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Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Most of the time, medical diagnoses, treatment, surgeries and other procedures help patients. Unfortunately, provider negligence can result in serious harm or wrongful death. If you have been personally impacted by medical malpractice or lost a loved one due to a medical professional’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation. Florida law allows victims and their loved ones to recover compensation for their physical injuries and emotional harm, as well as potential disability and lost wages.

Unfortunately, Florida is among the top 10 states most affected by medical malpractice. When medical negligence strikes, choosing medical malpractice attorneys Florida residents trust can offer peace of mind as you focus on recovery. Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys is experienced in handling all types of medical malpractice claims.

Reasons to Hire a Florida Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical malpractice lawyers help victims and their loved ones in multiple ways. First, lawyers specializing in medical malpractice can help you understand and assess your options for pursuing compensation. An experienced medical malpractice law office will be able to gather evidence to support your claim, and build a robust case designed to help you obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses. Your attorney will also handle all communications and negotiations with the responsible party, their attorney and insurance companies.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Florida

No two medical malpractice claims are the same. Medical negligence attorneys help victims harmed in a range of different medical-related errors. Some of the most common types of Florida medical malpractice suits include the following:

  • Surgical Errors. There are established industry standards surgeons are expected to meet or exceed when performing surgical procedures. When surgeons fail to meet these standards in orthopedic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, endovascular, laparoscopic or other surgeries, they may be liable for harm suffered by victims.
  • Prescription/Medication Errors. Unfortunately, medical providers’ negligence with prescription and over-the-counter medications can also harm victims. Sometimes, the wrong medication is prescribed; in other cases, the dosage is incorrect, or a prescribed drug interacts negatively with a patient’s other medications.
  • Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose. When a medical provider fails to properly diagnose a patient’s condition, does not refer a patient to a specialist, or fails to order tests which would have aided in a proper diagnosis, victims have rights.
  • Childbirth Injuries. OBGYN providers are not immune from medical malpractice suits. Unfortunately, critical mistakes can lead to injuries or death during labor and delivery. Both mothers-to-be and their children can be victims of birth trauma injuries.
  • Medical Product Liability. In addition to medication injuries, patients may also be harmed by medical devices or products which did not work as intended or failed to meet safety standards.

Understanding Medical Malpractice in Florida

In Florida, medical providers are expected to treat patients with acceptable and appropriate care and skill based on the circumstances. It is worth noting that not every negative outcome means a provider committed malpractice. Sometimes, even when a provider does everything appropriately, a patient’s body does not respond to treatment as expected.

To prevail on a negligence claim, a medical malpractice law firm must be able to demonstrate, through medical evidence, that a medical provider failed to act carefully or reasonably when diagnosing or treating a patient and that the patient (or his or her loved ones) was harmed as a result.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice?

Depending on the facts and circumstances of your claim, there may be multiple parties that bear some liability for your injuries and losses. Medical malpractice claims may be brought against any medical professional whose negligent actions (or inactions) lead to a victim’s injuries or death. This includes doctors, nurses, surgeons, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, as well as hospitals and clinics.

Even medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies may have some responsibility for victims’ injuries. Your medical negligence attorneys will work to identify all responsible parties, and will seek to hold them accountable.

Choose Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys, the Medical Malpractice Attorneys Florida Victims Trust

Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys represents victims of all types of medical negligence claims. Our medical malpractice lawyers have years of experience fighting for victims’ rights in Tampa, Clearwater, and throughout Central and South Florida. Let us help fight for the compensation you are owed.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.