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Trisha Widowfield Mass Tort News LegalCast Podcast Interview: Medical Malpractice: Practicing with Professionalism & Kindness

Trisha Widowfield‘s MTN Legalcast podcast interview “Medical Malpractice: Practicing with Professionalism & Kindness,” is available now! Trish talks about the collaborative environment being one of HPS’s biggest strengths, some of Ms. Esquire group’s creative networking opportunities and how even though we are in an adversarial industry, “there is a graceful way to represent your clients.”

HPS Video Series: Common Types of Medical Malpractice

HPS is pleased to roll out a series of videos, presented by Kenneth J. Miller, discussing common types of medical malpractice cases. Ken has investigated and litigated hundreds of medical malpractice cases and has the experience HPS clients need to fully evaluate injuries and successfully obtain justice. In this first episode, Ken discusses “Failure to Diagnose” cases, including what happens when a physician makes the wrong diagnosis, or fails to make a timely diagnosis, of...

HPS LEGAL ALERT: COMMON FAILURES TO DIAGNOSE IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM

By James S. Haliczer and Kenneth J. Miller. Emergency Room staff are tasked with addressing a wide variety of ailments, in a fast-paced environment. Because of these factors, emergency rooms have higher error rates than many other areas and these errors can result in serious and tragic consequences. Some ailments that are commonly missed in the Emergency Room include: Heart attacks Blood clots Strokes Infections Complications from bone fractures There are two common situations when...

Press Release: Best Law Firms Ranks HPS in Multiple Practice Areas

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS), a leading Florida catastrophic injury law firm, is pleased to announce that it has been ranked by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in multiple practice areas for their 2022 edition. This includes being ranked TIER 1, in both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, in the area of Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, and ranked TIER 1, in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, in Fort Lauderdale....

HPS LEGAL ALERT: WHEN IS A REMOTE WORKER TRULY ELIGIBLE FOR WORKERS’ COMP?

By Michael Riedhammer, B.C.S. It seems that of late, perhaps due to a certain public health crisis, many employees who are able to perform their jobs from their homes have been doing just that. Aside from saving time on a commute and missing out on the gossip at the water cooler, the average desk-bound employee probably is not missing a beat in getting his or her job done.  But what happens when one of these...

FL Bar News: Special Committee On Opportunity in the Practice of Law Sets its Path

HPS Co-founder and Senior Partner Eugene K. Pettis, Esq. offers his poignant point of view in The Florida Bar News article recently published discussing the purpose of the Florida Bar’s Special Committee on Opportunity in the Practice of Law, a group he Co-chairs with Hilarie Bass. This group’s focus is to ” look at ways to increase opportunities in the legal industry for all Florida lawyers, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or any...

Press Release: Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm Secures Largest Wrongful Death Verdict in Volusia County

On September 21, 2021, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm (HPS), a leading Florida catastrophic injury law firm, won a $6.46M verdict, which is the highest reported wrongful death verdict in Volusia County history.*** This medical malpractice trial lasted two weeks, and law partners, Richard B. Schwamm and Trisha Widowfield, were able to secure this victory for Laura Staib’s surviving family members. In late February 2016, Mrs. Laura Staib, 39, a stay-at-home-mom, was seen by cardiologist Roy...