Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice

Breast Implants: FDA Issues Strongest Black Box Warning Over Illness

On September 29, the Food & Drug Administration issued its strongest black box warning for silicone and saline breast implants, according to Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). Black Box Warning The black box warning, the FDA’s strongestwarning that calls attention to serious or life-threatening risks, is required on all breast implant labels: Breast implants are not […]

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Avoiding Wrong Site Surgery

Wrong-site surgeries include surgery on the wrong side or site of the body, on the wrong patient and/or performing the wrong surgery. It’s the No. 1 safety concern for 65 percent of operating room nurses, a Medline national survey found. Wrong-site surgeries happen up to 40 times a week in the U.S., according to the […]

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Florida Department of Health Silenced 263 Alleged Victims of Medical Malpractice and Fraud

Dr. Loren Clayman receives ‘slap on the wrist’ at disciplinary hearing. Plastic surgeon Dr. Loren Clayman, who is the subject of litigation over alleged botched surgeries and a breast implant warranty scheme, appeared before the Florida Board of Medicine on Friday for a disciplinary hearing; it was a miscarriage of justice for women. 264 Combined […]

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Personal Injury During the Pandemic

What should you do if you have a personal injury during the COVID-19 pandemic? In early March of 2020, the Florida Department of Health with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in our state. The pandemic has spread across the globe. “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” orders have […]

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What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is a death caused by someone’s else negligence or recklessness, and, of course, when caused intentionally. In Florida, family members, as defined in the Florida Wrongful Death Act, may pursue a wrongful death claim to hold negligent parties accountable. A claim must, typically, be filed within two years from the date of a loved one’s […]

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FDA Halts Sale of Transvaginal Surgical Mesh in U.S.

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered manufacturers of transvaginal surgical mesh to stop selling and distributing its products in the United States. Transvaginal mesh is used to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. At issue: the FDA said it “has determined the manufacturers, Boston Scientific and Coloplast have not […]

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Allergan Stops Selling Textured Breast Implants in Europe

Allergan is recalling textured breast implants in Europe, according to a USA Today article. The move follows a French regulatory agency’s request that the company take action after the product lost its CE Mark health-and-safety certification following some researchers’ concerns of a cancer risk linked to certain textured implants. In the article, Allergan stated its […]

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Chakour Leads Stroke Seminar at National Conference

Attorney Fadi Chakour, M.D., led a stroke litigation seminar at the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ’s) annual convention in Denver. The AAJ is the nation’s largest group of trial attorneys. Chakour is a national expert in stroke litigation and co-chair of the AAJ’s Stroke Litigation Group since 2016. Stroke attorneys from across the country attended the […]

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Woman Dies From Untreated Ulcer

Anna Mary Bakley, a 69-year-old mother of three, survived gallbladder and breast cancer, but didn’t survive a bleeding ulcer that could have been easily treated. She bled to death from an upper gastrointestinal ulcer on New Year’s Eve in 2016. I recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Mrs. Bakley’s family against her […]

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Medtronic Insulin Pump Infusion Sets Recalled

Medtronic has again voluntarily recalled specific lots of its infusion sets, available to patients since April 2017, used with Medtronic insulin pumps.  A component, the vent membrane, in the infusion set is defective. The defective vent membrane  is susceptible to being blocked by insulin during the priming or filling the tubing process. This can lead […]

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