Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medical Malpractice Lawyers
When patients enter a doctor’s office, hospital or other medical facility, they do so with the expectation that the medical professionals in charge of their treatment will use the utmost care and discretion. Yet, most patients are completely unaware of how often medical mistakes are made.

A startling report from John Hopkins indicates that errors in medical care are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming over 250,000 lives each year, more than respiratory disease, accidents and strokes.

Despite this report, medical malpractice claims are extremely complex to prove. Doctors, hospitals and their insurance providers will also vigorously defend any medical malpractice claims against them. It is nearly impossible for injured parties to successfully resolve a malpractice claim without the guidance of experienced medical malpractice lawyers.

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What You Should Know About Medical Malpractice Cases…


What is Considered Medical Malpractice?

Healthcare providers – including doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses – have a professional and legal obligation to perform their duties according to a professionally accepted standard of care. If a medical practitioner fails to meet the accepted standard of care, and an injury or death results from this negligence, the victim or the victim’s family can file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the liable party.

It is important to note, however, that medical science is not exact and there are inherent risks involved with modern surgical techniques. Not all injuries or deaths that occur while in the care of a healthcare provider are the result of medical malpractice. It must be proven that an injury or death resulted from a healthcare provider’s failure to perform his or her duties to the accepted standard of care.

What are Examples of Medical Negligence?

There are countless examples of medical malpractice. To be a viable legal claim, against the physician or medical facility, the medical negligence must have failed to meet the accepted standard of care and resulted in serious injury or death to the patient. Some of the more common or well known examples of medical negligence would include:

  • Child Delivery Errors
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Patients being given the wrong medication or anesthesia
  • Patients being given the wrong dosage of medication or anesthesia
  • Surgeons removing the wrong body part
  • Surgeons leaving surgical instruments inside of patients

What Compensation is Available for Medical Malpractice?


 

Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

The truth is that medical malpractice cases are one of the most difficult personal injury claims to pursue. By their nature, they are incredibly complex, normally requiring the review and testimony of multiple medical experts. This factor alone makes pursuing medical malpractice claims expensive and cost prohibitive for most individuals.

In addition, hospitals, doctor’s offices, medical facilities and their liability insurance providers will vigorously defend any medical malpractice claims against them. Without the guidance of an experienced and skilled medical malpractice attorney and the possibility of a lawsuit, there is almost no chance for a fair or just settlement for the victim.

Why Hire Lutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A.?

Medical malpractice claims are not the same as car accident or slip and falls cases. To be successful, you’ll need a skilled trial attorney with experience litigating medical malpractice claims.

Lutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A. is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated law firm, the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards. We are also considered one of the premier civil trial law firms in Southwest Florida. Our track record in jury trials speaks for itself.

For 25 years the medical malpractice lawyers of Lutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A. have proudly served injury victims throughout Southwest Florida, with compassion and the highest ethical standards possible. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of a healthcare provider, our medical malpractice lawyers are here to help you.

We handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we charge no attorney’s fees unless we settle your claim or win a favorable verdict in court. For a no cost case review of your claim, contact us today.
 

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