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Medical malpractice incidents on the rise in some hospitals

Medical malpractice incidents on the rise in some hospitals 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In a state northeast of Florida, a group of analysts, patient advocates, hospital leaders and government representatives recently gathered to discuss the apparent rise in adverse events that have occurred…

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Florida head-on collision leaves 3 dead, 1 injured

Florida head-on collision leaves 3 dead, 1 injured 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

News reports indicate that a two-vehicle accident in Dade City at around 11:53 a.m. on Dec. 30 left three people dead and one other person with serious injuries. One driver…

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Driver charged in Florida collision that killed one in 2013

Driver charged in Florida collision that killed one in 2013 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

According to authorities, the driver involved in an accident that killed one and severely injured another on Dec. 6, 2013, in Orlando has been charged with leaving the scene of…

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Preventable hospital errors on the decline

Preventable hospital errors on the decline 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida residents might be interested to learn about a federal report analyzing data on preventable hospital errors. According to the report that was released on Dec. 2, there was a…

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Failure to diagnose a patient

Failure to diagnose a patient 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Failure to diagnose medical conditions is one of the most common legal claims of medical malpractice that patients in Florida and around the country make. Although certain cancers, heart attack…

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Are there caps on malpractice cases in Florida?

Are there caps on malpractice cases in Florida? 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida law places caps on noneconomic damages suffered due to medical malpractice in the state. Noneconomic damages include such things as pain and suffering, impairment, disfigurement and loss of the…

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Driver charged with vehicular homicide in Florida woman’s death

Driver charged with vehicular homicide in Florida woman’s death 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A 31-year-old Florida woman is dead after the vehicle in which she was a passenger was T-boned at a Panama City Beach intersection on Sept. 6. The accident occurred at…

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Vehicle crashes through Miami storefront

Vehicle crashes through Miami storefront 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A Miami storefront was the scene of a single-car accident that injured four people after a vehicle crashed through the front of a building. Reports indicate that those injured are…

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Miami car accident injures mother and child

Miami car accident injures mother and child 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Two people were seriously injured in a recent car crash in Miami. The two-vehicle accident happened at an intersection, resulting in serious damage to a Toyota Scion and Ford Escape.…

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Leg and back pain leads to $7.5 million medical malpractice award

Leg and back pain leads to $7.5 million medical malpractice award 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

When Florida residents suffer from serious leg or back pain, they expect that their doctor can remedy the situation without any long-term complications. One man suffered from these complications after…

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Couple files medical malpractice suit after unnecessary surgeries

Couple files medical malpractice suit after unnecessary surgeries 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

When Florida residents suffer a serious injury, they may opt for surgery to help manage the pain. They do not expect to come out of surgery with a worsened medical…

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Head-on car accident in Miami leaves 3 dead, 3 injured

Head-on car accident in Miami leaves 3 dead, 3 injured 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating a car crash that took the lives of three people and injured three others. One of the drivers allegedly crossed the highway and…

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Medical malpractice leads to amputation, $62 million award

Medical malpractice leads to amputation, $62 million award 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

When a Miami woman suffers a pregnancy outside of the womb, it can be a scary situation, but for the most part, she expects that the doctor will take care…

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Miami car accident causes injury to police officer

Miami car accident causes injury to police officer 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A recent high-speed chase led to a car crash in downtown Miami. A police officer was attempting to catch the speeding driver when he collided with another vehicle. Two people…

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Decade-long medical malpractice battle ends in $6.7 million award

Decade-long medical malpractice battle ends in $6.7 million award 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Some Florida residents may have undergone a hernia operation and continued to live their lives with very few medical issues. An Alabama man was not so lucky. His Jan. 2002…

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Couple files medical malpractice suit after botched surgery

Couple files medical malpractice suit after botched surgery 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Three years is a long time to wait for a doctor or medical facility to take responsibility for a surgical error, but that’s what a Florida couple is up against…

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Multi-car accident kills 1, injures several others

Multi-car accident kills 1, injures several others 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A Florida car accident on Halloween day has injured several people and left one dead. One car crashed into another on busy U.S. 27, causing a chain reaction. Altogether, four…

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Woman wins multi-million dollar medical malpractice suit

Woman wins multi-million dollar medical malpractice suit 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

When Florida residents visit the hospital, they expect that they will receive the best care possible by skilled physicians. Although accidents happen, in the medical field, the smallest error can…

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