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Honoring Stroke Awareness Month

Honoring Stroke Awareness  During May, we recognize Stroke Awareness Month. Strokes are experienced by about 800,000 people each year and is the number one cause of paralysis in the U.S. Additionally, stroke is included in the top 10 leading causes of death among children per year. There are certain common risk factors associated with a stroke including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and cigarette smoking. Damage to the spinal cord is the second leading cause of paralysis. Those living with a spinal cord injury may develop conditions such as Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD), which can also lead to a stroke. It is...
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Florida Healthcare Laws: Your Right to a Second Opinion

After receiving a troubling medical diagnosis, there is sometimes confusion regarding the accuracy of the diagnosis as well as the recommended treatment options. Many people often want a second opinion to help decide what to do. Obtaining a second opinion could be costly, but in Florida you may not have to choose.  Florida recognized the need for second opinions after obtaining certain medical determinations and acknowledged that the benefits of a second opinion far outweigh the costs. Soon after, Florida became one of the few states to enact legislation that outlines the instances in which an enrollee is entitled to...
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Prevalence and Characteristics of Physicians Prone to Malpractice Claims

Using data from the National Practitioner Data Bank, 66,426 claims paid against 54,099 physicians were analyzed from 2005 through 2014. Approximately 1% of all physicians accounted for 32% of paid claims. Results: a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  At Bounds Law Group, we are seeing similar statistics. While the vast majority of physicians and hospitals are excellent, there are many, unfortunately, that are not. If you believe you or your family may have been a victim of medical malpractice, we would...
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Possible Complications From Hip Replacement Surgery

As we age, various parts of our skeletal system begin to decline in function and can even fail. Often the points of failure are our joints including the knee joint and the hip joint. Medical science has created ways of replacing these joints with mechanical devices. You may know them as artificial hips and knees. The medical device industry calls them prosthetic replacements. These devices are made of exotic materials including cobalt, chromium, titanium and ceramics. We often feel that if a physician proposes these implants, that they have been tested and found to be safe by the FDA to...
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