When doctors and other medical professionals make mistakes, they can have life-altering consequences. Whether it is misdiagnosing or failing to treat a condition, making a surgical error, or prescribing the wrong medication, these missteps often result in serious injuries. At Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin, we have dedicated our careers to assisting people injured by medical malpractice and in a wide range of accidents. A Florida medical malpractice lawyer will evaluate your case, explain your rights and options and work aggressively to get you compensation for your injuries.
What is Medical Malpractice in Florida?
All medical treatment comes with at least some level of risk, which varies based on the situation. Still, people seeking treatment in Florida and across the country have the right to a certain level of care.
Doctors and other medical professionals owe what courts call a “duty of care” to their patients. While the specific level of care that must be provided depends on the circumstances, it is generally that which would be considered acceptable and prudent by health care providers in similar situations.
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Malpractice often happens when doctors cut corners to rush treatment, overlook symptoms or simply make errors in diagnosing and treating patients.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice in Florida
A Florida medical malpractice lawyer at our firm will tell you that some of the most common cases we handle include:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Administering the wrong drug or
- Administering the incorrect amount of medication
- Radiology mistakes
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Blood transfusion problems
- Childbirth injuries
- Nursing home negligence
Anyone who has been injured by a doctor or health care professional’s mistakes has the right to seek compensation for their injuries. But, do not go it alone; a Florida medical malpractice lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and get the full compensation available under the law.
Significant Case Results
$35 Million Verdict After 12-Year Battle for Brain-Damaged Baby
Negligent Spinal Surgery Case
Clark Fountain Wins Award Against Negligent Radiation Oncologist
Post-Surgical Care Results in Temporary Paralysis, Chronic Pain
Partial Settlement Reached for Breast Cancer Patient Against Negligent Provider
Firm Settles Medical Malpractice Suit
Mother Requires Kidney Transplant after Alleged Medical Malpractice
13-Year-Old Girl Left Brain-Damaged and Suffers Amputation
Unnecessary Surgery Results in Loss of Hand Function
The compensation in these cases typically include compensation for medical and related bills, missed wages during recovery, and any long-term impact of the injuries on a person’s ability to earn an income and enjoy a certain quality of life. In addition, in the tragic event that a person dies due to medical malpractice, their loved ones can seek similar compensation for wrongful death.
How Can a Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help?
At Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin, we help people maximize their compensation by building the most substantial possible claims.
We combine decades of legal experience and have a track record of success in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Our lawyers are so confident in our ability that we take many cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we do not get paid unless we get compensation for you.
Our office is conveniently located in West Palm Beach, and we serve clients throughout South Florida. Call 561-277-3367 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a Florida medical malpractice lawyer.