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December 2015 Archives

Over-medication can harm nursing home residents


The staff members at nursing homes carry a big responsibility. Thousands of families in Florida entrust these institutions with the comfort and care of their elderly loved ones. Nursing homes should competently provide their residents with the supervision, nutrition and medical care they need. This, however, does not always occur. Instead, far too often nursing home neglect takes over, putting residents at serious risk of harm or death.

Florida's Attorney General wants damages caps in place


Medical malpractice can devastate an individual's health and destroy the victim's financial well-being. This is why lawsuits alleging hospital negligence are so important. If successful, such a claim can not only bring compensation to the victim and family members, but it might also deter other medical professionals from committing negligence, thereby protecting others. A winning case can give a family the financial relief it needs to focus on recovering physically and emotionally.

Anesthesia and its potential complications


Many Floridians fear medical procedures. Some might be scared that the operation will be unsuccessful, while others may be concerned that they will be left with unsightly scarring or lingering pain with a long road to recovery. Though these are legitimate concerns, there are much more serious issues that may arise during the surgical process that could leave a patient with a serious injury. In some instances, these matters can lead to death.

What tests are given to detect lung cancer?


As many Floridians know, cancer is a terrible, life-altering, and sometimes life-ending, disease. Advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment have helped render the disease treatable and curable in some instances, but early detection is often key. In order to detect cancer, a patient must be aware of any symptoms they may be experiencing, seek medical evaluation in a timely fashion, and submit to the appropriate tests. Yet, even when this is done, medical negligence may lead to a failure to diagnose, which could, in turn, lead to a worsened medical condition.

Ford, Dean & Rotundo speaks up for medical malpractice victims


As was discussed last week on the blog, Florida is seeing a shortage of physicians and this shortage may be leaving some with inadequate access to healthcare. However, even those who are able to see a doctor in a timely fashion may be subjected to poor and downright dangerous treatment. Overworked and tired medical professionals are prone to mistakes in diagnosing patients, performing operations, and prescribing medications. Such situations could lead to serious injuries and, perhaps, even death.

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