When To Pursue A Florida Medical Malpractice Claim
What is medical malpractice? In its most basic sense, it is a failure to provide acceptable medical treatment to patients. It is far more common than most of us think. In fact, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in America, killing 100,000 people every year. With more than 50 years of Florida personal injury experience and over 100 combined years of legal acumen, we understand medical malpractice in a way that few other firms do. We know that medical terms and procedures are complex and not readily understood. That’s why, after a medical mishap, we offer a free consultation. We will answer your questions and let you know what options you have. Then you can decide what steps to take. We have recovered more than $300 million for the injured.
What Causes An Avoidable Medical Mishap Or Mistake?
There are hundreds of things that can go wrong or poor choices that can be made. Medical professionals can do things to cause harm or fail to take the necessary steps to prevent it. Some things cause more detriment than others, though. The leading causes of medical malpractice include:
- Inadequate training
- Excessive work hours
- Substance abuse
- Errors in judgment by hospital staff
- Medical professionals not fulfilling their duty of care
As a patient, you or your loved one had the right to expect safe and adequate care when seeking medical treatment. While most doctors and hospitals never commit malpractice, others make an astonishing number of medical mistakes, and 5% of doctors and hospital staff account for more than 50% of the medical malpractice claims.
Types Of Medical Claims That We Handle
When do you pursue a lawsuit? There are many variables that need to be considered. At Clark | Martino, we handle a wide variety of issues. These cases require significant resources and special expertise. You need to move quickly to protect your legal rights and ensure that your claim is within the statute of limitations. We handle claims involving:
- Anesthesia errors
- Bariatric surgery/gastric bypass mistakes
- Birth injuries and injuries caused during labor and delivery
- Neurological, ophthalmic and cardiac injuries
- Botched cosmetic surgery
- Emergency room (ER) errors
- Errors in diagnosis and/or medication
- Orthopedic medicine errors
- Surgical mistakes of all kinds
If you know someone who was the victim of medical negligence, our distinguished legal team can help. As seasoned trial attorneys, we will answer all your questions and let you know whether you have a case and whether it is worth pursuing. Not every unwanted result is cause for a lawsuit. But it costs nothing to find out whether your particular instance was caused by medical negligence or malpractice.
Work With Our Proven Personal Injury Team
We know that you are going through a hard time. It’s difficult to deal with a medical issue that’s gotten worse, not better. We are here to help you understand and assert your rights. Call [813-879-0700 now. We serve injured clients throughout the greater Tampa area.