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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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

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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

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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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New Report Highlights Inappropriate Dementia Therapies

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

A new report published in a top neurology journal highlights a disturbing trend of people with Parkinson’s disease receiving inappropriate therapies for dementia. The report, titled “Patterns of Dementia Treatment and Frank Prescribing Errors in Older Adults with Parkinson Disease,” pointed out that those living in the South and Midwest were more likely to… Read More »

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Anesthesia Errors

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

Anesthesia is a critical component of modern surgery. After a patient receives general anesthesia, surgeons can operate on unconscious patients who do not feel pain. However, thousands of people are injured each year unnecessarily because of anesthesia errors. If you have been injured—or if a loved one has died—then you might receive compensation. Because… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice: Failure to Obtain Informed Consent

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

Informed consent is a cornerstone of ethical medicine. If patients are not notified about possible complications or of the limitations of a procedure, then they cannot intelligently make medical decisions for themselves. For this reason, Florida has passed a Medical Consent Law which governs what information must be given. Because informed consent is so… Read More »

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Common Surgical Errors

By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. |

Each year, thousands of people die because of surgical errors, and many more are injured. Surgery always carries with it risks, especially when patients are older. However, according to researchers, errors in the operating room cause more than 4,000 preventable deaths. Below are some of the most common mistakes made. Wrong-site Surgery You might… Read More »

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