Representing Victims Of Medical Malpractice In Florida
Every year, millions of Americans place their lives and health in the hands of medical professionals under the setting of a hospital bed, pharmacy and operation room. The reality is that medical professionals are humans and therefore, are at the risk of being negligent and careless at their jobs. While negligence and carelessness may be a possibility in any field of work, the field of medicine is especially sensitive to such negligence because of the great influence that such behavior can have on the safety of patients.
At Rubio Law Firm, P.L., our attorneys believe in protecting the safety and rights of our clients. Serving Broward County, Florida, we take a tough, dedicated approach to helping our clients obtain full compensation for the illnesses and injuries they have suffered at the hands of negligent medical professionals.
Types Of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to provide a certain standard of care, resulting in injuries to the patient. It can be their inadequate actions that are to blame, or their failure to act. Unfortunately, for any number of reasons, a doctor may not devote the necessary amount of attention to a patient, and this can either lead to a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis, both of which are extremely dangerous.
In some cases, a surgeon makes surgical errors that harm the patient. Medication errors are also responsible for a number of malpractice cases. Cases like prescription error, dangerous prescription combinations and dosage errors can all prove catastrophic.
The outcome of a medical error can include a physical injury, such as the loss of functioning in an area of the body. It may also be an infection that is sustained, and it is common for patients to pick up infections such as MRSA when hospital staff fails to do their part to maintain the sanitization standard. Some of the most unfortunate cases come up when a victim is killed by the wrongful actions done against them. This can leave the families at a loss and unsure of where to go from here.
South Florida Personal Injury Lawyers
As with other personal injury matters, a medical malpractice claim will almost always involve contact and competition with an insurance company. Most, if not all, medical professionals are required to carry medical malpractice insurance in the event that they are sued by an injured patient. This means that the claim can potentially become complicated and the insurance company will likely put up a fight before agreeing to a settlement.
At Rubio Law Firm, P.L., we believe in maintaining a strict standard of care when it comes to the quality of medical treatment offered by our trusted professionals. We seek to improve the field by holding negligent medical professionals accountable for their mistakes and reminding them of the narrow margin of error allowed when they hold the lives of patients in their hands on a daily bases. If you or a loved one was the victim of medical negligence and you are wondering whether you have grounds to file a claim against the doctor or nurse responsible, contact a Plantation medical malpractice attorney from our firm today to discuss your available options.
We will fight for you. Call us at 954-474-8228 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. We handle all injury claims on contingency, so you will not be asked to pay attorney fees until we win a settlement or verdict on your behalf.