Miami Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits arise when people are injured by the negligent or intentional acts of a doctor, nurse, therapist, hospital personnel, or other healthcare provider. The consequences of medical malpractice injuries can be devastating, both financially and in terms of your lifestyle. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or death due to the carelessness of a medical professional, you want an experienced Miami medical malpractice attorney to help you get full and fair compensation for your losses.
- Birth Injuries
- Anesthesia Errors
- Emergency Room Errors
- Surgical & Prescription Drug Errors
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can take countless forms, but a good general rule of thumb for identifying when you are the victim of medical malpractice is that your doctor or some other healthcare professional has caused you harm. Some typical examples of medical malpractice include:
- Diagnosis errors. Sometimes the doctor makes a mistake when making a diagnosis. Because the diagnosis is incorrect, you may not get the treatment that you need, and your illness or condition might actually get worse. When the illness is a condition like cancer, the sooner it is diagnosed, the better. But a misdiagnosis of cancer could delay you getting the appropriate treatment you need for your cancer. A misdiagnosis, missed diagnosis, or delayed diagnosis could be fatal.
- Surgical errors. When a doctor is performing a procedure, things could go wrong and the patient could get hurt. If a doctor is not paying attention, the doctor could make an incision that is too deep, or could perform an operation on the wrong side of the patient’s body. Mistakes during procedures are more common than you might think.
- Prescription errors. A doctor, nurse, or pharmacist could make a mistake when it comes to filling a prescription. The doctor might give you a prescription for the wrong medication, or the wrong dosage. A nurse could accidentally administer the wrong medication to you, or a pharmacist could mistakenly fill a prescription incorrectly. Having the wrong medication in the wrong dosage could cause a patient serious injury.
- Patient mix ups. If healthcare staff mix up patient records, a patient could end up receiving care that they do not need, and getting the treatment that they do need. Patient mix ups still happen, especially in busy hospitals and emergency rooms. There are a number of safeguards in place to ensure that the correct patient receives the appropriate care and when a mix up happens, it is usually due to negligence.
- Anesthesia difficulties. Anesthesia is an important part of many procedures, as it keeps patients from being in an intense amount of pain. But too little anesthesia can fail to put a patient under, and too much anesthesia can cause other complications.
- Hospital acquired infections. Whenever a person has a procedure or takes up residence in a hospital, there is a chance that they will end up developing an hospital acquired infection. Hospitals are full of germs and bacteria from other patients, and there are protocols in place to protect patients from developing infections. For example, when post operative care is administered correctly, patients are less likely to develop infections.
A Poor Outcome Is Not Medical Malpractice
There is a difference between medical malpractice and obtaining a bad or poor result. Medical procedures are not magic, and sometimes a doctor does the best that he or she can. Simply because a procedure does not produce the results that you desired does not necessarily mean that your doctor acted negligently. While you may be upset with how things turned out, your claim may not rise to the level of medical malpractice. If you are uncertain whether your the victim of medical malpractice or just a poor outcome, you can contact our law firm and discuss your case with one of our medical malpractice lawyers.
Medical malpractice cases can present complicated legal issues and demand a great amount of resources to litigate. Our firm has more than 38 years litigating premises liability claims and knows how to maximize the resources available to obtain optimal results. Our attorneys provide a full service approach to each client and his or her needs. We meticulously prepare every case and aggressively advocate for our clients, seeking recovery for all your losses, including wages and income, medical expenses, loss of consortium or companionship, and physical pain and suffering. While we will be tenacious when representing your interests, we will always treat you with compassion and understanding.
We have the experience to handle claims involving serious and catastrophic loss, including traumatic brain injuries, birth injuries, spinal cord injuries, anesthesia errors, emergency room errors, infections and surgical, diagnostic or prescription drug errors.
Contact Our Experienced Miami Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today
Alan Goldfarb, P.A. will advise you and your loved ones of your legal options. Contact our office at 305-371-3111 or toll free at (866)-936-9761 to schedule a FREE consultation with our legal team today!