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…
11 Aug 2015

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits for Wrongful Diagnosis

Each year nearly 12 million adults are misdiagnosed during outpatient care. In half of those cases, the misdiagnosis potentially results in severe harm that warrants medical malpractice awards. In fact, researchers recently reviewed all pain…
03 Jun 2015

Defining Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice, sometimes referred to as medical negligence, occurs when a health care provider treats a patient in a manner that is below the professional standard of care and, as a result, the patient suffers harm. The “standard of…
22 Jan 2015

When a Minor Medical Procedure Turns Deadly

News of Joan Rivers’ tragic death after an in-office medical procedure shocked and frightened many Americans. While the full story of exactly what happened is not yet known, Rivers had apparently been complaining of hoarseness, and she had…
28 Oct 2014

Has Florida’s “Pill Mills” Problem Really Been Solved?

“Pain management” has become a common practice among doctors, some of whom even specialize in it. Patients are routinely asked to rate their pain on a scale of 1-10 at every doctor’s visit, and based on their answer the doctor will prescribe…
28 Oct 2014

Generic Drugs: Are You Risking Your Health to Save a Few Dollars?

Ever since the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of generic drugs in 1984, the controversy over whether they are just as good as the brand-name drugs that they were designed to mimic has not been resolved. Generic drugs…
28 Oct 2014

The All-Too-Real Nightmare of Waking Up During Surgery

It sounds like the plot of a horror film or a nightmare. You are scheduled for surgery, and the anesthesiologist tells you to “have a good sleep.” But rather than regaining consciousness in the recovery room, you realize at some point that…
16 Sep 2014

Beware of Mismanaged Medications

The Daytona Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center has again been cited for a medication error, this time for a giving a patient double the medication he was supposed to take.  One of the Center’s previous citations was for giving a medication…
16 Sep 2014

Common Categories of Medical Negligence

A properly managed medical negligence case not only serves to assure that the victim and their loved ones are fairly compensated, but may also have far-reaching implications for other victims of medical malpractice. The recent case McCall v.…