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Category: Medical Malpractice

Is there any excuse for Elder Abuse? NO!

07/31/2018
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Another horror story unfolded at a nursing home in Boynton Beach, Fla., where a 67-year-old woman with dementia was duct-taped to a chair by her caretakers. Her caretakers, Phygelle Brudent and Lashron Williams, have been charged with elderly abuse and false imprisonment following their arrest by the local police department. […]

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Does Doctor Negligence Often Go Unreported? –National Practitioners Data Bank

06/1/2018
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Congress created the National Practitioners Data Bank in 1986, passing a piece of legislation whose mission entailed improving the quality of healthcare, reducing abuse and fraud and protecting the public. A vast online repository, it includes information about adverse actions by practitioners and medical-malpractice payments from lawsuits. “…it is a […]

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Patients Stand To Lose if Amendment 7 Goes to Polls

01/12/2018
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Patient Access to Adverse-Incident Reports Threatened Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission has on its 2018 agenda a proposal to amend a provision that gives parties in medical-malpractice lawsuits access to adverse-incident reports that can make or break cases. The proposal, made by Commissioner Tim Cerio, seeks to limit such access for […]

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South Florida Breast Exams — Mammogram Quality in Question

01/6/2018
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Medical professionals have debated the frequency and relative age for performing mammogram studies on women; some claiming that once yearly is too often and under 50 years old is too soon. Whether these debates involve more concern for insurance company payouts than prudent healthcare, I will leave to other articles. […]

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1 Incident Too Many — Crime in Nursing Homes

12/12/2017
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Nursing-home nightmares continue to plague the country, from California to Texas to Minnesota to Pennsylvania. But perhaps no other state is as impacted by the abuse, neglect and robbery of the old and infirm as Florida. There are nearly 700 licensed facilities from the Keys to the Panhandle that provide […]

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