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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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Can You Receive Punitive Damages in a Medical Malpractice Case?

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

Medical malpractice lawsuits are brought when a medical professional injures a patient. For example, a surgeon who punctures a patient’s organ during surgery or leaves a sponge inside has committed malpractice because he did not operate according to the prevailing professional standard of care. A dentist who removes the wrong tooth or who carelessly… Read More »

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$15.5 Million Verdict for Amputee Overturned by Court

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

A Florida appellate court has recently overturned a $15.5 million medical malpractice verdict that had been delivered in favor of an amputee victim. This case is a helpful reminder that bringing this type of claim is complicated, and that injured victims should carefully select their Daytona Beach attorneys. For help with your case, reach… Read More »

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New Bill Takes Aim at Plastic Surgeons

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

Florida has long been known as a destination for discount plastic surgery, with surgical centers popping up all over the place. However, a high number of fatalities and other injuries has finally caught the attention of lawmakers in the state. They have now responded by passing a bill that increases the oversight of these… Read More »

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Three Strikes and You Are Out? Not So Fast

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

Back in 2004, Florida voters decided to get tough with negligent doctors by passing a “three strikes” law that would cause doctors to lose their licenses if they suffered at least 3 verdicts against them in court. But a recent report by Contact 5 investigators has found that many doctors who were accused of… Read More »

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Man Awarded $12.25 Million for Wrongful Prostate Surgery

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

Of all the mistakes a surgeon can make, you would think the last would be operating on the wrong patient. But this is exactly what happened in Iowa when doctors told a man that he had prostate cancer and then performed surgery on him. According to USA Today, Rickie Huitt had a biopsy done… Read More »

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Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

Residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are vulnerable to all kinds of exploitation and abuse. Perhaps none is more sickening than sexual abuse. Few people ever expect their loved ones to be sexually abused when they check them into a nursing home, and they are justifiably outraged when they find out… Read More »

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Suing for Prescription Drug Errors

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

Prescription drugs keep us healthy. Drugs are an important part of cancer treatment, heart attack prevention, and pain management. In fact, about 70% of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug. About 50% take at least two drugs. Unfortunately, prescription drug errors can make people sick and lead to serious injuries, coma,… Read More »

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Wrong Site Surgeries

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

It may be hard to believe in 2018, but surgeons continue to operate on the wrong body parts. These are called “never events” in the medical community because they should never happen. Nevertheless, if you are injured because a surgeon operated on the wrong part of your body, then you should meet with a… Read More »

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Colonoscopy Errors

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

Many people dread undergoing a colonoscopy. Used to examine the interior of the intestine, a colonoscopy involves inserting a tube with a small camera into the bowel. The doctor looks for signs of cancer or precancerous polyps and can remove any tissue that looks suspicious. A doctor can also diagnose other bowel diseases during… Read More »

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Hospital Associated Infections

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.7 million people will contract an infection while in the hospital or another health care facility. Around 90,000 of these people will die. But even those who survive can suffer terribly, being forced to miss work and incurring additional medical expenses to treat their… Read More »

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