What Is Informed Consent?
Posted on March 19, 2019 in Medical Malpractice
Before a surgeon can operate on a patient, that patient (or his or her power of attorney) must give informed consent for the procedure. Informed consent comes from knowing all the most integral information about the operation – its risks, benefits, and alternatives. If a surgeon or doctor fails to obtain a patient’s informed consent,… read more
How Doctor Fatigue Can Result in Malpractice
Posted on March 15, 2019 in General, Medical Malpractice
You expect your doctor to treat you with care and respect. You expect him or her to have the proper education, experience, and training to perform services according to industry standards. What you may not expect from your doctor is fatigue. Yet up to 75% of healthcare shift workers experience fatigue and sleepiness on the… read more
Timeline of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Posted on January 23, 2018 in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
Medical malpractice lawsuits are an important avenue of recourse for those who experience negative health outcomes as the result of provider negligence or incompetence. However, the medical malpractice lawsuit process can be confusing, especially if you don’t know what to expect. That’s why we’ve compiled this sample timeline for a medical malpractice suit. While every… read more
When Should You Sue for Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis?
Posted on January 23, 2018 in Medical Malpractice
Breast cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the United States. About 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer death rates are higher than most other types of cancer, second only to lung cancer. In 2018, experts estimate doctors will diagnose around 266,000 new cases of invasive breast… read more
Medical Malpractice Leads To Preventable Death
Posted on January 23, 2017 in Catherine C. Darlson, Medical Malpractice, Peter K. Spillis
A Broward County jury in a medical malpractice case last week awarded $2.85 million to the family of a former Margate police officer who died in the hospital of a treatable illness physicians failed to fully diagnose and later treat properly.
Bonnie Navin, Robert Kelley, and Kim Wald Named “Most Effective Lawyers” by DBR
Posted on December 8, 2016 in Firm News, Kimberly L. Wald, Medical Malpractice, Robert W. Kelley
Three Fort Lauderdale attorneys at Kelley/Uustal have been named the “Most Effective Lawyers” of 2016 by the DBR.
Dr. Harlan Wald Opines on “Never Events” in Sun Sentinel
Posted on September 2, 2016 in Harlan I. Wald, Medical Malpractice
Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice lawyer Harlan Wald recently had an article on never events published in the Sun Sentinel.
Kelley/Uustal Obtains $4.3M Award in Med Mal Case
Posted on August 4, 2016 in Kimberly L. Wald, Medical Malpractice, Robert W. Kelley
The Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice lawyers at Kelley/Uustal have obtained a $4.3M award for the family of a young mother who lost her life due to medical error.
Surgical “Never Events” Are Shockingly Common in the U.S.
Posted on May 26, 2014 in Medical Malpractice
Thousands of surgeries take place every day. When a patient goes in for surgery, they are putting their trust, health, and life into the hands of a skilled and competent doctor.
5% of Adults in Outpatient Care Are Misdiagnosed Every Year
Posted on May 13, 2014 in Medical Malpractice
A new study published in the BMJ Quality and Safety Journal found that 5% of adults seeking outpatient care are misdiagnosed-equaling roughly 12 million people.