Medical Malpractice

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Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Florida

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According to a 2016 study conducted by doctors and researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as many as 250,000 annual deaths in the United States could potentially be attributed to errors made by medical professionals. That would make medical mistakes the third leading cause of death nationwide.

Medical Malpractice Is Much More Pervasive Than Patients Realize

With the potentially staggering implications of that study, you may be wondering why so few medical malpractice cases go to trial. One of the main reasons is the costly and complex nature of these cases. However, if you or a loved one has suffered an injury or significant life-changing consequences due to medical errors, you deserve compensation, regardless of how hard the case may be.

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Some examples of potential medical malpractice include:

  • Missed Diagnosis
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Lack of Informed Consent
  • Birth Injuries
  • Healthcare Provider Errors
  • Misread X-Ray Slides and Ultrasounds
  • Medical Device Errors
  • Medication and Pharmaceutical Errors
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Improper or Inadequate Treatment
  • Inadequate Training or Medical Staff

What to do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice

If you suspect you or your loved one’s injury was caused by medical malpractice:

  1. Ask for a copy of all of your medical records.
  2. Go to another physician for a second opinion and explain all of your symptoms and concerns.
  3. Feel free to call our office at any time for a no cost, no obligation evaluation.

We can help you find a physician to provide a second opinion, or we can take your physician’s second opinion and start working on your case right away.

Health care practitioners should always put their patients’ health first. When they fail to do so, they fail to uphold their duty as healthcare professionals. Protect yourself and others from suffering the same fate. Take action against health care providers who fail to act in their patients’ best interests.

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How Do We Prove Medical Malpractice Cases?

There are three elements required for medical malpractice attorneys to be victorious in a medical malpractice case. They must prove:

The medical professional had a duty of care owed to the patient that they breached by failing to provide the standard of care the patient should have received. This essentially means we have to prove an avoidable medical mistake caused your injury.

To prove the standard of care wasn’t met, medical malpractice attorneys have to call expert witnesses to define the standard of care that another doctor in the same position would have provided.

Once the first element has been proven, attorneys then have to prove that the patient’s injury or condition was the direct result of the medical professional’s breach of legal duty.

It’s important to keep in mind that medical professionals have the defense of claiming:

  • The injury was unavoidable regardless of the level of care provided.
  • They informed the patient of the risks of their treatment and received the patient’s consent to proceed.
Lastly, medical malpractice attorneys must prove that the injury or complications that resulted from the medical professional’s error have led to a reduced quality of life. This is also known as the damages portion of the case.

Some of the compensatory damages may include the cost of additional corrective treatments, rehabilitation, care or medical equipment that the patient now requires. Patients may also be able to recover compensation for a loss of income, pain and suffering and loss of consortium, or the loss of emotional and physical support and affection the patient can no longer provide for their family.

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Kanner & Pintaluga provide personal injury and property damage representation throughout Florida, including:

Boca Raton
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