Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you relied on the expertise of a medical professional and suffered harm, you may well be entitled to compensation. But it is important that you discuss the matter with an attorney quickly, so that he or she can begin gathering the evidence you will need to make your case.
Medical malpractice happens any time a medical professional fails to meet the accepted standards of care and diligence in his or her field of practice. Medical professionals hold themselves to an exceptionally high standard as highly trained experts, and people trust them with their lives, so they should be held to that standard. When medical professionals fail to live up to accepted standards, they are required to compensate those who have been injured.
Keep in mind that all professionals in the medical field, not just physicians, are held to a high standard of care. If you or a loved one has been harmed by the negligence of a nurse, a technician, hospital or even a nursing home management company, our Miami personal injury lawyers can help you win damages for the physical and emotional harm you have suffered.
Level of Care in a Medical Malpractice Case
Under Florida law, in a medical malpractice lawsuit, the injured party has “the burden of proving by the greater weight of evidence that the alleged actions of the health care provider represented a breach of the prevailing professional standard of care for that health care provider.”
In other words, the defendants do not have to prove that they met the prevailing standard of care. The injured party has to prove that they failed to do so.
That is why it is so important to gather evidence as soon as possible, before people’s memories start to fade, documents get lost, and other evidence becomes less significant with the passing of time, which is especially important in cases of emergency room error.
In Florida, the prevailing professional standard of care is “that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers.”
Medical errors are a significant cause of death in the United States, and that just includes the terrible mistakes that cause death. Many other errors are non-lethal but leave individuals with serious injuries that lead to further costly medical expenses, lost income, and psychological trauma.
One type of medical mistake is failure to diagnose the patient’s condition correctly. If a patient can show that they presented information to their physician that a reasonably competent professional would have diagnosed correctly, the patient can win damages.
Another type of mistake, perhaps more common, is where a medical plan was developed correctly but executed carelessly. In the modern world, where so many chronic conditions are treated with medication, dosage errors are shockingly common.
The difference between 10 milligrams of a medication and 100 milligrams can mean the difference between life and death, especially in cases involving children.
Consult With a Miami Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
Our Miami medical malpractice lawyers have the experience and judgment to know how to handle complex medical malpractice cases. If you believe you have been harmed by the carelessness of a medical professional, contact our office today.
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