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Plantation Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Reputable Medical Malpractice Lawyers Preserve the Rights of Wronged Patients in Broward County

Medical malpractice is one of the top three causes of death in the United States. While some cases are relatively straightforward, in many cases, you might not even know that you were the victim of medical malpractice for some time. After all, many people who consult a doctor for help are already experiencing symptoms of an underlying medical issue. Not all bad medical outcomes are the result of malpractice—in some cases, even doctors providing the most skilled and diligent levels of care will experience bad outcomes, as is the nature of life. However, when a physician, nurse or other medical professional is negligent in performing his or her duties, the results can be devastating—which is why medical professionals must comply with strict standards of care developed by the medical community itself. Medical malpractice cases in Plantation are almost always complicated because knowledge of these relevant medical standards is necessary to succeed in a medical malpractice case, and because the justice system recognizes that not all bad outcomes constitute malpractice. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our Plantation medical malpractice lawyers have over two decades’ worth of experience advocating on behalf of clients who have been the victim of medical malpractice in South Florida. We understand what it takes to succeed in these cases, and work tirelessly to help our clients recover the compensation they need to recover, hold negligent doctors accountable and move on with their lives.

Get Free Advice From An Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer. All You Have To Do Is Call 754-226-1439 or Fill Out Our Free Case Evaluation Form.

Medical Malpractice Cases in Plantation are Subject to Strict Requirements

Medical malpractice cases are different than other types of personal injury lawsuits, so it makes sense that the Florida legislature has prescribed different standards for proceeding in these cases. In other words, you cannot simply go to court and file a lawsuit alleging malpractice. Before any lawsuit is filed in a medical malpractice case, we must first:

Our actions from this point on will depend upon the information contained in the defendant’s response. In some cases, the next step will be to negotiate to obtain a more fair settlement offer and in others, we will begin the litigation process by filing a lawsuit.

Experienced Lawyers Hold Doctors and Medical Professionals Accountable for Medical Malpractice in Plantation, FL

Winning compensation for our clients who have been victimized by medical malpractice is important, but perhaps equally important is the need to hold negligent medical professionals in Plantation accountable for their actions so they cannot continue to commit malpractice and harm patients without consequences. Medical malpractice can, in reality, be committed by any medical professional, including:

Likewise, the types of medical malpractice that we have encountered here in South Florida are equally far-reaching, and have included cases involving:

Establishing a Medical Malpractice Case in Florida

Regardless of the type of malpractice claim involved, we will work to establish the necessary elements of a medical malpractice case, which include:

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Plantation Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Our initial consultations are always free so that you can tell us what happened in your case and our personal injury lawyers can provide our honest opinion about possible options for recovering compensation and holding negligent medical professionals accountable for their actions. Call our offices today, or fill out this brief online contact form and one of our Plantation medical negligence attorneys will respond promptly.

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Lawlor, White and Murphey have office locations available by appointment located at:

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Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Cases in Plantation, Florida

What should I do if I think I was harmed by a doctor’s medical malpractice?

First and foremost, you still must seek treatment for your condition or injuries. You obviously should consult a different doctor in a different medical facility if possible, and we can refer you to one of our contacts so that you can get the care you need. Also, contact us as soon as possible so that we can begin working to obtain the evidence that we need to prove the malpractice occurred.

If not all bad outcomes are malpractice, what is the standard of care that my doctor was required to meet?

The relevant standard of care varies depending upon the circumstances. The standard will depend upon the responsible party’s specialty—for example, a heart surgeon would be held to a higher standard of care during a heart surgery than a family practitioner. It will also depend upon the type of illness or injury involved and can vary based upon how tested and established the procedure needed to treat the ailment is. Consulting with other medical experts is often necessary to establish the relevant standard of care to show that medical malpractice occurred in cases where the physician or responsible party’s conduct was not egregious—leaving an instrument in a surgical patient’s body is an example of egregious conduct, while it may be more difficult to establish that failure to diagnose a rare disease was malpractice.

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    John K. Lawlor

    John K. Lawlor, a South Florida personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice, founded the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey in 1996. Since 1995, Mr. Lawlor’s trial advocacy and litigation skills, as well as his wide-ranging legal expertise, have provided plaintiffs and their families with a distinct advantage when seeking financial compensation and justice for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

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    Ben Murphey

    A partner at Lawlor, White & Murphey and a distinguished personal injury lawyer, Ben Murphey tries complex disputes that include civil appeals, maritime and admiralty claims, wrongful death, and labor disputes. Mr. Murphey has been recognized for his excellence in the area of personal injury litigation by being rewarded with a 10/10 Avvo Rating and named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2010-2013 and Super Lawyers 2014-2019.

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    Anthony B. White

    Since 1994, seasoned litigation and trial lawyer Anthony B. White has helped thousands of accident victims seek damages due to injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. Included in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and selected to the 2012, 2014-2019 editions of Florida Super Lawyers, Mr. White specializes in car accidents, insurance disputes, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice cases.

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