Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice refers to the failure of a healthcare professional to provide adequate standards of care to a patient, resulting in patient injury or death. Medical malpractice is a serious issue that causes thousands of unnecessary patient deaths each year. If you believe you or a loved one received subpar medical care, resulting in an injury, illness, worsened prognosis, or wrongful death, contact us for a free consultation. Our Miami medical malpractice attorneys are here to help you fight for fair compensation.
Why Choose Us
We don’t let anything stand in the way of justice. We aren’t scared to take a hospital or major insurance corporation to court if necessary for better compensation. We identify what’s best for our medical malpractice clients and do what we must to achieve the desired results. Our firm has proven case results, a history of happy clients, and a reputation for excellence throughout Florida. We are confident we can handle your medical malpractice case.
Common Examples of Medical Malpractice
Reviewing examples of mistakes that culminated in medical malpractice claims in the past can help you understand whether you have grounds for a case. Although many different acts of negligence and carelessness can result in a medical malpractice claim, some types of errors spark lawsuits more than others. They are as follows:
- Prescription medication errors
- Negligent patient care
- Diagnostic mistakes/failure to diagnose
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical mistakes
- Unnecessary surgery
- Birth injuries
- Poor post-operative care or follow up
Any mistake that likely would not have happened at another reasonably careful healthcare facility may qualify as medical malpractice if it results in damages to the patient. Damages can include injury or illness, medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and lost wages. A plaintiff will have to prove that his or her experience fulfills the requirements for a Miami medical malpractice claim. A lawyer can help with this burden of proof.
Causes of Medical Malpractice
The main cause of medical malpractice is practitioner or establishment negligence. When a healthcare center wants to save money, it may negligently allow patient care to slip. Similarly, a physician or surgeon may provide inadequate patient care due to carelessness, incompetence, lack of preparedness, or recklessness such as arriving to work intoxicated. When negligence causes serious patient injuries or wrongful death, fight back with help from a lawyer.
Who Is Liable?
Liability for medical malpractice comes down to the party that caused the patient’s injuries or death. Common defendants in these cases include physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, hospitals, healthcare centers, surgical centers, emergency rooms, and product manufacturers. Many cases involve more than one liable party. If a surgeon left an object inside the body cavity, for example, the surgeon could be liable for negligence, but the hospital could share liability for failing to implement proper communication and procedure checklists. A lawyer can help you determine liability.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
The state of Florida gives you two years from the date you sustain or discover your injuries to file a medical malpractice claim. You only have four years total from the date of the incident to file, regardless of when you discover your damages. It is critical to work with a medical malpractice attorney on your claim. Otherwise, you could miss an important deadline and forfeit your right to file. Retaining the skilled counsel of our Miami personal injury attorneys can significantly increase your odds of obtaining compensation from a negligent physician or hospital.
Contact Us Today
Our firm is your comprehensive source for medical malpractice knowledge and legal advice in Miami. We have obtained multi-million-dollar settlements for injury clients in the past, and we may be able to do the same for you. Contact us today for an honest evaluation of your medical malpractice claim.