Our attorneys in our West Tampa office have years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice and have shown the ability to secure multimillion-dollar verdicts for our clients. For instance, we got a $3,600,000 jury verdict for a man whose wife died after a physician failed to diagnose a chronic pulmonary embolism. While each case is different and damages will vary, Morgan & Morgan’s reputation as a firm willing to take cases to trial gives our attorneys a distinct advantage in negotiating settlements with doctors and their malpractice insurance providers.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries while in the care of a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional, you should consult our medical malpractice attorneys immediately. West Tampa residents should take note: If you want to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you may already be running out of time: 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 because of 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
Our West Tampa medical malpractice attorneys 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 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 about the extent of injury (and related damages values) the patient suffered as a result of the malpractice. The credibility of the expert witness is a crucial component of a successful malpractice case. The expert witness must be a respected authority in the medical field at issue and must be able to explain complicated issues in clear, concise language the jury will understand.
What We’ve Won for Our Clients
Medical malpractice can have a devastating financial effect on a victim and the victim’s family. At Morgan & Morgan, we are committed to seeking to ensure that each client is properly compensated for losses. Our attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have successfully litigated many different types of medical malpractice cases. The following are some 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 stemming from an injury to the heart of a young woman because of a misdiagnosed heart attack.
When Does Medical Malpractice Occur?
A doctor or medical professional has a duty to follow 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 today and our West Tampa attorneys and staff will review the facts of your case. Remember: We don’t get paid unless we win for you.