Florida Personal Injury Blog

  • How Common Are Emergency Room Errors?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 5-Jan-2018

    Each year, more than 100 million people visit the ER, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Furthermore, it is estimated that around 5-10% of all emergency room visits experience a medical error. This means there are millions of emergency room mistakes occurring every year in the U.S., putting patients at risk for serious injuries and life-threatening conditions. ...
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  • Defective Medical Device Injuries: Next Steps to Take

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 18-Dec-2017

    Defective medical devices like faulty surgical instruments, implants, pacemakers, and various prosthetics can cause serious injuries or death. Depending on the situation, a person who has been harmed by a defective medical device can bring about a product liability or medical malpractice claim to recover the damages that they have suffered. In this blog, we explain what steps to take if you or a ...
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  • America's Ongoing Opioid Crisis: Who's Responsible?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 15-Dec-2017

    Many have argued that Big Pharma, specifically Purdue Pharma, is responsible for the opioid crisis that is currently sweeping our country. This popular sentiment was actually backed up by former DEA Agent and whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi on “60 Minutes.” However, Rannazzisi added a new twist to this view when he said, “the opioid crisis was allowed to spread - aided by Congress, ...
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  • How Do I Spot Nursing Home Negligence?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 6-Dec-2017

    Nursing home abuse is a serious issue across the United States. One of the most common forms of abuse is neglect. Neglect happens when a person does not receive the adequate level of care that he or she needs. For many residents of nursing homes, basic hygiene, assistance with eating, and help with mobility end up being neglected by the very people who are supposed to be helping them with their ...
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  • 3 Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 1-Dec-2017

    Wrongful death claims can cover all kinds of fatal accidents, from car accidents to medical malpractice. Sometimes, a wrongful death claim can be filed over product liability issues, like a defective medical device that caused the death of an individual. Persons, companies, and governmental agencies can all be held at fault for actions that are deemed negligent or intentional. Wrongful death ...
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  • How Long Does it Take to Settle a Class Action Lawsuit?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 30-Nov-2017

    Each class action is different. While some are resolved in months, other can take several years. In general, the majority of class action lawsuits take between two and three years to resolve. Some can take even longer if a court ruling is appeared. Even in the simplest cases, there are numerous formal states they must go through. Below is an example of what a potential class action could look ...
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  • How Do I Know if I Have a Class Action Lawsuit?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 22-Nov-2017

    You can turn on the news and quickly find a story on a class action settlement involving products you’re familiar with, such as medical devices, vehicles, children’s toys and household appliances. But what happens when you actually own the product? How do you get in on class action lawsuit? Are you even eligible? Joining an Existing Class Action Firstly, a class action lawsuit goes ...
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  • Surgical Never Events

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 17-Nov-2017

    Surgical procedures are meant to save or improve patient lives, but when things go wrong because of human error, the consequences can be serious. According to research from the National Practitioner Data Bank, doctors commit “never events,” which are medical mistakes that should never happen, roughly 4044 times a year. The term never events was introduced by Dr. Ken Kizer over 15 years ...
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  • Can I Sue a Nurse for Medical Malpractice?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 7-Nov-2017

    No, doctors and hospitals are not the only ones that can be found liable for medical malpractice. In fact, any health care provider can be found at fault for injuries due to negligence. When a nurse’s negligence causes an injury to a patient, they can be sued for medical malpractice. Nurses, like doctors, are held to a certain standard or care. When a nurse’s action or failure to act ...
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  • Child Brain Injuries - What You Need To Know

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 24-Oct-2017

    Brain injuries are serious no matter what age you are, but are often more severe in children since their brains are still in the developmental phase. Unfortunately, brain injuries are often ignored and untreated, especially since symptoms are not always immediately apparent. If you believe your child sustained a brain injury, it is crucial that you take him or her to the doctor as soon as ...
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  • How Long Does Whiplash Last?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 16-Oct-2017

    Whiplash is one of the most common soft tissue injuries sustained in motor vehicle collisions. However, the fact that it is such a common injury is often why many dismiss it as minor and even neglect to receive treatment for it. While many individuals are able to achieve a full recovery, whiplash can sometimes lead to long-term complications and discomfort. How Does Whiplash Occur? Whiplash ...
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  • AbbVie Ordered to Pay More Than $140 Million to Heart Attack Victim

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 12-Oct-2017

    AbbVie Inc. is a pharmaceutical company based in Chicago that uses a research-driven approach to create, manufacture, and market drugs to consumers. One particular drug, known as AndroGel, is a testosterone replacement therapy drug that is the subject of multiple lawsuits. Plaintiffs across the nation are claiming that AndroGel causes heart attacks, strokes, and other serious conditions, and that ...
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  • Tips to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 3-Oct-2017

    Motorcycles provide an exhilarating and freeing experience for riders, but this mode of transportation is also more dangerous due to the inherent lack of protection available compared to cars or other motor vehicles. As such, safety should be a paramount concern for motorcyclists and you should be aware of the precautions required to avoid a potential accident on the roadways. Here are some safety ...
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  • Did Your Doctor Fail to Perform a C-Section?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 27-Sep-2017

    Childbirth is a difficult process in which lots of different things have to go right in order to go smoothly. Something going wrong isn’t out of the ordinary, and for this reason doctors need to be well-trained and prepared to react to anything that could happen. This includes being capable of administering a Cesarean section operation in order to remove the baby should the health of it or ...
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  • Can You Sue for Nurse Negligence?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 19-Sep-2017

    Most people know that doctors can be held accountable for their actions by patients who sue them for medical malpractice, but can you do the same for other medical attendants such as nurses? Because nurses aren’t actually doctors, many people aren’t sure if they’re subject to the same rules and laws that protect patients. Here are what the laws say regarding nurses and how they ...
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