Determining whether you have a valid medical malpractice case is often quite difficult because you might not know if the side effects you are experiencing are normal or if your doctor even made a mistake. In some cases, you might not even know anything is wrong for years after. And even if you ask your doctor, you may not understand the explanations you receive. Even worse, your doctor might even tell you your suffering or worsening health is “normal” or “expected.”
You need someone on your side if you do not think that you have received the medical care and attention you deserve. A medical malpractice lawyer in Miramar at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help. Schedule your free consultation today: 800-747-3733.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or a medical professional fails to provide medical care in a way that other doctors with similar training would have in the same situation. Doctors must provide medical treatment to you that is at or above a reasonable standard of medical care.
Examples of Malpractice
Malpractice can occur in different ways, including:
- Failing to recognize a patient’s symptoms
- Providing treatment for a disease or injury that the patient does not have
- Providing incorrect treatment for a disease or injury
- Waiting too long, or failing completely to provide necessary medical care
- Performing procedures including surgeries improperly or carelessly
- Failing to provide proper follow up care or treatment after a procedure
- Prescribing the wrong medicine, or failing to prescribe medicine at all
Malpractice is not just committed by doctors. Nurses, hospitals, surgical facilities, anesthesiologists, and almost every other kind of medical professional can be liable for medical malpractice.
How to Tell if You Are a Victim of Malpractice
It may be hard to tell if you have been a victim of malpractice, because there is no guarantee that medical treatment will work the way that it is intended. Just because you do not heal or you got sicker does not always mean a doctor has done something wrong.
This is why you need professionals to help you analyze your case. We can help you determine if your suffering is due to something your doctor did or failed to do. The physicians we work with will review your medical records and tell us whether your doctors were negligent in treating you.
How Do I Sue My Doctor for Malpractice?
You cannot immediately sue a doctor or hospital for malpractice. The law requires that you follow a strict procedure before you have a right to sue.
We must first notify the other party of our intent to file a malpractice claim. We must then provide the other side with your records, to allow its doctors or the insurance company to evaluate our case.
We will attend a deposition meeting during which we will be able to ask the other side questions. Before this meeting, we will prepare you for any questions the other side might ask.
The other side can then make or refuse to make settlement offer. If the other side refuses, we can file a lawsuit in court on your behalf.
How Long Do I Have to Sue?
You only have two years to file your lawsuit for malpractice. If you don’t immediately discover that your injury was the result of malpractice the statute of limitations may “tollh2>
Because of the brief time period, as well as the requirements we must meet before we can file a lawsuit, it is important to get legal help very quickly.
What Kind of Injuries Can I Sue for in a Malpractice Lawsuit?
You can recover compensation for damages that are the direct result of the doctor’s negligence. This includes injuries and pain and suffering caused by a doctor’s failure to diagnose your illness, or from mistakes made while the doctor was performing a procedure.
Medical malpractice cases often result in severe injury, and even death. We often represent clients who have lost the use of limbs, who are paralyzed, who suffered a brain injury, or who have become terminally ill from a disease that would have been treatable had the doctor treated it at the correct time.
You can also recover for the pain and suffering that results from any medical procedures that you need as a result of the malpractice. Examples are additional surgeries to correct errors due to malpractice or invasive procedures that are necessary because of the failure to diagnose a condition.
What Is My Medical Malpractice Case Worth?
Because every case is different, we cannot say how much your case is worth without speaking with you. However, the law allows you to recover damages for several types of losses. We can help you present your losses to a jury or an insurance company.
In many cases our clients are unable to return to their prior work. You can receive compensation for the salary that you will lose over the course of your lifetime due to the malpractice.
Severe injury may require a lifetime of medications, surgeries, therapy, or health aides. Our firm understands how to value these expenses. We will demand compensation for the amount needed to cover your future medical care.
Contact Our Firm Today to See if You Have a Case.
Medical malpractice cases require a lawyer that can explain and break down difficult medical terms. They also require attorneys that are not afraid to hold doctors or hospitals responsible for their negligence. If you think you have been a victim of medical malpractice, do not wait until time runs out. Contact us today at 800-747-3733 for a free consultation to discuss your medical malpractice case.