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Miami Personal Injury Law Blog

Missed diagnoses lead to the most malpractice cases

What is the main reason people sue their doctors after they fall ill? It's failing to diagnose a problem as soon as it should have been determined. Imagine if you were suffering from an oddly shaped patch on your skin that continued to grow and change. You go to the doctor and have tests performed, but they say you're fine. Later, you find out that you actually have skin cancer, and now it's progressed to the point where you'll need much more care to get rid of it.

You'd be furious with the medical team that made the mistake, and you're not alone. In a study that reviewed medical malpractice claims against doctors in the U.S., France, Australia, and Canada, between 26 percent and 63 percent of the cases were based on a missed diagnosis.

Get compensated after product defects injure you

Getting hurt because of a manufacturing issue isn't something most people expect to have happen to them. Manufacturing issues can cause all kinds of problems, from an oven overheating and exploding to a car's wheel coming loose on a quick turn. Weakly produced toys could have loose parts that could result in choking, and furniture could collapse. These are all types of incidents you hear about, but when they happen to you, the pain and frustration of the situation becomes much clearer.

While most cases involving manufacturing defects won't cause serious injuries, there are many that do and still others that result in fatalities. Victims of these dangerous products are left asking themselves what would have happened if they would have simply purchased another product instead, adding doubt and remorse to their already heavy grief.

What are the motorcyclist crash statistics for Florida?

Florida is home to sunny days and warm evenings, which is part of the reason why motorcyclists love to go to the state. There are interesting motorcycling events and groups that travel to the area to enjoy the beautiful beaches and scenery.

Unfortunately, the number of motorcyclist fatalities have been on the rise throughout the state in the 2000s. Between 2000 and 2008, injuries nearly doubled along with the number of crashes that took place. For a short time in 2009 and 2010, the number of injuries, fatalities, and crashes were reduced, but once again, a rise was shown between 2011 and 2013.

1 dead, 2 injured in Rockview, Florida, motorcycle accident

As a motorcyclist, you're careful when you're on the roads. You take the highway like other vehicles, traveling at high speeds appropriate to the area. You have to watch for potholes, gravel, and other issues on the road as well as for other drivers, and that can be difficult. Even one misstep from another driver can lead to your colliding with their vehicle without time to change your course on the highway.

A man in Florida was pronounced dead after a terrible motorcycle accident that took place in Florida. A May 25 report stated that the man, who was riding in Rockview, Florida, was only 20 years old. This accident was slightly unusual, since it occurred at night. Typically, with the headlight on the motorcycle, this is one of the times of day where drivers can better see motorcyclists.

Medical malpractice encompasses hospitals, doctors, and others

If you're planning to file a medical malpractice lawsuit or simply want to know more about what it is so you can make a better judgment about whether or not you have a case, you need to understand that not all injuries suffered in a hospital or due to a medication are caused by malpractice. Some things, like allergic reactions patients didn't know about or injuries that were a potential result of treatment are within the scope of your care. However, if you were to tell a doctor you had an allergy to ibuprofen and then were given that drug by the same doctor, that could be construed as negligence.

Medical malpractice laws are in place to help you get compensation after you suffer harm from a substandard medical treatment. So, if you are injured during surgery because it was performed on the wrong site, you could choose to seek compensation for those injuries, your medical bills, and your pain and suffering. Doctors, nurses, and the hospital itself are all responsible for your injuries if they resulted from a deviation from the quality of care that is expected.

Wrongful deaths: Get compensated for your losses

There are few times in life that feel as horrible as when you lose someone you love. It may have been an accidental death, but knowing that someone's negligence was the cause of your loved one's death can be devastating to you and your family. Fortunately, in most cases, you can at least seek compensation. While this won't make up for the loss of your family member, it can help you support yourself and your family, to pay medical bills, and to focus on the future.

The children, spouses, parents, and other loved ones related to a person who has passed away may have a right to financial recovery. How this recovery is determined is by looking at the economic value of the person's life. While this could seem cold, it's the only way for a court to fairly account for the money that person would have contributed to your life over time.

How can you avoid getting into a motorcycle accident?

Motorcycle accidents can happen in a number of ways, but some are more common than others. If you know what some of these accidents are, you may be able to prevent them by being proactive while you ride.

For example, one of the most common motorcycle accidents is when a car pulls out in front of you. It's not okay for a car's driver to make this mistake, but understanding why it happens can help you slow down or avoid the accident if a situation like this does arise.

Driver faces 24 year sentence in Florida wrongful death case

In November 2013, you read a story about a young girl who was driving the wrong way on a highway in Florida. She was intoxicated at the time; police indicated that she had a blood alcohol content level of over twice the legal limit and had marijuana in her system.

The intoxicated woman struck another vehicle on the highway, resulting in a deadly crash that took the lives of two women, both age 21. While this story is tragic and a reminder of why drunk driving laws are so strict in many states, it's also important to look at how this particular case developed.

Suffering from personal injuries after a crash? Get compensated

Car accidents can cause serious injuries or death in a matter of seconds. Large trucks can crush even larger-sized family vehicles and SUVs, and motorcyclists struck by any kind of vehicle can be badly injured by the crash. Maybe you had to slam on your brakes to avoid a crash but couldn't stop in time due to a driver who suddenly pulled out in front of you, or maybe you were struck by a driver who didn't see you on the road.

Whether you're a victim of a hit-and-run crash where you've been able to identify the driver or have been injured by a commercial vehicle, the impact is something that can be measured by your ongoing pain and suffering. Because your losses can be measured by financial loss and your physical condition, you can make a claim with a relatively good idea of how much money you should be awarded.

How Florida's troopers try to prevent truck accidents

Truck drivers in Florida must abide by the commercial vehicle regulations created by the state and federal government in order to prevent truck accidents. Florida does require vehicles coming into the state and traveling around the state to go through a safety inspection. Troopers stop commercial vehicles and perform a review for violations and safety defects in accordance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

These stops are done to protect the commercial vehicle driver as well as others on the roads. These inspections can result in defects and violations being discovered before they cause an issue. If a defect is found, then the driver has only 15 days to report that the repairs needed have been made. If the defect is serious enough to warrant it, then it could be placed out of service, which means the driver can't be legally on the road.

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