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National Doctor Database Open, but Restricted

National Doctor Database Open, but Restricted 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

When federal health officials closed the public website that allowed people to view statistics regarding medical malpractice and disciplinary action against doctors, consumer safety groups protested. It was hard to…

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Medical Malpractice and Subcontracting Radiologists

Medical Malpractice and Subcontracting Radiologists 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A questionable practice in the medical field has led to serious injuries and fatalities across the nation. Teleradiology and the lack of communication it encourages may lead to critical medical…

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Limit on malpractice claims helps insurance companies

Limit on malpractice claims helps insurance companies 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In 2003, Florida overhauled its medical malpractice laws. Lawmakers claimed that the changes would reduce insurance costs for medical providers and make health care more affordable. While the changes certainly…

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Naples Medical Malpractice Case: Testimony

Naples Medical Malpractice Case: Testimony 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In our last post we talked about the medical malpractice and wrongful death case of Ann Olesky, which is taking place in Naples, Florida. The Naples News is following the…

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Medical Malpractice Case Makes News in Naples

Medical Malpractice Case Makes News in Naples 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Naples News has been providing extensive coverage of a court case involving allegations of medical malpractice and wrongful death. It’s rare to see this kind of indepth coverage of an injury-related…

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Better Chance of Dying Due to a Hospital Error Than In a Car Crash

Better Chance of Dying Due to a Hospital Error Than In a Car Crash 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

It is relatively common knowledge that you have a better chance of dying in a motor vehicle accident than you do of dying in a plane crash. But most people…

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Medical malpractice suit filed against Florida hospital

Medical malpractice suit filed against Florida hospital 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

It was anything but routine when a fire broke out during a surgical procedure at Winter Haven Hospital in Florida resulting in second- and third-degree burns, and the loss of…

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Malpractice costs down, health care costs up

Malpractice costs down, health care costs up 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

While the country is in the grip of a vast movement to limit the rights of injured citizens to go to court and seek compensation for the harm done to…

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Cesarean deliveries and medical malpractice

Cesarean deliveries and medical malpractice 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In the years between 2002 and 2009, the percentage of births done by C-section rose from 27 percent to 34 percent according to a recent study. Among the potential reasons…

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Florida’s medical malpractice cap upheld

Florida’s medical malpractice cap upheld 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

The Florida legislature did not violate the state or U.S. Constitution when it decided to limit noneconomic damages to $500,000 or less in cases of medical negligence. Florida lawmakers claim…

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Florida Senate makes changes to medical malpractice bill

Florida Senate makes changes to medical malpractice bill 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida lawmakers are at odds over restrictions to the rights of injured patients to pursue compensation in medical malpractice lawsuits. The latest proposals included shielding hospitals from malpractice claims filed…

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Medical malpractice bill advances in Florida House (p. 2)

Medical malpractice bill advances in Florida House (p. 2) 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

We’re continuing our discussion of proposed medical malpractice legislation currently making its way through the Florida House of Representatives. Our analysis is based on a report prepared by legislative staff.…

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Medical malpractice bill advances in Florida House

Medical malpractice bill advances in Florida House 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A bill is making its way through the Florida House of Representatives that could change the medical malpractice landscape in the state. The bill, HB 479, proposes changes to expert witness…

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