Medical malpractice is a broad term that encompasses both errors and malicious wrongdoing. Medical professionals must uphold a high standard of care, as carelessness, malicious wrongdoing, and error on their part can directly result in serious injury or death. If you or a loved one suffered injury because of a medical professional’s wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation.
Call our team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at 800-641-8998 for a free consultation to learn more about how a Miami medical malpractice lawyer can help you.
Medical Malpractice Covers a Variety of Circumstances
When medical professionals take action or fail to take action and, in doing so, expose a patient to harm, then they may be liable for the damage that they inflict. No two cases of medical malpractice are the same, but there are common examples that may give you an idea of how medical malpractice may look.
Some common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Misdiagnosis, which is when a doctor examines a patient yet fails to diagnose an illness, or diagnoses a condition incorrectly
- Delayed diagnosis, which may happen when a doctor does not diagnose an illness promptly or diagnoses an illness incorrectly, leading to the progression of the illness that they failed to diagnose properly
- Failure to treat, which occurs when a doctor makes the correct diagnosis but recommends an improper or inadequate form of treatment
- Failure to obtain informed consent, which occurs when a medical professional does not receive consent for a procedure or fails to give a patient all the information (side effects, alternatives, outcomes) for a procedure
- Errors that arise during surgery, such as performing an unnecessary or incorrect procedure, providing an incorrect amount of anesthesia, inflicting damage during the course of surgery, or failing to administer proper care after surgery
- Causing a birth injury because of insufficient care or wrongdoing before, during, or after delivery
- Medical equipment failure, which may be the fault of product manufacturers
The specifics of your medical malpractice claim may not fall within the above-listed examples, yet you may still be entitled to compensation for your losses. Do not hesitate to call a Miami medical malpractice lawyer today to discuss your case.
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How a Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Assist Your Case
If you have sustained injury as the result of substandard medical care, now is not the time to wage a legal battle alone. The same sentiment goes for you if medical malpractice took your loved one’s life—now is not the time to weather this storm alone. A Miami medical malpractice lawyer can take on your legal fight while you focus on restoring your well-being.
A Miami medical malpractice attorney can help you in several ways, including:
- Filing the necessary paperwork to kickstart your case right away
- Consulting experienced medical professionals to obtain accounts of what proper care would have looked like, as opposed to the care that caused your injury or loved one’s death
- Collecting any evidence of wrongdoing on behalf of the defendant, such as evidence of injuries you sustained because of the malpractice or paperwork (such as surgery logs that illustrate an error by the defendant)
- Interviewing any witnesses to the medical error or oversight that caused your injuries or your loved one’s death
- Corresponding with the defendant’s counsel to explore any settlement options that may be available to you
- Completing all of the legal requirements necessary to resolve your case, whether the conclusion is a judgement or settlement
- Protecting your rights throughout the legal process
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Call a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Right Away
Florida Statute § 95.11 generally restricts the time that you have to bring forth legal action. Medical malpractice lawsuits are subject to a two-year time limit. Time may be ticking, so call a Miami medical malpractice lawyer as soon as you decide to pursue compensation on the basis of medical malpractice.
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Your Lawyer Will Aim to Prove the Fault of the Defendant
In order to secure any compensation that you are entitled to, your Miami medical malpractice lawyer will aim to prove the fault of the defendant for your injuries or loved one’s death. Achieving this will require your lawyer to:
- Establish your doctor-patient relationship
- Provide medical records that can generally prove that you received services from the defendant in your case.
- Prove that the defendant breached their duty of care (This is where your lawyer will show that the defendant exposed you to risk of harm through their actions or inaction.)
- Prove that the defendant’s breach of duty caused your injuries or loved one’s death (This stage is “causation,” and is a critical step in securing compensation.)
- Calculate damages and request that the court order the defendant to compensate you for your losses
Your Miami medical malpractice lawyer will calculate the total losses you sustained because of the malpractice and make a case for compensation to the jury.
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Compensation That You May Be Entitled to
Each case of medical malpractice is unique, but damages resulting from your claim may cover:
- Your medical expenses, including any follow-up care the mistake necessitated
- Lost wages or diminished earning capacity caused by the medical malpractice
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
Call Our Team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC Today
We want to help you obtain justice and compensation if you are the victim of medical malpractice. Call our team of Miami medical malpractice attorneys at Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at 800-641-8998 for a free consultation. Our clients pay nothing upfront, nothing out of pocket, and we only collect a fee if we secure a judgement or settlement.