Category: Medical Malpractice

21 Apr 2014
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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…
17 Mar 2021
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What are common birth injuries in newborns?

It’s devastating and frightening when a newborn suffers one of the many types of birth injuries. There may be life-long consequences for the baby and a heavy financial burden for the baby’s parents. However, when a birth injury occurs as…
09 Feb 2021

Improperly Informed: What To Do If The Risks Weren't Fully Explained

When Should You Make an Informed Consent Claim? We trust medical professionals to inform us of the risks of medications, surgeries, and actions that affect our health. But what happens when our doctors, nurses, or pharmacists make a mistake…
04 Feb 2021

Medical Liability & Your Rights

As a patient, you expect that your doctor will provide you with a certain level of care. However, just like in any field, accidents can occur. But what can you do if your physician does not appropriately attend to your medical needs? And what…
21 Jan 2021

Malpractice Tail Coverage Explained

Normally, a physician’s standard claims-made insurance policy protects them from medical malpractice lawsuits. But what happens if someone brings forward a suit after the physician’s claims-made policy expires? One way that doctors and other…
30 Nov 2018
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Woman Files Suit Against Jacksonville Hospital, Claiming Surgical Errors - Spinal Needle Remained in Her Back for 14 Years from Epidural Injection

Woman Files Suit Against Jacksonville Hospital Claiming Surgical Errors According to a report from a local Jacksonville news outlet, a Jacksonville woman recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a naval hospital after discovering…
20 Oct 2018

Legal Access to Adverse Incident Reports at Risk

Medical malpractice is a reality that many individuals experience every year. Based on the most recent statistics available, at least one million medical injuries occur annually of which approximately 85,000 malpractice law suits are filed.…
10 Sep 2018
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Helpful Facts about Personal Injury Accidents

Personal Injury Accidents A Personal injury accident can happen at any time.  Most people think of personal injury law only in terms of vehicular accidents.  However, personal injury law covers a range of situations where the negligence…
30 Jan 2018
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Florida Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Allowing Treating Physicians of Family of Child Who Underwent Kidney Transplant to Testify in Medical Malpractice Case

 Medical Malpractice Case According to a report from WLRN in Miami, the Florida Supreme Court recently issued an important ruling in favor of a patient’s ability to present key evidence of his or her injuries in a Florida medical malpractice…
18 Dec 2017
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Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida Law Permitting Defense Attorneys to Speak with Physicians Who Have Treated Medical Malpractice Victims

In a win for Florida medical malpractice victims, as well as for Floridians’ privacy more generally, the Florida Supreme Court on November 8th struck down a controversial portion of a state law that permitted defense attorneys in medical malpractice…
16 Sep 2016
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Wellington Regional Medical Center v. Giovanni Pillonato:  A Win for Newborns Who Suffer Brain Injury During Delivery. 

The Fourth District’s recent decision in Wellington Regional Medical Center v. Giovanni Pillonato, 2016 WL 4548485 (Fla. 4th DCA Sept. 1, 2016), strikes a blow against the assault on the right of recovery for obstetrical patients whose newborn…