Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Attorney
People who suffer an injury caused by another person's negligence may claim compensation for the pain, suffering, and economic costs associated with their injury. This applies with equal force for someone injured by the negligence of a doctor or provider of medical services. In such cases, a knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney can be of tremendous help.
Medical negligence can lead to some horrific outcomes for patients, such as surgical errors involving the amputation of the wrong limb, negligent misdiagnoses or failure to diagnose an illness may delay needed treatment, the negligent administration of medications or radiation causing severe damage to vital organs or birth injuries that may change the entire course of a person's life.
Other common types of medical malpractice cases arise from the prescription of certain drugs, or from Emergency Room procedures. Medical malpractice can even lead to wrongful death.
Of course, not every mistake made by a medical provider constitutes negligence. In order to receive compensation, a person who claims to be the victim of medical malpractice must prove that his or her doctor did not act as a competent comparable professional would have acted in similar circumstances. Such proof requires testimony from at least one expert — a licensed professional familiar with the standards of the particular field at issue.
The injured party must also prove that he or she suffered an injury, and that the injury was caused by the doctor or provider's failure to act competently and carefully. This may be more difficult to prove in the context of medical negligence, because the people harmed were, in most cases, already suffering from some medical condition or the aftermath of a physical injury.
Medical malpractice claims involve extensive preparation. While most of them will be resolved through negotiations and settlement, the ones that do go to trial require effective use of expert testimony and medical records, as well as arguments and exhibits that will allow jury members to understand complex technical issues and feel confident in rendering a decision.
If you have been harmed by a medical procedure or treatment and are considering seeking compensation for your injuries, you should consult an experienced Florida medical negligence attorney as soon as possible. Time limits and procedural requirements will impact your ability to receive any compensation.
If you have any further questions about medical or malpractice injury case or if you have been injured in a medical accident and would like to speak to one of our Fort Lauderdale Attorneys, please call us or contact us here.