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“Jackson Memorial liable in death of premature baby”
Daily Business Review coverage of Maria Tejedor and Carlos Diez-Arguelles, attorneys for plaintiff Odette Acanda, personal representative of the Estate of Ryan Rodriguez

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“Man Says Paramedics’ Mistake Broke His Spine, Shoulders”
WFTV.com coverage of Maria Tejedor, attorney for plaintiff Astolfo Lugo, Sr.
November 2007

The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida named Martinez, Manglardi, Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor Law Firm of the Year. The Bar Association award was given for “… service and assistance in promoting the organization and for its dedication to the Central Florida Community”.

December 30, 2016 The Florida Supreme Court rejected an arbitration agreement in a medical malpractice case where an infant was still born. The infant’s family is being represented by Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor attorneys. The majority of the Justices said the arbitration agreement (that stated that the medical facility can elect its own panel) was invalid due to the agreement’s favoritism towards Women’s Care Florida. Read the full article here

 

September 29, 2016 U.S. to Bar Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Contracts An agency within the Health and Human Services Department issued a rule barring any nursing home that receives federal funding from requiring residents to resolve disputes in arbitration instead of in court. Requiring residents of nursing homes to agree to arbitration has reduced nursing homes legal costs but has prevented nursing home residents from obtaining justice even in cases of murder. Read the full article here

 

September 23, 2016 Doctor Confesses: I Lied to Protect Colleague In Malpractice Suit A South Dakota surgeon was asked to vouch for a partner’s expertise for a patient who had suffered from a stroke and permanent disability after an operation. The surgeon said he did not know of any time that his partner’s work had been substandard. The jury sided in favor of his colleague. The surgeon now said he has felt haunted by this decision and confessed to have lied under oath. Read the full article here

 

June 11, 2016 Hospitals That Mess Up Are Urged to Confess Bloomberg reports Medical errors in U.S. hospitals kill tens of thousands of patients each year. When hospitals are at fault they will not tell you as they are afraid of getting sued. Patients usually get compensated if they can convince an attorney to take their case.

The new approach promoted by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) hopes to save hospitals money on malpractice litigation while encouraging stricter scrutiny of what went wrong to support patients, families & clinicians. It’s called Communication & Optimal Resolution, or Candor; it was developed with $23 million dollar federal research grants and has been tested at 14 hospitals.
 

May 3, 2016 Researchers: Medical errors now third leading cause of death in U.S. Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and surgeons removing the wrong body parts have dominated recent headlines about medical care. Lest you assume those cases are the exceptions, a new study by patient safety researchers provides some context. Read the full article here

 

December 1st, 2015 The Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School released their updated briefing book called “Medical Malpractice by The Numbers”. This book is the 5th update since the CJ & D began compiling statistics and research relating to medical malpractice. Read the full article here

 

April 24, 2015 Suit: CENTRAL FLORIDA FAMILY WINS $11.6 MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT against doctor who failed to diagnose a routine ear infection leading to Husband/Father’s death at 35 years old. Read the full article here

 

December, 2014: Suit: LRMC Failed to ID Signs, Act – Symptoms Escalated, Parents Say– The lawsuit accuses defendants of failing to identify signs and symptoms of severe infection quickly enough and of not ordering appropriate tests to rule out infection quickly enough. Read the full article at TheLedger.com

 

May, 2010: The parents of a 9-year-old boy who died while being sedated at a South Tampa dentist’s office are suing the dentist, saying he and his staff were negligent when they gave the boy anesthesia.

 

April, 2008: Actavis, maker of the prescription drug DIGITEK, launched a Class I nationwide recall of the drug in April 2008. Digitek pills were made for an unknown period of time with a potentially fatal defect. Some tablets may have been twice as thick as they were supposed to be. That meant they could contain twice the approved level of Digitalis, the active ingredient in Digitek, leading to Digitalis toxicity. More information on Digitek recall.

 

The Florida Supreme Court rule that patients have a right to check records of past errors made by doctors and hospitals. The hospitals and doctors have been reluctant to produce records of past errors, but the Court ruled that voters adopted a “Patient’s Right To Know” in November 2004.

 

November 28, 2007: WFTV reports that Attorneys at Diez-Aguelles & Tejedor are representing an Orange County, FL man who was injured when paramedics attempted to transport him to the hospital for a diabetic emergency. Astolfo Lugo, Sr. broke his hip, both of his shoulders and suffered spinal fractures. 

 

November 9, 2007: Merck & Co agreed to pay $4.85 billion to settle claims that its painkiller Vioxx caused heart attacks and strokes. Vioxx was prescribed to 80 million patients from May 1999 to September 2004, when it was voluntarily recalled by Merck. Following the recall, suits were filed on behalf of 47,000 claimants across the US. “Great news,” exclaims Attorney Carlos Diez-Arguelles. “So many people were affected by this case that we’re thrilled to see Merck taking steps toward compensation.” Merck had consistently maintained that it would fight litigation. However, after 6 years of litigation, ruling judges asked both sides to reach an agreement.  More information on Vioxx.

