Category Archives: Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Once again – the line between social media and the law can become a blur

Once again – the line between social media and the law can become a blur The New Mexico Supreme Court is warning judges about the dangers of social media in an opinion that however sidesteps whether the trial judge’s Facebook posts indicated bias.  THE ABA Journal report the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled recently that […]

Know your surgeon before complex surgery

Know your surgeon before complex surgery. Make sure if you have complex surgery – you go to a surgeon who has experience and has done that surgery before. Do you need complex surgery? Some doctors may not have much practice. The largely unregulated ability of surgeons with minimal expertise to perform high-risk procedures — particularly […]

Local Nursing Home shut down ventilator program, also on state's "watch" list

Local Nursing Home shut down ventilator program, also on state’s “watch” list Recently, Avante at Jacksonville Beach moved patients to Ormond Beach for treatment after deciding to shut down its ventilator care program.   Families of these patients are upset that they will have to drive nearly 90 miles to see their loved ones.   The Families […]

Is your potential claim a medical malpractice claim or an "ordinary negligence" claim?

Is your potential claim a medical malpractice claim or an “ordinary negligence” claim? Recently, an appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against a Broward County hospital and a psychiatrist in the death of a former patient who overdosed a day after being discharged from the hospital. The underlying case was a negligence lawsuit […]

Florida Supreme Court ruling could affect nursing home contracts

Florida Supreme Court ruling could affect nursing home contracts Recently, a divided Florida Supreme Court said it would not reconsider a decision rejecting arbitration in a lawsuit about injuries suffered by a nursing-home resident. Appeals courts across the state in recent years have dealt with questions about the legality of arbitration agreements that nursing-home residents […]

DA releases guidance on post market management of cybersecurity in medical devices

DA releases guidance on post market management of cybersecurity in medical devices Recently I blogged on how there needed to be more security with patient’s medical information and how hackers are taking individuals information and using it to their benefit.  There is another threat that hackers could and will take advantage of – hacking into […]

Data Collected as Required by State in Patient Safety Evaluation Systems Not Privileged

Data Collected as Required by State in Patient Safety Evaluation Systems Not Privileged A woman underwent laparoscopic surgery. Following the surgery she died.  The woman’s estate sued the hospital and a number of medical care providers alleging that her death was the result of medical negligence. During discovery, the estate requested the hospital to produce […]

Does your surgeon have two concurrent surgeries going on at the same time? You should know.

Does your surgeon have two concurrent surgeries going on at the same time? You should know. I think for anyone preparing for surgery is scary.  There is a lot of changes to your diet, what type of medications you can take and preparing your home for post-operative care – all of which can be overwhelming. […]

Beware of Essure

Beware of Essure Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will require a new study and a black box warning label for Bayer’s permanent birth control device Essure after thousands of women complained about suffering complications from the controversial implant.  Essure is marketed as a non-surgical alternative to tubal ligation and […]

Medical Malpractice: Are medical procedures being done for financial incentives or for medical necessity?

Medical Malpractice: Are medical procedures being done for financial incentives or for medical necessity? Was it a medical mistake or a chronic condition that killed a St. Petersburg man back in 2013? At this point, no one knows but many are determined to find out.  His heart, preserved in formaldehyde, has traveled more than 1,000 […]