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What is Adult Protective Services?

Many Floridians who have beloved elderly ones concern themselves with how to ensure those loved ones are properly cared for. They may pay to have their loved one taken care of by professionals in a nursing home, or hire an in-home healthcare worker. In some instances, these elderly individuals move in with family members or decide to remain in their own home and care for themselves. No matter the circumstances, though, elderly individuals can find themselves at risk of harm. Sometimes it comes in the form of nursing home abuse or neglect.

What is a common type of surgical error?

It is usually quite difficult for Floridians to go under the knife for a medical operation. Though you might feel safe in the hands of your doctor, many times there is a natural concern about what can go wrong. The fact that you have no control over a surgery means that you are completely vulnerable. Unfortunately, this sometimes means that you can be seriously injured by a surgical error.

Missed diagnosis? We can help

Our last post on the blog discussed the unfortunate reality that cancer misdiagnosis is a real problem confronting many patients throughout the country, including those here in Florida. Though people might be afraid to go to the doctor to learn of a medical condition, it can be even more terrifying to learn that a doctor missed a dangerous, sometimes fatal disease. If a medical professional's failure to diagnose cancer has struck you, then you know the results can be traumatic.

Cancer misdiagnosis could be more common than we hope

Cancer is a word that makes many Floridians shudder, and rightly so. It seems as if everyone is affected by this disease in one way or another, and it can leave families utterly devastated. The good news is that advancing technologies are increasing survival rates and life expectancy of many cancer sufferers. However, these positive changes are often dependent upon early diagnosis. A failure to diagnose cancer or a delayed cancer diagnosis, on the other hand, can drastically affect one's chances of survival.

Medical malpractice turns routine surgery into nightmare

Every day, Floridians go to the hospital for medical operations. While some of these surgeries are quite serious and carry an inherent risk of complications, others are minor and should be completed without any difficulties. However, far too often medical professionals fail to uphold their duty of care to their patients, placing their patients at extreme risk of harm. When this happens, an unsuspecting individual can be left with serious, irreversible injuries.

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