on January 10th, 2017 Judge finds Miami cosmetic surgeon guilty of medical malpractice

A cosmetic surgeon in Miami, Florida is facing a fine and probation after an administrative law judge decided that he had been negligent with at least two of his patients in 2015, an article of nbcmiami.com reported on January 9. In the decision issued by Judge Mary Creasy on January 6, six out of nine malpractice […]

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on December 10th, 2016 Florida medical malpractice law questioned by Supreme Court

At least five Supreme Court justices in Florida recently questioned the legality of a medical malpractice law following concerns that the privacy rights of plaintiffs may be violated by the law, an article of WUSF News reported on December 9. Reports said the justices are trying to determine the legality of the “ex parte communications” made […]

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on December 6th, 2016 Hundreds of women file medical malpractice lawsuit in Florida

Over 200 women filed a lawsuit against a cosmetic surgeon in Jacksonville, Florida after their breasts became disfigured from undergoing an augmentation procedure, an article of The Florida Times-Union reported on November 29. According to reports, evidence is being gathered against Doctors Mark and Loren Clayman after hundreds of their patients claimed their breast implant […]

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on October 14th, 2016 Jacksonville dentist accused of negligence

ABC News reported on September 23rd that a dentist in Jacksonville, Florida is being accused of harming several of his patients, who were all young children.  Over 100 families have alleged that Doctor Howard Schneider caused harm to his patients by conducting unnecessary dental procedures, including many tooth extractions, to max out families’ Medicaid benefits. After […]

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on August 15th, 2016 Florida hospital’s violations exposed after woman files a complaint

A federal agency recently discovered several violations at a local Florida hospital after a woman filed a complaint claiming negligence resulted in the death of her son, an article of 10 News reported on August 12. In an unexpected inspection, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) in Florida found numerous violations committed by the […]

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on March 23rd, 2016 Miami cosmetic surgeon accused of medical malpractice

The medical license of a Miami cosmetic surgeon is threatened to be revoked after he allegedly caused serious injuries to at least four of his patients, a Miami Herald article reported on March 16. Florida health officials are considering revoking the medical license of Doctor Osakatukei “Osak” Omulepu after possible malpractice involving four female patients in May of […]

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on February 24th, 2016 Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A., representing man accusing doctor of unnecessary heart surgery

, is currently representing John Austgen in a lawsuit against Abdul Shadani, M.D., Lawnwood Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, HCA Holdings, Inc., and HCA, Inc., claiming that he was subject to an unnecessary pacemaker implantation. This procedure has resulted in life-changing complications for Mr. Austgen who states that prior to […]

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on November 10th, 2015 What are some common surgical errors?

Before your surgery, your surgeon should inform you of the potential complications and risks that you may experience. Every surgery is potentially dangerous due to the possibility of unforeseen complications, but dangers like surgical errors are highly preventable. Some of the most common types of surgical errors include performing a procedure on the wrong body part, nerve damage, […]

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on September 22nd, 2015 Lawyers to contest “medical-malpractice law” in Florida Supreme Court

Lawyers representing medical malpractice victims in Florida are challenging a law that they believe is violating the privacy rights of patients. Lawyers in Escambia County recently demanded that the Supreme Court dispute the “ex parte communications” law. The 2013 law supported by medical practitioner groups allows attorneys of doctors facing lawsuits to get other medical […]

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on July 22nd, 2015 Doctors commonly work while sick despite understanding risks

A recent survey revealed that many medical practitioners go to work even if they are feeling ill, despite being aware that they may be compromising the health of the patients under their care, Reuters reported on July 6. In the research conducted by Julia Szymczak and her team, they found out that over 95 percent of medical practitioners […]

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