How Settlement Negotiations Work in a Medical Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice cases often involve more than a physical injury. The doctor-patient relationship is special, and medical malpractice can feel like a betrayal of that relationship. But, in most cases, your lawyer will not even talk to your health care provider. Instead, the provider’s malpractice… read more

These are the Most Common Medical Errors

For patients who trust doctors with their lives (literally), it can be scary to know that medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Medical errors cause more than 250,000 people every year, according to a 2016 study by Johns… read more

Hollander Law Firm Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Chronicled by CVN

The Hollander Law Firm, one of the most trusted injury law firms in South Florida, has taken on a challenging and legally complex case that has garnered the interest of Courtroom View Network, a legal news and analysis source founded by Michael Breyer, son of… read more

Hall v. Flannery – New Trial for Wrongful Death Plaintiff After Faulty Expert Witness Testimony

An expert witness in a wrongful death lawsuit was not properly vetted by the trial court before making key assertions about decedent’s cause of death, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled. That means the plaintiff, who alleged her teen daughter died due… read more

Cardiologist Seeks $27M From Doctor for Brain Damage During Electroshock Treatment

A South Florida cardiologist is seeking to recover damages for devastating injuries he reportedly suffered during a botched electroshock therapy session. According to Courtroom View Network, plaintiff in Dadi v. Sharma is asking defendant psychiatrist to pay $27 million in damages.  During opening statements, as broadcast gavel-to-gavel… read more

Page v. Moses Taylor Hospital – Twins’ Death Medical Malpractice Settlement for $4.25M Not Sealed

Opening arguments had been slated to begin in the case of Page v. Moses Taylor Hospital, a medical malpractice action in suburban New York following the death of two unborn twin girls in utero after their mother suffered from pre-eclampsia.  This dangerous condition occurs usually… read more

Ballard v. Kerr – Liposuction Lawsuit Alleges Medical Malpractice of Surgeon

A liposuction surgery went horribly wrong, according to the husband of the patient who died less than a week after undergoing the knife. Now, the Idaho Supreme Court in Ballard v. Kerr has affirmed plaintiff’s nearly $4 million damage award, though the court did order… read more

Retained Surgical Sponge at Issue in Cefaratti v. Aranow

“Retained surgical sponge” is the technical term used when a surgeon accidentally leaves a gauze-like sponge inside a patient after a surgical procedure.  It’s called a “never event” because it’s one of those things that is totally preventable and therefore never supposed to happen. And… read more

Researchers to CDC: Count Medical Error Deaths

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say medical errors should officially rank as the No. 3 cause of death in the United States. It reportedly claims more than 250,000 American lives annually, just behind heart disease and cancer, which each kill roughly 600,000 people a year. And yet,… read more

Florida Supreme Court to Weigh Medical Malpractice Damage Caps

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed this summer to hear an appeal on an appellate decision finding medical malpractice non-economic damage caps unconstitutional.  If that sounds a bit familiar, you may be recalling the 2014 case of Estate of McCall v. U.S., in which the… read more

Blanche v. U.S. – Statute of Limitations on Federal Tort Claims

If you are injured or a loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may have a legitimate claim for damages. However, you must be mindful of the fact that you only have so long to pursue it.  How much time you have… read more

Government calls for urgency in dealing with growing problem of hospital infections

A government agency called for “urgent attention” regarding the growing problem of hospital infections, saying an estimated 100,000 people a year are dying often needless deaths in the nation’s hospitals. Hospital infections are often preventable and may be the result of unsanitary conditions, improper surgical… read more

South Florida medical malpractice claim can result from hospital infections

A recent study found more than 1.7 million people a year are injured by hospital infections, MSNBC reported. South Florida medical malpractice cases continue to occur as a result of patients contracting serious or fatal infection because of hospital negligence. Hospitals are a breeding ground… read more