Medical Malpractice

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or healthcare worker fails to provide a patient the “standard of care.”  The standard of care means the level of care and treatment which is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar healthcare providers.

Medical malpractice is a highly complex area of law.  Your case must be reviewed by at least one medical expert to determine whether the standard of care was breached, and several additional experts may be necessary to properly present your case. Moreover, Florida requires that certain pre-suit conditions be met before a medical malpractice lawsuit can properly be filed, and Florida has a very short statute of limitations – the time period in which you have to bring a lawsuit or it will be forever lost – for medical malpractice claims.

The Miller Trial Law medical malpractice lawyers in Florida have extensive experience in handling medical malpractice claims. Our medical malpractice team may be able to help you and your family get the money you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.

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EXAMPLES OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IN FLORIDA

Improper diagnosis or failure to make a timely diagnosis

If other doctors would have reasonably diagnosed cancer or another condition from your test results and complaints, but your doctor failed to timely make the diagnosis, you could potentially have a medical malpractice case.

Surgical errors, un-needed surgery, or failure to perform surgery on the right body part

It may sound extreme, but there have even been cases where doctors amputated the wrong limb and cases where doctors left surgical instruments inside a patient’s body.

Improper prescription or administration of the wrong dose of medicine

If you or your loved one is under the care of a doctor, nurse, or hospital and receives the wrong medicine or the wrong dose, the consequences can be catastrophic.

Failure to solicit all the necessary information from the patient

If medical providers don’t ask the right questions or overlook significant details in a patient’s medical history and this leads to improper or poor care, the medical provider or hospital could face a medical malpractice suit.

Premature hospital discharge

Hospitals are often strained for resources, but that doesn’t mean that they should release patients who are still unstable or require certain medical treatment.

Failing to order the right tests to diagnose the patient’s condition

Imagine a patient showing up with chest pain and not receiving tests for a heart attack. Sometimes patients exhibit symptoms for which they need testing and yet they don’t get the testing they need.

Birth injuries

Delivery of a baby is a time when a doctor and hospital need to be skilled and careful. If a doctor improperly uses forceps or if an error occurs during delivery, the baby could suffer disabling and life-long injuries.