Category : Medical malpractice

Wrong Leg Amputation Leads to Malpractice Suit in Aventura
April 28, 2017 By :
Filed Under : Medical malpractice

Wrong Leg Amputation Leads to Malpractice Suit in Aventura

A few years ago, a Florida doctor was lost his medical license and was taken to court because he accidentally amputated the wrong leg on a sick patient. According to the doctor, both legs were so diseased and sickly looking that he couldn’t tell which leg was the “bad” leg. He further said that it was only a matter of time before the other leg would need amputation as well. But it does not change the fact he cut off the wrong leg. The doctor had numerous opportunities to confirm the correct leg prior to the procedure, including a last-minute chart look at the chart in the operating room which stated the leg that should be amputated. It wasn’t until mid-surgery when a nurse realized the doctor had made the mistake. By that time it was too late. The doctor also previously...Read More
Personal Injury Case Before Supreme Court Threatens Caps
September 30, 2016 By :
Filed Under : Medical malpractice

Personal Injury Case Before Supreme Court Threatens Caps

Medical malpractice caps have been the subject of fierce debate in Florida for over a decade. Now the Supreme Court of Florida is considering another case on the topic, but the results likely won’t be heard for some time. They just took their summer recess. It is possible they may deliver an opinion during the break. The current saga began in 2003 when the Florida legislature overhauled the medical malpractice system and put a cap on the amount of money that can be issued for non-economic damages, commonly known as “pain and suffering”, at a million dollars. Lawmakers said this cap would help control increasing medical malpractice insurance costs. Since that time the caps have been challenged twice before the Supreme Court. The first challenge was decided in 2014 in a...Read More