When hospitals, doctors and nurses provide negligent and careless services to their patients resulting in injury or death, those patients or their survivors may have a right to receive fair compensation for those damages. Injuries from medical malpractice that we see include:
It is unfortunate, that many people often receive false diagnoses of cancer. As a result, they must undergo unnecessary testing, or are needlessly compelled to undergo chemotherapy before the error is found. Far more common, however, is the misdiagnosis of actual cancer. The emotional and psychological impact on a patient who finds out too late they have cancer can be catastrophic.
Commonly missed or misdiagnosed cancers include:
Most of these cancers are curable if diagnosed early. In fact, many should be diagnosed early by well-trained physicians. Unfortunately, we know this is not always the case.
Symptoms of heart attacks are common, and medical professionals need to address them in a responsible manner, consistent with the proper standard of care.
In fact, many heart attacks can be prevented with proper and timely medical intervention. Healthcare providers have a responsibility to conduct proper testing and accurately interpret test results.
When patients are discharged from hospitals without proper diagnosis, they may suffer significant repercussions, including death.
The most important monitor in the operating room is the anesthesiologist. Monitoring is intended to provide early warning of adverse changes or trends during the operation so that irreversible damage can be prevented.
Standards for basic intraoperative monitoring requires that the patient’s oxygenation, ventilation, circulation, and temperature shall be under continued evaluation. Furthermore, there are numerous complications that can occur during the intubation of the trachea. Unfortunately, carelessness or negligence during anesthesia can result in significant injury or death to the patient.
The Trop Law Group has experience representing clients injured during laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is commonly performed for gallbladder removal, hernia repair, hysterectomy, and other abdominal surgeries. While performing surgery laparoscopically can reduce pain and recovery time, it can also significantly increase the risk of surgeon-induced injury.
Birth Defect Litigation
There are several causes of birth defects and birth injuries. Some occur during the prenatal period as a result of medications or other toxins that the mother is exposed to prior to birth. Sadly, the harm caused to a young infant while inutero can be devastating and permanent.
Also, healthy children are injured at the time of the birthing process. A common form of a traumatic birth injury is prenatal asphyxia. This condition occurs when the child is deprived of a sufficient amount of oxygen to the brain at or immediately before delivery. The effects of this condition can be devastating and cause permanent damage to the child.
Plastic surgery is a field of medicine that is becoming more and more popular every year. Successful surgery can have its advantages. Unfortunately, serious complications can arise if a physician performing elective plastic surgery is careless. If a plastic surgeon is negligent, the patient may suffer excessive scarring, post-operative infections, or death.
Hospital & Physician Mistakes
Hospitals and physicians not only have a responsibility to provide good care, but to also notify you if you or your loved one is harmed by their negligence. Unfortunately, most medical errors go unreported.
Medical errors result in excess of 100,000 injuries each year, and cause 44,000 – 98,000 deaths a year in the United States. In fact, malpractice deaths are the third leading cause of preventable deaths in this country
If you or someone you know have been the victim of medical malpractice, let us review your case and provide you with a free consultation. You need a South Florida medical malpractice lawyer you can talk to, who understands your situation and who will fight for you. Call us today at (954) 981-7150 for your free consultation or contact us here.