Medical Malpractice Attorney
Healthcare is a service with the highest stakes. Our health and lives are in the hands of physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals entrusted with patients’ well-being.
In some unfortunate situations, patients suffer at the hands of the medical personnel they trust. When providers abandon the standard of care they promised to uphold, patients become innocent victims of careless and negligent treatment.
The tenacious legal team at Menendez Trial Attorneys collaborates with qualified, ethics-driven medical experts to help right the wrongs of negligent health-care professionals and practices. From our office in Coral Gables, we assist clients throughout Florida who sustain severe injuries due to medical malpractice.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the result of a hospital, healthcare facility, doctor, or other medical professional causing injury to a patient through negligence or lack of oversight.
Medical malpractice includes:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Prescription and medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Scanning and testing mistakes
- Case management errors
- Errors in post-treatment follow-up
According to legal standards, it must exhibit the following features for a situation to qualify as medical malpractice.
A facility or professional has violated the standard of care
The health-care profession holds specific criteria for appropriate medical treatment. These are standards that reasonable medical professionals in comparable situations would generally acknowledge as acceptable. If a patient receives treatment inconsistent with these criteria, that treatment does not meet the standard of care. This failure to adhere to the standard of care may become evidence of negligence.
The negligence is responsible for an injury
To assert medical malpractice, a patient needs to show that he or she received treatment that did not meet the standard of care AND that this failure to meet the standard of care caused an injury that would not have happened otherwise. When a patient or family member is dissatisfied with results, it is unfortunate, but it is not necessarily malpractice. For negligence to be present in a situation, the poor decisions must have caused an injury.
Considerable damages exist because of the injury
A medical malpractice case is rarely quick or inexpensive. To prove medical malpractice, a personal injury lawyer needs to call various medical experts and hold multiple depositions. For a suit to be worthwhile, the patient must be able to illustrate substantial damages. Otherwise, the costs to proceed with the lawsuit might exceed any potential award.
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?
If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you should contact Menendez Trial Attorneys for a consultation and a thorough review of your situation.
You have already been through medical trauma, so let us handle a medical malpractice suit’s complex challenges.
We will talk to you and LISTEN to you. We will review your medical records and other details to determine the validity of your claim and work with medical experts to gather vital information to back your claim.
The dedicated legal professionals at Menendez Trial Attorneys will help establish who has liability for your injuries. We will also determine the amount in damages you should seek in the lawsuit, taking into consideration your:
- Lost wages
- Loss of potential income
- Medical bills
- Pre-existing conditions
- Likely future challenges
When we take on your medical malpractice case, our team will fight to prove that the medical professional responsible had an obligation to meet a standard of care and failed to do so. We will prove that you or your loved one experienced an injury resulting from the negligence. Finally, we will show that you deserve to seek financial damages as compensation for your injury.
When you’re our client, we are on your team. We’ll handle the complexities of Florida’s medical malpractice laws and keep you informed every step of the way.
What Compensation Can I Seek for My Injuries?
As a victim of medical malpractice, you can seek both economic and non-economic damages. At Menendez Trial Attorneys, we will handle all the intricate details.
In layman’s terms, economic damages are things like medical bills and lost wages.
Non-economic damages are the human losses such as pain and suffering. It can be tougher to pin down a dollar amount for these damages, including loss of enjoyment and loss of consortium. Though there’s no paperwork to help us put a price tag on these losses, we will fight to prove the need for compensation, based on our experience.
For some time, Florida law capped pain-and-suffering damages at $500,000. The Florida Supreme Court overturned the cap in 2017, giving us more leeway to seek sufficient compensation for your non-economic damages.
While no amount of money can return you to your pre-injury condition, we will fight for a medical malpractice settlement or verdict that can help ease your financial struggles and give you peace of mind so you can focus on your health and well-being.
Menendez Trial Attorneys Represent Clients Who Suffer From Serious Medical Malpractice
If you or a loved one needs a Coral Gables personal injury attorney, Menendez Trial Attorneys is here for you.
Our team seeks justice for our clients who are victims of medical malpractice. We have extensive knowledge of both legal issues and procedures. We fight to reveal medical professionals who harm innocent people — like you — through their negligent treatment.
If you think you may have a cause for action, you should contact us to begin a review as soon as possible. In Florida, the statute of limitations is between two and four years. Don’t let the clock on your medical malpractice case run out before you can even make the first move. Getting an early start gives us plenty of time to gather the necessary documentation and evidence. Plus, we can help lessen much of the stress and many of the headaches that come later.
We Have a Track Record
Outcomes drive attorney Jose Menendez and the team that fights at his side. We know the law and will pursue your case with a focus on the evidence. If your life has been changed forever because of medical malpractice, and you need a catastrophic injury attorney, we’re in your corner.
Contact Us Today
Please contact Menendez Trial Attorneys via our website or call us at 305-445-6500. Our staff in Coral Gables, Florida, is ready to hear from you to help you move forward following medical malpractice. Se Habla Español.