Orlando Medical Malpractice Attorney
Sadly, medical malpractice occurs somewhat frequently, as most Americans will get a mis- (or late) diagnosis at least once in their lifetime. And while many aren’t receiving the proper care that they need, others are receiving too much care in some instances—for example, absolutely unnecessary (but very expensive) surgeries and procedures performed by specialists—which is also a form of malpractice. Medical malpractice can cover both negligence and intentional conduct that strays from the accepted standard of care, necessitating the assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Orlando.
If you have suffered as the result of a medical mistake or other malpractice, contact the Hornsby Law Group to find out how we can help you. These kinds of mistakes can be life altering, resulting in permanent problems and often medical expenses that last a lifetime. You should not have to endure them on your own. Our experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorneys can help.
Medical Malpractice Claims
Like auto accident claims, medical malpractice claims often involve experts. However, because the accepted standard of care in that particular area of medicine is crucial to establishing a successful malpractice case, these claims can be more complicated and hinge on the particular medical experts involved. In fact, under Florida law, corroboration of reasonable grounds to even initiate medical negligence litigation must be provided by verified written medical expert opinion at the time litigation is initiated. In addition, the claimant (plaintiff) has the burden of proving that the healthcare provider (whether that be the doctor and/or hospital and/or associated staff, such as nurses) breached that professional standard of care (or the level of care, skill, and treatment which is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by similar health care providers who provide their expert testimony).
The Hornsby Law Group has over 40 years of experience handling Orlando medical malpractice claims, including litigation and settlement in local Orlando courts. We understand all of the strategies and intricacies involved in bringing a successful medical malpractice claim, including any complicated rules of procedure. With these types of cases, you want to ensure that you have someone experienced representing you because of the nature of the requirements regarding proof that negligence/malpractice has occurred. Contact our Orlando medical malpractice attorneys.
Some of the common errors made by doctors that result in malpractice suits include but are not limited to:
- Mis- or delayed diagnoses;
- Medication errors;
- Childbirth errors; and
- Surgery errors (such as operating on the wrong side of the body or organ).
While medical expenses are one type of compensation typically considered in these claims, compensation can often also involve pain and suffering and other damages due to the nature of the mistakes made and any lasting consequences. For example, if a doctor intentionally performed a surgery or procedure knowing that it was not necessary—or even carries the risk of injuring a patient—in an effort to make a profit, courts will sometimes also grant punitive damages in order to punish the provider and ensure that it does not happen again. Let our Orlando medical malpractice attorneys help you.
Experienced Orlando Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact our office so that we can help evaluate your case right away. Call Hornsby Law at (407) 499-8887 for a free consultation and let us get started helping you.