Miami Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Fighting for Victims of Medical Errors in Florida
Doctors, hospitals, and all other medical or healthcare professionals and facilities are expected to perform their duties with the utmost care and professionalism. There are some situations, however, in which medical professionals make inexcusable mistakes or act negligently, resulting in the serious injury or wrongful death of an unsuspecting patient.
At Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC our lawyers are dedicated to helping patients throughout South Florida who have suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to medical malpractice. A Miami medical malpractice lawyer at our law firm may be able to assist you in seeking damages for the poor medical care you experienced, with the potential end result of recovering the money you need for medical care, any lost wages, pain and suffering, and possibly more.
Types of Medical Malpractice
There are numerous ways medical malpractice may occur, any of which may result in serious and lasting injury to a patient. Following are some examples:
- Medication and prescription errors (prescribing too much or the wrong drug, for instance)
- Surgical mistakes (such as operating on the wrong patient or body part)
- Unnecessary surgery
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia malpractice
- Emergency room errors
- Dental malpractice
- Psychiatric malpractice
- Plastic and cosmetic surgery malpractice
In any of these situations, a patient may suffer from an injury that leads to a great deal of physical pain and emotional trauma, as well as the risk of scarring or a permanent disability. Although it may seem difficult or impossible to recover and rebuild your life, by seeking justice and recovering financial damages you may be able to achieve peace of mind and a more secure financial future.
How to Prove Liability
Medical malpractice cases can be especially difficult to resolve. Why? One reason is because it’s often you against someone who likely has a far greater knowledge of medicine and will use this to their advantage. Also, people tend to only visit doctors when they are already ill or injured, so a medical professional whose job is in jeopardy may argue that your ailment was caused naturally rather than by their negligence.
Fortunately, when you work with a medical malpractice attorney at Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC, we can investigate your accident and interview other expert medical professionals in the field to provide evidence and testimony to back up your case. We understand the unique challenges these cases present and will be able to devise strategies to protect you from potential arguments.
What is the Statutes of Limitations for Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Florida?
In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim is typically two years from the date of the incident or from the discovery of the alleged malpractice. However, there are certain exceptions and variations depending on the circumstances.
It's important to consult with a legal professional to understand the specific statute of limitations that may apply to your case, as laws can change and individual circumstances can vary.
Are All Medical Mistakes Worthy of a Malpractice Lawsuit?
No, but it’s always worth asking a lawyer about. As a patient undergoing surgery or other medical procedure, you always assume some risk that your body may not cooperate. This is not the fault of the physician.
However, many times people suffer far greater injuries as a result of a physician’s negligence or irresponsible practices. For example, if your surgeon performed the wrong surgery or provided an incorrect diagnosis before prescribing you with medication, you may be eligible for damages. It is always important to speak with a legal professional first.
How Our Firm Can Help
We understand that you probably have a myriad of questions you want answered before embarking on a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you have any reservations or concerns, we are happy to discuss your specific situation in detail during a case evaluation. We can inform you of your legal rights, determine whether you have a case, how we can go about resolving it. Our consultations are completely confidential and come with no obligation, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Find out more about your legal rights and options in the wake of malpractice by talking to a Miami medical malpractice attorney at our law firm. Contact us today!