When a patient is injured as a result of medical negligence, an experienced Davie medical malpractice lawyer from Gordon & Doner can help them file a lawsuit and receive the compensation they deserve. Injured patients may be legally entitled to financial restitution for current and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Because medical malpractice lawsuits are complex and require in-depth knowledge of the medical and legal field, they are often difficult to litigate. For this reason, it is important to hire an attorney who has the skills and experience necessary to successfully represent you in a court of law.
Our Davie medical malpractice lawyers have decades of experience handling all types of medical malpractice cases. We have won millions in verdicts and settlements for hundreds of injured victims, and we are prepared to do the same for you. All of our legal services are 100 percent free, and we do not get paid unless we secure a favorable outcome for you.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a doctor, surgeon, nurse or other healthcare professional, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit. Contact us today to learn more about how our Davie medical malpractice lawyers can assist you.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is likely to occur when a doctor or other healthcare professional provides a level of care that does not meet the approved set of standards upheld by the medical community. When a patient suffers injury or death as a result of a healthcare provider's sub-standard care, medical malpractice occurs.
Some examples of medical malpractice include:
- Improperly administering anesthesia
- Causing a patient to suffer lack of oxygen during a medical procedure
- Delaying treatment or failing to diagnose a medical condition, including cancer
- Injuries sustained during child birth
- Administering the wrong medication
- Surgical errors, such as operating on the wrong body part or leaving surgical instruments inside a patient
- Spreading infections or diseases by using contaminated medical equipment
- Incorrectly interpreting blood test results
- Using defective medical products and devices
In general, a healthcare professional's conduct is considered malpractice when he or she acts in a negligent manner. A doctor has acted negligently if they cause harm or death to a patient, when another doctor in a similar situation would not have injured the patient by exercising due care and adhering to set medical standards.
If you were injured while under the care of a healthcare provider, or if a loved one lost their life due to medical negligence, you may be entitled to file a medical malpractice lawsuit and hold the at-fault doctor or medical facility legally accountable for their actions. For quality legal advice and a free review of your case, contact our Davie medical malpractice lawyers today.
Find out if you have a case by completing a Free Case Evaluation form.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Process
When you contact the skilled malpractice lawyers at Gordon & Doner, we will first review the details of your situation to determine if you have a case. If your situation warrants legal action, we will launch an investigation to uncover evidence of neglect on behalf of your physician or other healthcare provider.
During this investigation, we will review your medical records, speak with eye witnesses and research the history of care provided by your doctor or healthcare facility. We may also consult with specialists who can help determine if your injury was most likely caused by negligence.
Using information from the investigation, we will build a case that supports your allegations of malpractice. It will describe your injury in detail, show how your healthcare provider was negligent and describe why he or she should be held accountable for your injuries and related damages.
At this point, the healthcare provider or medical facility will most likely try to reach a settlement to avoid taking the case to trial. If we cannot negotiate a settlement on your behalf that we feel is just and sufficient, we are not afraid to take your case to court.
Our Davie personal injury lawyers will be fully prepared to present your case before a judge and/or jury. The trial will consist of witness testimony, evaluations from specialists and cross-examinations. The judge or jury will deliberate before making a decision regarding the alleged medical malpractice. If they determine your injury was caused by a healthcare provider's negligent actions, they will then determine the amount of compensation you should be awarded.
Contact Our Davie Medical Malpractice Lawyers for Help Today
Every medical malpractice case that is accepted by our Davie medical malpractice lawyers is different. However, all injured patients who are entitled to file a medical malpractice lawsuit may seek compensation for lost wages, hospital and rehabilitation bills, home health care, medical equipment, pain and suffering, and more.
The amount of compensation awarded in each case depends on several factors, including:
- Proving the healthcare professional acted negligently and without regard for medical standards
- The severity of the injuries you received, as well as if the injuries are permanent
- The number of at-fault healthcare providers or medical facilities that are liable for your injuries
If you or a loved one was injured while under the care of a physician or other medical professional, contact our Davie medical malpractice lawyers today. We will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to by law.