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Raising awareness of medical malpractice in Florida and elsewhere

Raising awareness of medical malpractice in Florida and elsewhere 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

The founder of a medical mediation group was a recent guest on a program in a state outside of Florida. The man is a former litigator and health-care attorney who…

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What are the most common medical errors?

What are the most common medical errors? 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Unfortunately, physicians and other medical professionals at hospitals and medical facilities make mistakes that can have devastating consequences for vulnerable patients. While some errors are quite rare and result from…

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Did a ‘never event’ lead to medical malpractice?

Did a ‘never event’ lead to medical malpractice? 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

While patients being admitted to a Florida hospital may have concerns over their conditions, chances are they aren’t thinking of an egregious surgical mistake that could kill or maim them.…

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Surgical mistakes could harm Florida patients

Surgical mistakes could harm Florida patients 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

People in need of surgical procedures generally do not anticipate being injured by health care professionals. Surgical mistakes do occur, however, and they can cause serious harm to patients. Research…

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Hospitals mistakenly gave unsterilized saline to patients

Hospitals mistakenly gave unsterilized saline to patients 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

According to health officials, at least 40 patients from seven different states, including Florida, were given unsterilized intravenous fluids at hospitals. The fluid bags had simulated saline inside, which is…

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How common are wrong-site surgeries?

How common are wrong-site surgeries? 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida residents may know that wrong-site surgeries are surgical procedures that have been performed on the wrong part of a person’s body. An individual who has gone in to have…

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Medical malpractice lawsuits in Florida

Medical malpractice lawsuits in Florida 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida residents who suffer due to mistakes made by health care providers may face a number of challenges if they decide to pursue a medical malpractice case. People often have…

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Prevention and wrong-site surgery precautions

Prevention and wrong-site surgery precautions 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida patients might wonder how a wrong-site surgical error could possibly happen. Prior to such a procedure, many factors can result in a breakdown in leadership, communication or important procedural…

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Commonly misdiagnosed diseases revealed in new study

Commonly misdiagnosed diseases revealed in new study 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

While there is a lot of attention given to medical errors related to surgeries and prescribing incorrect medications, Florida residents may not be aware of another all too common source…

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Reducing prescription errors for kids

Reducing prescription errors for kids 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida residents may be interested in a recent article detailing the efforts of doctors to lower medication errors related to children. According to the article, between 5 and 27 percent…

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Jury rules in favor of doctor in medical malpractice lawsuit

Jury rules in favor of doctor in medical malpractice lawsuit 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

There are many clear-cut cases of medical malpractice that occur in Florida and other parts of the country. For example, a doctor may operate on the wrong body part or…

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Couple wins medical malpractice suit after infant’s death

Couple wins medical malpractice suit after infant’s death 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

The birth of a baby is an exciting time for most Miami parents. But, that excitement can turn to agony when doctors fail to provide the baby with adequate medical…

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Man wins medical malpractice suit after amputation

Man wins medical malpractice suit after amputation 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

When a Florida resident suffers sudden leg pain, he or she hopes that quick medical attention can help manage the pain. Most people don’t expect an amputation, but unfortunately, that…

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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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Medical malpractice suit filed against hospital after boy dies

Medical malpractice suit filed against hospital after boy dies 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Any Miami resident who has been in an emergency room knows that hospitals are busy places. There are so many patients that doctors and medical staff are trying to care…

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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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Breast augmentation leads to medical malpractice suit

Breast augmentation leads to medical malpractice suit 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Many women have gotten breast implants and suffered no major issues. One Miami teen’s breast augmentation – a routine procedure – left her in a coma. As a result, she…

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Girl wins nearly $33 million in medical malpractice case

Girl wins nearly $33 million in medical malpractice case 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Labor and delivery can be a stressful time for Florida parents-to-be. Most births result in healthy babies, but some babies can be born with a variety of medical conditions. Some…

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