South Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Client-Focused Medical Negligence Attorney Dayle Lopez Represents Patients Harmed by the Errors of Healthcare Providers in Coral Gables, Miami, the Florida Keys, Miami-Dade County, Central Florida, North Florida, and Throughout the State
When you receive treatment from a medical provider, you expect that the treatment will improve your condition or help you reach full health. But when your condition worsens or you are injured after medical care, you may have a legal claim when your healthcare providers committed mistakes that have harmed you. A South Florida medical malpractice lawyer from DLopez Law Firm can assist you in determining your legal rights and seeking justice from the negligent medical professional responsible for the harm you have suffered.
Why DLopez Law Firm is Precisely the Legal Advocate You Need for Your Medical Malpractice Case
At our boutique law firm, every case is handled by an attorney from the first intake all the way through your recovery. We maintain close contact with you, and you will have full access to your lawyer to get answers to your questions about your rights and updates on the status of your case. We strive to make a positive impact in the lives of each of our clients as well as in the community as a whole. Our fully bilingual staff allows our firm to serve clients from the Hispanic and immigrant communities in South Florida.
When you have been harmed by the negligent care of your medical providers, turn to a South Florida medical malpractice lawyer from DLopez Law Firm for a free initial case evaluation. Let a medical negligence attorney in Coral Gables, FL go over your legal options for pursuing financial recovery from those responsible for the harm inflicted by negligence healthcare.
How Can a South Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer from DLopez Law Firm Help You Obtain Accountability and Compensation from Negligent Medical Professionals?
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you deserve to recover compensation for the expenses and losses you suffered because of injuries or physical harm inflicted by negligent medical care. A South Florida medical malpractice lawyer from DLopez Law firm will aggressively pursue a settlement or trial verdict that provides you with a full financial recovery for:
- Additional medical expenses incurred to treat physical injuries or health conditions caused by the malpractice
- Costs of long-term care necessary for any resulting permanent impairments or disabilities
- Lost wages or income when you cannot work due to the harm caused by malpractice
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
Let our firm handle all the work necessary to pursue your case, while you focus on getting back to full health. Your attorney will:
- Secure copies of your medical records and other evidence needed to build your case
- Identify the parties who can be held liable for your losses
- Spend time getting to know you and understand your goals and concerns so that we pursue a legal strategy aimed at securing the results you want in your case
- Vigorously pursue your claims at the negotiating table or in court
What Exactly Is Medical Malpractice?
Not every failed treatment or adverse outcome from treatment is the result of medical malpractice. The law recognizes that medicine is an evolving science and that a patient can have a less-than-ideal outcome even if no mistakes were made in their care. Instead, a healthcare provider’s treatment may constitute medical malpractice only when the provider failed to treat the patient in accordance with the applicable standard of care.
The standard of care differs in every patient’s case, but it is broadly defined as the treatment decisions and actions that other reasonable medical providers of similar experience and training would undertake in identical circumstances.
Medical malpractice asks whether a provider undertook the actions expected of them according to current standards of medical care. In many cases, a medical malpractice claim will require you to present testimony from another medical provider who can opine as to what the standard of care was in your case and how your treating provider’s actions failed to comply with that standard and caused you to suffer harm.
What Types of Medical Malpractice Cases Can DLopez Law Firm Help You With?
At DLopez Law Firm, a South Florida medical malpractice lawyer can help you obtain accountability and compensation if you or a loved one have suffered from negligent medical care that led to:
- Birth injuries
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Medication errors, including prescribing contraindicated medication, miscalculating dosage, or administering medication to the wrong patient
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors, including wrong-site or wrong-patient surgery, leaving equipment in a patient, or damaging patient tissue
- Radiological errors
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Premature discharge
- Inadequate follow-up care
- Lack of informed consent
Contact Us for a Free Case Review to Go Over Your Legal Rights with Our South Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Don’t leave the outcome of your claim to chance. Get the legal representation you need to aggressively fight for your rights. Contact DLopez Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation to speak with a South Florida medical malpractice lawyer about what our firm can do to get you the financial recovery you need and deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice in South Florida
Depending on the circumstances of a patient’s care, various medical professionals may have liability in a medical malpractice claim, including doctors, nurses, radiology technicians, orderlies, or physical therapists. In addition, employers of these professionals, including hospitals and medical practices, may also have liability in a medical malpractice case.
Under Florida law, a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date that you discovered (or should have discovered through reasonable diligence) that you were harmed by negligent medical care. However, a medical malpractice suit must be filed no later than four years after the alleged negligent treatment or care was rendered. If a medical malpractice lawsuit is not timely filed under the law, you can lose the opportunity to recover compensation from the parties at fault for the harm you have suffered.
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