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Securing Compensation for Hospital Illnesses

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Individuals enter the hospital to get better and not worse. Unfortunately, for hundreds of thousands of patients, going into the hospital means coming out with sicknesses they didn’t have upon admission. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in every 25 patients catches a healthcare associated infection (HAI) every day. AN… Read More »

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Over One Thousand Testosterone Medication Lawsuits Filed

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Over one thousand testosterone-related lawsuits have been filed across the United States by men who have taken this type of medication and suffered from heart attacks and other cardiovascular injuries. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began investigating these claims as far back as February last year after two separate studies found a causal… Read More »

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Court Awards Higher Damages in Medical Malpractice Case

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

More than a decade after the Florida legislature approved limiting damages in medical malpractice cases, the Florida Supreme Court agreed with a woman who argued that the limits should not be applied to her case. The judges ruled 5-2 recently in favor of Kimberly Ann Miles who was injured in 2003 and filed a… Read More »

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Family Awarded $7.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The family of a 45-year-old mother was awarded $7.5 million by a jury in southern Florida in a medical malpractice lawsuit that alleged that two surgeons were negligent during an operation, leading to their loved one’s death. Maria Elena Espinosa was a mother of two children and was married at the time of her… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Erases Medical Malpractice Fees

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A Florida man who was injured 19 years ago can finally move on with his life after the Florida Supreme Court erased a $500,000 bill for attorneys’ fees in his medical malpractice case. Ancel Pratt Jr., 37, suffered permanent nerve damage to his arm in 1996 and sued his orthopedic surgeon in addition to… Read More »

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Concierge Medical Services Company Found Liable for Malpractice

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The concierge medical services company, MDVIP, contracts with doctors and medical professionals across the country to provide concierge medical services to patients. The company was recently ordered by a court in Florida to pay more than $8.5 million to the family of a deceased woman who used their services for medical care. Jurors found… Read More »

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Doctor’s Worry over BMW Led to Boy’s Cerebral Palsy

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Jordan MacDonald, 16, was born with cerebral palsy. He cannot walk by himself and has the intellectual capacity of a two-year-old child. His parents, Melissa and Robert MacDonald, have filed a lawsuit on Jordan’s behalf against the Boca Raton doctor who delivered him because they claim that his negligence led to their son’s brain… Read More »

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Report Released on Anesthesia-Related Medical Malpractice Claims

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A study was released by the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management that focused on closed anesthesia medical malpractice claims experienced by one of the country’s largest physician owned, medical malpractice insurance companies. It looked at a variety of factors, including the types of medical malpractice claims made, the types of medical facilities where the… Read More »

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Appeals Court Won’t Reconsider Cruise Medical Malpractice Ruling

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider an earlier decision that opened the door for medical malpractice cases to be filed against cruise lines for accidents that happen to their passengers. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected an application by the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line last week asking to revisit… Read More »

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Choosing the Right Cause of Action in Medical Practice Claims

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

As every good attorney knows, the facts of many cases can support multiple causes of action (or, said somewhat more colloquially, theories of relief). The choice of an appropriate cause of action is important. It determines, most vitally, exactly what elements need to be proved in order to prevail. Sometimes the evidence will be… Read More »

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