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What kinds of medication errors am I susceptible to?

Unfortunately, medication errors are an all too common occurrence in the medical field. In fact, in America, more than one million individuals are injured each year by medication mistakes. A medication error can happen when an error occurs during drug prescription, medication dispensing and distribution, monitoring, and medication use, amongst others instances. Sadly, when one of these mishaps occurs, patients are often left seriously injured or with a worsened medical condition. Sometimes the mistake can be fatal.

Things Floridians can assess when choosing a nursing home

For many Floridians, there comes a time when a family must decide where is best for their elderly loved one to live. Some choose to keep their loved one at home and hire home-based healthcare aides, while others choose a nursing home. Readers of this blog may cringe when they think of moving their loved one into a nursing home, but there are certain aspects of a nursing home that can be checked to help ensure it is safe.

We know how to counter medical malpractice defenses

Last week on the blog we talked about some common defenses to medical malpractice claims. Familiarizing yourself with these defenses will help give you an idea of what you may be up against if you file a negligence lawsuit, but it might also highlight the complexities of the litigious nature of such claims. The good news is that you do not have to fully understand all the legalities of your case to win. By seeking the help of experienced hospital negligence attorneys you put yourself in a position where the chance of success is maximized.

What are some common defenses to medical malpractice?

If you follow this blog, then you probably know that when medical care goes wrong you can be seriously injured. It can drastically affect your life and the lives of your loved ones. You might lose physical abilities, emotional happiness and financial resources. Luckily, you might be able to recover compensation for these losses, but it often requires legal action. Though you and your attorney may be able to put forth a strong legal claim, it may be just as important to be familiar with some common medical malpractice defenses so that you know how to counter them.

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