A patient puts a unique kind of trust in the nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, surgeons and medical professionals responsible for his or her medical well-being. The problem is that level of trust is not always rewarded. In specific cases, the medical action or inaction of a medical care professional may elevate to the level of malpractice.
Medical malpractice is all too common in the United States. In fact, a study by Johns Hopkins found that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States each year, resulting in more than 250,000 deaths each year. Per records from the CDC, the only medical issues deadlier than medical malpractice to someone in the United States are heart disease and cancer.
If you are under the impression you or a loved one were injured due to medical malpractice, contact Diaco Law. A member of our legal team will review your medical case in a free, zero-obligation legal evaluation. If your situation is eligible for a claim for compensation, our legal team will work diligently to hold the medical professional who is responsible accountable and secure compensation.
Here at Diaco Law, we have the required resources to handle virtually and Florida medical malpractice case. In the past, we have recovered favorable decisions and monetary settlements time after time for the medically injured and their families.
There is a chance we can help you too.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional provides medical treatment that falls outside of accepted norms of medical care within the medical community, thereby causing medical injury to a patient.
If a nurse, nurse practitioner, doctor, surgeon, medical facility or another party was negligent, they may be liable for any resulting losses.
Medical negligence refers to a medically negligent act or medical omission that results in an injury. If the victim can demonstrate the act was directly responsible for the injury, it is possible they may be awarded money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Emotional suffering.
Examples of Types of Medical Malpractice
There are numerous types of medical malpractice. Expected medical malpractice incidents include:
- Errors involving anesthesia. When anesthesia is not used correctly and a patient is hurt, the medical professional who administered the anesthesia may be held responsible for damages.
- Birth injuries. The birth of your child should be a time of celebration. Unfortunately, excessive force or delayed appropriate treatment can result in debilitating birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy or brachial plexus palsy.
- ER errors. Emergency rooms are chaotic, but doctors and nurses are trained to handle the hectic pace and must uphold a superior level of care no matter what happens.
- Hospital Malpractice. In specific cases, the medical facility itself may be responsible in a Florida medical malpractice lawsuit. This happens when a hospital fails to properly evaluate a prospective employee.
How Can a Representative from Diaco Law Help Me?
Medical malpractice claims are intimately tied to two areas of expertise: Florida law and medicine. These legal cases are always complex and require the attention of a law office that is well-versed in Florida law and medicine. There is only one legal team that matches this description, Diaco Law. To determine if you have a medical malpractice case, schedule a free case evaluation today.