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Category: Medical Malpractice

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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Nursing Home Care — Who protects the most vulnerable?

10/9/2017
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A recent article in Law360 suggested that nursing home claims may rise in the wake of Hurricane Irma and the Hollywood Hills Nursing Home tragedy. The article seemed to downplay the problem in nursing homes. It should not have. Certainly I am sure problems have been exacerbated by the recent […]

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Hollywood Hills Nursing Home — Grim News

09/22/2017
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The death toll mounted again in the Broward County nursing-home disaster following Hurricane Irma. A ninth patient expired after being evacuated from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in the midst of a power outage that turned the facility into a sweltering sarcophagus of sorts. It was reported that some […]

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