June 23, 2015

How to Handle an Insurance Dispute

Insurance mistakes or errors are not uncommon. Insurance disputes may include situations such as inaccurate billing, a company’s payment on a claim, and nonpayment of a claim. In some cases, they may be minor and resolved quickly with a simple call or letter. However, more complex and significant issues can be difficult to resolve. Insurance policyholders should always be aware and vigilant of the terms of their contracts, policies, and agreements. This allows policyholders to be more equipped and prepared when issues occur, which in turn increases the chances that an issue will be fixed quickly and fairly. Policyholders who […]
April 23, 2014

12 Million Misdiagnosed Americans a Year

According to the results of a new study, approximately 12 Million Americans receive incorrect diagnoses every year. Having concrete statistics such as this may help to garner awareness and action to resolve this public health problem. In the past, statistics have been difficult to gather due to the nature of misdiagnosis, the inconsistency in the definition of misdiagnosis, and the controversy surrounding many cases. This study marks a breakthrough for assessing the true magnitude of the misdiagnosis problem in America. Revolutionary Misdiagnosis Study The misdiagnosis study was lead by Dr. Hardeep Singh, who was recently awarded the Presidential Early Career […]
April 9, 2014

Common Florida SOL Laws: What You Need to Know

Florida SOL Laws, or statute of limitations laws, are laws that designate a time limit in which legal action can be taken in response to an unlawful situation of wrongful conduct. Statute of limitations laws apply to lesser charges, and are not applicable in certain cases of more serious crimes. There are different time limits for different charges, and these time limits may also vary based on the state that the crime was committed in. SOL laws are also updated occasionally, with the most recent update to Florida SOL laws taking place in 2013. Commonly Cited Florida SOL Laws SOL […]
November 5, 2013

US Deaths from Medical Mistakes in Hospitals

Human error within the workplace is very common. But we don’t generally associate human error in the workplace with doctors or nurses. Studies from the late 1990’s and early 2000’s have indicated that as many as 98,000 people die each year within our hospitals from medical mistakes within hospitals. But more recently in 2010, the Inspector General for Health & Human Services found that 180,000 deaths in hospital were related to Medicare patients alone, not including the rest of the general public. The most recent study, from the Journal of Patient Safety says that number in 2014 is considerably higher. […]
October 4, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Each Friday here at Paul & Perkins PA in the month of October we’ll be honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Staff members will wear pink each Friday to show their support for this devastating disease which touches millions of families across the world each year. Breast cancer has became so prominent in our society over the past few decades. Today in the United States, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. Overall, it is the 2nd leading cause of death in women. 40,000 out of the 220,000 diagnoses will die just […]
August 2, 2013

Life and Death in Assisted Living Frontline Review – Questioning Assisted Living Regulations

The historic and reputable program  Frontline recently completed a year-long investigation into assisted living abuse and neglect. In a 5 chapter episode,  Frontline exposes a multi-billion dollar industry that’s been putting the health and safety of our seniors at risk for over three decades. With over a million Americans living in assisted living facilities, how will for profit care and state governments work together to enhance the care of our seniors? Assisted living abuse has become more of an epidemic in this country than most realize. Some state officials are quoted on Frontline saying that, “Assisted living is the rock […]
August 2, 2013

New Florida Malpractice Law – Florida Heading Toward Malpractice Reform

In July 2013, five Florida attorneys filed different lawsuits in state and federal courts to attempt to overturn a new law designed to help protect doctors who are facing down medical malpractice lawsuits against them. These lawyers believe that these new laws have an effect on the way in which patients privacy is upheld by the state constitution. They also believe it violated patient rights. As in, how patients privacy is protected by federal law as well. The federal suits were filed in Miami, West Palm Beach and Tallahassee. In Pensacola and Fort Lauderdale, state suits were filed. Other new […]
August 2, 2013

About Our New Websites – Paulandperkins.com & Nursinghomeabuseguide.com

As a firm we’ve decided collectively to enhance our abilities to attract new clients from the internet. With trends in search rising, particularly mobile search, we’ve designed a few websites that we believe all users will find informative, and user friendly. With the help from our friends at Trighton Interactive, a Law Firm SEO agency with an advanced expertise in Orlando SEO, we’ve created three responsive sites for our visitors. The websites are all new responsive designs. Which means, no matter what device, what browser, our sites will mold and shape to fit the screen of any device you are using. We […]