If you or a loved one were injured or killed due to the negligence of a medical professional, we can help. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we understand the layers of complexities involved in medical malpractice cases. Our lawyers know how to remove these layers and help you file a medical malpractice case.
We help you navigate the legal process to hold a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional accountable for their negligence. We also handle negligence cases involving hospitals and other health care facilities.
Types of Harm That Negligent Healthcare Professionals Cause Patients
We conduct an extensive investigation of your case. Our investigation includes identifying the parties that caused you harm, their relationship with you, and their connection to the facility where you were treated.
We prove the doctor violated a standard of care and caused you harm, which may include:
- Severe symptoms
- New medical condition
- Worsening medical condition
Your lawyer will help you establish negligence and liability to build your case. Call 1-800-747-3733 for a free case evaluation.
How We Prove Your Medical Malpractice Case
To prove a medical malpractice claim, we must establish the following elements of negligence:
- Standard of care: Your doctor or other healthcare professionals failed to deliver a certain standard of care established by the medical community.
- Breach of duty: Your doctor or other healthcare professionals breached this standard of care because of negligence.
- Causation: The negligence of your doctor or other healthcare professionals caused your injury.
- Damages: You suffered injuries and other damages because of malpractice.
To illustrate the elements of negligence, we can use an example of a surgeon leaving an item in the patient’s body. Surgeons are expected to use the standard of care that a reasonably competent surgeon in the same field would use in similar circumstances.
In this example, the surgeon breached the standard of care by negligently leaving an item behind in the patient’s body (e.g., a surgical sponge or instrument). The surgeon’s negligence caused the patient significant injury.
Our goal is to prove the elements of negligence in your case by collecting all the evidence necessary to support your medical malpractice claim.
We Gather Evidence to Support Your Medical Malpractice Case
To get you the compensation you deserve, we need evidence that links the medical professional’s negligence to your injury. The evidence we gather depends on the type of injury you sustained.
However, there are essential pieces of evidence involved in medical malpractice cases, such as:
Your medical records include your doctor’s diagnosis and treatment plans, test results, and other information about your condition.
Medical Expert Witnesses
Our expert witnesses can testify to how your doctor or another healthcare professional violated the established standard of care during your treatment.
Sending Notice of Your Intention to File a Claim
Per Florida’s medical malpractice law, you must send notice of your intention to file a claim.
But we can do this for you.
We will notify each party involved in your case of our intention to file a medical malpractice case. Our written notice may contain several points that may include:
- Standard of care for your case
- How the parties violated the standard of care
- What the parties should have done during your treatment
- How the parties’ negligence caused you harm
The parties and their insurance companies have 90 days to review your medical malpractice claim. We will fight for a fair settlement but are prepared to go to trial if necessary to get you the compensation you need.
The Type of Compensation You Can Recover in a Medical Malpractice Case
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to recover damages that include:
Present and Future Medical Expenses
Medical expenses include hospital bills, co-pay for surgeries to correct a medical condition caused by the malpractice, physical therapy, rehabilitation, prescription medication, medical equipment, and other healthcare costs related to the malpractice.
Lost wages include the income, commissions, or bonuses you lost because the malpractice stopped you from working.
Pain and Suffering
This refers to the physical, emotional, and mental suffering you experienced because of the malpractice. We will calculate pain and suffering based on the details of your case.
Filing a Wrongful Death Case for Medical Malpractice
When medical malpractice leads to your loved one’s death, you may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim.
You can seek compensation for your loved one’s funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
If your loved one died following a medical procedure, call a medical malpractice attorney in Miami Beach, FL, at 1-800-747-3733 for help with your wrongful death case.
Meeting Florida’s Deadline for Filing Medical Malpractice Cases
Florida places a time limit on filing medical malpractice cases. Florida Statute 95.11(4)(b), gives you two years from the time you discovered the malpractice or four years from when the malpractice occurred to take legal action.
Contact a medical malpractice lawyer in Miami Beach, FL, to begin the process so we can gather timely evidence and get started on your case.
Let the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Help You with Your Medical Malpractice Case
Our legal team work on contingency, which means we do not get paid unless we recover compensation for you. Call us now at 1-800-747-3733 for a free, no-risk consultation with our medical malpractice lawyer in Miami Beach, FL.