There are over 15,000 medical malpractice claims filed in Florida in 2021, according to the Florida Medical Malpractice Patient Safety Act. There were over 2,000 settlements or verdicts against the healthcare providers involved.
Common Causes of Florida Medical Malpractice
A doctor’s failure to diagnose a patient’s condition correctly
- Delayed diagnosis
When a patient’s condition is diagnosed, but not treated in a timely manner.
- Surgical errors
Errors during surgery
- Medication errors
The wrong medication is prescribed, or the wrong dose of the right medication is prescribed.
- Anesthesia errors
Errors made by anesthesiologists
In the event that you or someone you love has been affected by medical malpractice, you should immediately contact a medical malpractice lawyer. Winegar Law medical malpractice lawyers can help you understand the legal options and recourses available.
Elements of a Florida Medical Malpractice Claim
To prove medical malpractice, you must establish the following four elements:
- Duty of care
Medical providers have a duty to provide reasonable medical care.
- Breach of duty
Failing to provide reasonable medical care or operating negligently breaches the duty of care.
Your case relies on proving that injuries were caused by a breach of duty by your healthcare provider.
Because of your injuries, damages can be pursued. The Florida medical malpractice lawyers at Winegar Law can help you determine how to recover the maximum amount of compensation.
Damages in Florida Medical Malpractice Cases
Here are some damages you may recover in a Florida medical malpractice case:
- Medical expenses
Expenses for past, present, and future medical care, such as doctor’s visits, hospital stays, surgery, and rehabilitation.
- Lost wages
This includes your lost wages, as well as any wages you’ll lose in the future.
- Pain and suffering
The pain and suffering you have experienced due to your injuries includes both physical and emotional pain.
- Loss of consortium
If you have lost a spouse or other kin, you have lost companionship, love, and support.
- Punitive damages
In these cases, damages are awarded as punishment for the healthcare provider’s recklessness or intentional misconduct.
How Winegar Law Can Help
If you or a loved one have been victims of medical malpractice, Winegar Law can help. We have a proven track record of success in helping our clients recover compensation for their injuries.
You can count on us to thoroughly investigate your case, collect evidence, and build a strong case for you. We can also negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and fight for your rights in court if necessary.
Contact Winegar Law Today for a Free Consultation