Increased Risk of Complications Associated With Synthetic Vaginal Mesh

As a defective medical device lawyer, I recently noted an American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology study finding an increased risk of complications with woman who were operated on using synthetic vaginal mesh to treat vaginal prolapse. Vaginal prolapse is a condition where the uterus, rectum, bladder, urethra, small bowel, or the vagina itself falls out of their normal positions. The mesh is used to to provide support to the bladder or uterus for sexually active women following a hysterectomy or complicated child birth. The surgical procedure is called a Sacral Colpopexy. Two years ago, in October 2008, the FDA issued a warning to doctors finding serious complications associated with the use of synthetic mesh. However, like most defective medical devices, it remains on the market. Our Florida vaginal mesh complication lawyers advise you to reconsider the use of synthetic vaginal mesh if you are considering having surgery to correct vaginal prolapse. If you have undergone a sacral colpopexy surgery where synthetic vaginal mesh was used, please be especially vigilant for adverse affects such as erosion, infection and complications associated with the bowel or bladder. If you suffer from any adverse affects seek immediate medical attention and contact our defective mesh attorneys for a free initial consultation regarding your legal...

Injured Getting On or Off a Cruise Ship

As an experienced cruise ship passenger injury attorney we are contacted from injured passengers and their local attorneys from around the world. Many are surprised to learn that regardless of where the ship embarks or departs, most cruise lines have buried in the tiny print of their tickets legal language that requires that any cruise ship injury claim be filed in Miami at the United States Federal Court, Southern District also known as Federal Court. Many people are injured disembarking their cruise ships either on the tender or on excursions. Florida law is clear that cruise ships have a non-delegable duty to provide safe transportation between the ship and shore. Cruise lines try to defend these injuries by claiming that they are not responsible for negligence caused by the tenders because they do not own or control them. Currently our cruise ship injury lawyers are representing in Federal Court, a Texas woman who was severely injured when her leg was caught between a tender and the dock in the Cayman Islands port of George Town. She was a passenger on Carnival Cruise Lines Conquest. After her fall she was taken to George Town Hospital where a crush fracture was diagnosed. The case is currently set for jury trial for June...

I signed a release and my kid got hurt, now what?

Dear Worried Mom: As a Florida child injury attorney I am often consulted regarding potential claims of children injured on field trips, jets skis and after school sports. In almost all cases, the parents were required to sign some form of release promising to forgo any potential claims against the activity’s organizer. What is a parent to do? We recommend that you investigate any potential extra-curricular activity in which your child participates and do not be embarrassed. Verify driver’s licenses and credentials. Verify training in first-aid. Always make sure that they have your current contact information. If your child has any allergies or medical needs, advise them in advance. Florida’s Supreme Court’s recent rulings on pre-injury releases signed by parents is inconsistent and depends upon the activity. If the activity is commercial, such as a go-kart or a safari, the release can be set aside. However, if the activity is educational such as after school cheer-leading or a field trip to the Science Museum the release will be upheld. Accordingly, our Florida child injury law firm recommends that you carefully consider the release before you sign it. If you do not understand it, have it reviewed by a competent attorney and always obtain a copy of whatever you...

South Miami Hospital Wants Silence About Circumcision Mistake

Florida victims of medical malpractice and their attorneys have a recognized constitutional First Amendment right of free speech and expression. Currently, our Miami medical malpractice law office represents Mario Viera, an infant circumcised at South Miami Hospital without his parents’ consent. The case garnered international media attention and the family hopes that it will lead to the enactment of a law regulating how circumcisions are performed not only in Florida but the rest of the country. South Miami Hospital, the facility where the unwanted circumcision was performed, apparently does not appreciate or want to recognize Ms. Delgado’s (Mario’s mother) First Amendment right to free speech and has now asked the Court to impose a gag order to silence not only the mother but her lawyers as well. The U.S. Constitution provides and protects the most basic rights that our country is founded upon. Our First Amendment right to free speech, while often controversial, is essential to our system of jurisprudence and provides the freedoms that make our country unique in the world. As Florida patient rights lawyers we believe that victims of medical mistakes have the right to speak about their cases, the media has the right to report about them and the public has the right to know about them. The public’s interest is especially important and served by the free dissemination of information about events having legal consequences. However, the right to free speech must not interfere with the rights of defendant doctors and hospitals to fair trials, especially where a jury is involved. The greater harm lies in regards to the many medical malpractice claims that...

What Does OSHA Do For Florida’s Injured?

Our Florida construction site injury lawyers are determined to hold negligent employers, contractors and sub-contractors responsible for the injuries of Florida’s working men and women. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1970 by Congress to ensure safe and healthy working conditions. OSHA proudly reported a decline in the number or workplace fatalities in 2009 compared to 2008. However, this does not take into account the number of American workers who have been laid off due to the slow-down in manufacturing and construction. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: in 2009 4340 Americans including 243 Floridians lost their lives at work last year. 150 Americans died at construction sites. The statistics on work-place injuries are much less accurate. For example, our Miami injury law firm is currently representing a worker who was severely injured in a crane accident in Miami and OHSA does not require employers to report injuries unless they involve 3 or more employees or a workplace fatality. Therefore, many serious injuries are never investigated by OHSA. We urge anyone who is seriously injured while at work to immediately report the incident to both their employer and to OSHA. For more information regarding the number of fatal work injuries click here. To report an injury to OHSA call 202.691.6170 Monday through...
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