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Could your doctor be lying to you without saying anything?

No one likes bad news, especially when it comes to our health. Learning about a series illness from the doctor is one of the worst fears for more people.

Silence Can Be Deadly

However, bad news from the doctor is better than the alternative, if the alternative leads to worse problems. Silence can be seriously hazardous or even deadly when the doctor fails to tell you key information about your symptoms, an upcoming surgery or prescriptions.

New Miami Killian Senior High Scholarship Presented by Panter, Panter, & Sampedro Honors Beloved Teacher Lorraine Silverstein

Mitch Panter, Kelly Green, Lorraine Silverstein and Jordan Panter small.jpgAll teachers are special, but there are some that are simply spectacular. Mrs. Lorraine Silverstein, who served as a law studies teacher at Miami Killian Senior High, was one of those remarkable educators.

Silverstein taught at Killian for 17 years where she also prepared students for local and state Mock Trial and We the People competitions. After years of tireless dedication, including never missing a day of school even after her husband died, she retired and moved to be with her family in Maryland where she passed away in March.

Is Your Child's Cerebral Palsy a Result of Medical Error?

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is defined by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke as "a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy to early childhood and permanently affect body movement, muscle coordination, and balance."

Statistics show that one in 323 children has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, or CP as it is commonly called. Perhaps more alarming, one in 10 CP cases is due to medical malpractice. Most often, children are "born" with CP, due to a variety of risk factors including low birth weight, disrupted blood and oxygen supply to the brain (often due to medical negligence), an infection in the mother, and birth defects.

Common Medical Errors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

According to a new study, medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States, preceded only by heart disease and cancer. The study, which came out in the Washington Post last month, announces that medical errors kill a staggering 251,000 people every year. That means every day, 700 lives are lost due to medical errors, accounting for 9.5 percent of all deaths every year.

Medical errors declared an "epidemic"

To be clear, the term "medical errors" refers to everything from bad doctors to communication breakdowns when patients are transferred from one department to another. Martin Makary, professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University who led the new research, stated, "It boils down to people dying from the care that they receive rather than the disease for which they are seeking care."

Obtain full compensation for neurological birth injuries

Neurological injuries are among the most tragic birth injuries a child could suffer. An injury of this type can be a tragedy to the child's family - not emotionally, but financially, as well.

It is critical to get the best compensation award possible in your medical malpractice/birth injury claim. Especially in Florida, where are there strict caps on compensation awards in medical malpractice claims, the best way to get the compensation your family will need to cover long-term care expenses for your child is to work with an experienced team of lawyers who can represent you in the legal process.

Signs of medical malpractice in birth injuries

Are your child's health problems the result of malpractice? 

For most parents, a child born with a serious injury, illness, disease or complication is a traumatic event. A bigger problem comes up for many parents in this situation when they start considering a legal action.

Since many birth injuries are a result of accidents, chance or illness outside of human control, how do you know whether or not your child's injuries were caused by your doctor's negligence?

You can file a claim after a truck accident in Florida

As a victim of a collision, you may have many medical bills, lost wages and other financial concerns. Not only are you having to deal with your injuries and recovery, but you also have to consider how you're going to pay for your losses. At this point, you have a few options. You can try to obtain a settlement from the truck driver or his company, or you can seek a personal injury lawsuit.

Crash statistics show that there have been 12,312 commercial vehicle crashes in Florida already for 2016. Total traffic crashes with fatalities total at 765 with 831 people killed.

Gyms and liability: Who's to blame?

A gym can be a great place to exercise, but who can be held liable if you suffer an injury while you're working out? Sometimes, the gym itself is liable, but that isn't always the case.

Unless you sign a waiver when you enter the facility, the gym itself may be held liable for your injuries since you're on the owner's premises. You may also be able to hold the manufacturer of equipment liable if something on the machine is defective and causes you injuries. For instance, if metal on a barbell snaps because of a weak point that is a known defect, you could have a case against the manufacturer and potentially the owner if the recall should have been known about.

Wild animal bites can sometimes lead to compensation

In our previous blog post, we discussed the case of the tiger keeper who was killed by the tiger in a zoo. That post brought up an important point about wild animal attacks. Some people might not realize that if they are injured by a wild animal on another person's property, there is a possibility that they will be able to seek compensation for their injuries. There are a few points to consider prior to seeking compensation that we want you to know.

The first point is that the status of the wild animal matters. If a person is keeping a wild animal as a pet, the person is liable for the actions of that animal. In that case, if the animal attacks you, seeking compensation for your injuries is possible thanks to the doctrine of strict liability.

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