Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Florida medical malpractice lawyers

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.

Pursuing a medical malpractice claim

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.

Underlying causes of medical malpractice

Various situations lead to medical practice, and the following are prevalent causes:

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical error
  • Mishandled delivery at birth
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Restraint injuries
  • Blood transfusion errors
  • Inaccurate x-ray or diagnostic readings
  • Prescription errors
  • Administrative mistakes
  • Infection after treatment

Winning malpractice cases

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.