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

Ted Babbitt on Oprah, CBS, NBC, PBS and More

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Fifty years ago, our Florida personal injury and accident law firm became the first in Palm Beach County to obtain a personal injury million-dollar verdict. We haven’t stopped winning. Today, we have a lengthy success record of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, in matters including commercial litigation, medical malpractice, products liability, drug litigation and other mass tort and personal injury … Read More

High Surgical Death Rate for Children at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida

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According to a recent article titled Secret deaths: CNN finds high surgical death rate for children at Florida hospital, at least eight babies have died at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida since December 2011 when their pediatric open heart surgery program began. Layla McCarthy’s parents Christine and Matt were warned in an elevator … Read More

Florida Injury Lawyers Talk Xarelto Lawsuits

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When it received FDA approval in 2011, the pharmaceutical Xarelto (rivaroxaban) was seen as the new era of anti-coagulant drugs (blood thinners).  It was suggested to replace drugs like Warfarin (brand names include Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan, Uniwarfin) that have been in use since 1954. There have been a lot of concerns about Xarelto’s safety and … Read More