When Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

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Medical errors occur all the time in health care settings for a variety of reasons.  The reality is that not every medical injury counts as malpractice. Like any other professional doing their job day in and day out, doctors can sometimes make innocent mistakes. They may be overworked or fatigued. Meanwhile, certain procedures are inherently … Read More

The Cost of a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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West Palm Beach personal injury attorney Ted Babbitt understands that a medical malpractice victim has much more to worry about than coming up with the money to hire a lawyer for legal representation. That is why he offers potential clients a no-fee consultation and represents clients under a contingency fee arrangement. A contingency fee arrangement … Read More

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and tens of thousands of patients die each year because of preventable mistakes.  Medical malpractice involves medical errors that happen because of negligence on the part of the physician, surgeon, or medical staff. In medical malpractice cases, the health care provider(s) or … Read More

Medical Malpractice Cases

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Florida Medical Malpractice attorney Ted Babbit wrote an article for The Palm Beach Post explaining common examples of medical malpractice cases. There are more than 250,000 deaths related to medical errors annually in the U.S. The consequences range from minor discomfort to permanent injuries or death. Common examples include: Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis Surgical and … Read More

Babbitt & Johnson Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers List

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Florida personal injury attorneys Ted Babbitt and Joe Johnson have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has been recognizing outstanding legal talent based entirely on peer review and substantive evaluations of legal services. The road to achieving a “Best Lawyers” … Read More

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

The Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence

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Even in a routine checkup with your family physician, the chance for error exists, whether it’s a slip of the needle during a blood draw or a more serious surgical procedure gone wrong. Sometimes those mistakes warrant a case for medical malpractice or negligence. While the line between the two can get tricky (negligence is … 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

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