A mere 13 percent of patients who are seriously injured due to medical negligence ever file a Medical Malpractice lawsuit.
The Medical Malpractice department at Morgan & Morgan is made up of 14 attorneys, including one full-time nurse paralegal, two consulting staff physicians, and one consulting staff nurse who are assisted by a professional support staff of 20. These attorneys only handle medical malpractice claims, and all have had prior experience as defense attorneys for physicians and hospitals. If you have a potential medical malpractice claim, please fill out our free case evaluation form.
We have a statewide practice, and our attorneys have tried medical malpractice cases before juries as far south as Miami and as far north as Jacksonville. We also selectively handle major out-of-state cases. The Medical Malpractice group has special expertise in handling Federal Tort Claims Act cases involving malpractice committed by physicians employed by the federal government.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional neglects or omits adequate treatment to a patient, resulting in an injury. When a negligent doctor, nurse or other medical staff disregards standard procedures and causes harm to a patient, a medical malpractice lawyer should be contacted immediately. Errors in medication, unnecessary surgery, hospital infections, hospital errors and harmful effects from medication cost 225,000 American lives per year. An attorney knowledgeable in medical law can seek compensation for lost wages, unnecessary medical costs and pain and suffering for victims of medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice can occur in any medical field. In addition to hospital malpractice, other types of professional medical malpractice include chiropractic malpractice, dental negligence, malpractice by an OB/GYN, orthopedic malpractice, psychiatric malpractice, cosmetic surgery errors and nursing home negligence. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) can also commit professional malpractice by refusing eligible members, denying coverage after hearing a policy member's dilemma or refusing to pay for treatments solely because of cost.
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When a person is injured by a negligent medical professional or institution, medical malpractice law allows these individuals the opportunity to recover compensation to become "whole" again. In other words, injured patients can sue the negligent party to obtain medical malpractice damages for monetary losses including medical expenses and lost wages. Additionally, medical malpractice lawsuits allow for plaintiffs to recover compensation for losses that are not easily quantified, such as pain and suffering, loss of life's enjoyment and loss of marital benefits.
When medical malpractice occurs, patients and their loved ones can incur costly medical bills, which can become particularly burdensome if the victim cannot return to work. In addition to the financial burden, medical malpractice victims also typically experience physical and emotional pain. Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is the only legal recourse victims have to receive compensation for their suffering. To find out if you are eligible for a medical malpractice lawsuit, fill out our free case review form to speak with a medical negligence attorney.
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Failure to perform a timely C-section resulting in serious injury.
Medication overdose of a 26 week premature newborn against a hospital.
Delay in diagnosing rectal cancer in 40-year-old female resulting in permanent colostomy, removal of part of liver due to spread of the cancer and lung metastasis.
Failure to diagnose TB Meningitis of a 5-year-old girl.
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