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Supreme Court reopens medical malpractice lawsuit despite dissenting justices

By Chandra Lye | Sep 16, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — In a decision that was 4-3, the court has overturned the dismissal of a case involving a young woman who died days after giving birth to a stillborn child.

Global CT, accused of fraud, operated in "Ponzi-like fashion"

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 15, 2018

PENSACOLA — A lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division, on Sept. 11 against Global CT & PET Imaging and Rod D. Martin of Destin.

Son alleges mother died due to negligent medical supervision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 14, 2018

CLEARWATER — A surviving son is suing a St. Petersburg nursing facility, alleging negligent supervision of his mother.

Daughter alleges nursing facility failed to supervise father's care

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 5, 2018

CLEARWATER — A daughter is suing St. Peterburg nursing facilities, alleging negligent supervision in the care of her father.

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Philadelphia's appeal to plaintiffs crosses borders; 41 Dominicans file pesticide lawsuit there

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Americans from all over the country have traditionally flocked to Philadelphia courts, to the point their plaintiff-friendly reputation has resulted in a “Judicial Hellhole" designation, and now plaintiffs are coming from other countries to seek their day in court.

Patient accuses Orange County medical practitioners of negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 29, 2018

ORLANDO — A patient is suing Orange County health care practitioners, alleging negligence and vicarious liability.

Patient alleges nursing facility's negligence caused extreme pain

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 28, 2018

ORLANDO — A patient is suing nursing facility operators, alleging negligence and poor care.

Widow alleges late husband not properly diagnosed

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 27, 2018

CLEARWATER — A surviving spouse is suing a physician and medical facility, alleging medical negligence in the death of her husband.

Assisted living facility cited in resident's death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 21, 2018

CLEARWATER — A family member is suing a Pinellas County assisted living facility, alleging breach of duty, negligence and wrongful discharge.

Lawsuit over psychiatric patient attack does not qualify as medical malpractice, appellate court rules

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 9, 2018

Jackson Memorial Hospital cannot dodge a negligence lawsuit brought by a man beaten at the hand of another patient.

Appellate court upholds immunity protections from some medical malpractice lawsuits

By John Breslin | Aug 8, 2018

Florida's legislation expanding immunity for certain doctors and institutions from medical malpractice lawsuits does not violate the state constitution, an appellate court ruled on Aug. 1.

Pinellas County nursing home accused of causing wrongful death of senior resident

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 2, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County resident is suing a nursing home, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and loss of consortium.

Florida couple sues Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson alleging medical implant was defective

By Chandra Lye | Jul 26, 2018

Medical companies seek to have the product liability case moved to U.S. DIstrict Court in Fort Lauderdale.

Novartis granted summary judgment on stroke victim's request for punitive damages in leukemia drug case

By Chandra Lye | Jul 18, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently granted a partial summary judgment in favor of a pharmaceutical company in case involving a patient who suffered a stroke after taking the company's prescription drug.

Medical consultants make their case to lawyers at the Florida Justice Association convention

By Maya Siobhan Redding | Jul 5, 2018

Electronic medical records are a challenging component for attorneys who are not trained in understanding the intricacies of these documents.

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