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May 2015 Archives

Florida hospital sued for exposing patient to HIV


Going to the hospital can be a scary experience. Individuals may have to undergo an operation, take medication, or stay at the hospital for observation. No matter the circumstances, these patients' health and safety is placed in the hands of educated and trained medical professionals. That should be comforting. But the sad reality is that even the best trained doctors and nurses can make mistakes that leave an individual in a dire predicament.

Amputated leg found in trash, hospital sued


The law is full of grey areas. As much as Floridians want legal matters to be cut-and-dry, the reality of the matter is that many times the nuances of the law come into play. With that in mind, many would think that hospitals and medical professionals have done everything they can to avoid glaring mishaps. This would be an erroneous assumption, as one recently filed lawsuit in Coral Gables highlights.

Taking legal action when medical care goes beyond consent

A few weeks ago on the blog we discussed battery as it pertains to the medical care setting, particularly surgical errors, and how unwanted treatment can cause significant harm to patients. Unnecessary and unwanted treatments can leave you with a worsened medical condition, including paralysis or even death. However, even if an operation turns out successful, if it is one to which you did not consent, then you may have legal recourse.

What are the different types of elder abuse?


Though this blog spends a lot of time talking about nursing home neglect, elder abuse, both in individual homes and in nursing homes, is also very common and can be just as damaging. Victims of nursing home abuse can suffer tremendously and, unless proactive steps are taken, the abuse may go unnoticed for a significant period of time. Therefore, those who have a loved one in a nursing home facility should be aware of the different types of elder abuse so that they can be sure to prevent or stop it.

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