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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Proceeding

January 22, 2018

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Proceeding

One of the first lawsuits set to be heard over a controversial hernia mesh has been delayed from its January 2018 start. In 2013, Matthew Huff received a Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh used to treat his hernia. The hernia mesh is used in laparoscopic, ventral and inguinal hernia surgeries.    But Physiomesh…

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August 8, 2016

What Is Considered Medical Malpractice In Jacksonville?

Patients in Jacksonville and around the nation trust their doctors to provide them with the best medical care possible. While no results can be guaranteed, there is a duty on the part of the doctor to provide the prevailing professional standard of care. However, what happens if the doctor fails to provide that care, provides…

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June 20, 2016

Injuries Caused by Defective Medical Devices

Medical devices can be useful for improving and saving lives. There are times when medical devices or the misuse of medical devices can result in injuries or deaths. Knowing your rights and responsibilities as a patient can help you recover losses from defective medical devices. Types of Defective Medical Devices There are many types of…

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May 20, 2016

Medical Errors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

According to a frightening article published in Consumer Reports, medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States, falling just behind such notorious killers as heart disease and cancer. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore looked at data going back to 1999 and calculated that approximately…

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April 11, 2016

5 Most Common Florida Emergency Room Malpractice Claims

No one plans on going to an emergency room. But, unfortunately, we sometimes end up there. By their very nature, emergency rooms are a chaotic environment. Patients arrive at ERs needing medical treatment for everything from a few stitches to life threatening trauma. Considering this, it’s not surprising that about five percent of medical malpractice…

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September 16, 2013

Hospital Acquired Infections Cost U.S. Billions Each Year

A new study conducted by the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice has revealed that hospital-acquired infections cost the U.S. health care system nearly $10 billion annually — and according to one of the study’s author’s, that’s a substantial improvement. Pointing out that past studies have indicated that the cost of treating infections had…

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July 24, 2013

Top Reasons Why Patients File Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The medical malpractice attorneys at Farah & Farah in Palatka recently came across an interesting study conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland in which researchers looked at the reasons why patients or their families file medical malpractice suits against physicians. The study reviewed medical malpractice claims against primary care doctors in…

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July 8, 2013

Attorneys Challenge New Florida Malpractice Law

Several attorneys in Florida are challenging a new malpractice law in Florida that allows medical malpractice defendants to access personal health care information about a plaintiff from other health care providers not necessarily involved in a potential lawsuit. Five different lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts. They claim that the new law…

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