Assertive Legal Representation In Medical Malpractice Cases
Doctors and other medical professionals perform amazing feats every day in Miami and across Florida. Unfortunately, they also commit errors that result in serious injuries, mistaken or missed diagnoses, and even death. When this occurs, victims or their families may seek financial compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
At Jontiff & Jontiff, we advocate aggressively for injured parties and family members who have lost their loved ones due to negligent medical acts. Medical malpractice cases may result from a negligent act by a medical professional or a failure to act that results in negative consequences. Cases can be filed against physicians, hospitals, nurses, pharmacists and other parties.
Medical malpractice cases are often aggressively defended. We have the necessary resources to build strong cases. We have access to highly regarded medical professionals who can testify on your behalf. Our lawyers also are trial-proven litigators. Although many of these cases are resolved through negotiation, we prepare every case as if it will go to trial, which is necessary in order to negotiate from a position of strength.
We represent clients in a wide range of medical malpractice lawsuits, including those involving:
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to diagnose cancer and other conditions
- Radiology errors
- Surgical errors
- Nursing errors
- Birth injuries
- Medication and pharmacy errors
Proving Medical Malpractice
In order to prove that medical malpractice has occurred, it must be shown that the care provided deviated from an accepted standard of care, and that the medical professional’s actions directly caused or substantially contributed to the injury.
If it is proven that negligence existed, a victim may seek economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those awarded as a direct result of actual financial loss. For instance, current and future medical bills, the cost of home health care and other expenses that are directly related to the injuries caused by the medical negligence, as well as past and future lost wages and loss of earning capacity, are economic damages because you can actually add up a dollar amount for your losses. Non-economic damages include past and future pain, suffering, inconvenience, physical impairment, disfigurement, psychological harm, loss of consortium, or other non-pecuniary injury.
If it can be shown there was gross negligence or a reckless disregard of the victim’s safety, punitive damages may be warranted. However, this is less common.
Prompt Action Is Important
Florida law sets the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit at two years from the time the patient knew or should have known that an injury occurred and that it was likely due to medical malpractice. It is important to contact our experienced legal team as soon as possible so we can begin collecting all of the medical records and other evidence that is necessary to build a strong medical malpractice case.
We invite you to schedule a free consultation in which we can review the facts of your case, answer your questions and recommend a course of action. Call 305-674-1099 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.