Today, medical providers comprise a long list of professionals that goes well beyond the family doctor to include surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, optometrists, nurses, chiropractors, hospitals, and a myriad of different medical specialists. All share in common the duty to provide their patients with a standard of care determined by their profession. When mistakes are made that diverge from the standard and patients suffer serious injury or death, grounds for medical malpractice may exist.
Because bringing a medical malpractice suit is time-consuming, very costly, and requires expert testimony, obtaining an attorney is essential for any malpractice case. Florida medical malpractice laws establish strict time limitations for filing claims and dictate a very tedious pre-suit process that must be complied with. Additionally, Florida laws have recently been changed to place restrictions on some of the monetary amounts that can be recovered.
Not every medical error results in injury, and not every injury following medical care is related to a doctor’s mistake. Most medical malpractice lawyers require a serious injury or death before they will consider investigating a potential claim. However, when medical malpractice causes severe damage or death, you have every right to consult with a lawyer and discuss your potential claim. Medical errors cause severe and ongoing financial hardship and a claim may be the only way to way to cover needed care for a loved one and pay for exorbitant medical costs.
Various situations lead to medical practice, and the following are prevalent causes:
McCullough & Leboff has the resources to pursue medical malpractice cases and a network of medical experts we work with whom provide evaluation and testimony necessary to win such cases. Our Florida medical malpractice attorneys are seasoned trial lawyers who have the willingness and capability to take your claim beyond mediation or arbitration and go to trial.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Medical malpractice claims sometimes involve very technical and difficult issues. You may not understand all of the potential issues that need to be looked at in order to establish liability. Our lawyers will speak with you at no cost or obligation to determine the prospects of pursuing a claim. Such cases are taken on a contingency basis, meaning if there is no recovery, there is no fee.
Call our Fort Lauderdale office at 954-989-3435 or our Miami office at 305-461-2500 today to arrange a consultation. Or if you prefer, contact us online.