Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Unfortunately, over one million instances of medical malpractice occur every year, and 10% of all deaths are a result of preventable medical errors.
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare specialist breaches the recognized medical standard of care in the treatment of a patient, causing physical harm, lifelong injury or death to the patient.
If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of a medical error, contact us today by calling (561) 444-7980 to schedule a confidential, in-person meeting to discuss the claim and your legal options.
What are Some Types of Medical Malpractice Claims?
Some of the most common types of medical malpractice cases include the following:
- Aftercare treatment errors
- Anesthesia negligence
- Cardiology negligence
- Delayed diagnoses
- Dental negligence
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Failure to properly treat or monitor
- Family medicine negligence
- Gynecological and obstetrical malpractice
- Health management errors
- Hospital and institutional negligence
- Internal medicine negligence
- Lapses in judgment
- Neurosurgery negligence
- Nurse or Nursing negligence
- Ophthalmology negligence
- Orthopedist negligence
- Pathology negligence
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Plastic surgery negligence
- Pulmonology negligence
- Prescription errors
- Psychiatric and mental health negligence
- Radiology negligence
- Surgical mistakes
- System failures
- Trauma surgery negligence
Who can be Held Accountable for Medical Malpractice?
Claims for medical malpractice apply to all types of healthcare providers, including, doctors and specialists, physician assistants, nurses, hospitals, surgical centers, medical centers, dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, pharmacists, pathologists, neurologists, oncologists, cardiologists, toxicologists, pharmacologists, technicians, anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons, emergency care professionals, nursing homes and staff.
How are Medical Malpractice Cases Evaluated and Proven?
Medical malpractice cases are complex and require a highly qualified team of medical experts to prove that the medical professional in question did not abide by the required standard of care that led to the unnecessary injury. The expert will opine on how the standard of care was breached, in which manner the standard of care was breached, what injuries or damages resulted from the breach in care, and how there is justification for the injured’s claim for medical malpractice. Retention and development of well-qualified and credible experts who hold an active medical license in the same field as the healthcare providers in question are required for successful claims.
What Types of Damages are Available in Medical Malpractice Injury Cases?
If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Disfigurement and disability damages
- Lost wages
- Loss earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death damages, including loss of companionship, funeral costs and lost financial support
- Punitive damages in limited circumstances
- Any other damages by statute and/or deemed fair and just by the Court
Many states have certain limitations on the economic and non-economic damages recoverable, so it is important to consult with a knowledgeable attorney to discuss your claims and recovery options.
Consult with a Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice claims are complicated and extensive statutory requirements must be followed before a lawsuit can be filed against the medical provider. For this reason, it is important you retain an experienced attorney who can assist you through the process, including the pre-suit investigation.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of a medical error, it is important to consult with an attorney promptly. Contact the lawyers at Barbuto & Johansson, P.A. to discuss your claim, legal rights and options. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, contact us today at (561) 444-7980 or fill out our online form.
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