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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Florida

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jan 10, 2014 9:12:00 AM

Without a doubt, one of the hardest cases a lawyer will ever tackle is a medical malpractice lawsuit. Whether representing a defendant or a plaintiff, the job of representing a malpractice case is one best left to experienced lawyers. The reason medical malpractice situations are difficult to represent is because there are many laws and guidelines to follow, making some malpractice cases nearly irrelevant in court.

To prove a death or injury was sustained as the result of negligence on the behalf of an attending physician, surgeon, pharmacist, or any other medical staff takes years of experience and resources. Due to the massive number of malpractice lawsuits over the years, strict laws have been passed and are heavily enforced. These laws serve to help those in the medical profession have a fair shot of defending their innocence. Unfortunately, these laws mean that many people that have suffered from a legitimate injury or death as a result of medical malpractice are often left uncompensated.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Attorney(s)

Doc Faces Drug Fraud Charges

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Dec 6, 2011 8:18:00 AM

A prominent heart surgeon in Jonesborough, Tennessee, stood in front a judge this week accused of orchestrating a plan to use his surgical team to feed a drug habit.

According to prosecutors, Doctor William Walker wrote several prescriptions for a variety of high-powered drugs to his nurses and surgical techs. His team would then get the prescriptions filled and hand the pills back over to the doctor.

Walker faces 37 felony charges but will not spend a day in jail even if he is convicted. At most, Walker will spend one to six years on probation.

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Topics: Medical Malpractice, Medication Errors

Social Media – The Smoking Gun in the Personal Injury Lawsuits

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 21, 2011 11:30:00 AM

Technology has undoubtedly changed the world we live in. If you want to communicate with your friends as to your day or your plans that night, you more often than not use a social networking site as means of getting the word out. However, your social networking of choice could also be your biggest obstruction when you decide to pursue a personal injury claim.

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When to Call a Personal Injury Attorney

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 1, 2011 10:00:00 AM


When you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, it can be a scary time for you and your family. There are so many questions, not enough answers, and too little time to decide what to do next. One of the first steps to getting your life back is to know when to call in a personal injury attorney to assist you in your case.

You’ve been told by a doctor that you’re seriously injured. If your injury has ultimately led you to the hospital and a medical professional has deemed your injury serious, then it’s time to call a personal injury lawyer. Just because you may be covered by insurance, does not mean you should trust they have your family’s best interest at heart. If you are losing time from work and you can not get the recovery you deserve, then it is time to bring in a qualified personal injury attorney. An attorney will work with your insurance company and the other parties involved to ensure you have less to worry about as you recover from your traumatic injury.

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Topics: Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Slip & Fall, Medical Malpractice, Motorcycle Accidents, Burn Injuries, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Medication Errors, Catastrophic Injuries, Bus Accidents, Personal Injury Attorney(s), Defective Products, Construction Accidents, Spinal Cord Injury, Dog Bites, Serious Accidents & Injuries, Personal Injury Law, Dangerous Drugs