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Ozempic is a prescription drug designed for treating type 2 diabetes. It is also being used off-label for weight loss. Like all pharmaceuticals, Ozempic has a list of side effects, but some people are now suing Ozempic for serious injury not listed as a potential risk. If you have taken Ozempic and believe it has adversely impacted you, please call our office to discuss the details.  

About Ozempic

Ozempic is made by Novo Nordisk, a Danish company that was founded 100 years ago to make the newly-discovered drug, insulin, for patients with diabetes. Ozempic, the brand name for semaglutide, is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog that received FDA approval on December 5, 2017.

Over 12,500 spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. every year, which can cause lifelong pain and disability for the victims. Car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, with falls being the second leading cause. Motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents are also among the top causes, along with diving injuries, medical and surgical complications, pedestrian injuries, falling objects, and extreme sports. 

Florida is number one in the country for fabulous attractions, water sports, and other pastimes, some of which can lead to injuries. Unfortunately, we also lead the country in car accidents, primarily because we have so many visitors to our Sunshine State who may not know the area or may be distracted as they look for their destination. 

If you have been injured in Florida, seek medical help immediately. If you believe the injury was due to someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer before making a statement to any insurer or signing any agreements. As a native Floridian and experienced personal injury attorney, I am committed to helping injured people receive fair compensation for all they have suffered due to the negligence of others. 

If you believe you have been seriously injured by someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for your pain, suffering, and medical costs. In Florida, personal injury lawsuits are often filed due to vehicle accidents, slip and falls, faulty products, watersports accidents, and dangers in places such as parks, stores, rental units, or entertainment venues.   

As a personal injury lawyer and life-long resident of Florida, I am committed to helping Florida residents receive fair compensation to help them cope with the injuries sustained by someone else’s negligence. 

First steps when injured

If you’ve been involved in any kind of accident in Florida, whether it was a car accident or other vehicular accident, a slip and fall, or any other accidental injury caused by someone else’s negligence, your insurance company and the other party’s insurance company will try to get your medical records. Do not sign a medical release form without first talking to our team, or you may be signing away your chances for a fair settlement. 

Insurers may try to say that such medical release forms are routine. They may be routine for them, but they can be extremely detrimental to the injured party. Why? Because a medical release form will give the insurance company access to all your medical records, which they can and will use against you to limit or completely annihilate your claim. 

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Airbags are a tremendous development in automobile safety, saving untold lives every year. But when they don’t work properly, the passengers and drivers are not protected, and the defective airbags themselves can, in fact, cause harm. It’s important to check your manufacturer’s recalls to determine if your car is safe. If you have already been injured by faulty airbags and you are a resident of Florida, I may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve for their negligence. 

 2023 Toyota and Lexus airbag recall

The most recent recall, July 2023, is the recall of over 110,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles to repair faulty wiring in the steering column. Apparently, an electrical connection was not welded properly at the factory. The cable within the column could detach, disabling the driver-side airbag and causing the airbag light to be illumined. 

Medical gaslighting can be the cause of medical malpractice when it causes harm to a patient. The term “gaslight” is based on the 1944 film noir of the same name. In Gaslight, a husband with sights on his wife’s fortune began to convince her that she was going crazy by turning down the gaslight (among other things) and denying it had happened. “Gaslighting” came to refer to the deliberate attempt to influence another’s perception of reality, deny the person’s experiences, and convince the victim that everything is the victim’s own fault or all in his or her head. 

The use of the term has since broadened to refer to unintentional, dismissive, or arrogant behavior that has the same effect, leaving the victim confused, distressed, and filled with self-doubt. In the case of medical gaslighting, it can also leave the victim with a serious medical condition that worsens because of being dismissed by a medical professional. 

Most of us defer to the perceived superior knowledge of a healthcare professional and can easily be convinced that what we feel is normal, or that we are exaggerating our symptoms. The doctor doesn’t necessarily have to say this; a careless attitude when the patient explains his symptoms can cause the patient to think it’s not really a big deal, even though it really feels like a big deal to the patient.

Medical negligence and medical malpractice have different definitions, but both can lead to injuries that may alter your life. If you have experienced an injury caused by a medical provider, a medical procedure, or a medical device in Florida, contact an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. 

Medical malpractice includes injuries and further illness caused by the failure to diagnose and incorrect diagnosis as well as medical professionals failing to follow standards of care.  

As a Florida personal injury lawyer, I am committed to helping Florida residents throughout the state receive just and fair compensation to help them cope with the injuries they have sustained through someone else’s negligence. 

Artificial intelligence (AI) is used in more and more applications, including medicine. Hospitals around the country, including in Florida, are using AI in many diagnostic tools. But while the expectation is that AI can speed up diagnosis and delivery of care, a number of studies have recently demonstrated that AI can in fact worsen bias, miss serious illness, and deny care to those in need. If your doctor or medical system used AI to make diagnosis decisions and you were hurt, do you have a medical malpractice case? We can help determine your options.

What we call AI is really a complex mathematical instruction called an algorithm that tells the computer what to do. This allows for high-speed automation of actions that would take a human much longer to complete. AI is said to “learn” by being fed a great deal of data from which it recognizes patterns for completing its task. In the case of medical diagnostic tools, AI is fed massive amounts of data and draws conclusions from that. 

However, as the old saying goes, “garbage in, garbage out.” If the AI is fed poor data, it will draw poor conclusions. If the algorithm itself is faulty, it will draw incorrect conclusions.

If you have been injured by a doctor or the care you have received doesn’t feel appropriate, your medical team may have made a mistake. There is no doubt that the vast majority of doctors have the best interests of their patients at the forefront of their minds. That said, there are many people decrying the current condition of our American medical system and medical financial incentives because Americans spend more money on healthcare than the residents of any other country and yet we have worsening health. 

Americans are estimated to spend over $200 billion on unnecessary medications, medical tests, therapies, and medical procedures. Much of this medical waste is due to over-prescribing pharmaceuticals or not choosing the least expensive, least invasive treatment option. Other medical waste is due to improper treatment, mistakes, or even flat-out fraud. Regardless of the reason, many of these events could be considered medical malpractice.

Improper treatment: medical mistakes and excessive medical care

A car accident, whether minor or serious, can damage your physical and emotional health, as well as damage your vehicle. Unfortunately, Florida has one of the highest auto accident rates in the United States, due in large part to the many visitors to our Sunshine State who don’t know the area and may be distracted as they look for their destination. It’s important to know what to do in the case of an accident and when to reach out for legal help. 

What to do after a car accident

Be prepared to take these important steps if you’re ever involved in a vehicular accident in Florida:

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