Category Archives: Professional Malpractice

Professional malpractice attorneys representing birth injuries, surgical errors, cancer misdiagnoses and other serious injuries caused by negligence.

How Long Has the Wells Fargo Scandal Been Brewing?

It seems like the kingdom is crumbling at Wells Fargo. The largest bank in the U.S. is mired in a contentious scandal that involves the company’s employee defrauding millions of customers. There has been nothing like this before, and some 5,300 Wells Fargo employees have been fire for it in the past two years. But was 2014 really the first time Wells Fargo had heard about its ghost account problem? When Did the Wells Fargo Scandal Really Start? John Stumpf became the president of Wells Fargo in 2005. In 2007, he became the bank’s chief executive, and in 2010, he became Wells Fargo’s chairman of the board. He seemed to be at the heart of the bank’s success. So when authorities caught wind of the 2 million banking customers that had been defrauded by this company, they immediately turned to Stumpf. Robert Stumpf was dragged into a congressional hearing, and…
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Are Cosmetic Surgery Clinics Safe?

She went in for a routine cosmetic surgery on August 12, 2013, but by the time her surgery was over, this 18-year-old mother was left with a disabling traumatic brain injury. How did this happen, and could it happen to you? What the statistics on Florida’s cosmetic surgery clinics say may keep you out of these surgery centers. The Dangers Of Cosmetic Surgery In Florida This 18-year-old mother went under the knife three years ago, but she couldn’t have guessed how this surgery was going to change her life. Problems after surgery caused this woman to fall unconscious, and it took over 30 minutes to stabilize her. However, while she was being resuscitated, her brain wasn’t getting enough oxygen. She spent the next few months in a coma, and when she awoke, doctors told her family that she had permanent brain damage, and she would never be able to care…
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Are Cameras Coming To The Operating Room?

Airplanes have them, boats have them and now your local hospital might get them too—we’re talking about black boxes. A group of researchers at Toronto University is trying out a pilot project to bring cameras into the operating room to help improve the performance of doctors. Right now, the project is only being tried in two U.S. hospitals, but new legislation may seek to spread projects just like this all across the country. Are Cameras Coming To The Operating Room? In 2003, a young woman living in Florida was undergoing a routine cosmetic surgery when she was put into a coma by a deadly dose of propofol—one of the drugs implicated in Michael Jackson’s death. Several months later she passed, surrounded by family. The doctor in charge of the surgery lost his license to practice medicine in Florida, but he was not criminally charged. To this day, that family still…
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Is Your Hospital Taking You Seriously?

She came to the emergency room with stomach pains, and she never made it home. A 57-year-old woman from Tallahassee, Florida had sought medical treatment from Calhoun Liberty Hospital. She was seen by a doctor and released from the hospital not long after, but something was wrong. Is Your Hospital Taking You Seriously? The 57-year-old refused to leave the hospital, and insisted on getting oxygen. The nurses refused, and called the police to take the woman away instead of reexamining her. When the police arrived, they put handcuffs on the woman and escorted her to the police car. She collapsed before they could get her into the vehicle. Did The Hospital Try To Save Her? She was rushed back into the hospital where doctors battled to save her life for two hours, but it was too late. The woman passed, and an autopsy later ruled that her death was the…
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Could Legislation End Malpractice Lawsuits?

There is new legislation making its way to our state from Massachusetts and Oregon. In this new system, if a patient is injured, they can get a patient advocate and ask a panel of medical experts to review the case. If that panel agrees that a mistake was made, the case is forwarded to a compensation committee that determines how much that patient should receive. No lawyers are involved unless the patient wants one, and doctors pay a fee to the system that should be less than paying for malpractice insurance. This means the system should eliminate the need for malpractice insurance, destroy defensive medicine practices, and keep physicians from being sued. However, some believe the math doesn’t add up. Is This System Better Than Filing Malpractice Lawsuits? Proponents claim that the system would increase the amount of patients seeking compensation for medical injuries, but insist that it would cost…
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Colson Hicks Eidson Fights Medical Negligence With New Case

Vincent Chambers went to his doctor in June of 2012, complaining of back pain. His doctor ordered an MRI and found several lesions around the man’s spine. His orthopedist immediately referred him to Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) where he spent ten days undergoing a battery of tests. At the end of those ten days Chambers was released from the hospital with no diagnosis. After that, Chambers was constantly visiting Palm Springs Family Care as his condition worsened. In January 2013, he visited a rheumatologist who believed he had rheumatoid arthritis and gave him a shot of Humira. Unfortunately, Humira can suppress the immune system, and so Chambers’s condition quickly worsened and he was forced to go back to ORMC. Unable to treat him, ORMC transferred Chambers to University of Florida Health—Shands Hospital where he underwent new tests and was quickly diagnosed with tuberculosis. He was administered treatment but the…
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