Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Miramar, FL
Skilled Lawyers Devoted to Protecting Clients’ Rights in Complex Miramar Medical Malpractice Cases
Everybody has a bad day at work from time to time—we all know that distractions outside of the workplace and even insufficient rest can lead to poor performance. Unfortunately, when a physician, surgeon or other medical professional has a bad day and performs poorly at work, patients can suffer irreparable harm. Medical malpractice can impact all areas of your life going forward, creating the need for a prolonged recovery period, repeat doctor’s visits and ongoing medical treatment and even surgery that would have been completely unnecessary had your doctor provided competent care.
Not all unfavorable medical outcomes are the result of malpractice, and not every error committed by a physician is actionable. Medical malpractice cases in Miramar quickly become complicated because you might not know how your doctor caused the harm, just that the harm did result. Florida also imposes strict requirements, which are necessary so that doctors aren’t punished when their skilled and competent treatment still fails to produce a good outcome.
At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our 55-plus combined years of experience successfully representing clients who have been harmed by medical malpractice or medical negligence have provided us with the experience and resources necessary to take on these complex cases. If you or a loved one have suffered harm because a doctor, hospital or other medical professional failed to provide competent care in or around Miramar, call us today to schedule a no-cost consultation to discuss your case.
Even Highly Trained Medical Professionals Can Commit Actionable Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional fails to adhere to the standards developed by the medical community. The level and type of care that a doctor is required to provide in order to satisfy these standards varies based upon the facts and circumstances of any given case—including the type of disease or injury, whether it is common or well-understood, the patient’s age and general health, and more.
Examples of potential malpractice claims may involve:
- Failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis cases,
- Failure to order the appropriate tests based on the circumstances,
Improper or incorrect reading of a test or lab result,
- Surgical errors, including leaving equipment in the patient or operating on the wrong body part,
- Medication errors, including failure to ask about drug interactions or prescribing the wrong medication or dosage,
- Anesthesia errors, including administering the wrong dosage or failure to note any allergies,
- Cancer misdiagnosis,
- Birth injuries,
- Delayed C-sections,
- Lack of appropriate staffing, training or supervision in a hospital or medical facility.
Why Choose Lawlor, White & Murphey to Protect Your Rights in a Miramar Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we believe in treating all of our clients with compassion and respect while we provide the highest quality legal representation possible. We know that obtaining medical treatment can be stressful and difficult in the first place, and are empathetic to the suffering that may be faced by clients who were victims of medical malpractice. We will fight aggressively to make sure you are fully compensated for the harm you have suffered and will also fight to make sure the negligent medical professional or hospital is held responsible to the fullest extent of the law.
Our medical malpractice lawyers will work tirelessly to win compensation for:
- All of your medical expenses,
- Any and all medical treatment, therapies, rehabilitative care and surgeries required because of the malpractice,
- Prescription drug coverage,
- Walkers, canes, wheelchairs and any necessary medical devices you may require,
- Pain and suffering,
- Loss of consortium and support when the malpractice resulted in loss of a loved one,
- Punitive damages if the malpractice amounted to gross negligence or malicious or intentional behavior.
We consult with medical experts and specialists to both complete all of the requirements for pursuing a medical malpractice claim under Florida law and to fully evaluate the true cost of the malpractice and its impact on your life. In Florida, we are first required to submit an affidavit completed by another physician attesting to the fact that your care amounted to malpractice.
Contact an Aggressive Attorney to Pursue Your Potential Right to Compensation
Our lawyers are passionate about protecting victims of medical malpractice in Miramar and will work tirelessly to explore every option for recovery in your case. We can also connect you with reputable doctors and specialists who can continue to provide care to remedy the harm caused by your negligent doctor in the first place. Call us today, or fill out this brief online contact form and we will get back to you to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case with our experienced medical malpractice lawyers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Miramar, Florida Medical Malpractice Claims
Contributory negligence is a legal theory whereby a defendant’s liability can be mitigated by the fact that the alleged victim was also negligent in contributing to the harm. In medical malpractice cases, contributory negligence can become relevant. For example, if you failed to disclose certain conditions on a form or didn’t tell your doctor all of the medications you were taking when asked, the doctor’s liability for any resulting harm can be diminished or even eliminated. Contributory negligence can also be relevant if you fail to follow doctor’s orders when a treatment plan has been established—in other words, you also have a duty to avoid causing harm to yourself.
Doctors and medical professionals are generally required to obtain “informed consent” from their patients, which involves disclosing the risks and benefits of a procedure, allowing a patient to ask any questions and obtaining the patient’s consent to proceed. However, in an emergency setting where you are unable to consent and the doctor is trying to save your life, informed consent is not necessary, so the fact that you did not explicitly consent may not be relevant.