A few of the most commonly asked questions regarding medical malpractice. Choose a link to jump right to a question and answer, or just scroll down and browse the page. What is “Medical Malpractice”? What must be shown to prevail in a medical malpractice case? What is the first step in pursuing a medical malpractice…

Bedsores, also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue due to prolonged pressure that limits blood flow to the skin. They most often appear on skin that covers bony parts of the body. For example, the back of the patient’s head, back, heels, or buttocks. Those most at…

Medical malpractice is a big problem in the United States, leading to medical complications, disabilities, and even death. A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine states that medical negligence is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 100,000 deaths due to misdiagnosis and 195,000 deaths due to…

Millions of Americans undergo surgery every year. Some procedures are emergent, while others are elective. As with any procedure, there are risks and benefits to surgery. As a patient, it is your right and responsibility to be informed about the procedure being performed and ask questions regarding the procedure to your healthcare provider. Understanding the…

Slip, trip, and fall accidents are a common cause of injury in the United States. They may not seem like complicated matters – how often have you tripped without any injury? Yet, some slip, trip, and fall accidents can lead to serious injury including broken bones, torn ligaments, or head, neck or spine injuries that…

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has lowered its star ratings for 1 in 11 of the nation’s nursing homes — almost 1,400 of them — due to either inadequate numbers of registered nurses or a failure to provide federally-mandated data that proved they had the required nursing coverage, federal records released in…

Attorney Mike Trentalange secures medical malpractice recovery for couple whose son was born with severe birth defects. July 23, 2018, Tampa, FL – A Tampa, Florida Jury returned a $41.1 million verdict in a medical negligence case tried by Mike Trentalange of Trentalange & Kelley, P.A. The jury found in favor of a Hillsborough County…

You use dozens of products every day. Most of them function properly every time, but sometimes, due to defective or flawed design, manufacturing, labeling, or instructions, they can cause harm or injury. Any product – from a hair dryer to a food product or even a coffee mug – can cause serious injuries. You may…

When thinking about nursing home abuse, your first thought is probably physical abuse or neglect, but financial exploitation is another type of abuse that nursing home residents can experience. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, financial exploitation of the elderly is the most common type of elder abuse, with 5% of older Americans falling…

Florida has over 16 million drivers and every year, more than 200,000 people are injured in a motor vehicle accident. A car accident can happen to anyone at any time. Some crashes are minor, but others result in more extensive injuries. If you are injured because of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, you can…

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