Medical errors now constitute the third leading cause of death in America, after heart disease and cancer, according to a study published by John Hopkins Medicine.
When a doctor, nurse, or other medical provider fails to uphold the expected standard of care, you may qualify for awards for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses.
If you suspect that medical malpractice played a role in your illness, injury, or loss of a loved one, please call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today. Our medical malpractice attorneys may help you seek compensation on a contingency basis without up-front costs or fees. For a free case evaluation, call 800-641-8998.
We Take on Complicated Medical Malpractice Cases
Proving liability in a medical malpractice case can be complicated. We welcome such cases as an opportunity to serve those who have suffered from substandard medical care, and we seek to help our clients recover compensation and justice.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Hialeah, call 800-641-8998
Our Medical Malpractice Law Firm Can Help You
Three outcomes usually follow medical malpractice:
- An injury, illness, or medical condition.
- The worsening of an existing injury, illness, or medical condition.
- The death of a loved one.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC helps injured and disabled people who suffer disrupted lives following malpractice. Our services in this practice area may include:
- Conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of the injury or illness.
- Identifying all liable parties.
- Gathering evidence and testimony to support our claim of medical malpractice.
- Communicating and negotiating with all liable parties on your behalf.
- Preparing a case for trial if the defendant refuses to negotiate in good faith.
A Hialeah medical malpractice lawyer may protect your rights and guide you through this process. For a free case evaluation, call 800-641-8998.
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Proving Medical Negligence in a Malpractice Case
Physicians and nurses must treat patients according to accepted medical practices. If your injury or illness occurred due to a deviation in this standard of care, you may qualify for awards through an insurance settlement or court verdict.
We may pursue compensation if certain factors required to prove medical malpractice exist in your case, such as:
- An existing patient-doctor relationship.
- A statement from another medical professional with similar training and experience saying that they could have behaved differently in the same circumstance to avoid the injury, illness, or loss of life.
- Evidence showing substandard care caused your injury, illness, or a loved one’s demise.
- Evidence showing you suffered losses from this injury, illness, or loss of life.
Depending on the specific factors in your case, a malpractice attorney with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you secure compensation.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
The medical malpractice lawyers with Ben Crump Law, PLLC may examine the details, timeline, and involved parties in your case. Types of medical malpractice may apply in several instances, including:
- Delayed diagnosis.
- Diagnosis errors due to mislabeled or incorrect patient information.
- Medication errors.
- Dangerous drug interactions or prescribing known allergens.
- Incorrect, lost, or mislabeled laboratory results or medical tests.
- Substandard sterilization.
- Failure to take universal precautions (such as wearing surgical masks and gloves).
- Intoxication or drug use.
- Surgery on the wrong body part or patient.
We realize that even the most proficient medical professionals who follow the highest levels of care can make a mistake. A negligent medical professional who delivers substandard care, however, should accept responsibility for his or her mistakes. Holding the medical professional accountable to the fullest extent of the law may help to keep future patients from suffering a similar fate.
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Types of Evidence Supporting a Medical Malpractice Claim
Florida has specific requirements under Statute §766.102 that victims must meet to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Some of the evidence that our legal team may use to substantiate your case includes:
- Medical records.
- Test and laboratory results.
- Prior violations or medical malpractice cases.
- Expert testimony from medical specialists or forensic professionals.
- Recordings, photos, or videos.
- Witness statements.
When professionals in charge of your care fail to adhere to accepted medical practices and standards, you have a right as a patient or a surviving family member to hold them accountable.
Legal Remedies in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
People who experience injury or illness from medical negligence can develop secondary or related medical conditions. It may take months or years to correct a medical error—if the condition even heals at all. You or your loved one may no longer have the ability to earn a living anymore or start a family after suffering from many different economic and emotional losses.
A Hialeah medical malpractice lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC may carefully review your injuries and prognosis to evaluate your losses accurately. We may consult with medical, vocational, and financial experts to fully understand the impact of the medical malpractice on every aspect of your life.
Losses that may qualify for medical malpractice lawsuit settlements include:
- Restorative or corrective medical treatment.
- Hospitalization or skilled nursing facilities.
- Medical equipment or adaptive devices.
- Lost pay and/or diminished earning ability.
- Lifecare costs.
- Disability (temporary or permanent).
- Diminished quality of life.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of consortium and companionship.
Our medical malpractice attorneys serving Hialeah work on a contingency basis. You pay nothing upfront and do not pay fees unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney to Get Started Today
Knowing your legal rights sooner rather than later may help you to obtain compensation. Florida’s statute of limitations, §95.11, allows victims two years to seek compensation. If you wait longer than two years, you may lose the right to file a civil suit.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC at 800-641-8998 to learn more about your rights in a medical malpractice case.