 

October 30, 2007: the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Orange County, FL ruled that medical malpractice caps on award damages are unconstitutional. A statute enacted in 2003 provided caps on damages. The Court ruled that this statute is contradicted by the Florida Constitution, Article I, Section 26 that was made part of the State Constitution by Florida voters in November 2004.

The Orlando Sentinel has reported that Attorneys at Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor settled a lawsuit with Universal Orlando over Universal Studios’ Back to the Future ride.
 

September 2007: The Insurance Hoax – Property insurers use secret tactics to cheat customers out of payments as profits break records.

 

August 2, 2007: The Miami-Dade Circuit Court ruled that Jackson Memorial Hospital was liable for the death of premature infant, Ryan Rodriguez on February 10, 2005.

The dangers of amusement park rides are not always known by consumers.

Attorneys at Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor are among the first to file a Guidant lawsuit in Central Florida.  More information on Guidant Defibrillators.

Guidant issues recall, FDA issues warning on Defibrillators and Pacemakers.  More information on Guidant Defibrillators.

 

August 19, 2005: Merck Found Liable For Man’s Death In Vioxx Trial. Merck & Co. must pay more than $253 million to the family of a Texas man who died after taking the company’s Vioxx painkiller.

The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida has named Martinez, Manglardi, Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor Law Firm of the Year. The Bar Association award recognized the firm, “for service and assistance in promoting the organization and for its dedication to the Central Florida Community”.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major public health concern in the United States today and the statistics are alarming. Attorneys at Diez-Aguelles & Tejedor launched a website to provide extensive information to victims of Traumatic Brain Injury – Please take a few moments to review our website and let us know your thoughts.

December 30, 2016 The Florida Supreme Court rejected an arbitration agreement in a medical malpractice case where an infant was still born. The infant’s family is being represented by Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor attorneys. The majority of the Justices said the arbitration agreement (that stated that the medical facility can elect its own panel) was invalid due to the agreement’s favoritism towards Women’s Care Florida. Read the full article here

 

September 29, 2016 U.S. to Bar Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Contracts An agency within the Health and Human Services Department issued a rule barring any nursing home that receives federal funding from requiring residents to resolve disputes in arbitration instead of in court. Requiring residents of nursing homes to agree to arbitration has reduced nursing homes legal costs but has prevented nursing home residents from obtaining justice even in cases of murder. Read the full article here

 

September 23, 2016 Doctor Confesses: I Lied to Protect Colleague In Malpractice Suit A South Dakota surgeon was asked to vouch for a partner’s expertise for a patient who had suffered from a stroke and permanent disability after an operation. The surgeon said he did not know of any time that his partner’s work had been substandard. The jury sided in favor of his colleague. The surgeon now said he has felt haunted by this decision and confessed to have lied under oath. Read the full article here

 

June 11, 2016 Hospitals That Mess Up Are Urged to Confess Bloomberg reports Medical errors in U.S. hospitals kill tens of thousands of patients each year. When hospitals are at fault they will not tell you as they are afraid of getting sued. Patients usually get compensated if they can convince an attorney to take their case.

The new approach promoted by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) hopes to save hospitals money on malpractice litigation while encouraging stricter scrutiny of what went wrong to support patients, families & clinicians. It’s called Communication & Optimal Resolution, or Candor; it was developed with $23 million dollar federal research grants and has been tested at 14 hospitals.
 

May 3, 2016 Researchers: Medical errors now third leading cause of death in U.S. Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and surgeons removing the wrong body parts have dominated recent headlines about medical care. Lest you assume those cases are the exceptions, a new study by patient safety researchers provides some context. Read the full article here

 

1ero de Diciembre del 2015: El Centro para la Justicia y la Democracia en la Escuela de Derecho de Nueva York lanzó su libro de información actualizada llamado “negligencia médica por los números”. Este libro es la quinta actualización ya que el CJ + D comenzó la compilación de estadísticas e investigación relacionadas con la negligencia médica. Leer el artículo completo aquí

 

24 de Abril del 2015: Caso: FAMILIA DE LA FLORIDA CENTRAL GANA $ 11,6 millones de dólares en demanda contra doctor que fallo al no diagnosticar una infección en el oído que codujo a la muerte del esposo/padre a sus 35 años de edad. Leer el artículo completo aquí

 

Diciembre 2014: caso: LRMC fallo en diagnosticar, Ley – Los síntomas se intensificaron, los padres dicen- La demanda acusa a los demandados de no identificar los signos y síntomas de infección severa con la suficiente rapidez y de no ordenar pruebas adecuadas para descartar la infección con la suficiente rapidez. Leer el artículo completo en TheLedger.com

 

Mayo 2010: Los padres de un niño de 9 años de edad que murió al ser sedado en el consultorio de un dentista en el sur de Tampa están demandando al dentista, diciendo que él y su personal fueron negligentes cuando colocaron anestesia a su hijo.

