Ordinary Negligence or Medical Malpractice

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Not every injury claim that happens in a hospital or a doctor’s office is medical malpractice. However, one of the tricks of insurance defense lawyers is to take that position. We see it all the time in practice. A patient falls down in a hospital and the hospital’s lawyer beats their chest and says this… Read More »

How Much Experience Do You Have? Are You An Expert?

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A while ago I was talking to a potential client and he asked me how much experience do I have? My response was, I have handled a number of cases similar to his case, but I have not handled a case under the exact statute under which he was being sued. I explained that the… Read More »

FDOC Grievance Procedure

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Over the years, I’ve consulted with a number of inmates or their families who I believe had valid claims for deliberate indifference to a serious medical need. I could not help these individuals because they were going to be in prison when the statute of limitations would run and they did not exhaust their administrative… Read More »

Is it Deliberate Indifference to withhold Insulin from a diabetic?

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Diabetes is a condition that impacts sugar metabolism. A hormone called insulin helps transport sugar (glucose) across the cell membrane so the cell has energy to work. If blood sugar goes too high, the person can go into a coma and die. Some diabetics are required to take insulin to help control their blood sugar.… Read More »

Prisoner Malpractice

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Florida Prison/Jail Malpractice Lawyer People who are detained or incarcerated are not free to seek their own medical care.  Because of this situation, the City or County who runs the jail or the Florida Department of Corrections is responsible for the medical care.  The issue in these cases is whether the medical care is appropriate… Read More »

Florida hit and run car accidents – Any chance of receiving compensation?

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Florida hit and run car accidents – any chance of receiving compensation. Maybe you or somebody you love was  involved in a car crash and the other driver took off.  Why do you think the other driver took off?  Can you still receive money for your injuries and get your car fixed?  In my experience,… Read More »

Bicyclists should not ride against the flow of traffic

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I’m an avid bicyclist and bike accident attorney here in Central Florida. The other day I received a phone call  from a guy who was hit by a car while riding his bike.  He was severely injured and he was very upset because the police officer put him at fault for the accident on the… Read More »

Why we need civil rights lawyers!

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If you haven’t seen the arrest of a Utah Nurse that was doing her job, the video is below. If you have, it reminds us that none of us immune. Why Police Officers Abuse Their Power In my opinion, this police officer abused his power. There are a number of famous quotes that go to… Read More »

Should you Accept the Insurance Company’s First Offer?

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If you were involved in a car accident and the insurance adjuster has made you an offer, should you take the first offer that the insurance company makes? Every case is different and has its unique set of facts. As a general rule, you shouldn’t take the first offer made by the insurance adjuster. Most… Read More »

Florida Department of Corrections Fires Wexford

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Wexford Health Sources, Inc., a private correctional medicine company from Pittsburg, was fired by the Department of Corrections 8 months before the contract was supposed to terminate. Wexford provides medical and mental health services to prisons in Region IV, which include the prisons in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties. According to Florida’s… Read More »