Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions

Who may be responsible for committing medical malpractice?

Many different health care providers may deviate from the standard of medical care in South Florida and commit malpractice. These include doctors, nurses, hospitals, obstetricians, delivery teams, emergency room nurses, dentists, dental hygienists and other medical care professionals.

Is medical malpractice common in Florida?

Preventable medical errors by doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other health care providers are more common than you might suspect. In 2010, there were more than 550 reported patient injuries and deaths in Florida hospitals and surgical centers, including 27 procedures performed on the wrong body part and nearly 100 to remove foreign objects left during previous surgeries, according to data from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

Where do medical malpractice incidents most commonly occur?

Approximately two-thirds of medical malpractice claims arise during hospitalization. But a report by Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration said that only one of six patients who suffers a potentially adverse event at a hospital files a medical malpractice claim.

What kind of lawyer should you consult if you suspect you are a victim of medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a complex area of law, and you do not want a lawyer to learn on the job with your case. It’s important to talk to a knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney who has extensive experience handling lawsuits involving medical negligence, surgical negligencechildbirth injuriesfailure to diagnose and emergency room negligence.

What should I do if I suspect a case of medical malpractice?

You should contact a personal injury medical malpractice lawyer promptly for a consultation. It’s important not to delay so that a lawyer can preserve evidence that would support a claim of medical malpractice. A skilled medical malpractice attorney will evaluate your potential case at no charge and advise you on your legal options.

Contact A Trusted South Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you suspect that you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice, contact a South Florida medical malpractice attorney with more than 36 years of legal experience. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. My legal practice focuses on representing victims of serious accidents and injuries caused by the negligence of others, including medical malpractice. My legal skill has received the highest AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized national legal directory.

I take pride in leading a team of hard-working attorneys, paralegals and staff who provide caring, one-on-one service to clients across South Florida and the Treasure Coast. We will evaluate your case at no charge and explain your legal options. If we go to work for you, we will not charge any attorney fee unless we secure compensation for you. We represent victims of medical malpractice in StuartPort St. LucieOkeechobeeFort PierceJupiterPalm Beach and Vero Beach.

Call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a respected Florida surgical negligence attorney or fill out our online contact form.


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