Understanding Medical Malpractice in Florida
Because medical care providers have significant power over vulnerable patients, they also have significant potential to cause harm. This is why one study indicates medical malpractice and similar errors may be the third-leading cause of death in the United States.
Medical malpractice in Florida can take a variety of forms. Examples include (but are not limited to):
- Failure to diagnose illnesses
- Improperly diagnosing conditions
- Prescribing harmful medications or improper dosages
- Administering unneeded treatment
- Performing surgery on the wrong patient
- Leaving surgical instruments inside of patients
If you’re a victim of medical malpractice in Florida, your injuries may cause significant pain, they could require additional costly treatment, they might prevent you from returning to work, and depending on their severity, they could result in a long-term diminishment of your quality of life.
You deserve to be compensated accordingly. Consult with a personal injury law firm in Florida to pursue it effectively.
The Role of a Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The Florida personal injury attorneys at LJ Law Group can help you secure compensation in a medical malpractice case in the following key ways:
Identifying liable parties
It’s important to accurately determine who is liable when you’re filing a claim or lawsuit for medical malpractice in Florida.
For example, perhaps you were in some way harmed because of a medication your doctor prescribed. You might assume they’re the liable party. However, if the company that created and marketed the drug knew about potential risks associated with it, but didn’t tell your doctor (and there was no way your doctor could otherwise have known about these risks), they may be liable instead.
Insurance companies tend to lowball medical malpractice victims. Even if they do offer compensation, they might not offer appropriate amounts.
This is one of the most important reasons to hire a Florida personal injury attorney. Our experts understand how to properly determine the amount of compensation you’re owed.
In a Florida medical malpractice case, you must prove a healthcare provider had a duty to provide you with a certain standard of care, and that by breaching that duty, they directly caused you harm. Our Florida medical malpractice attorneys will conduct thorough investigations to sufficiently prove negligence.
Why LJ Law Group?
Due to deadlines the statute of limitations imposes, you need to file a lawsuit in a Florida medical malpractice case fast. You don’t have time to evaluate every Florida personal injury firm. You need to find one you know you can trust to deliver results.
That’s why our team at LJ Law Group is happy to reference past successes when explaining why we’re the right team for your case. We don’t just make promises; we prove ourselves with our track record. To learn more about what we can do for you, schedule a free consultation today.