Majority of Medical Malpractice Claims are Due to Diagnostic Errors

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In the last 25 years diagnostic errors – not surgical mistakes or medication overdoses – accounted for the largest number of medical malpractice claims in the U.S. A misdiagnosis can be scary and costly with patients receiving health care, surgery, and/or medications that are not medically necessary. How does a diagnostic error happen? There are … Read More

Advice to Doctors who Find Themselves in a Lawsuit

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In a recent PalmBeachPost.com article, Ted Babbitt gives advice to doctors who find themselves in a lawsuit. He says in his article: “While in years gone by, patients wouldn’t even consider suing “doc” when a medical error was made, today a radiologist, anesthesiologist and a dozen other specialists may never have met nor had any extensive … Read More

Ted Babbitt on Consortium

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Ted Babbitt is a writer for PalmBeachPost.com. In his recent article, he wrote about claiming and proving consortium damages: “When I am talking to a jury about what consortium means, I simply ask them to consider whether, when their spouse is ill, their own ability to enjoy life is curtailed. Of course, the answer to … Read More

How Does Medical Malpractice Occur?

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Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider or a hospital fails to act with a reasonable standard of care, causing a new or aggravated injury to the patient. In other words, they fall below the reasonable standard of care for a given situation. Generally, this occurs when a doctor, nurse, or technician does something … Read More

Palm Beach Personal Injury Law Firm Makes 2017 “Best Law Firms” List

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Florida personal injury law firm, Babbitt & Johnson P.A. has been selected by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers as a 2017 “Best Law Firm” in three legal categories. According to the bestlawfirms.usnews.com website, “Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and … Read More

Examples of Medical Malpractice

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More people die in the U.S. from medical malpractice than from cancer or motor vehicle accidents. A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States as nearly 250,000 Americans die each year as a result. Read the study here. … Read More

Florida Personal Injury Attorneys Answer: Can I Sue a Doctor?

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A patient may bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor, healthcare provider or a hospital if they can prove the parties failed to perform their duties competently and with a reasonable standard of care.  Medical mistakes can cause new or aggravated injuries that result in permanent damage, and sometimes in death. According to an … Read More

When a Medical Malpractice Claim is NOT Malpractice

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One of Ted Babbitt’s articles for the Palm Beach County Bar Association titled What’s Not Malpractice gave a case example that was not malpractice. Here’s why: A plaintiff entered the hospital for cardiac bypass surgery. When he left the hospital, he left as a double amputee. The plaintiff alleged that he was given contaminated heparin … Read More