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What Is A Florida Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical Malpractice Overview

 

You may be able to  file a  medical malpractice lawsuit if a  health care professional  neglects to provide appropriate treatment, omits to take an appropriate action, or gives substandard treatment that causes severe injury, or death.
A malpractice or negligence lawsuit is an action due to a  medical error. This could be missed or misdiagnosis, medication dosage, health management, treatment, or aftercare. Medical malpractice lawyers help to recover compensation from any harms that result from sub-standard treatment. An error, negligence, or omission can lead to a malpractice lawsuit against a hospital, doctor, or other health care professional.

 

Can I File A Florida Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

What Is The Criteria?

 

  1. The injury must be serious with permanent lasting consequences.
  2. You must show that the injury or harm caused by the medical negligence resulted in considerable injury or death
  3. You  must show that the physician acted negligently in rendering care, and that such negligence resulted in injury.
  4. A  breach of professional  duty must be shown
  5. injury caused have been caused by  this  breach
  6. There must be resulting damages or injury.
  7. There must be an act of omission or a negligence.
  8. It is only malpractice when there is negligence and injury and negligence causes the harm or injury.

Examples Of  Malpractice

 

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose,
  • Unnecessary or incorrect surgery,
  • Premature discharge from a medical facility,
  • Failure to order appropriate tests,
  • Failure to act on results of tests,
  • Not following up on a medical issue,
  • Prescribing the wrong dosage ot medication,
  • Prescribing the wrong medication,
  • Giving the wrong medication,
  • Leaving things inside the patient’s body after surgery,
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body,
  • Persistent pain after surgery,
  • Pressure ulcers, or bedsores in a nursing home or other facility

 

The Most Common Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

 

  • Misdiagnosis,
  • Delayed Diagnosis,
  • Childbirth Injuries,
  • Medication Errors,
  • Surgery Errors,
  • Anesthesia Error Malpractice

If you feel you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice or doctor- hospital negligence contact us immediately

Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Lawyers

Ehicon Physiomesh Recall Lawyers

The Physiomesh is a Flexible Composite Hernia  Mesh  used in hernia repair surgery. The Physiomesh is made of a synthetic plastic-like material called polypropylene and is used as a patch to repair the hernia. It is the same exact material used in the Ethicon vaginal mesh that has caused problems in thousands of women.

Physiomesh Complications

 

  • Need for revision surgery due to mesh failure
  • Recurring hernia due to failure of the Physiomesh
  • Pain after surgery.
  • Recurring hernia in the first 6 months following surgery

Ethicon Physiomesh Lawyers Filing Physiomesh Lawsuits

If you have had a hernia repair surgery using the Ethicon Physiomesh and are experiencing complications contact our Physiomesh lawyers. Lawsuits are being filed against Ethicon Inc. for failure of their Physiomesh.

 

 

 

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Get a nursing home abuse lawyer for a  Boca Raton, Bradenton, Sarasota, Clearwater, Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Melbourne, Delray Beach, Hallandale, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Jacksonville, Key West, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Largo, Melbourne, Miami, Miami Beach, Naples, New Smyrna Beach, Ocala, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Port Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Titusville, Venice, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, Winter Garden, Winter Haven, or Winter Park nursing home abuse or neglect lawsuit.

Nursing home abuse happens more often then you may think. Abuse is an act that is intentional and results in injury or some kind of harm. Abuse can be physical, emotional , sexual or financial. Neglect is not abuse. neglect is the result of mistreatment, denied treatment, forgetful treatment or just plain ignoring a serious medical situation where the result is a serious medical condition or even death.

Serious Nursing Home Neglect

  • Ignoring Bedsores
  • Allowing Dehydration
  • Poorly maintained medical equipment
  • Missing medications
  • Over medication
  • Isolating resident
  • Malnutrition- lack of help eating
  • Serious urinary tract infections from not changing after incontinence
  • Lack of showering
  • Allowing a fall
  • Poor hygiene
  • Anything that causes harm

Our local nursing home abuse lawyers can help you file a nursing home abuse lawsuit against the nursing home. Our Nursing home neglect lawyers can assist with a nursing home neglect lawsuit as well.

