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Birth Injury Lawyer: D.C. Hospital Ordered to Close Obstetrics Unit

A Washington, D.C. hospital has been ordered to stop delivering babies because hospital staff made dangerous errors in caring for pregnant women and newborns, according to the Washington Post. The District of Columbia Department of Health took the move against United Medical Center after learning of mistakes that could lead to birth injury. In one case, doctors failed to monitor and properly treat an overweight pregnant woman who was having trouble breathing. The woman arrived at the hospital in "acute respiratory distress." She had a history of a deadly blood pressure condition called preeclampsia. Another maternity patient was infected with HIV, and doctors...

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Nursing Home Abuse: Losing the Right to Sue

Nursing home abuse attorneys say the government wants to prevent nursing home residents from being able to sue over cases of neglect and abuse. Presently, many nursing homes require residents to sign a contract which includes a clause known as forced arbitration - or the "no sue" contract. They usually bury the wording in the fine print. Consequently, injured, abused or neglected residents and their families waive the right to take nursing home owners to court. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule in 2016 that prohibited forced arbitration contracts in any nursing home that receives Medicare or Medicaid funding. Most...

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Coping with Birth Injuries

Doctors diagnose more than 10,000 children every year with birth-related brain injuries. The name "cerebral palsy" actually describes the many conditions that result from birth injuries to the part of the brain that controls motor functions. Most of these conditions involve life-long problems with muscle control, movement, and coordination. Children with cerebral palsy have difficulty with balance and walking. The condition can lead to other health problems later in life. However, there are many resources available to help those with cerebral palsy lead long and productive lives. Recent advances in technology are helping to make a difference in the lives of...

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Drug Injury and Death

In the wake of recent reports showing that drug injury and overdose deaths in America are reaching record levels, some local governments in Florida are considering suing drug companies that manufacture prescription painkillers. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the latest data reports at least 59,000 overdose deaths nationwide in 2016, as compared t0 52,000 the previous year. The latest information available for Florida shows that drug-related deaths in 2016 may increase by as much as 36 percent over 2015. That means an average of 14 people a day are losing their lives to the opioid crisis in the state. Gov. Rick...

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Negligence, Wrongful Death Payout 16 Years Later

Amie Stephenson sued the State of Florida in May 2001 for negligence in the wrongful death of her husband after he was killed in an accident on the Hart Bridge Expressway in Jacksonville. Christian Stephenson had been driving a gasoline tanker that jack-knifed when he swerved to avoid two cars that had crashed after hitting a pool of standing water. Stephenson was killed when his truck overturned and burst into flames, leaving behind his pregnant widow and a two-year-old daughter. His wife filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against the Department of Transportation. She charged that the state was negligent...

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Missed Heart Attack Diagnosis

A recently published study in the Emergency Medicine Journal may save doctors from a missed heart attack diagnosis in emergency room patients. Thinking that you are having a heart attack because of chest pain is one of the most common reasons to visit the emergency department. Correspondingly, the failure to diagnose a heart attack is one of the leading reasons that patients contact medical malpractice lawyers. The study, by researchers at George Washington University, found that symptoms pointing to a heart attack generally differ depending on the race and sex of the patient. For example, white men usually present with typical, well-known symptoms...

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Wrongful Death Award: New Trial on Damages

A Florida appeals has court ordered a retrial for damages in the case of a wrongful death award against a cigarette maker. The 1st District Court of Appeal in Escambia County ruled that the family of a dead smoker was entitled to a new trial to assess pain-and-suffering damages against a cigarette maker. Norman Lamar Danielson of Cantonment, FL died at 42 years of age after decades of smoking Marlboro cigarettes. Wrongful death attorneys filed suit on behalf of Danielson's wife, Micah, against Philip Morris in 2007. She charged that the tobacco company concealed the dangers of cigarettes, including the fact smoking causes people to become...

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Involves Florida Rehab Center

The family of a psychiatric patient who died at the Florida Institute of Neurologic Rehabilitation in 2011 has filed a $1 million wrongful death lawsuit against the Connecticut state agency that placed her in the Wauchula facility. A report in the Hartford Courant this week says that 24-year old Melinda Jackobowski of Connecticut had a history of psychiatric trouble. She had been treated for years in local facilities. The state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services transferred her to the Florida facility after a suicide attempt. Failure to Treat Cardiac Arrest The family's lawsuit charges negligence in Jackobowski's death. In February 2011, she...

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Ocala, Gainesville Truck Accident Death and Injury

One person died and several were injured in the second semi truck crash in two days on Interstate 75 in Marion County. Recently, a semi crashed into an RV in Micanopy, killing a passenger and injuring six other people. Then on Saturday morning, a semi trying to avoid a back-up from an earlier collision swerved and hit a guardrail. The semi then struck a van and several cars. The first truck accident was on a Friday in Micanopy, south of Gainesville. An RV carrying the band Adrenaline Mob had pulled to the side of the highway to change a tire. The band...

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Bicycle Accident Attorney: What to do After a Crash

Any bicycle accident attorney can tell you that cycling can be dangerous. The experienced ones know how to deal with the legal problems that a cyclist faces after a crash. In a recent article for The Recorder, Concord Law School Professor Shaun Jamison lays out what you should do if you've been involved in a bicycle accident. The advice is given in the case of a cyclist who has been hit by a car, which is not an uncommon occurrence in Florida.   Document Everything for your Bicycle Accident Attorney Jamison says the key to building your legal case is documenting your injuries. So it...

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