You went in for a routine procedure in South Florida.
An operation that had been executed countless times by your doctor, and a quality recovery treatment that the hospital and its staff members are nationally known for providing. You would have never imagined that what started off as something that was conducted on a daily basis by this medical facility, turned out to be what would change your life for the worse.
Due to a medical staff member’s negligence, you are now in a great amount of pain; suffering from potential catastrophic injuries, and facing the idea that you might have to have a lifelong physical and mental recovery. To make matters worse, the hospital who was the one at fault for your now severe injuries, is sending you bills that you are unable to afford without using up all your savings and insurance coverage.
What do you do at this point?
Medical malpractice, sometimes referred to as medical negligence, occurs when a health care provider violates the governing standard of care when providing treatment to a patient, causing the patient to suffer an injury. Medical malpractice can result from an action taken by the medical practitioner, or by the failure to take a medically appropriate action. If you didn’t get the care you deserved from your doctor, you may be eligible for compensation.
Who Can Sue?
When a patient is injured due to medical negligence, the patient may bring suit. If the injuries are severe, permanent and disabling, members of the patient’s family – spouse, children, or parents – may have a claim. In Florida, parents can only sue for malpractice if their children are 25 or under.
If you have a question about what specifically constitutes medical malpractice, we’d be happy to advise you according to the specific details of your situation. We pour decades of expertise and substantial resources into your medical negligence case. That way, you can level the playing field against the medical industry’s power players.