MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus): Also known as “mercer.” This is an infection caused by the staph bacteria that normally safely reside on the surface of human skin. A minor opening in the skin can allow the staph bacteria to enter the body, causing an infection. It is commonly contracted in hospitals, even through basic procedures such as catheter insertion.
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Locked-in syndrome is a rare neurological condition in which a patient is incapable of voluntary movement but usually has full cognitive awareness. It is unlikely that a locked-in syndrome patient with total paralysis would feel physical pain. It may be possible for someone with an incomplete version to feel a pinprick or pinch. In general,Read More
Florida is a pure comparative negligence state. Under Florida law, the claimant and defendant can share fault in a medical malpractice case. If the claimant contributed to their own injuries, their compensation from the defendant is reduced in proportion to their blame. Even if the fault is shared, a claimant will receive some compensation forRead More
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Eight years ago, Michelle Goldstein gave birth to a baby girl. Holding her daughter after the delivery was one of the most thrilling moments of her life. But just 32 days later, Goldstein’s joy was transformed into a debilitating sorrow. According to a medical malpractice lawsuit, filed in March 2016, Goldstein brought her baby backRead More