Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Get the Help You Need from Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys
When you or a family member is sick, injured, or in need of medical care, you turn to doctors and other healthcare professionals for help, hoping they will provide the best care possible. Often, however, this is not the case. Incidents of medical malpractice happen all too often in Florida hospitals, laboratories, and doctors’ offices, leaving victims seriously injured, endangered, or impaired.
If you or a family member has been injured because of a medical error or negligence, getting help from an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible is highly recommended. Your free, no-obligation case review can help ease your mind, and getting started on your medical malpractice claim will help ensure that you file it within the time period allowed.
Types of Medical Malpractice
In general, medical malpractice occurs when treatment provided by a healthcare professional is below the accepted standard of care and puts a patient at risk of injury. Medical malpractice also occurs when a healthcare provider does not provide treatment in situations where others with similar training would have or is negligent or makes errors in diagnosing, medicating, operating, or performing a procedure.
Common medical errors include anesthesia errors, medical device errors, diagnostic errors, medication errors, and emergency room errors. Common errors and delays in diagnoses include diagnoses for breast cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, serious infections, appendicitis, and problems during delivery and birth. Failure to diagnose these and other illnesses correctly can have serious negative consequences, such as severe pain, physical impairments and, even death.
Similarly, negligent care after surgery can result in serious complications and injuries. If patients aren’t monitored adequately after surgery or given the correct medications, they can end up with sepsis, internal bleeding, staph infections, blood clots, pneumonia, or peritonitis.
Medical Malpractice Cases
If you or a family member has been injured due to medical malpractice, you may be able to sue for damages. In a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will have to prove that you had a physician-patient relationship with the doctor you are suing and that the doctor (or other healthcare provider) failed to act as other healthcare providers would have acted in the same or similar situation.
In addition, for a claim to be valid, you have to show that the healthcare provider’s negligence or error caused your injury and that the injury resulted in economic and/or non-financial damages. If you can prove causation, you may be able obtain compensation for your injuries, treatment, pain, suffering, and loss of quality of life.
Financial Compensation for Medical Malpractice Injuries
Victims who suffer from serious medical malpractice injuries often incur huge medical expenses for hospital stays, doctor visits, and ongoing treatment. If they are unable to work, they also suffer financially due to lost wages and decreased or lost earning capacity. Obtaining fair compensation is necessary for their continued survival.
With a medical malpractice lawsuit, these victims may be able to collect the necessary financial compensation. They may also be awarded additional funds for pain, suffering, and loss of consortium (help and companionship).
Work with an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or a family member has been a victim of medical malpractice, don’t hesitate to get help from an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Our team of seasoned attorneys will examine the details of your case, help you understand your legal options, gather evidence to support your claim, and handle all of the legal complications and procedures necessary to get you the maximum compensation possible.
Our medical malpractice attorneys know how to present your case to help you obtain the maximum award, whether from a negotiated settlement or a courtroom trial. We’ve been helping injured clients in Florida for over twenty years obtain millions of dollars, and we want to help you.
Contact us today at 386-222-1111 or submit the FREE CASE REVIEW form on our website to talk with an experienced medical malpractice attorney today. We’re ready to put our legal experience, skills and resources to work for you.