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Medical Malpractice

When Medicaid in Florida Will Pay for a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Home Health Care

Florida's Medicaid Long-Term Care Managed Care (LTCMC) plans cover the costs of assisted living facility and nursing facility care, homemaker/chore s...

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Florida's Medicaid Long-Term Care Managed Care Program

Paying for long-term care in Florida, whether it be a nursing home, assisted living facility, or home health care, is expensive. The average cost of a...

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and the Statute of Limitations

Like just about every other type of legal claim, medi

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What is Required to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be very complex.

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The Affidavit of Merit in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

If you're thinking about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, it's important to know that about half of t

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Surgical Errors and Medical Malpractice

It is often said that there is no such thing as "minor" surgery. Whether you are having your appendix removed, or a quadruple bypass, any surgical pro...

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Nursing Malpractice

Nursing malpractice occurs when a nurse fails to competently perform his or her medical duties and that failure harms the patient. There are a variety...

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Medical Malpractice: Using Expert Witnesses

Most medical malpractice cases require testimony from a medical expert. The facts are usually too complex for non-doctors to determine if the accused ...

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Medical Malpractice: When Can Patients Sue a Hospital for Negligence?

If you are injured when receiving treatment in a hospital, can you sue the hospital for medical malpractice? Though hospitals are often on the hook fo...

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Medical Malpractice: Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis

A large number of medical malpractice lawsuits stem from the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a medical condition, illness, or injury.

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Types of Medical Diagnostic Errors

There are several ways that physicians and other medical professionals can make diagnostic mistakes.

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Medical Malpractice: Informed Consent

A doctor must fully inform a patient about the risks involved in a medical procedure or treatment. In both medical and legal terminology, this is call...

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Medical Malpractice During Emergencies

Special rules apply to injuries caused by medical malpractice during emergency medical care. State laws protect "first responders" from most lawsuits....

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Medical Malpractice: Common Errors by Doctors and Hospitals

Medical malpractice cases arise when a patient is harmed by a doctor or nurse (or other medical professional) who fails to provide proper health care ...

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Medical Malpractice Basics

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a doctor (or other medical professional) who fails to competently perform his or her medical d...

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Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases

A patient injured by medical malpractice can recover a wide variety of damages -- from medical bills to the loss of enjoyment of life to future earnin...

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Birth-Related Medical Malpractice

Birth-related medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, or other medical staff acts negligently (fails to use reasonable care) and causes in...

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Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is one of the most serious health problems caused by birth injuries and medical malpractice during labor or childbirth. The condition i...

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