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When a Doctor’s Error is Not Medical Malpractice in Florida

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Many patients assume that their doctor can be sued for medical malpractice any time an error occurs or any time they are harmed by their physician. However, in reality, you can sue your doctor for medical malpractice only if you can prove that their professional conduct fell below the reasonable standard of care. Contrary… Read More »

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What to Do if You Were a Victim of Medical Malpractice in Florida?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Medical professionals are held to a higher standard of care in Florida. Unfortunately, medical errors do happen, and patients can be hurt because of negligence on the part of doctors. Finding out that you became a victim of medical malpractice is never easy. However, if you have reason to believe that your doctor made… Read More »

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Is It Medical Malpractice if Doctors Misdiagnose Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

As of March 20, health officials in the U.S. reported more than 14,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) – up from 6,000 on March 18 – and more than 200 deaths across the country. Across the globe, there have been over 250,000 cases of the coronavirus and over 10,000 deaths. The World Health Organization… Read More »

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Do You Have to Pay for Your Doctor’s Medical Errors if There is No Malpractice Insurance?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

In Florida, it is not uncommon for injured patients to end up paying for their doctors’ medical and surgical errors. A new report by USA TODAY highlights the dangers of being treated by plastic surgeons and other doctors who lack malpractice insurance or other coverage. Florida law imposes specific requirements for medical malpractice insurance:… Read More »

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Your Cancer Misdiagnosis Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Could Be Worth $1 Million

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Any type of cancer can be misdiagnosed, from breast and lung cancer to kidney and bladder cancer. An estimated nearly 610,000 Americans die from cancer every year, though it is difficult to determine how many wrongful deaths occur due to cancer misdiagnosis. Failure to make a timely cancer diagnosis means that the disease can… Read More »

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Skip Pita Selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List!

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Congratulations to Skip Pita of Pita Weber Del Prado for being selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List! Only 5% of lawyers achieve this prestigious recognition. Super Lawyers is an attorney rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement…. Read More »

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Randy Weber selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List!

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Congratulations to Randy Weber of Pita Weber Del Prado for being selected to the 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List! Only 5% of lawyers achieve this prestigious recognition.   Super Lawyers is an attorney rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional… Read More »

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Florida Lawmakers to Pass a Bill to Allow Military Members to Sue for Medical Malpractice

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Currently, Florida’s law prohibits service members from suing the U.S. government for injuries suffered due to medical malpractice on the part of the military. However, lawmakers are poised to overhaul the law to allow military personnel to file a medical malpractice suit after sustaining an injury in the care of military doctors. According to… Read More »

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What to do if you Discover a foreign object in your body following surgery?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

You might have read the title of this blog and thought “WHAT?” How could that happen? Does that actually happen? Well, while it may be difficult to believe, this does actually happen. And more often than you might think (or want to believe). Now, sometimes there are items that medical professionals intentionally leave inside… Read More »

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$15.5 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict Overturned by the Courts in South Florida

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

In a South Florida court of appeals on Wednesday, June 10, a new trial was the order of the day for a medical malpractice claim brought forth by Stephanie Hollingsworth, according to reporting by the Sun Sentinel. Over $15.5 million in damages was awarded to the victim. It was indicated by a 3 judge… Read More »

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