Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Pembroke Pines, FL
Skilled Injury Lawyers Represent Clients Harmed by Medical Malpractice in Pembroke Pines and Throughout South Florida
When a medical procedure or treatment goes wrong, the results can be devastating. Although there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of a bad outcome in any medical situation, when your harm was caused by the negligence or recklessness of your own doctor or trusted medical professional, you may have the right to take action and hold that person accountable for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice in Pembroke Pines occurs when a doctor or medical professional fails to perform in accordance with the established standard of care developed by the medical community based on the facts of the case, including the discipline involved and the type of illness or injury.
At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we know that doctors, like lawyers, can never guarantee a perfect outcome. Despite this, medical professionals are not entitled to use this fact to avoid responsibility when their own negligence has caused a patient harm. Medical malpractice cases almost always involve a highly complex analysis and require consultation with specialists and medical experts to confirm that the medical professional in your case failed to act in accordance with acceptable protocols. Our medical malpractice team has the experience, cutting-edge technological resources and contacts with respected specialists in the Pembroke Pines medical community necessary to succeed in these cases. As South Florida residents ourselves, we have a passion for keeping our hospitals safe from negligent medical professionals.
Evaluating Whether Harm Rises to the Level of Medical Malpractice
While some medical malpractice cases are blatant and obvious—such as when a surgeon operates on the wrong body part—most cases are much more nuanced, requiring a complex and detailed investigation into what happened in your case.
At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we have successfully represented clients harmed by medical malpractice in Pembroke Pines arising out of:
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Emergency room errors
- Prescription drug and medication errors
- Failure to diagnose a condition
- Misdiagnosis, including cancer misdiagnosis
- Delayed diagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Delayed C-sections
- Improper reading of test results
- Failure to run appropriate labs or tests when indicated by the situation
- Mixing up patient records
- Failing to take a proper medical history, or failure to pay attention to the medical history provided
- Failure to obtain the patient’s informed consent
Medical malpractice can occur based upon a doctor’s actions, but often these cases involve examining the doctor’s omissions—in other words, what the doctor should have done in the situation, but failed to do. Although we frequently say “doctors” when referring to the responsible party in a medical malpractice case, really any type of medical professional can commit malpractice, including:
- Medical technicians
- Lab technicians
- Hospitals and medical clinics
Lawlor, White & Murphey Passionate About Keeping Pembroke Pines Hospitals & Clinics Safe from Medical Malpractice
In many cases, we simply have no choice but to trust doctors and other medical professionals with our lives, so we should at least be able to expect that they will perform their duties with all of the care and skill that the medical profession requires. When medical professionals fail in this duty, we will fight to hold them responsible by establishing that the individual:
- Owed you a duty of care
- Breached that duty of care
- Caused you harm by breaching the duty of care, resulting in damages in your case
What constitutes “damages” in a medical malpractice case will vary. Some medical malpractice cases can cause the victim’s existing condition to worsen so that more invasive treatments will be required—or so that treatment is no longer effective at all. Other cases of medical malpractice will create an entirely new injury or illness. Our skilled medical malpractice lawyers will fight to recover compensation for:
- Additional and/or ongoing medical expenses created by the medical malpractice,
- The cost incurred in obtaining your initial negligent medical treatment,
- Pain and suffering,
- Loss of enjoyment of life,
- Lost wages and earning capacity,
- Loss of consortium or loss of support in wrongful death cases.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation with an Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers can help you understand the difference between medical malpractice and a bad medical outcome in Pembroke Pines or elsewhere in South Florida. We are here to help make sure the responsible party is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law if you were a victim of medical malpractice. Call us today, or fill out this brief online contact form, to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your potential medical malpractice case today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pembroke Pines Medical Malpractice Claims
FAQ: Can my dentist be held responsible for medical malpractice in Pembroke Pines?
Medical malpractice cases frequently involve responsible parties who are not actually medical doctors, so dentists can also be held responsible for malpractice in Pembroke Pines. In dental malpractice cases, the relevant standard of care involves examining what a trained dentist practicing in a similar case under similar circumstances would have reasonably done in the situation.
FAQ: Medical malpractice cases sound expensive. How much will it cost to retain your legal services in my case?
Medical malpractice cases are, by their nature, expensive. But you don’t have to worry about the cost because we handle all expenses of litigating the case, and only take a fee if we recover compensation in your case. This means that we handle the expense of retaining the medical experts necessary to confirm that your doctor may have committed malpractice, and will handle all aspects of negotiating on your behalf and litigating your case in court if necessary before we even receive a fee. Because of this, you can rest assured that if we take on your case, we believe we can recover compensation and hold the negligent medical provider accountable for you, and will work tirelessly to get the best possible results.