What is Expert Testimony in a Medical Malpractice Claim? 

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Successful medical malpractice litigation depends on proving that a healthcare provider was negligent and that their negligent behavior caused actual harm to a patient. Negligence, in the realm of medical malpractice, means a physician’s conduct fell below an acceptable standard of medical care. To prove these central elements, the plaintiff’s legal team must call medical … Continued

Five Schochor, Federico & Staton Partners Receive Best Lawyers® 2018 Recognitions

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The attorneys of Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. continue earning awards and recognitions for their unwavering commitment to clients and notable successes in the courtroom. Five of our accomplished partners have been recognized with designations for their service to the legal community.  We are pleased to announce the selection of the following attorneys to the … Continued

Overworked Nurses are a Safety Risk in Hospitals

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Much has been done to prevent fatigue and burnout in doctors and residents in hospitals. Most are able to take breaks and rest as needed during long shifts. But, overworked nurses are often overlooked. Nurses do a lot of the “grunt work” in hospital settings—administering medications, caring for patients, and carrying out doctors’ life-saving orders. … Continued

Did Your Doctor Inform You of all the Risks Before Surgery? 

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While you probably trust the decisions your doctor makes, you don’t have to be a passive participant when it comes to your own health. Before you have an operation, whether serious or minor, your physician is required to provide you with an oral and written outline of that surgery’s risks. These “informed consent” documents help … Continued

A New Threat to Medical Malpractice Compensation Comes from Congress

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At the end of June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would place a cap on medical malpractice damages across the country. Right now, these limits are governed by state law. This federal bill would create a national limit of $250,000 on non-economic damages in medical malpractice claims. This means victims of … Continued