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Caps on Medical Malpractice Non-Economic Damages in Florida

From 2003 until recently, non-economic damages for medical malpractice cases in Florida were capped. However, the Florida Supreme Court eventually ruled such caps unconstitutional. What does this mean for a plaintiff in a medical malpractice lawsuit? An Orlando medical malpractice lawyer or Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm may be able to help you understand the compensation to which you may be entitled. Legal Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases There are...

What Are the Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice can take many forms. It can include misdiagnosis, failure to treat, pharmaceutical errors, surgical errors, childbirth injuries and many more.  A Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney or Orlando medical malpractice lawyer from Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A. can help you understand what’s necessary to prove a medical malpractice case and the types of damages to which you may be entitled.  What Is Medical Malpractice In the state of Florida, medical malpractice can include:...

Can I Sue My Doctor for a Delay in Diagnosing of My Cancer?

Diagnostic errors can have serious consequences. One of the most common and egregious examples of a delayed diagnosis relates to cancer. Failure to accurately and timely diagnose the existence of cancer can result in delayed treatment, possibly causing the cancer to metastasize and often resulting in physical, psychological and financial harm to the patient. To file a medical malpractice lawsuit, your injury – or the death of your loved one – must have been due...

The Most Common Birth Injuries and How They Occur

The birth process is complex. Medical professionals involved in the birthing process – doctors, midwives, nurses and others – are typically well-trained. In most cases, the mother and child fare well during and after birth. But sometimes, things go wrong. While some birth injuries are unavoidable, others are the result of medical malpractice.  An Orlando birth injury lawyer or Fort Lauderdale birth injury lawyer at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A., who specializes in dealing with...