  Dr. Bill Thomas, who was […]

Tragic death of a nursing home resident after possibly being left out in the sun too long

Recently, there was an article on a the tragic death of an elderly man who died after possibly being left out in the sun at a Pinellas Park nursing home.  The 65 year old had second-degree burns on his body and blisters on his abdomen, and was dehydrated when paramedics responded to a call Saturday […]