Category: Medical Malpractice

21 Apr 2014

Welcome to the Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath Blog

The Accidents Safe blog was set up to help keep our clients and the public informed of important safety information that potentially could effect their every day lives.  Auto recalls, defective tires, car seats and many other products or medications…
organ transplant failure
09 Nov 2022

Senate: U.S. must address failing organ transplant system

Organ transplants are among the most amazing medical feats, having saved thousands of lives over the last few decades. Although many who are part of the U.S. transplant network should be commended for their passion and dedication, there’s…
gynecologic cancer awareness month
31 Oct 2022

National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Each year more than 110,000 women are diagnosed with some form of gynecologic cancer, and over 30,000 die. September is National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, a time to not only increase awareness of these terrible diseases, but also to…
weekend effect hospital
14 Aug 2022

The ‘Weekend Effect’ in Hospitals: Why Going to the Hospital on Friday or Saturday Night Could Be Risky

It’s scary to think that you may not receive the same quality of care if you visit the hospital over the weekend instead of during the week. Unfortunately, some patients have discovered the so-called “weekend effect” the hard way. The…
post op checklist
14 Aug 2022

Post-Op Checklist for Patients

After you have an operation, the most important thing is to take care of yourself and follow all the necessary steps to heal and recover. You should complete the post-op directions given to you by a medical professional, but to help, we compiled…
caps on medical malpractice damages
03 Aug 2022

Florida’s Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages

In January 2022, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that caps on non-economic damages are unconstitutional. Before the ruling, the cap (maximum recoverable amount of compensation) was set at $500,000. You might be confused by this if you’ve…
why you cant take a cab home after surgery
26 Jul 2022

Here’s Why You Can’t Take a Cab Home After Surgery

Are you preparing for surgery? One preparation you need to make is planning your ride home. If you don’t have a family member or friend to drive you home, you may ask whether you can drive yourself or whether you can take a cab home after…
medical malpractice claim on behalf of child
09 May 2022

Tips for Bringing a Medical Malpractice Claim on Your Child’s Behalf

Medical malpractice is when a physician acted negligently when providing care, and that negligence caused an injury. You can only collect damages that you can prove. Determining the long-term costs of injuries is a complex process that demands…
04 Apr 2022

Weight Loss Surgery Complications: Nuisance or Malpractice?

Weight loss surgery is a very popular option for people who have been struggling with obesity for years. It has the potential to be life-changing, not just in terms of physical health but also in terms of mental health and self-esteem. Unfortunately,…
what is the most common birth injury
10 Mar 2022

What is the most common birth injury?

Birth injuries can cause lifelong health problems for the child and cost the parents thousands in rehabilitation or medical equipment. Parents whose new babies have suffered a birth injury often need the help of a lawyer to collect damages…
Can you sue a dentist for pulling the wrong tooth
18 Feb 2022

Can you sue a dentist for pulling the wrong tooth?

This is a question that people often ask, and the answer is not always clear. In some cases, you can sue a dentist for pulling the wrong tooth. However, there are some factors that will be considered in each individual case. If you have been…