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Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers
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How Our Miami-Based Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help You
When a patient is unreasonably harmed by a health care provider due to a failure to perform basic duties, medical malpractice may be involved. At The Ferraro Law Firm, our Florida medical malpractice attorneys are skilled litigators, experienced in effectively holding the following parties liable:
- Other healthcare professionals
The Ferraro Law Firm Can Help You Pursue Justice Against Large Medical Providers
Since our firm was founded in 1985, we have successfully recovered in excess of $1 billion in verdicts and settlements. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Miami are relentless in their pursuit of justice and know how to address large insurance company tactics. Due to our fierce litigation and personalized case approach, our medical malpractice attorneys have been listed in Super Lawyers®, Top Rated Lawyers, and more.
We work on a contingency fee basis so you don’t have to worry about legal fees unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice deals with negligent or reckless treatment from a doctor or other health care provider, which can result in all types of injuries. Whether a surgeon operated on the wrong body part, a doctor didn’t warn about the side effects of a drug, or a nurse failed to recognize the signs of stroke, any care that is under the reasonably expected level of care and causes injury, as a result, may be considered medical malpractice.
Much of medical malpractice can be broken down into these broad categories:
- Failing to diagnose: If a doctor or health care provider fails to reasonably diagnose a patient’s illness, and a correct diagnosis would have led to a better outcome, the doctor may be held liable.
- Failing to treat properly: If a doctor treats a patient in a way that no other reasonable doctor would, the patient may be able to hold the doctor liable for medical malpractice.
- Failing to warn patient of risks: If a doctor fails to inform the patient of all known risks about a procedure or medication and the patient is harmed, the doctor may be held liable.
The specifics of each case require thorough investigation in order to determine who is at fault for improper treatment and a patient’s injuries. That is where our firm comes in. With our decades of collective experience and a proven record of success, our medical malpractice lawyers in Florida are more than equipped to resolve your case.
Basic Requirements for a Medical Malpractice Claim
Although medical malpractice laws vary from state to state, pursuing a medical malpractice claim is only possible if certain basic elements are present.
All of the following must be established in order to prove a medical malpractice claim:
- You must prove that a formal doctor-patient relationship existed.
- You must prove that the doctor was negligent (excessively unskillful and un-careful).
- You must prove that the doctor’s negligence caused your injury.
- You must prove that this injury led to specific harm.
Many times, an unbiased medical expert must testify as to the quality of the patient’s care and to whether or not a competent physician in a similar circumstance would have made the same decisions.
Injured by a Medical Professional? Contact Our Trusted Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you believe your injury was caused by the medical negligence of a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare professionals, you may be eligible to pursue compensation. Don’t hesitate to enlist the help of our medical malpractice attorneys in Florida. Due to statute of limitations, your case must be filed within a certain time period in order for you to be able to pursue recovery.
Our team can guide you through the case proceedings and fight to ensure your medical, financial, and emotional needs are met.
To begin a complimentary consultation for a medical malpractice lawsuit, call fill out a case evaluation online.
Frequently Asked Questions: Medical Malpractice
What is the most common reason for malpractice?
The most common reason for malpractice is generally either misdiagnosis or physician error.
What are the three components of medical malpractice?
The three components of a medical malpractice claim are a duty to the patient, a breach of this duty, and damages resulting from the breach.
What does negligence in healthcare include?
Negligence in healthcare can include delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and surgical mistakes.
What are the most common medical negligence cases?
Medical negligence cases can include product liability, surgical errors, or childbirth errors, among other types of negligence.