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Medical malpractice issues might involve staff who go to work ill

Medical patients in Florida and elsewhere throughout the United States have the right to reasonably assume that staff members caring for them have taken all available precautions to ensure their safety and well-being while undergoing medical care. Medical malpractice occurs when a patient has been injured or has become ill due to negligence on the part of medical staff. A recent survey suggests that a problem involving doctors and/or nurses who report to work while knowingly suffering from illness is on the rise.

Some medical professionals have stated that when they are sick, they continue to report for work because it is difficult to find replacements. Those interviewed have also suggested that there is pressure placed upon them in the workplace to earn pay incentives that will not be made available to a doctor or nurse who misses work due to illness. Understandably, 95 of health industry workers who were surveyed agreed that working while ill places patients at great risk for harm.

Fatalities and personal injury result of Florida accident

The family of a recent college graduate was grief-stricken after hearing of the young man's death in a motor vehicle collision in Florida. He was one of two who were killed in the crash. Two other passengers in the same vehicle were each reported to have suffered serious personal injury in the accident.

A close friend of the 22-year-old victim offered kind words about him, stating that he had always hoped his friend would be the best man at his wedding. He said that his friend was a great athlete and had really opened up and had come out of his shyness during his time in college. The childhood companion also stated that the graduate was a superb mathematician and had recently accepted an employed position as an electrical engineer.

False diagnosis and insults result in Florida medical malpractice

A recent case involved a man who was undergoing a colonoscopy at a medical facility outside the state of Florida. He was given anesthesia and had turned on his cellphone in order to record post-operative instructions. Due to additional information that was discovered on the cellphone audio, the man filed a medical malpractice claim against the anesthesiologist and another doctor and was recently awarded $500,000 by a jury.

The anesthesiologist involved in the case has reportedly been working in a Florida hospital. Reports indicate that in the aftermath of the jury's decision, she resigned her privileges at the facility. Officials at the Florida hospital claim that they were unaware of the allegations against the anesthesiologist when they decided to employ her.

Excessive speed factor -- crash results in fatal personal injury

Those who travel as passengers in motor vehicles must place a certain amount of trust in the skill and abilities of the person behind the wheel. At times, accidents occur in Florida and elsewhere that involve one vehicle only. Some crashes result in a fatal personal injury when the driver has been negligent or reckless.

It is still undetermined as to whether alcohol was a factor in a recent one-vehicle tragedy in Florida. The early morning crash occurred on U.S. Highway 301. A 35-year-old was operating the motor vehicle at the time. The car also contained one passenger, a 40-year-old woman. Reports indicate that the vehicle was traveling at excessive speeds just before the crash occurred.

Florida manufacturers and others liable for defective products

Consumers in Florida and all other states are protected by law with the right to pursue legal action against any party that has manufactured, distributed or sold a defective product that has caused injury or illness to those who use it. Defective products can cause debilitating injuries, serious illnesses or even death at the fault of those who place those products into the hands of consumers. Through litigation, products are sometimes made safer for consumers when the court orders certain changes to made in order to protect the general public and save lives.

Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. is dedicated to helping injured consumers seek compensation for the damages they have sustained. We will aggressively fight to hold any responsible parties accountable for the harm that has been done to you or your loved ones. We offer a toll free phone number, as well as an online contact form so that you can arrange a free consultation with one of our dedicated and experienced attorneys.

College grads and others suffer personal injury in Florida

Wet roadway conditions might have been a factor in a recent Florida vehicular collision that has left a family and community in mourning. An investigation remains ongoing in the case. Two vehicle passengers suffered personal injury in the tragic crash.

The tragedy occurred on a recent Wednesday afternoon in Brevard County. Current reports indicate that there was a rainstorm that day and that roads were most likely slippery at the time the accident took place.  A 51-year-old woman was heading in a northbound direction when her vehicle is said to have slid on the road.

Seeking justice for personal injury in Florida

When a person has suffered injury because of another person's wrongful or negligent actions, he or she is entitled to seek compensation for damages. A personal injury claim may be filed in a civil court in Florida in order to seek justice for the wrong that has been done. It is often helpful to have the guidance and support of a professional legal team when one is considering filing a legal claim.

At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., we have been serving clients in the south Florida area for more than two decades. We are prepared to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have with regard to commencing a personal injury case in court. Our attorneys are ready to offer you support and strong representation as you seek retribution for the damages you have sustained.

Florida consumers may own defective products listed in recall

Over 230,000 of a particular brand of speaker system have been sold in North America since last year. Most likely, Florida consumers might be among those who have purchased the product in question. A recent article alerted readers to the fact that the speaker system has been named in a recent defective products recall, stating that the battery component can become overheated and catch fire.

According to information provided, at least eight reports have been filed, asserting that the product's battery overheated. One consumer claims to have suffered a burn injury. Another reported that the overheated product caused damage to a piece of furniture.

When personal injury leads to death in a Florida accident

The community of a young Florida college student has joined together, in mourning, to honor the young man who was recently killed in a one-vehicle auto accident. At times, when a victim succumbs to personal injury in a collision, his or her immediate family members sometimes decide to file a legal claim on behalf of their deceased loved one. It remains to be seen whether this will take place with regard to a recent crash that occurred just after 9:30 p.m. on a weekend night.

A resident in the area reported that she heard a terribly loud bang and screeching tires, moments before the crash. She said that she was completely horrified to have rushed to the scene, only to discover a vehicle wrapped around a nearby tree. A 21-year-old passenger in the wrecked vehicle died at the scene of the crash.

Florida personal injury sometimes caused by negligence of another

Residents or travelers in Florida are sometimes involved in incidents that result in a need for emergency medical treatment. Personal injury can result from a motor vehicle accident, a professional medical error or hazardous conditions on a commercially owned property site. In worst cases, some suffer an untimely death at the fault of another person's negligent or wrongful actions.

Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., is comprised of dedicated attorneys who are experienced in all types of personal injury cases. Our legal team is committed to protecting families who may have members that have suffered physical injury, loss of wages or emotional trauma that has occurred in a workplace accident, a vehicular crash or any number of other circumstances where another party might be liable for the injuries sustained. We combine our hard work ethics, case experience and compassion for our clients to aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve as an innocent accident victim.

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