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…
selling medical data to third parties
17 May 2023

Lawsuits accuse hospitals of selling medical data to third parties

Data is one of the planet’s most valuable commodities. The healthcare industry, which generates vast amounts of personal and medical information, is a prime target for data brokers and other third parties seeking to monetize this information. Lawsuits…
top misdiagnosed disorders in children
13 Mar 2023

Top 4 misdiagnosed disorders in children

When a child presents symptoms of an illness or disorder, it can be more difficult to properly diagnose them than it would be for an adult. Unfortunately, a misdiagnosis for a child could lead to years of unnecessary, unsuccessful treatments…
virtual doctor misdiagnosis
13 Mar 2023

A concerning trend in healthcare: Misdiagnosis might increase with telehealth

Virtual or telehealth appointments spiked in popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic. Even as restrictions for in-person medical care were lifted, online video consultations have remained popular for many Florida residents. Although the convenience…
07 Dec 2022

Proving medical malpractice: It’s hard but not impossible

Winning a medical malpractice lawsuit may be one of the biggest challenges a plaintiff can face because proving all necessary elements requires an in-depth understanding of the law surrounding the claim and the appropriate way to apply the law…
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: Why going to the hospital on a 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…