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 Medical Malpractice Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Attorney

If there’s one person we expect to trust in this world, it’s a medical professional. However, we’re sad to report that medical mistakes happen around the United States every single year. The standard of care that all patients expect and deserve is left behind and people are left with injuries.

If you’ve experienced an injury as a result of the carelessness, recklessness, or negligence of a Fort Lauderdale medical professional, get in contact with the Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at The Injury Firm today and work towards compensation with an experienced Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney.

Standard of Care Explained

In the introduction, we mentioned the ‘standard of care’, and this is something to which all medical professionals must adhere. As well as doctors, this includes the following:

  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Caretakers
  • Porters
  • Physiotherapists
  • Technicians

Essentially, the standard of care is the yardstick against which all treatment is measured. The idea is that all patients are treated in the same way regardless of location. For example, all 30-year-olds with cancer receive the same treatment as all other 30-year-olds in the country. If you’re to receive compensation for medical mistakes, you’ll need to prove that your doctor or another medical professional failed to meet this standard of care.

Examples of Medical Negligence

Often, we are asked by patients whether or not they have a medical negligence personal injury case. With this in mind, we’ve compiled some of the most common case types below. This isn’t an exhaustive list, so you may still want to reach out to The Injury Firm in Fort Lauderdale even if you don’t see your cause listed.

  • Improper treatment
  • Treatment delays
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Defective medical products or devices
  • Lack of treatment
  • Poor follow-up care
  • Doctor or hospital negligence
  • Surgical errors
  • Abuse or neglect (including in nursing homes)
  • Prescription errors

In severe cases, you may have experienced a serious injury as a result of the negligence of a medical professional. Alternatively, you may even be reading this guide after losing a loved one to carelessness or negligence.

Sadly, medical mistakes can lead to severe economic and non-economic damages. As well as causing additional medical bills and time away from work, medical malpractice can cause pain and suffering. Of course, this affects the family of the patient as well as the patient.

These days, hospitals and other medical facilities tend to have high-quality lawyers ready to help whenever a medical malpractice personal injury case arises. With this in mind, it’s important to contact a Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney as early as possible.

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case In Fort Lauderdale?

With all of this information in mind, do you have a Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice case? Once again, you won’t find an answer to your unique situation online because every case is different. Yet, you generally have a case if the medical professional failed to meet their duty towards you as a patient.

As an example, our Fort Lauderdale attorneys might work with an expert witness as part of your case. If they decide that you didn’t receive the level of treatment expected of professionals in the country, you may just have an argument for compensation. Therefore, this is often the first thing we consider in a personal injury case. If the professional acted responsibly and the expert witnesses wouldn’t have done anything differently, you may not have a case.

Assuming you pass this first stage, our Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorneys then need to prove that the failure to meet the standard of care caused an injury. Earlier, we saw that surgical errors are an example of medical malpractice. In your case, it might be that the surgeon was negligent and caused further injury in the affected area. Alternatively, it could be that the wrong medicine was prescribed, and this made a health problem worse.

If you haven’t suffered an injury, you can’t claim compensation, and this is just how the law works in Fort Lauderdale and Florida. You may have been lucky to escape without an injury, but you haven’t experienced enough damages to warrant a personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit.

Thirdly, after proving the first two steps, your Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney then needs to prove the correlation between the negligence of the medical professional and your injury. This is an important step in the process because it stops people from claiming pre-existing injuries. In other words, you can only claim for injuries directly caused by the practitioner.

At The Injury Firm in Fort Lauderdale, being your medical malpractice personal injury lawyer, in this case, we need to prove the following chain of events:

  • Negligence, recklessness, or carelessness from the medical professional
  • An injury (whether to the treated area or elsewhere)
  • A link between negligence and the injury

If we can convince a judge or jury of this, you will be entitled to compensation to cover all damages.

Importance of a Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Attorney

Whatever your circumstances, another question you are likely to ask regards the necessity of a lawyer. Can you claim alone, or should you contact an experienced Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney? The answer to this question is as follows; you can certainly claim alone, but you have the best chance of obtaining compensation by partnering with an experienced and knowledgeable service like The Injury Firm.

Often, victims think that this is a simple insurance claim and that an attorney is unnecessary. Rightly or wrongly, no insurance claim is ever this simple because of the insurance company, the legal team of the medical facility, insurance adjusters, and more. While you might think that these bodies are in place to help, they are in fact determined to reduce your potential compensation package as much as possible.

Before even worrying about a claim, speak to a Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney and they will protect your legal rights. Furthermore, they’ll compile all the evidence you need to claim successfully. If nothing else, it’s beneficial to have an experienced ear on the other end of the phone during this confusing time.

Claiming Medical Malpractice with The Injury Firm in Fort Lauderdale

Although each case is different, your medical malpractice claim is likely to involve the following damages:

  • Lost earnings
  • Current medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering

In cases where you’re claiming on behalf of a deceased loved one, compensation could include loss of consortium, loss of companionship, and funeral expenses. Either way, you shouldn’t be left in financial turmoil after the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of a medical professional.

At The Injury Firm, we have the resources to help whether you need a product liability, personal injury, or wrongful death case. Let’s not forget, we put our lives in the hands of these professionals, so negligence simply isn’t acceptable.

If your healthcare provider failed to meet the accepted standard of care, you may have a case if you then experienced an injury; especially if you’ve been left with damages, both economic and non-economic, as a result of the medical mistakes.

When you choose us, you’ll start the process with a free consultation. From here, you’ll only pay if we are successful in the end. Therefore, you aren’t left trying to find more funds while also coping with lost wages and all sorts of medical bills. Feel free to contact us today if you’ve been injured by the negligence of a Fort Lauderdale healthcare provider.

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