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What’s the Difference Between Economic and Non-Economic Compensation in a Medical Malpractice Case?

By Meldon Law |

This is a question I commonly receive as a local and experienced med mal attorney in Gainesville, here are the differences: The best way to think about economic and non-economic damages is that one is more tangible or certain than the other. Both are “real” damages, but one is more easily seen or grasped…. Read More

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Why Am I Having Trouble Finding a Attorney to Take My Medical Malpractice Case?

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The main reason is that medical malpractice cases are very expensive and time consuming to pursue! A attorney can spend $50,000 to $100,000 in out-of-pocket expenses plus two to three years of time on a single case and with no guarantee of any recovery. With this in mind, it is easy to see that… Read More

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What Does Capping in a Med Mal Case Mean?

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As an experienced med mal attorney and sports fan, perhaps the easiest way to explain a cap in a lawsuit is to look at sports. The National Football League places a “salary cap” on all of its teams, which means that no team may spend more than a certain amount of money when putting… Read More

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Is My Hip Implant Defective? How Would I Know if It is?

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The rash of defective hip implants is primarily associated with the metal on metal type of joint replacement. As might be expected, metallic particles can wear off from a metal on metal hip implant, which allows the debris to float around the hip region. Often, these bits of metal will attach themselves to muscles,… Read More

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My Doctors Treatment Caused Me Injury; Can I Sue Him for Malpractice?

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First you have to establish medical malpractice. To establish medical malpractice, or medical negligence in Florida, an injured person must prove: That there was a duty owed to the person by the health care professional (for example, in this case, an established patient /doctor relationship). That the health care professional failed to perform at… Read More

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Do I Need to Hire a Attorney for My Medical Malpractice Case?

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Jeffrey Meldon Tip: If you have a serious injury that has resulted from medical malpractice, do not go it alone. Hiring an experienced Florida medical malpractice attorney ASAP is your best way to get justice for the wrong medical care that caused injury or death, and to help you pay for your past, present… Read More

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How Can I Find Out Some Basic Information About a Doctor?

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As an Ocala medical malpractice attorney, I know selecting a doctor or physician is an important and often daunting decision. Besides word of mouth, how do we know whether a doctor is any good? Fortunately, there are other options available. Many websites have been created for the purpose of researching health care professionals in… Read More

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I Was Recently in a Car Accident in Gainesville, Florida and My Insurance Company is Telling Me Not to Hire an Attorney. What Should I Do?

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Most people after being in an accident are confused about what to do. Your question is an excellent one and unfortunately is a common insurance company tactic to make more money by paying out less in claims to accident victims. To achieve the insurance company’s goal of making more profits, it is common for… Read More

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