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…
14 Sep 2016

Can I Sue My Doctor for Prescribing Medical Marijuana?

In contrast to the love affair many US states are having with medical marijuana, Florida’s relationship to the versatile drug is lukewarm. As of 2014, the first wave of legalization enabled doctors to prescribe non-euphoric strains of marijuana…
16 Aug 2016

Surgical Errors: Can Newer Laws Affect Damage Awards from Older Injuries?

Doctors diagnosed Kimberly Ann Miles with melanoma in 2002 and successfully the tumor and all traces of the cancer in an outpatient procedure in December 2002. Just to be safe, Miles sought a second opinion from surgical oncologist Dr. Daniel…
13 Jul 2016

Prevent Medical Errors During your Child’s Treatment

There may be nothing more difficult for a parent than watching their child suffer. When a child is ill or injured and requires medical care, a parent’s vigilance during and after treatment can be instrumental in the outcome. Here are seven…
16 Jun 2016

Medical Malpractice

Although it is never the intention of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to cause
12 Jan 2016

When is Cerebral Palsy the Doctor’s Fault?

West Palm Beach teenager Jordan McDonald will never walk by himself or mature past the mental capabilities of a 2-year old. Born with cerebral palsy, the McDonalds claim that Dr. Samuel Kaufman negligently used a vacuum extractor to deliver…
11 Aug 2015

Are You Certain You Need a Cesarean Section?

Holly Grim’s first labor at a noted California hospital in December 2013 was long and painful. The delivery ended with a cesarean section that required a lengthy stay in the hospital. This labor was different – a different hospital, a different…
11 Aug 2015

Top 5 Most Interesting Medical Malpractice Lawsuits of 2014

Lexis/Nexis, a legal news provider, compiled a list of the Top 10 medical malpractice verdicts of 2014 across the country. Here we present a summary of 5 of the most interesting from the list.  Florida jury awards the family of a women…
11 Aug 2015

Most Common Claims of Emergency Room Doctor Malpractice

Emergency physicians are often at the frontline to provide acute care to patients who present without an appointment. The unplanned nature of patient arrivals means that emergency doctors can face broad spectrum of illness and injures while…
11 Aug 2015

Top Procedures Doctors Perform Unnecessarily

Any medical treatment has its risks. The Institute of Medicine estimates that up to 98,000 people die each year as a result of preventable medical errors. Among these errors are misdiagnosis, errors in performance during operations, inappropriate…
11 Aug 2015

Unnecessary Surgery and Medical Malpractice

Dozens of patients filed suit against three cardiologists at an Indiana hospital for performing unnecessary procedures that amount to medical malpractice and, in some instances, wrongful death. Debra Davidson has a scar to constantly remind…