Law Offices of Lewis & Williams
Doctors and other medical professionals have a duty to exercise care. However, even highly skilled professionals can make mistakes. Birth injuries, surgical mistakes and failure to diagnose conditions can be devastating to the victim and their family. To protect the legal rights of someone injured through medical negligence, it is best to consult an experienced Florida medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. Timing is critical as important physical evidence can be lost and witnesses may forget important details. Furthermore, strict time limits apply to medical malpractice claims.
What You Should Know Before Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
Medical malpractice cases are complex, difficult, and expensive to litigate. They require familiarity with doctors, healthcare providers, hospitals, treatment centers, medical procedures, and expert witnesses. The right lawyer will also need to have the experience and resources to effectively prepare the case.
Medical malpractice cases are often the battle of experts. Choosing and retaining qualified and respected experts can be one of the most important, difficult and expensive tasks in preparing and presenting a medical malpractice case.
Extensive Experience Handling Medical Malpractice Claims
Poor medical outcomes occur every day without medical malpractice. However when doctors overlook standard medical procedures and their level of care falls below the standard of care, patients suffer serious consequences. Lewis & Williams, do not hesitate to hold healthcare providers accountable for their negligent actions.
Lewis & Williams, are here to assist you with your medical malpractice claims, including:
Wrongful death resulting from medical malpractice
Hospital emergency room negligence
Anesthesia errors and failures
Failure to diagnose cancer or other diseases
Heart and stroke misdiagnosis
Leaving foreign objects, such as sponges and/or medical instruments inside patients.
What is needed to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
To file a medical malpractice lawsuit, Florida law requires us to first obtain the complete medical records from your healthcare provider and give them to an expert doctor. That expert reviews the records and provides us with an opinion. If the expert's opinion is that the treatment that you or your family member received fell below the accepted community standard of care, then the expert doctor will provide us with an affidavit that will allow us to initiate an action against the at-fault healthcare provider or providers.
People Who Suffer From Medical Malpractice Are Entitled to Compensation
Damages that an injured patient and their family are entitled to recover may include: hospital and medical expenses; past and future lost earnings; past and future permanent physical disability, such as a limp, scars, loss of a limb; emotional distress, such as depression and anxiety; grief and emotional suffering caused by the death of a loved one; loss of love and companionship caused by the death of a loved one; physical pain and suffering; and loss of enjoyment of life.
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