INJURY OR DEATH FROM MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE
As a patient, you entrust your health and your very life to the hands of physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals. You assume that their advanced training, practical experience, and state-of-the-art equipment will protect you. So, it is shocking and maddening when an injury or death occurs because of a breach of that trust.
Our Tampa medical malpractice lawyer at Feldman Legal Group provides you with the skilled and determined representation to hold doctors and hospitals accountable for errors or substandard care. We have recovered compensation — often by jury verdict — in malpractice cases statewide in Florida.
If you believe your own disastrous outcome or the serious injury, illness, or death of a family member is due to medical malpractice, arrange a free case evaluation with an experienced personal injury attorney today. We have offices in Tampa and Atlanta, Georgia, or we can travel to you.
PROVEN RESULTS IN FLORIDA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES
Our experienced Tampa attorneys have handled all types of medical malpractice claims resulting in injury or disability, illness or infection, or untimely and preventable deaths:
DETERMINING IF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE HAS OCCURRED
Not every adverse outcome constitutes malpractice. Some ailments cannot be cured. Some patients cannot be saved. But when a minor or routine procedure results in paralysis, organ damage, or death, something went horribly wrong. If doctors missed telltale signs of cancer or did not order the appropriate tests, their competence should be questioned. Often, people are turned away from the E.R. and, unfortunately, die immediately or later as a result of the delay in receiving urgent medical attention. The United States provides excellent medical services compared to other countries across the planet, but unfortunately, mistakes at the emergency room level do occur, and some hospitals employ grossly incompetent physicians and nursing staff.
The threshold for malpractice is high — there must be a disabling, life-threatening, or fatal outcome, not merely a mistake that caused no lasting harm. We must prove that the doctor did not do what other physicians would have reasonably done in the same situation or that the nurse failed to follow protocols. In fact, under Florida law, you cannot even file a lawsuit for medical negligence without a written medical expert’s opinion from a physician licensed in the same or a similar specialty concluding that the treating physician or hospital was negligent.
Tampa trial lawyer Mitchell Feldman and his legal team know what questions to ask and what documents to seek in proving medical malpractice. Often, we must search for a needle in a haystack to find the one piece of crucial evidence that demonstrates negligence. We use nurse consultants and work with physician experts nationwide to analyze potential malpractice claims and to assist us in identifying how the healthcare providers breached the accepted standard of professional care. We are well-versed in the laws controlling medical malpractice cases, including special issues associated with hospital liability for malpractice by the independent doctors working at the facility or the immunity of state-employed physicians and hospitals.
PREPARED TO GO THE DISTANCE
Our goal is to achieve a judgment or settlement that fully covers all past and future medical care and rehabilitation costs, lost earnings, and fair and reasonable compensation for our client’s pain and suffering, or in the case of wrongful death, corresponding damages paid to survivors for the death of a family member. Most, if not all, medical malpractice claims are vigorously contested by the doctor or the hospital, as their reputations are at stake. The medical and legal issues are complex and require sophisticated, meticulous handling by only the most skilled and experienced trial lawyers. Our seasoned Tampa medical malpractice attorneys understand that in these cases, we must be fully prepared to take your case to trial or to mandated malpractice arbitration in order to achieve the results of justice and reasonable compensation for the victims of medical malpractice.
CONTACT A TAMPA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY TODAY
Feldman Legal Group has the experience and resources to take on medical providers and their powerful, highly-paid law firms. Contact us to discuss your potential claim in a free initial assessment with a Tampa medical malpractice lawyer. For your convenience, we can meet you at your home, the hospital, or a public place of your choosing.