Medical Malpractice Lawsuit – Advice for Doctors

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In an article for The Ledger, Ted Babbitt, Babbitt & Johnson senior partner and award-winning Florida personal injury attorney, offers advice to doctors who find themselves in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The close bond between patient and doctor has been diminished or disappeared with the advent of urbanization and specialization. In some specialties, only sporadic … Read More

Medical Errors: A System-Wide Problem

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Florida personal injury attorney, Theodore Babbitt, discusses error in medicine in an article he wrote for the Sarasota Herald Tribune. The World Health Organization’s September 2019 report showed that “globally, medical errors still harm about 40% of patients of primary and outpatient care. Millions of people are hurt every year from medication errors and errors … Read More

Florida Medical Malpractice

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“Malpractice lawsuits after an error were reported infrequently (by 2 percent of physicians and 6 percent of the public)”. (Source: New England Journal of Medicine) Medical errors are not infrequent, in fact, a report published by the Institute of Medicine estimated medical negligence-caused deaths are as high as 98,000 per year, twice the number of people who … Read More

Medical Error is the Third Highest Cause of Death in the U.S.

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An article published by Johns Hopkins Medicine described how our country’s data collection does not properly account for deaths caused by medical error and new research shows that medical error is the highest cause of death after cancer. The article states that in 1949 the U.S. “adopted an international form that used International Classification of Diseases … Read More

Our Personal Injury Law Firm’s Success Record

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At Babbitt and Johnson P.A., our trial lawyers fight for their clients with skills we’ve developed over five decades – and with compassion we had long before that. Our success is not just based on the recoveries that our clients have received – some in the millions of dollars – but it is also based … Read More

What Constitutes a Medical Mistake?

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Medical mistakes happen and when they do, it can result in life-altering health issues or even death. Medical mistakes, also referred to as physician error or medical malpractice, can include medication errors, failure to monitor a patient, failure to obtain informed consent, failure to diagnose or treat a condition, or wrongful death as a result … Read More

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Babbitt and Johnson P.A. is the go-to personal injury attorney law firm for sophisticated litigation matters. Since the founding of our law firm in 1967, we have more than 100 years of combined experience, securing some of the largest verdicts in Florida’s history. We dedicate hard work, attention, and resources to every case. We can … Read More

Majority of Medical Malpractice Claims are Due to Diagnostic Errors

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According to a Johns Hopkins study, 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 … Read More