South Florida Medical Malpractice Law Firm
When a healthcare provider fails to provide adequate care, it can cause serious repercussions to your health. State laws that govern medical malpractice are complex and involve many elements. You have to show that you had a relationship with the doctor or nurse. You must also show that the provider didn’t rise to a standard of care that another healthcare provider would. Finally, you must also show that you have damages. A South Florida medical malpractice law firm can help a victim pursue for damages against those responsible.
Here are six examples of medical malpractice that could result in a lawsuit.
Your doctor prescribes the wrong medication or the wrong dose. Another type of error is when the nurse fails to give you the right dose of medication.
Although most surgical centers have procedures in place to prevent serious mistakes, errors can and do occur. A surgeon may operate on the wrong body part. For example, you were in the hospital to have the meniscus on your right knee repaired, but instead, the left knee is operated on. Surgeons can leave instruments or equipment, such as a sponge, in your body after the operation. A South Florida medical malpractice law firm can assist surgical error victims in getting financial compensation for their injuries.
Your obstetrician might fail to diagnose gestational diabetes. During the birth, the doctor doesn’t respond quickly to fetal distress. Childbirth injuries are often not evident immediately. Mom can be injured during childbirth due to negligence, too. You need to act to protect your own rights and health as well as that of your child. Families who have suffered childbirth injuries should contact a South Florida medical malpractice law firm immediately.
Your doctor often has to rely on experience and medical tests to accurately diagnose your condition. If your healthcare provider doesn’t order a test or doesn’t diagnose you properly, it could lead to a lack of treatment or an incorrect treatment plan.
A delayed diagnosis occurs when the physician doesn’t provide the right diagnosis in time to treat the patient effectively. In some cases, a delayed diagnosis could lead to death. It’s important to ask whether another medical provider would have made the same mistake.
When you are given the wrong amount of anesthesia, it could result in brain damage or even lead to death. The anesthesiologist may not properly monitor your symptoms during surgery. If you’re experiencing problems that might have due to an anesthesia error, it might be difficult to prove that it was negligence.
How Can Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. Help?
The Miami-based law firm of Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. offers a lengthy record of successful representation in catastrophic personal injury & medical malpractice claims including birth trauma, misdiagnosis & medication errors. The verdicts and settlements listed below are a sample of the many awards we have obtained on behalf of our clients, keeping in mind that each case is different and past results do not guarantee any particular future outcome.
We are seasoned attorneys with a commitment to delivering traditional client service and exceptional advocacy. We represent individuals and families with claims resulting from Medical & HMO Malpractice, Elder Abuse & Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse , Industrial & Construction Accidents, Aviation Accidents, Boating Injuries, Dangerous & Defective Products, and other Wrongful or Negligent Conduct.
We are committed to helping individuals and families pursue their rights under the law. Contact our Miami office for more information about representation if you or a family member have been seriously injured due to negligence.
Click on a case type below for more information but please keep in mind that the information about past verdicts and settlements of the firm’s cases are based on the unique facts of each case. These amounts reflect the gross recovery in each case (before attorneys’ fees, expenses and medical costs are deducted). Although these results were obtained by our firm, they may not indicate the success or value of any other case. By clicking on Verdicts and Settlements you are acknowledging that each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits, and that the information contained here has not been reviewed or approved by The Florida Bar.
- Medical Malpractice Cases
- Wrongful Birth & Birth Defect Case
- Nursing Home & Disabled Adult Neglect Cases
- Construction Negligence/Accident Cases
- Negligent Security & Police Shooting Cases
- Premises & Product Liability Case
- Automobile Negligence Cases
- Sexual Abuse Cases
Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Prevailing in a medical malpractice case isn’t easy, but with medical and legal specialists who show each aspect of your case, it is possible. Discuss your claim with a South Florida medical malpractice law firm like Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. who can assess your situation based on the law in your state and your potential to be successful.