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Dog Bite Injuries

Man’s best friend, personal companion, stress reliever, and a child’s buddy. These are some of the phrases we use to describe dogs and the jobs that they do. They are cute, cuddly, fluffy, needy, stubborn, sometimes stinky, and loveable. But let us not forget that dogs are animals, and like humans, they need to be...
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Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft

Identity Theft You might think that identity theft occurs only in Hollywood movies, but you are totally wrong. Identity theft is a crime where a person impersonates someone else by acquiring information such as Social Security Number, date of birth, driver’s license number, bank account number, or any personal information. Some companies may require us...
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Childbirth Injuries

Some injuries during a natural childbirth can’t be avoided and can affect the mother, the baby, or both. But there are some injuries caused by the negligence of the medical professional(s) during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. These injuries can be temporary or can last a lifetime. Some of the common injuries to a newborn baby...
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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice happens when a medical professional harms or worsens the patient’s condition by failing to follow the accepted standard of practice in the medical community. This incident can be devastating to the patient and the patient’s family. One of the largest settlements in recent history happened in Florida. The jury awarded Allan Navarro a...
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Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia is a treatment preventing patients from feeling pain during a surgical procedure. The three main types of anesthesia are local, regional, and general. Local anesthesia is used for minor surgeries such as a wart or ingrown toenail removal. Regional anesthesia, spinal and epidural, is injected into the spinal fluid (spinal) or an area outside...
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Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor incorrectly diagnoses a patient’s illness. This can lead to delayed treatment, incorrect medication, or even death. It is also one of the most common medical malpractice types in the United States. An example is when a doctor diagnoses a heart attack as indigestion or anxiety. Another example is when the...
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Surgery Errors

Surgery, branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of injuries, infections, and other disorders that uses operative manual and instrumental means. It is classified into two: major and minor. According to Merriam-Webster, a minor surgery is a “surgery involving little risk to the life of the patient. Specifically, an operation on the superficial structures...
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Medication Errors

A medicine or medication is used to treat illnesses or diseases and has many types. Some of these are medications for analgesics for pain, antacids, antibiotics for infections, and spermicides for contraception. Medicines can be classified into two: generic and branded. According to fda.gov, “A generic drug is a medication created to be the same...
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Suing in Florida

Under statute 13 Article X of Florida’s constitution, the State of Florida has waived its sovereign immunity in tort cases to the extent that an employee of an agency or subdivision of the state (“Agency”) has negligently or wrongfully harmed an individual. The only cases that can be brought up against the state are ones...
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