Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Fighting for Victims of Medical Negligence & Misconduct
No one is perfect—not even healthcare providers. In fact, healthcare providers frequently make mistakes that can seriously injure or even kill the patients they are supposed to be helping. If you are injured as a result of a healthcare provider’s mistake, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
There are many ways that a hospital or doctor may be responsible for an injury or wrongful death. If you have been injured by a negligent healthcare provider, or if your loved one passed away after receiving substandard medical care, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation from an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
At Amanda Demanda Law Group, our Miami medical malpractice lawyers have the experience and resources to handle these complex cases effectively.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice doesn’t necessarily mean that a healthcare provider had ill intentions. It simply indicates that there was negligent behavior at the time the healthcare provider was treating the patient. Medical malpractice occurs when the actions of the doctor, hospital, surgeon, or another healthcare provider or facility do not follow the standard of care required to keep the patient safe and healthy.
It is not enough to prove that you sought treatment and did not get better; instead, you must show that the provider failed to take certain actions that another qualified provider would have or took certain actions that another qualified provider would not have in the same or similar circumstances.
What Are the Different Types of Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice cases can take many forms and lead to many different types of injuries. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice cases include:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed treatment
- Failure to treat
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room mistakes
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
The most common type of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis. This means that the healthcare provider failed to diagnose a patient’s condition correctly and promptly. Sometimes, the real issue at hand could have been ignored for so long that the patient could begin experiencing a life-threatening condition rather than receiving the treatment that they should have had from the very beginning.
What Injuries Can Medical Malpractice Cause?
Every malpractice injury case is different, so injuries can vary depending on what was done, what wasn’t done, and future ailments that could have been caused based on the patient's incorrect treatments or diagnoses. Some of the most common injuries that can occur as a result of medical malpractice:
- Worsened medical conditions and symptoms
- Loss of a bodily function
- Permanent disabilities
- Brain damage
- Cancer metastasis
- Unnecessary surgery
- Incorrect incisions
- Allergic reactions
- Emotional suffering
- Wrongful death
Patients who were misdiagnosed or treated incorrectly are victims of medical malpractice, which means that they have a right to compensation for the injuries they have sustained.
You will need to prove that the injuries you sustained were directly linked to the healthcare provider’s negligence.
Having evidence of the other party’s negligence, as well as a strong legal team with extensive legal knowledge and hands-on experience, can make all the difference when fighting for the compensation you deserve. That’s why you should contact the experienced Miami medical malpractice attorneys at Amanda Demanda Law Group for legal assistance and guidance.
How Much Is Your Medical Malpractice Claim Worth?
Medical malpractice victims are entitled to compensation for their injuries. But every medical malpractice case is unique. For this reason, the amount of financial compensation that you and your legal team will be able to recover will depend on several factors. Some of the factors that will likely affect the value of your claim include:
- The past, current, and future costs of treating your injuries
- How much time you have had to take off of work during your recovery
- Your ability to work in the future
- The emotional distress caused by medical malpractice
- The physical pain you have experienced as a result of the malpractice
- The overall impact of your injuries on your life
- Whether or not the medical provider acted with gross negligence or malicious intent
If you are interested in learning about the value of your specific claim, we invite you to reach out to our team at Amanda Demanda Law Group. When you meet with us for a complimentary case evaluation, we can review the factors involved in your claim and provide more information regarding how much your claim may be worth.