Inferior Vena Cava Filters

Our IVC Filter Helpline continues to get calls on a daily basis for injury, death and complications from both the Bard and Cook IVC Filters. Our IVC Filter Helpline can connect you with an experienced IVC Filter lawyer. We also keep you updated on the IVC Filter lawsuits and offer interesting and helpful information and resources. The following overview of IVC filters was found online. We hope it will be helpful to our readers.

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters
The Vascular Surgery team at the University of Michigan is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care in the U-M Cardiovascular Center (CVC), our new state-of-the-art clinical building.

Our vascular surgeons have extensive experience in placing inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to help prevent pulmonary emboli and we are continuing to investigate and research new advances for treatment in this area.

What is an IVC filter?
The inferior vena cava is the largest vein in the body. It carries de-oxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the right atrium of the heart and then to the lungs.
An inferior vena cava filter or IVC filter is a small cone-shaped device that is implanted in the inferior vena cava just below the kidneys. The filter is designed to capture an embolism, a blood clot that has broken loose from one of the deep veins in the legs on its way to the heart and lungs.

Without the IVC filter in place, there would be the potential for the embolism to cause a blockage of the pulmonary artery. The pulmonary arteries carry deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs. Blockage of one or both arteries is referred to as a pulmonary embolism (PE) and can cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, and death.

The IVC filter works by permitting blood flow to continue around the trapped clot. Over time, natural anticoagulants in the blood will help to break the clot down.

Who is a good candidate to receive an IVC filter?
You are a good candidate for the placement of an IVC filter if:You continue to develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary emboli despite the monitored use of anticoagulants (e.g. Coumadin, low-molecular-weight heparin).
You are at risk of a pulmonary embolism, but cannot tolerate anticoagulation therapy due to another condition that puts you at the risk of bleeding.
You develop significant bleeding complications from anticoagulation
You have large clots in the inferior vena cava or iliac veins

How do I prepare for the placement of an IVC filter?
Your doctor will give you detailed instructions as to how to prepare for the procedure. These may include a suggestion to eat a light meal the night before the procedure and to not eat or drink anything after midnight before the procedure. If you regularly take any important medicines, your physician may ask you to take them on the day of surgery with a sip of water.

Follow your doctor’s instructions about not smoking before and after the procedure. Smokers heal more slowly after surgery. They are also more likely to have breathing problems during surgery. For this reason, if you are a smoker, you should quit at least 2 weeks before the procedure. It is best to quit 6 to 8 weeks before surgery. Also, your body will heal much better if you do not smoke after the surgery.

Other Considerations
Plan for your care and transportation after the procedure and during recovery at home.
Before the procedure tell your health care provider if you have had any kidney problems or reactions to iodine-containing foods or chemicals, such as seafood or kidney contrast dye.
Before surgery, your health care provider will ask you to sign a consent form for angioplasty, bypass surgery, and angiography. Angiography is an x-ray study of the blood vessels using dye. This consent form is needed in case problems arise during the procedure and emergency surgery is needed.
You will have imaging studies, blood tests, and an electrocardiogram (ECG) before the procedure.
Someone at the hospital will shave and wash the area where the catheter will be inserted (neck or groin). This is to help prevent infection.
What happens during the procedure?
IVC filter placement is an endovascular procedure, meaning that the filter is inserted via a blood vessel. Typically, the femoral vein in the groin, or the internal jugular vein in the neck, is used.

You will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area where the catheter will be inserted. You will stay awake during the procedure, but will be sedated for comfort.

Your vascular surgeon will thread a thin guide wire through a needle inserted into a blood vessel in your neck or groin. A contrast dye will be injected into and x-rays will be taken as the dye moves through the bloodstream. Using these x-ray images, an IVC filter catheter will be advanced along the guidewire to the location of the placement. The IVC filter is then pushed through the catheter and deployed in the desired location. Once complete the catheter is then removed.

What happens after the procedure?
You will go back to your hospital room and rest in bed for 12 to 24 hours. You will most likely be able to go home the next day. You can usually resume normal activity within a day or two. Your doctor will let you know when you can return to work.

