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Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A.
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Research ahead of time to avoid surgical errors in Florida

What do you really know about the surgeons practicing in Florida? Have you performed any due diligence before agreeing to have an operation? We are not talking about getting a second opinion because most of the time, surgeries are necessary. We are talking about researching the surgeon's background to determine if he or she has had any prior medical malpractice and surgical error claims.

It turns out that many doctors and surgeons practicing in our state have an extensive history of paid medical malpractice claims. Most of these claims are settled out of court, which may make it difficult for patients to know the true history of these medical providers.

According to a recent report published on WMFE.com, 29 Florida doctors have faced six or more malpractice complaints since 2000.Twenty-five of these are surgeons and most of them are still practicing. One of the listed surgeons had 14 medical malpractice complaints on file. Even more disturbing, it appears that the state did little or nothing in many of these cases to prevent these providers from practicing.

What this means is that it is up to you to guard yourself against surgical errors when you need to have an operation. Fortunately, the Florida Department of Health offers resources that allow you to look into a surgeon's medical profile and background before you go under the knife. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation can also help.

We urge all of our readers to be informed by conducting a background search when they must undergo a surgical. To find out what you can do about surgical errors and medical malpractice, please visit us online.

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