Determining if a Birth Injury Resulted from Negligence

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The birth of a baby is supposed to be a special time in a family’s life. Unfortunately, thousands of babies and mothers experience devastating birth injuries on a yearly basis. When these incidents occur, it can be challenging to correctly determine whether the injury was caused by medical negligence. If you find yourself in this … Continued

Understanding The Most Important Factors in a Medical Malpractice Claim

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The backbone of all medical malpractice claims is substantial proof that the victim received a substandard level of care. Victims must also prove that the care they were provided was negligent and that this negligence directly caused a provable illness or injury. Due to the exceptional amount of grey area in medical malpractice claims – … Continued

Five Attorneys From Schochor, Federico and Staton Earn Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® List for 2017

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Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. is proud to announce that several of their firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for their work in Medical Malpractice Law on behalf of Plaintiffs. This honor helps further establish Schochor, Federico and Staton as an accomplished medical malpractice … Continued

Understanding The Increase In Malpractice Cases Being Sent To Mediation

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Mediation refers to the practice of utilizing a neutral third party to help resolve a dispute in a mutually agreeable way. In effective mediation, both parties walk away feeling satisfied with the results and a sense of closure. In recognition of the increasing costs and uncertainty of trial, mediation is being used more frequently in … Continued

Understanding The Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Negligence

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The terms medical malpractice and medical negligence are synonymous. Another way to express it is a breach in the standard of care. Medical negligence is an inappropriate action or a lack of action that results in injury. The professional in question may not intend to harm a patient. However, just like the negligent driver who … Continued