What are the risks?
You may have an allergic reaction to the local anesthetic or x-ray dye.
You may bleed a lot and need medicine or a blood transfusion.
The vein may be damaged. For example, the vein might be perforated during the procedure. Emergency bypass surgery or repair of the perforation (hole) would then be needed.
Although rare, the IVC filter itself may cause clots to form.
The IVC filter may shift following surgery, which would require that it be captured and repositioned.
Clots can still bypass the filter causing pulmonary embolism, however the risk is significantly reduced.
There is a risk of injury to the neck or groin where the catheter was inserted.
There is risk with every treatment or procedure. Talk to your surgeon for complete information about how the risks apply to you.

How can I take care of myself following surgery?
Do not smoke.
Eat a healthy diet that is low in fat and cholesterol.
Exercise according to your health care provider’s recommendation.
Keep your appointment for your scheduled post-discharge office visit.
When should I call my health care provider?
Call your health care provider right away if:

You have chest pain.
You have constant or worsening pain or numbness in your arm or leg.
You have a fever.
You have shortness of breath.
Your leg becomes blue and cold.
You have bleeding, excess bruising, or a lot of swelling where the catheter was inserted.

What Is An Inferior Vena Cava Filter? Can I File An IVC Filter Lawsuit?

An inferior vena cava filter, IVC filter  or blood clot capture filter is a small cone-shaped surgical implant   that is implanted in the inferior vena cava just below the kidneys. The filter is designed to capture  a blood clot that has broken loose from one of the deep veins in the legs on its way to the heart and lungs. The goal is to stop the clot from causing a stroke or pulmonary embolism. Placing an IVC  filter in the inferior vena cava (IVC) is a way to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE) from a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This procedure is currently performed under radiologist  guidance thru the  femoral vein or jugular vein.

Inferior Vena Cava Filter Lawsuits

The U.S. Judicial Panel IVC Filters fail to improve Anticoagulant Therapyon Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has established a single court to consolidate all the Bard IVC filter lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard. All Bard cases will be centralized in the federal court system under one judge in Arizona.

IVC Filter Lawsuit Complications- Commonality Of Injuries For Lawsuits Filed
Device migration
Filter perforation
Filter fracture
Detached device componentsy

These complications must have resulted in significant injury, damage to internal organs or death. IVC Filters are helpful in preventing serious medical problems yet, they can cause serious medical problems. Speak to an IVC Filter lawyer today.

Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Update | Cook IVC Filter Lawyer

The federal multi-district litigation panel for the Bard IVC Filters  has appointed a federal judge in Phoenix to oversee the C.R. Bard Inc. (NYSE: BCR) IVC filter consolidated lawsuits for all Bard Inferior Vena Cava filter lawsuits nationwide.

An  IVC filter was designed to capture  blood clots in patients who could not use  blood thinners. Our IVC Filter lawyers are filing defective IVC Filter lawsuits for people injured by a defective IVC Filter. Injuries include those from the fracturing of the filter and parts of the filter migrating and puncturing vital organs.  Faulty IVC filters puncture veins, fracture and migrate to other parts of the body causing injury and even death.

Why Are IVC Filter Lawsuits Being Filed?

IVC filter is problematic because   pieces can break off and thru-out the body and injure  parts of the body or get embedded in the organ tissue. These temporary IVC filters are supposed to be taken out within six months.  Very often the device is not removed in time to prevent complications.

IVC Filter Complications

Deep vein thrombosis
Difficulty in removing the filter
Movement of the entire filter or filter fragments to the heart or lungs
Fracture of the filter
Migration of the filter to another part of the body or vital organ
Perforation of the inferior vena cava
Tilting of the filter

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective Bard or Cook Ivc Filter contact us to speak to an IVC Filter lawyer.

 

 

 

Blood Clot Filter Lawyers

An inferior vena cava filter,  IVC filter, blood clot filter is a small cone-shaped device that is surgically implanted in the inferior vena cava just below the kidneys. The filter is designed to capture  a blood clot that has broken loose from one of the deep veins in the legs and capture it  on its way to the heart or lungs.

IVC Filter Lawsuits

Our blood clot filter lawyers are accepting IVC filter cases throughout the United States.The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has consolidated Bard IVC filter lawsuits in the District of Arizona and has consolidated Cook Medical IVC filter lawsuits in the Southern District of Indiana. All IVC filter lawsuits will be a part of one of these two multi district litigations.

