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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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Florida House Seeks to Reinstate Medical Malpractice Caps

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A Florida House panel this week backed a proposal to reinstate medical malpractice caps on damages for cases brought in the state, in clear defiance of the state’s supreme court decision that medical malpractice caps are unconstitutional. The proposal, known as PCB CJS 19-02, would reinstate caps on the noneconomic damages associated with medical… Read More »

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What are Pre-Suit Requirements for Florida Medical Malpractice Cases?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

If a doctor, surgeon, pharmacist, or other medical professional injures you when you go them for treatment of a medical issue, they can be held liable in Florida for medical malpractice. However, medical malpractice cases differ from most other civil lawsuits that look to hold a person accountable for their mistakes with a number… Read More »

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What is the Standard of Care in a Florida Medical Malpractice Case?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

When you go to the doctor’s office for treatment of a medical issue, you expect to receive nothing but the top quality care from your physician. However, this is not always the case when dealing with medical professionals, and if a doctor, surgeon, nurse, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider injures you when they are… Read More »

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What are “Never Events” in a Medical Malpractice Case?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Recently, in Florida, there was a case that made the state and national news about a surgeon who improperly removed a woman’s kidney during a routine back surgery, mistakenly thinking it was a tumor. When doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals commit significant, grievous errors during the treatment and care of their patients, it… Read More »

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