Medical malpractice cases are considered in personal injury law circles to be among the most difficult and costly to prove.
Among the reasons why are the great complexities involved in a medical-related discipline (and the subsequent need for expert testimony), the vast resources at the disposal of any defendant in a medical malpractice case, and the enormous amount of money required to build a compelling case against a physician, nurse, hospital, community health facility, or private emergency room.
Many different factors could cause a medical professional to commit an act of malpractice. The most common is failure to properly diagnose an illness, disease, or condition in a timely manner.
Proper assessment of a medical condition could allow for a quick and effective remedy. Examples of this include early detection of skin cancer that could be eradicated through surgery and treatment. If missed, the cancer would be able to metastasize and pose a life-threatening risk.
Medical practitioners undergo years of grueling study and training. Nonetheless, they are human, just like you and me, and they make mistakes. On occasion, the flat-out wrong type of surgery is performed. Other times, a surgical procedure may be performed on the wrong organ. Or objects could be left behind after surgery.
Hospital employees notoriously work incredibly long shifts, occasionally spanning more than one or two consecutive nights. That makes them error-prone and places patients in a terribly precarious position. Moreover, hospital emergency rooms are incredibly stressful environments, and that heightened level of pressure and anxiety will only serve to increase the likelihood a mistake is made.
Medical malpractice cases can arise from anesthesia errors, medication errors, surgical errors, and botched cosmetic procedures. There also are a great number of parents who pursue medical malpractice claims after the birth of their newborn children, as birth trauma is an ongoing epidemic in delivery rooms throughout the State of Florida.
At the Miami personal injury Law Offices of Brumer & Brumer, we speak with a great number of folks who believe they have been the victim of medical malpractice when in fact they weren't. But that's okay. We want to hear from you if you believe the standard of care you received from a doctor or dentist, or any other medical provider, fell below a reasonably expected level.
We never charge our clients to come speak with us during an initial consultation. We only take on cases with merit and we will provide a straightforward assessment of what we believe your case is worth, even if the news is not what you'd hoped to hear.
Brumer & Brumer has been serving South Florida personal injury victims for the last five-plus decades, and would not be looked to as a beacon of honor and high morals and ethics if it were not completely honest with its clients.
We encourage you to call our office today if you have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.