If a member of your immediate family has been the victim of a fatal medical error or negligence, you may be able to hold the negligent healthcare provider and hospital or clinic liable for the death. With a Florida wrongful death claim due to medical malpractice, you could potentially obtain substantial compensation for your loved one's medical expenses, lost income, funeral and burial expenses, and pain and suffering, as well as for your emotional pain, suffering, and losses.

Florida Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Lawyer: Seeking Justice for Your Loved Ones Understanding the Scope of Medical Malpractice in Florida Medical errors in hospitals and clinics result in approximately 100,000 patient deaths per year in the U.S. At the same time, another 150,000 people die annually due to misdiagnoses, medication errors, and other types of […]

Spinal Epidural Abscess: A Time Sensitive Diagnosis

Katie’s Story: A Life Forever Changed by Spinal Epidural Abscess A Joyful Day Takes a Terrifying Turn Katie*, a healthy 35 year old mom of two, is celebrating the fourth of July with her family, swimming in the pool with her daughters. As she steps out of the pool, she notices that her toes and […]

The Hospital Admitted Negligence and Wants to Negotiate Directly. What Should I Do?

When the Hospital Admits Negligence The Hospital admitted that my family was hurt by negligence, and wants to negotiate directly. What should I do?  In short, contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney.   The medical malpractice attorneys at Paul | Knopf | Bigger have decades of experience. Over the years, we have litigated a wide […]

While hospitals frequently advertise that they’re ready for any emergency, in many instances, that’s just not true.  Many Florida hospitals lack the services needed to deal with certain emergencies, causing a transfer delay.

Hospital Transfer Delay Cases and Emergency Preparedness While hospitals frequently advertise that they’re ready for any emergency, in many instances, that’s just not true.  Many Florida hospitals lack the services needed to deal with certain emergencies, causing a transfer delay.  While patients assume that a hospital has every type of doctor available at a moment’s […]

Delayed Stroke Diagnosis - Insight from a Florida Medical Malpractice Attorney

Negligence in Delayed Stroke Diagnosis in Florida When it comes to stroke, any health care provider will tell you “time is brain.” You may have seen billboards instructing you to act F.A.S.T. when you see the signs of stroke. A delayed stroke diagnosis can be devastating. While some delays are outside of a hospital’s control—such […]

It is normal for injured patients, or even the families of patients who have died, to question their own actions and role in causing a bad outcome. This is otherwise known as patient fault in a medical malpractice case.

It is normal for injured patients, or even the families of patients who have died, to question their own actions and role in causing a bad outcome. And indeed, Florida law, like the law of the vast majority of states, allows the conduct of the patient or injured individual to be considered by the jury, […]