Particles Of The IVC Filter can fracture and migrate resulting in:

Inferior Vena Cava Perforation
Heart or Lung Perforation
Severe Chest Pain
Severe Shortness of Breath
Hemorrhagic Pericardial Effusion or  Hemorrhage

Speak to an IVC Filter Lawyer Today

Power Morcellator Lawyers

16Power Morcellator Lawsuits On The Ris

Aetna insurance company has removed the insurance coverage for laparoscopic power morcellator devices when used for hysterectomies and myomectomies. Morcellator lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of the device claiming that the power morcellator can expose and spread cancer cells during gynecological surgeries.
FDA Power Morcellator Warnings

The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning statement regarding laparoscopic power morcellation procedures on uterine fibroids and the risk of disseminating previously undetected cancer cells. The spreading of these cancer cells could cause an accelerated cancer that could become fatal.

After the FDA announcement Aetna ended coverage of morcellators used in gynecological surgeries. They informed physicians that they were still may cover other power morcellators. Aetna could decide whether or not to cover on a case-by-case basis.
Get A Morcellator- Cancer Lawyer

Power morcellator lawsuits have been consolidated in multidistrict litigation number 2652 in the United States District of Kansas overseen by Judge Kathryn H. Vratil.

We have morcellator lawyers to help women who have undergone gynecological surgeries involving laparoscopic power morcellation have been diagnosed with cancer._

Power Morcellator Lawsuits On The Rise

Aetna insurance company has removed the insurance coverage for laparoscopic power morcellator devices when used for hysterectomies and myomectomies. Morcellator lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of the device claiming that the power morcellator can expose and spread cancer cells during gynecological surgeries.
FDA Power Morcellator Warnings

The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning statement regarding laparoscopic power morcellation procedures on uterine fibroids and the risk of disseminating previously undetected cancer cells. The spreading of these cancer cells could cause an accelerated cancer that could become fatal.

After the FDA announcement Aetna ended coverage of morcellators used in gynecological surgeries. They informed physicians that they were still may cover other power morcellators. Aetna could decide whether or not to cover on a case-by-case basis.
Get A Morcellator- Cancer Lawyer

Power morcellator lawsuits have been consolidated in multidistrict litigation number 2652 in the United States District of Kansas overseen by Judge Kathryn H. Vratil.

We have morcellator lawyers to help women who have undergone gynecological surgeries involving laparoscopic power morcellation have been diagnosed with cancer.

Child Sexual Assault Lawyer For Florida, N.Y, Georgia

Get a Child Sexual Assault Lawyer

Was your child sexually assaulted?

Sexual Assault and Harassment Lawyers For Florida, New York and Georgia

Child sexual assault, sexual abuse and abuse are crimes which include:

voyeurism

exhibitionism 

sexual photographing or videotaping,

forced touching in a sexual manner,

forcing your child  to engage in sexual touch while under their care,

coerced and/or forced sexual intercourse,

physical violence

Date rape

Sexual assaults can happen in  schools, daycare, with anyone whom you trust with the care of your child.

Then the abuserwill often make your child  feel guilty and your child, the  true  victim will not come forward and break their silence.

As a parents or guardian you may bring a lawsuit on behalf of a child. Child sexual abuse lawsuits are sensitive  issues and require an experienced attorney.

Did you know that every two and a half minutes,  If your  is sexually assaulted they may be afraid to say anything but, you will know something is not right. Approximately 1 in 4 females and 1 in 7 males are reported to have been sexually abused by the age 18.

If your child  has been injured in a sexual assault call our Sexual Assault Lawyer Helpline today.

Were You Denied Your Social Security Disability Claim? Get A Lawyer, File An Appeal

Get A Social Security Disabilty Lawyer For A Georgia Or Florida Appeal

Our lawyer can help you file an appeal at no cost to you. We have lawyers covering all of Florida and Georgia. Let one of our experienced disability lawyers help you get your disability benefits.

Should I hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

Of Course You Should.

Having an experienced lawyer on your side may make all the difference. And it costs you nothing.

If you have been  denied on your Initial Claim, an experienced  social security disability lawyer can  help you with your claim for continuing and past due benefits . Free Legal Shield has  experienced social security disability lawyers for you thru-out Florida and Georgia.

Claims Are Often Denied The First Time Around

Initial claims are typically denied 60 to 70 percent of the time, depending on the state in which you filed, so chances are you’ll end up in a hearing.

For further information, contact  us now for a social security disability lawyer.

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