What Makes a Surgical Error Medical Malpractice?

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At least 4,000 surgical errors occur in the U.S. every year. These are considered preventable errors that usually happen unexpectedly — though they aren’t always considered medical malpractice. Common examples of surgical errors include (but certainly aren’t limited to): Damaging a nerve Damaging internal organs Administering the wrong dose of anesthesia (too much or too … 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

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

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

Ted Babbitt on CBS 12 News About the Accountable Care Organization

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CBS12 Investigates did a story highlighting a group of doctors in Palm Beach County that is getting tens of millions of dollars a year. In their article titled Critics question doctors making millions for ‘denying’ healthcare, they explain saying, “Critics call it an unintended consequence of the Affordable Care Act.” The program, called the Accountable Care Organization (also … 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

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

Virtuous in Medical Malpractice Law

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This year marks the 48th year Babbitt & Johnson, P.A. has been in business, fighting to get the justice our Florida individuals deserve. Our dedication has earned us the respect of other admired legal professionals in the field, has gotten us nationwide media coverage, and has earned us the recognition of being named some of … Read More