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What Are Some Of The Ways A Traumatic Brain Injury Can Be Misdiagnosed And What Are The Legal Ramifications?

Traumatic brain injury covers a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities, making it one of the most complex of diagnoses to undertake. In severe cases, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is easily evident. Less severe cases are another story entirely. When TBI isn’t obvious, the risk of traumatic…

What If A Misdiagnosed Adult Brain Tumor Led To A Delay In Treatment?

There are over 120 types of known brain tumors that can occur in the human brain; some are cancerous, some are not. But all can be extremely damaging or even deadly. Like most medical conditions, early treatment of a brain tumor not only improves the outcome, it…

Medication Administration Errors Affect Patient Safety

Medication errors come in all shapes and sizes in Central Florida but one of the most common is the incorrect administration of medication by doctors, nurses, or caregivers. In fact, these administration errors account for as much as 26-32% of all medication errors*! This represents…

There Was A Delay In Treatment Of My Cauda Equina Syndrome And Now I Am Permanently Disabled. How Do I Know If I Have A Good Lawsuit?

is a rare but very serious condition, requiring emergency surgery to stop the spinal stenosis and avoid permanent injury and complications. Any type of misdiagnosis or delay in treatment can lead to permanent disability. For that reason, Central Florida doctors and hospitals must err on…

What If My Child’s Pediatric Brain Tumor Was Misdiagnosed Which Led To A Delay In Treatment? Part 2

In the first part of this post, What If My Child’s Pediatric Brain Tumor Was Misdiagnosed Which Led To A Delay In Treatment? Part 1, we examined the symptoms of pediatric brain tumors and how a brain tumor misdiagnosis could happen. In this post we will look…

Medication Error Malpractice: Incorrect Dosages Put Patient Safety At Risk

Dosing errors are much worse than simply taking a little too much or too little of a medication. They can cause short or long term damage, life-altering injuries, and in severe cases, even death. What’s worse, these types of errors are very common. The FDA…

What If My Cauda Equina Syndrome Is Misdiagnosed Leading To A Delay In Treatment?

is caused by a narrowing of the spinal canal and can lead to spinal stenosis. The condition is rare but serious. Prompt and accurate diagnosis by Florida physicians is extremely effective in treating the condition, but delayed treatment can be devastating to patients. Risks Of…

What If My Child’s Pediatric Brain Tumor Was Misdiagnosed Which Led To A Delay In Treatment? Part 1

Early detection and intervention is widely recognized as crucial to the successful treatment of cancers and tumors of all types, including a pediatric brain tumor. But what happens when your child’s brain tumor was misdiagnosed and treatment was delayed? Are there actions families can take?…

Diagnosis Errors Of Cauda Equina Syndrome Can Result In Medical Malpractice

Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare but serious condition that can permanently damage the spinal cord by causing spinal stenosis. Florida hospitals and doctors are trained to recognize this condition as a medical emergency. The condition places extreme pressure on the nerves at the end…

Medication Errors Affect Patient Safety

Treatment for illness or injury often involves prescription medication. The medication may be prescribed by your physician, a specialist, an ER doctor, or in a hospital or clinic setting. One of the most significant acts of trust a patient extends to their attending physician is…

Wrongful Death Suits: Recognize The Signs Of Elderly Dehydration

Up to 60% of the human body is water. It supports every system of the body, making it vital to our survival, and yet, elderly patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and under the watch of doctors, nurses, and other caregivers routinely die from lack of…

Preventing an Elderly Hospital Fall: What Hospital Staff Should Do

In Orlando hospitals, an elderly hospital fall is a serious concern. On the one hand, it can inflict fear in older people, causing them to limit their own mobility and thereby decrease their quality of life. On the other hand, an elderly hospital fall can…

Identifying Risk Factors For Elderly Hospital Falls

The elderly are at risk of injury and death from hospital falls. Badgley Law Group outlines risk factors for falling to help caregivers protect loved ones. Watch Out For These Risk Factors To Reduce The Chances Of Elderly Hospital Falls Falling can bring about devastating…

Pediatric Dehydration Malpractice: Failure to Treat Dehydration in Infants

Severe dehydration rarely “just happens”. It usually occurs when an infant has another illness (such as gastroenteritis, or stomach flu) or injury (such as second- or third-degree burns) that depletes the body’s water and electrolytes. These cases occur here in Orlando, throughout Florida, and beyond. We’ve…

Pediatric Dehydration: How Doctors Can Miss Important Cues

Serious pediatric dehydration medical malpractice is largely a third-world problem, but even in an advanced society like ours, even in Orlando, Florida, doctors may miss the signs. Severe dehydration in infants can lead to brain damage, cardiac arrest, and even death. In the aftermath of…

Signs and Symptoms of Pediatric Dehydration

During the early months and years, a baby’s health is more vulnerable than at any other time in their life until they reach their elderly years. Parents tend to be vigilant about protecting their infants and closely monitor their wellbeing day and night. One of…

Untreated Herpes Simplex Virus Can Cause Infant Death

Diseases that are manageable for adults can be detrimental for newborn babies, which is why OBGYNs and other medical professionals who care for pregnant women and their infants need to be tuned into a range of symptoms that could indicate life-threatening problems that could lead…

When Oxygen Deprivation (Birth Asphyxia) Leads to Infant Death

It’s the job of doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers, to diligently monitor and treat fetal distress in a timely manner, but that doesn’t always happen. If you or someone you love has a baby who suffered serious injuries or death as a result of oxygen…

Why is there an increase in trucking accidents?

Why has the number of trucking accidents risen so steeply in the past few years? Is it coincidence or are there identifiable factors contributing to the problem? At Badgley Law Group, we know the trucking industry inside and out, and we have answers. Many trucking…

Truck Accidents and Drowsy Driving

One of the scariest moments you face as a driver is that millisecond you feel yourself start falling asleep while driving. It’s terrifying. Your sleepiness could be the result of sleep deprivation, which is getting less than 6 hours of sleep at night. Did You…

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