Have you been harmed in Miami due to the apparent negligence of a healthcare provider? If so, you may have a valid Miami medical malpractice case. Meet with a personal injury lawyer at Miami’s Elstein Legal to discuss pursuing the compensation to which you’re entitled.
After a Medical Malpractice Incident
The job of a doctor or other such healthcare provider is to prevent and treat illness and injury. You don’t seek medical care expecting to sustain an injury as a result. Unfortunately, this sometimes happens. The likelihood of a patient being harmed in the course of receiving medical treatment increases substantially when those providing the treatment are negligent.
Miami Medical Malpractice Cases: Essential Information
Medical malpractice and negligence is unfortunately more common than many realize. Every year, thousands of Americans seek compensation for losses they sustained as a result of a physician or healthcare provider’s actions or carelessness.
Miami medical malpractice cases can take a wide range of forms. They include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Physicians prescribing unnecessary/wrong medication, surgery, or other forms of treatment
- Physicians performing surgery on the wrong patients
- Doctors unreasonably failing to diagnose conditions in a timely manner
- Harm resulting from lab test errors
- Anesthesia errors
Those are merely a few examples. Florida law allows injured patients to seek compensation for their medical bills and related losses in instances of Miami medical malpractice.
However, the fact that you were harmed while receiving care doesn’t guarantee you’re entitled to compensation. The law states that the “prevailing professional standard of care for a given health care provider shall be that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers.”
Hiring an Attorney
You need to demonstrate that a healthcare provider’s negligence or actions constituted a breach of the prevailing standard. A Miami medical malpractice lawyer can help you do so. Your Miami medical malpractice attorney can also help you identify who the negligent party actually is. This can be challenging in a medical malpractice case.
For example, perhaps you were harmed due to side effects of a medication your doctor prescribed. If your doctor didn’t warn you about those potential side effects, you might think they were responsible for compensating you. However, if your doctor only failed to warn you of the risk because the pharmaceutical company failed to warn them, the pharmaceutical company might actually be the liable party. To conduct a proper investigation in an effort to determine who the liable party is in a medical malpractice case, it’s wise to coordinate with a personal injury law firm in Miami.
Why Choose Elstein Legal?
You must prioritize experience when seeking representation from a medical malpractice law firm in Miami. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Elstein Legal. Prior to starting this firm, attorney Brian L. Elstein litigated numerous personal injury cases at another major Miami firm, and has secured millions of dollars in compensation for clients just like you. Get started by scheduling your free consultation today.