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Medical Malpractice

How Telehealth Increases the Risk of Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Concerns for Doctors Offering Telehealth Remote Services In recent years, especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has transformed the healthcare landscape, allowing for convenient access to medical consultations from the comfort of your own home. This innovative technology continues to expand, though it does raise important questions about the legal implications, mainly in the context of… Read More

Using Medical Records to Build a Strong Medical Malpractice Case

In the realm of medical malpractice, building a strong case relies heavily on compelling evidence. Among the most crucial pieces of evidence are the patient’s medical records. Medical records provide a comprehensive account of a patient’s medical history, treatment, and interactions with healthcare providers. As a trusted medical malpractice law firm in Tampa, Florida, Swope, Rodante P.A. recognizes the significance… Read More

Medical Malpractice and Misdiagnosis: Understanding the Link

In the realm of healthcare, accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment and patient outcomes. However, when medical professionals fail to properly diagnose a condition or provide a delayed diagnosis, it can have severe consequences for patients. Misdiagnosis is a significant issue that often leads to medical malpractice (med mal) claims. As a trusted law firm specializing in… Read More

Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice: Rights and Responsibilities

In the realm of healthcare, informed consent is a fundamental principle that upholds patient autonomy and respects their rights. When medical professionals fail to obtain proper informed consent, it can lead to serious legal and ethical implications, potentially resulting in medical malpractice claims. As a leading medical malpractice law firm in Tampa, Florida, Swope, Rodante understands the importance of informed… Read More

Understanding Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Medical malpractice (sometimes abbreviated to Med Mal) occurs when a healthcare professional’s negligence or substandard care leads to harm or injury to a patient. When victims of malpractice  pursue legal action, one of the key aspects of their case revolves around damages. Damages refer to the compensation sought by the injured party to cover their losses and suffering. As a… Read More

Exploring the Impact of Medical Malpractice on Patients and Families

In the complex world of healthcare, medical malpractice cases have become a significant concern for patients and their families. When medical professionals fail to meet the expected standard of care, the consequences can be devastating, resulting in profound physical, emotional, and financial hardships. As a leading Florida-based medical malpractice law firm, Swope, Rodante P.A., understands the far-reaching impact of malpractice… Read More

Jury Awards $1.6 Million in Wrongful Death Case

In the last week of March, a Peoria County (Illinois) jury reached a wrongful death verdict in favor of a widow and her surviving children to the tune of $1.6 million. The award was granted in connection with the death of her husband four years ago. The award is believed to be one of the largest in Peoria County in… Read More

Overview of Common Birth Injuries and their Causes

In the small number of legitimate medical malpractice claims, certain types of birth injuries may be attributed to medical negligence. Negligence during prenatal care can include failure to detect birth defects or failure to diagnose dangerous health conditions of the mother. Malpractice cases associated with birth injuries could involve a failure to order a timely cesarean delivery or the negligent… Read More