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At Morgan & Morgan, the attorneys in our Tampa office have years of experience representing victims of medicalmalpractice and have developed an enviable track record of multi-million dollar results.
For instance, we secured a $3,600,000 jury verdict for a man who lost his wife after a doctor failed to diagnose a chronic pulmonary embolism. While each case is different and damages will vary, Morgan & Morgan’s reputation as a firm that is willing to take cases to trial gives our attorneys a distinct advantage in negotiating settlements from doctors and their malpractice insurance providers.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider, you should meet with a medical malpractice attorney immediately.
If you live in Florida and want to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you may already be running out of time. This is because Florida law imposes a time limit by which potential cases must be filed. Please complete our free, no-risk case evaluation for more information on how our attorneys may be able to help.
How a Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical negligence, a lawsuit can provide an opportunity to recover compensation for your losses. Depending on the details of your case, a medical malpractice attorney may be able to help you seek compensation for past and future medical bills, lost income, physical pain, and emotional suffering.
In some cases, your attorney can recover compensation by negotiating a settlement with the medical professional’s insurance company. If these negotiations do not lead to a fair settlement, your malpractice attorney may file a lawsuit against the doctor, hospital, or other healthcare professional that allegedly committed the malpractice.
Use of Medical Experts in Malpractice Lawsuits
The Tampa medical malpractice attorneys at Morgan & Morgan routinely work with medical experts. In a malpractice lawsuit, a medical expert serves two purposes. First, the expert evaluates the treatment the patient received so that the expert can explain to the jury how the doctor violated the accepted standard of care of the medical profession.
Second, the medical expert offers testimony regarding the damages the patient suffered as a result of the malpractice. The credibility of the expert witness is a crucial component of a successful malpractice case. Not only must the expert witness be a respected authority in the medical field at issue, but the testifying expert must be able to explain complicated issues in clear, concise language that the jury will understand.
Our medical malpractice attorneys understand that medical malpractice can have a devastating financial effect on the victim, as well as their family. At Morgan &a Morgan, we are committed to ensuring that each client is properly compensated for their losses. The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have successfully litigated many different types of medical malpractice cases. The following are several examples of cases our firm has handled on behalf of injured patients:
- $38,750,000 jury verdict in a case involving a doctor’s failure to perform a timely C-section resulting in serious injury
- $3,600,000 jury verdict awarded to the surviving spouse of a patient whose doctor failed to diagnose a blocked artery in a 55-year old woman
- $2,500,000 settlement arising out of an injury to the heart of a young woman because of a misdiagnosed heart attack
- $1,300,000 jury verdict in a case involving a misdiagnosis of avascular necrosis in a 32-year-old man resulting in bilateral hip replacement
- $1,100,000 settlement recovered on behalf of a married father who two died from complications of a tropical disease after he returned home from an overseas trip
When Does Medical Malpractice Occur?
A doctor or medical professional has a duty to adhere to the accepted standard of care established by the medical profession. In a medical malpractice lawsuit, this standard is determined by evaluating how a reasonably prudent doctor would have acted in a similar situation. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor’s conduct falls short of the standard of care resulting in injury to the patient.
Medical malpractice can occur in a number of circumstances. Types of common medical malpractice include:
- Surgical Error
- Delayed Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis
- OB/GYN Negligence
- Ordering an Improper Test
- Hospital Malpractice
- Plastic Surgery Malpractice
- Failure to Accurately Interpret Tests
- Failure to Listen to their Patient
- Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Postoperative Negligence
- Misread X-Rays and Ultrasounds
- Anesthesia Errors
- Medication Errors
- Emergency Room Malpractice
- Failure to Examine the Patient’s Medical History
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, please fill out our free, no-obligation case review form today and our Tampa office will review the facts of your case for free.