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Cruise ship workers and crew have a hard job. While they get to travel the world, they also have to put in demanding hours at work, offer exceptional customer service to cruise ship passengers, and complete their tasks – sometimes in difficult conditions or in rough seas. When crew members and cruise ship workers are injured, they may qualify for compensation but securing that compensation can be a challenge.

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If you are a crewmember or work for a cruise ship and have been injured, you may wonder whether you have a maritime personal injury claim. You don’t have to wonder any longer. Simply contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss your situation and your rights.

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Wrong site surgery happens when the wrong part or the wrong patient is operated upon. This can happen if a patient’s left lung is operated on, for example, when the patient went in for surgery on their right lung. In some cases, wrong site surgery means that the wrong limb is amputated or even that there is a patient mix-up, where a patient has a surgery intended for someone else.

Wrong site surgery can be devastating. It can mean that a patient loses a healthy limb or suffers serious complications from a medical procedure they should never have received. According to statistics, about 90 wrong site surgeries happen in American hospitals each year – and many are preventable.

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Suicide can be one of the most devastating situations a family will face. Losing a loved one is always distressing, but having that loss be self-inflicted is often overwhelming. It’s common for surviving friends and family to have many questions: Could this have been prevented? Why did this happen?

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Suicide often leaves clues. In many cases, a person will be diagnosed with depression and will be getting treatment for their condition. In some situations, someone who is considering suicide will reach out to mental health professionals, doctors, or other authorities. If they are getting help, friends and family may assume that their loved one is safe. It can make a sudden loss even more of a shock.

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When you have surgery under local anesthesia, the anesthesiologist will sometimes administer nerve block to temporarily disrupt the signals within the nerves. This is usually done by injecting lidocaine or bupivacaine. With these injections, the nerve block will usually last a few hours, keeping that area of the body immobilized and free of pain so a surgeon can operate on the area safely without hurting you. As the injections wear off, you should be able to resume normal use of your limbs and nerves.

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Unfortunately, while most of the time nerve blocks are administered correctly and wear off normally, some patients experience complications. In cases where the complications may have been caused by medical or anesthesia malpractice in Hollywood or South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation. If negligence played a role in your injuries, you may have a legal claim.

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Many families today choose to have a natural birth at home when they are expecting a new addition. Medical technology allows expecting mothers to have more control than ever before about where and how they give birth. For many, the idea of being able to give birth in the familiarity and privacy of the home is a great comfort. Midwives are available to help couples with the home birth process to ensure that everything goes smoothly for both mother and child.

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Most midwives study extensively and offer excellent care for families. They are professionals of the highest order and deliver many healthy babies into the world. However, midwife malpractice claims in Hollywood and South Florida do happen. Often, they occur because parents were not warned about the risks of home birth or because negligence caused serious injury to the mother or child.

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When you head to the doctor to get a prescription for your medication, you expect that medical experts will make you better, not worse. Unfortunately, while most patients get the right medication in the right doses, medical mistakes in Hollywood and Florida occur every year, and some of these involve serious situations where a patient is injured or even killed because they have been given the wrong medication or the wrong dose.

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If you have suffered a complication or injury because of a medical error, you deserve answers. If you would like to speak to a legal professional about your situation, you can always contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation.

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Heart attacks and heart disease are the leading cause of fatalities in this country, with about 2,500 people, on average, dying of these problems every day. Even though this problem is so common, it is also often misdiagnosed, which increases fatalities. If you have gone to the emergency room or doctor with chest pains or other symptoms of heart disease, misdiagnosis can prove fatal.

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If you have suffered injury or have lost a loved one due to heart attack misdiagnosis in Hollywood or South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group. You may have a legal claim that lets you seek compensation for the losses and damages you have suffered. You deserve answers and we can offer a consultation so that you can ask questions.

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Most births are a joyful if painful experience. Unfortunately, about 2% of live births in the United States result in birth trauma injuries. These are injuries that can happen to the baby during the labor and delivery process. In some cases, these injuries result in serious injuries to the baby or mother or even permanent injuries.

If you or your baby have suffered an injury during the labor, pregnancy, or delivery process, contact a personal injury attorney. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group are always standing by to listen to your concerns and to help you review your rights.

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Freelancers and contract workers are a growing work force in this country. Many people take on freelance work in addition to their regular jobs to generate more income, and many people choose to seek out freelance work full-time. Some economists think independent contractors are the future of the workplace, because more workers are demanding the freedom and independence freelance work offers. Technology has also made it easier than ever before to work from anywhere as a contractor.

If you’re working as a freelancer, though, things like workers’ compensation laws and legal claims in Hollywood and Florida can become more complicated. If you’re injured on the job, for example, what are your rights? How will you replace lost income and pay your medical bills? If you find yourself in this situation, contact a Hollywood personal injury attorney for legal advice. Flaxman Law Group is always standing by to help you if you have been injured.

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If you are having surgery or certain types of medical procedures, an anesthesiologist will be an important part of your medical team. The anesthesiologist is responsible for ensuring that the patient enters a medical state known as anesthesia, which means the patient will not be awake or aware of the pain of a medical procedure. Doctors, anesthesiologists, and nurses may all be responsible for ensuring that a patient is given the right sort of medication to induce anesthesia and is monitored carefully during the entire procedure.

A lot can go wrong when a patient is under anesthesia. In fact, many people consider the anesthesiologist’s job to be more dangerous than that of the surgeon. Many surgical mistakes and surgical malpractice lawsuits in Hollywood and Florida happens because of anesthesia malpractice. If you have suffered an injury while under anesthesia, do not hesitate to contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case review.

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