Articles Tagged with Medical Malpractice

After originating a multi-car accident almost two months ago Isis Cesar, 36, was arrested August 5, 2013 and now faces DUI and manslaughter charges. According to reports, she takes several medications, was under the influence of alcohol at the time and smoked marijuana the day before.

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According to police, on May 9, 2013 Cesar was traveling more than 70 mph in an area where the speed limit was 40 mph around 2pm in Northwest Miami-Dade, when her car hit another vehicle turning left at 47th and NW 7th avenue. This caused the other driver’s car to crash into the car of Juan Liriano, age 71. Liriano’s car flew into the air and was hit yet again, ending his life.

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July 7, 2013, Miami, FL- The pain of losing a loved one is immeasurable, especially if their death was untimely or caused by another person or entity. It may be the furthest thing from a person’s mind while they are grieving for their parent, brother, sister, spouse or child, but survivors can seek compensation to cover their financial losses attributed to medical and funeral expenses and loss of wages. Florida wrongful death statutes also take the emotional losses of survivors into account.

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A wrongful death claim is a civil suit which alleges that a person’s death was unnecessary and was the fault of another person or entity’s negligence. Wrongful death claims involve a range of accidental deaths from simple car accidents to complex medical malpractice and product liability cases. People, corporations and local, state or federal government can be sued for wrongful death either because they failed to protect an individual’s safety or intentionally caused their death.

The most important thing to note about filing a wrongful death suit in Florida is that time is critical, you must act quickly. We at the Law Office of Jonah Wolfson understand that when a person is grieving the loss of someone they love it’s hard to think about a lawsuit, but in order to have a successful case you need to hire counsel as soon after the fatal event as possible.

June, 21, 2013, Miami, FL- A new special report shines the spotlight on the surprisingly large number of medical patients who have had unnecessary procedures that have a negative impact on their lives and subject them to painful, disabling, and sometimes deadly complications.

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According to the report, which appeared in USA Today, doctors in perform tens of thousands needless surgeries; they estimate that 10 percent to 20 percent of operations in cardiac specialties and spinal injuries are unnecessary. Hysterectomies, knee replacements and caesarians are also commonly performed even though they are not required to improve the patients health.

The report states that many of these needless procedures are performed so unethical doctors can defraud insurance companies, Medicare, and Medicaid. These unnecessary surgeries cost insurers and the federal government billions of dollars and those costs are then passed on to consumers and taxpayers.

May, 14, 2013, Miami, FL- Traffic accidents are common enough that they seem routine, and many are just simple fender-benders that can be easily settled in no time by exchanging phone numbers or insurance information. But there are many accidents that entail fatal or catastrophic injuries which come at a great cost to the victim.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles estimates that 1,400 residents of the state are killed on an annual basis. In Miami-Dade County there are approximately 48,000 traffic accidents, resulting in an estimated 35,000 injuries, according 2005 statistics from the Florida DMV.

Many of these accidents are the direct result of another person’s negligence; close to 500 traffic collisions in Miami-Dade are caused by intoxicated drivers. But there are a whole host of other dangerous behaviors that motorists engage in that can have dramatic effects on another person’s life.

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