 

Abril 2008: Actavis, fabricante de los medicamentos recetados DIGITEK , puso en marcha clase I de retirar el producto nacionalmente en Abril de 2008. Se hicieron pastillas Digitek durante un periodo indeterminado de tiempo con un defecto potencialmente fatal. Algunas pastillas fueron fabricadas más gruesas de lo que se supone. Eso significaba que podían contener el doble del nivel aprobado de Digitalis, el ingrediente activo de Digitek, lo que lleva a la toxicidad de la digital. Más información sobre el recuerdo Digitek.
El Tribunal Supremo de Florida coloco como regla que los pacientes tienen derecho a revisar los registros de errores pasados realizados por médicos y hospitales. Los hospitales y los médicos han sido reacios a producir registros de los errores del pasado, pero el Tribunal dictaminó que los votantes adoptaron el “derecho del paciente a saber” en noviembre de 2004.

 

28 de noviembre del 2007: WFTV informa que abogados de Diez-Agüelles y Tejedor están representando un hombre del Condado de Orange, FL que fue herido cuando paramédicos intentaron transportarlo al hospital para una emergencia diabética. Astolfo Lugo, se fracturó la cadera, ambos hombros y sufrió fracturas de la columna.
 

9 noviembre del 2007: Merck & Co acordó pagar $ 4,85 millones de dólares para resolver las demandas que su analgésico Vioxx causó ataques cardíacos y accidentes cerebrovasculares. Vioxx fue prescrito a 80 millones de pacientes de mayo 1999 a septiembre de 2004, cuando se retiró voluntariamente por Merck. Tras la retirada, demandas fueron presentadas en nombre de 47.000 demandantes en los EE.UU.. “Buenas noticias”, exclama abogado Carlos Diez-Arguelles. “Muchas personas se vieron afectadas por este caso que estamos encantados de ver Merck dar pasos hacia la compensación.” Merck había mantenido constantemente que mantendrían su defensa. Sin embargo, después de 6 años de litigio, los jueces gobernantes pidieron a ambas partes a llegar a un acuerdo. Más información en Vioxx.

 

30 de octubre del 2007: la Corte del Noveno Circuito Judicial del Condado de Orange, FL dictaminó que las negligencias médicas limitaciones en las recompensas por daños son inconstitucionales. Una ley promulgada en 2003 proporcionó limitaciones en recompensas por daños. El Tribunal dictaminó que este estatuto se contradice con la Constitución de la Florida, Artículo I, Sección 26 que se hizo parte de la Constitución del Estado de Florida por los votantes en noviembre de 2004.
El Orlando Sentinel informó que abogados de Diez-Arguelles y Tejedor colocó un pleito con Universal Orlando sobre Universal Studios por la atracción ‘’Back to the Future’’. Para obtener más información sobre estas atracciones, consulte:

 

Septiembre 2007: La gran estafa de seguros – aseguradoras de propiedades usan tácticas secretas para engañar a los clientes de los pagos como contabiliza los beneficios de quiebre.

 

2 de agosto del 2007: El Tribunal de Circuito de Miami-Dade dictaminó que el Jackson Memorial Hospital era responsable de la muerte de un bebe prematuro, Ryan Rodríguez el 10 de febrero de 2005.

Los peligros de las atracciones de los parques de diversiones no siempre son conocidos por los consumidores.
Los abogados de Diez-Arguelles y Tejedor son los primeros en presentar una demanda en la Florida Central. Más información sobre los desfibriladores Guidant.
Guidant realiza un llamado, la FDA alerta realiza avisos de alarme sobre los desfibriladores y marcapasos. Más información sobre los desfibriladores Guidant.

 

19 de de agosto del 2005: Merck se considera responsable de la muerte de un hombre. Merck & Co. deben pagar más de $ 253 millones de dólares a la familia de un hombre de Texas que murió después de consumir el analgésico Vioxx. Leer el artículo completo en bloomberg.com.

La Asociación de Abogados Hispanos de la Florida Central ha llamado Martínez, Manglardi, Diez-Arguelles y Tejedor Mejor Firma del Año. El premio Bar Association reconoció a la firma “, por el servicio y la asistencia en la promoción de la organización y por su dedicación a la comunidad de la Florida Central”.

Lesión cerebral traumática (TBI) es un problema importante de salud pública en los Estados Unidos hoy en día y las estadísticas son alarmantes. Los abogados de Diez-Agüelles y Tejedor puso en marcha un sitio web para proporcionar amplia información a las víctimas de Lesión cerebral traumática

Nuestro bufete de abogados en las noticias
“Jackson Memorial responsable de la muerte del bebé prematuro”
la cobertura Business Review diaria de María Tejedor y Carlos Diez-Arguelles, los abogados de demandante Odette Acanda, representante personal del patrimonio de Ryan Rodríguez

 

WFTV.com cobertura de María Tejedor, abogado para el demandante Astolfo Lugo, Sr.
Noviembre del 2007
La Asociación de Abogados Hispanos de la Florida Central nombrado Martínez, Manglardi, Diez-Arguelles y Tejedor Mejor Firma del Año. El premio de la Asociación de bar fue dada por “… el servicio y la asistencia en la promoción de la organización y por su dedicación a la comunidad de la Florida Central”