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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:...

Eugene K. Pettis Moderates Judges Panel at Miami Dade Bar Florida Law Con

Eugene K. Pettis will moderate the session “What’s Happening in Florida Civil Courts – Hear from Civil Administrative Judges from Around the State,” at the Miami Dade Bar’s “Florida Law Con,” on March 31, 2023. His panelists will be Administrative Judges from Civil Divisions in and around the State of Florida, including Judge Jennifer Bailey, Judge Waddell Wallace, Jr., Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips, Judge John Jordan and Judge James Nutt.

Eugene K. Pettis Participates in the T.J. Reddick Bar Association Discussion: The Black Male Think Tank Series: Breakthrough to Excellence

Registration is open for the April 5th T.J. Reddick Bar’s “Breakthrough to Excellence” webinar, featuring our very own Eugene K. Pettis, and other distinguished black male attorneys practicing 10+ years. Listen in as they gather and discuss navigating the courtroom, what keeps them motivated, how they balance home life vs. work life, etc.!

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...

HPS Legal Alert: The “One-Time Change” Provision in Workers’ Compensation Claims in Florida

By Michael M. Riedhammer, B.C.S.  Workers’ compensation in Florida is governed primarily by statute. That law puts virtually exclusive control over which doctor treats an injured worker in the hands of the employer and the insurance carrier (E/C). The injured worker has very little to say about who he or she receives medical treatment from. When an injured worker is unhappy with the medical treatment they receive, they have one option if they are to stay...

BCBA & HPS CLE Webinar: The 3 Stages of Proving a Medical Malpractice Case

  Join HPS Partner Kenneth J. Miller as he reviews some of the challenges when handling a medical malpractice case. Some of the topics to be discussed include: What Does It Really Take to Prove the “Violation of Standard of Care” in Florida?  Why is it So Difficult to Prove Causation?  Is it Worth Hiring a Damage Expert? How Do Personal Injury Cases Differ? AND MORE!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 1.0 General CLE Credit and...

HPS Legal Alert: Recent Study Releases Emergency Department Misdiagnosis Statistics

By Kenneth J. Miller. In December 2022, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (the AHRQ) published new findings regarding diagnostic errors made when a patient is in an Emergency Department (ED). The AHRQ is one of twelve agencies within the United States Department of Health & Human Services. The AHRQ contracted with researchers from Johns Hopkins University to study decades of data relating to these errors. The AHRQ report is now available to the public....