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Doctor Makes Costly Medication Mistake

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Erika Brown visited a Miami doctor before her trip to Ethiopia and Tanzania, where she received a prescription for travel medicine. The medication included a prescription for anti-malaria pills, Atovaquone-Proguanil, and was directed by the doctor to take the pills four times daily. Brown paid a few hundred dollars out of pocket for the… Read More »

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Baby Suffers Brain Damage after Failed Delivery by Midwife

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A newborn baby in Florida suffered serious brain damage and other trauma after a failed breech delivery by a midwife. Brenden Fisher was born with an Apgar score of zero and suffered severe swelling in his brain due to a series of mistakes made by the mother’s midwife, Jordan Shockley. According to the report… Read More »

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Florida Bill To Address Plastic Surgery “Butcher Shops”

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A bill has been introduced in the Florida government to address concerns over dangerous plastic surgery operations and crack down on clinics with a history of poor and hazardous treatment. The bill, SB 732, will be heard by the state Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services and is intended to cut down… Read More »

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Florida Medical Malpractice and Telemedicine

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

More and more, healthcare facilities are relying on telemedicine, or the use of phones and videoconferencing equipment to advise patients on medical concerns. However, with the rise of telemedicine in Florida, it has many concerned about the potential medical malpractice risks when the elimination of in-office, face to face visits occur. Nationwide, about ninety… Read More »

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Family Cannot Sue for Medical Malpractice & Fighting to Change Law

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A local family from Port Lucie is fighting to change a little known state law that they say is barring them from filing a medical malpractice claim against a hospital for their son’s death. Trevor Snyder, 32, was in a motorcycle accident in North Florida in January. He hit s deep pothole in the… Read More »

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Florida Family Awarded Millions after C-Section Medical Malpractice Death

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Last month, a jury in Broward County awarded the family of a medical malpractice victim who died after childbirth $24.5 million. Lilia Torres was from Fort Lauderdale and lived with her husband, Rodolfo Vargas Chavez, and their three children when she died at 34 years old after delivering her fourth child, Lillian Deyalaza Vargas,… Read More »

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Parents of Special Needs Child Barred from Suing for Medical Malpractice

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The parents of a special needs child have been barred from filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against a dentist that they claim administered too much sedation during a dental procedure that killed their child. Tommy Myers, 39, was the special needs child of Gary and Maureen Myers. In September 2014, he went to Dr…. Read More »

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Painkiller Prescription Abuse by Healthcare Providers

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

As the opioid crisis makes headlines across the nation, Florida is one of the many states plagued by addiction and the deteriorating health of many citizens. Opioids are a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Some prescription opioids are made from the plant directly, and others are made by scientists… Read More »

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What is a Birth Injury in Medical Malpractice?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The day your baby is born should be one of the most joyous occasions in your life. However, complications can occur during pregnancy, labor, and delivery of your child. Unfortunately, some of these are not preventable by doctors, but in some situations the improper or negligent care of a doctor, surgeon, or other medical… Read More »

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Little Known Medical Malpractice Law Could Affect You

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A little-known Florida medical malpractice law can prevent lawsuits against healthcare providers in certain circumstances that has the potential to affect your medical malpractice claims. Couples that live together, even for years or decades, are limited in their ability to bring medical malpractice lawsuits on behalf of their loved ones in fatal malpractice cases… Read More »

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