Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Fighting for Victims of Medical Negligence & Misconduct
No one is perfect—not even healthcare providers. In fact, healthcare providers frequently make mistakes that can seriously injure or even kill the patients they are supposed to be helping. If you are injured as a result of a healthcare provider’s mistake, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
There are many ways that a hospital or doctor may be responsible for an injury or wrongful death. If you have been injured by a negligent healthcare provider, or if your loved one passed away after receiving substandard medical care, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation from an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. At Amanda Demanda Law Group, we have the experience and resources needed to effectively handle these complex cases.
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What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice doesn’t necessarily mean that a healthcare provider had ill intentions. It simply indicates that there was negligent behavior at the time the healthcare provider was treating the patient. Medical malpractice takes place when the actions of the doctor, hospital, surgeon, or another healthcare provider or facility do not follow the standard of care that is required to keep the patient safe and healthy. It is not enough to prove that you sought treatment and did not get better; instead, you must show that the provider failed to take certain actions that another qualified provider would have or took certain actions that another qualified provider would not have in the same or similar circumstances.
What Are the Different Types of Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice cases can take many forms and lead to many different types of injuries. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice cases include:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed treatment
- Failure to treat
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room mistakes
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
The most common type of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis. This means that the healthcare provider failed to diagnose a patient’s condition correctly and promptly. Sometimes, the real issue at hand could have been ignored for so long that the patient could begin experiencing a life-threatening condition rather than receiving the treatment that they should have had from the very beginning.
What Injuries Can Medical Malpractice Cause?
Every malpractice injury case is different, so injuries can vary depending on what was done, what wasn’t done, and future ailments that could have been caused based on the incorrect treatments or diagnoses the patient received. Some of the most common injuries that can occur as a result of medical malpractice:
- Worsened medical conditions and symptoms
- Loss of a bodily function
- Permanent disabilities
- Brain damage
- Cancer metastasis
- Unnecessary surgery
- Incorrect incisions
- Allergic reactions
- Emotional suffering
- Wrongful death
Patients who were misdiagnosed or treated incorrectly are victims of medical malpractice, which means that they have a right to compensation for the injuries they have sustained.
You will need to prove that the injuries you sustained were directly linked to the healthcare provider’s negligence. Having evidence of the other party’s negligence, as well as a strong legal team with extensive legal knowledge and hands-on experience, can make all the difference when fighting for the compensation you deserve. That’s why you should contact the experienced Miami medical malpractice attorneys at Amanda Demanda Law Group for legal assistance and guidance.
How Much Is Your Medical Malpractice Claim Worth?
Medical malpractice victims are entitled to compensation for their injuries. But every medical malpractice case is unique. For this reason, the amount of financial compensation that you and your legal team will be able to recover will depend on several factors. Some of the factors that will likely affect the value of your claim include:
- The past, current, and future costs of treating your injuries
- How much time you have had to take off of work during your recovery
- Your ability to work in the future
- The emotional distress caused by medical malpractice
- The physical pain you have experienced as a result of the malpractice
- The overall impact of your injuries on your life
- Whether or not the medical provider acted with gross negligence or malicious intent
If you are interested in learning about the value of your specific claim, we invite you to reach out to our team at Amanda Demanda Law Group. When you meet with us for a complimentary case evaluation, we can review the factors involved in your claim and provide more information regarding how much your claim may be worth.
Give us a call at (305) 998-6953 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with our team today.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice in Florida?
The state has several deadlines that may apply to your medical malpractice case, including:
Statute of Limitations: The general statute of limitations on most medical malpractice cases in Florida is two years from the date on which the alleged malpractice occurred. If the injury was not and could not have been discovered right away, the statute of limitations may be deferred to two years from the date of discovery. This is the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered.
- Statute of Repose: The statute of repose refers to the overall amount of time you have to file a lawsuit, regardless of when you discovered or could have discovered your injury. In Florida, there is a four-year statute of repose on medical malpractice cases, meaning you cannot bring a claim against a medical provider if more than four years have passed since the date of alleged malpractice, regardless of when you discovered the injury.
- Maximum Cap: Florida also sets a maximum cap, or time limit, of seven years on medical malpractice cases involving concealment, fraud, or misrepresentation by healthcare providers. This means that you have additional time to file a lawsuit if your case involves allegations of intentional misrepresentation, fraud, or concealment by the prospective defendant. However, once seven years have passed, you may no longer bring your claim in court.
There is one important exception to the statute of limitations on Florida medical malpractice cases. If the victim was a minor, a lawsuit may be brought on their behalf if more than four years (or more than seven years in cases involving fraud) have passed since the date of alleged malpractice. However, legal action must be taken before the child’s eighth birthday.
Seek Legal Representation from a Skilled Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer
People turn to professionals when they need help correcting an issue. If you put your trust in a doctor and they steered you in the wrong direction, leading to a decline in your health, don’t let this deter you from seeking help from another professional. This time, turn to the trusted injury attorneys at Amanda Demanda Law Group.
Our firm is committed to helping medical malpractice victims secure the compensation they are entitled to by law. We offer free consultations and contingency fees, so you do not owe anything unless/until we recover a settlement or verdict for you.