Miami Medical Malpractice Attorney
Call this Miami medical malpractice attorney if you suspect that you or someone you love is the victim of medical malpractice or negligence. He handles all types of medical malpractice cases all over Florida. When a healthcare provider does something to a patient that a reasonably careful healthcare provider would not do or when a healthcare provider fails to do something in treating a patient that the healthcare provider should have done, medical negligence takes place.
Negligence in medical malpractice cases can take place in various situations. For example, failure to diagnose a disease, a surgical mistake in an operation or a wrongful amputation are all forms of medical negligence.
Mr. Quackenbush is an experienced lawyer who handles cases that involve emergency room (ER) negligence. This can occur when patients aren’t properly admitted to the hospital.
Mr. Quackenbush also works on cases in which surgical tools or objects are left in the bodies of patients.
Mr. Quackenbush also handles cases involving birth injuries and cases involving injuries to babies.
Sometimes incorrect medications can be given to patients, and Mr. Quackenbush handles cases involving pharmacy misfills.
All different kinds of medical providers can commit medical malpractice. If medical care is received by the patient and there is carelessness in the treatment that causes harm to the victim, then a medical malpractice case can result.
Finally, Mr. Quackenbush handles cases involving health insurance denials, radiological mistakes and errors, ophthalmological mistakes and errors, cardiology mistakes and errors, and cosmetic surgery mistakes and errors.
If you or someone you love has been injured because of the mistake of a medical provider in the State of Florida (including Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County), dial 954-448-7288 to speak with Mr. Quackenbush at no charge to you.Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer Advises Clients who have been Injured by Doctors or Hospitals
If a hospital or doctor is careless in giving care and causes injuries, medical malpractice or medical negligence takes place. All kinds of medical providers can be legally responsible for medical malpractice. Medical negligence occurs in a number of different ways, from mistakes in surgery to a failure to diagnose an illness in a timely manner.
You might consider stopping treatment with the doctor or hospital if you have been victimized by medical malpractice or negligence. Firstly, it might not be good from the perspective of your health to allow the negligent medical provider to continue caring for you. From the perspective of your case, if you continue to see the medical provider who injured you, it might not give the best appearance in future court proceedings.
Secondly, you should obtain a copy of your “chart” (the complete set of your medical records). Mr. Quackenbush will need these records to get them to another doctor – who will serve as the expert witness in your case and testify to the negligence of the doctor who caused your injuries.Talk to a Miami-Dade Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice takes place for several reasons. Long working hours; doctors who work too many hours; drug, alcohol, and substance abuse; and poor or inadequate training can be the reasons behind medical malpractice. Medical professionals can include nurses, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, surgeons, physician’s assistants, pharmacists and more.
When a medical professional falls short of the standard of care in the treatment of a patient, medical malpractice happens. If this happens to you or your loved one, then you can pursue a medical malpractice case against that medical professional. For that, you have to prove that the medical professional that injured you did not live up to the “standard of care” of a similar medical professiona. In addition to the medical professional who made the mistake, injured patients can also bring a court case against the medical practice, clinic, hospital, nursing home or other medical institution that employed the responsible professional.
Additionally, in the State of Florida, the claim must through a stage called “pre-suit” before you file a lawsuit in a medical malpractice case.
In Florida, the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case is typically two-years. This is two-years from the date of either:
- The malpractice was committed
- The date you either knew or should have known about the malpractice
The second option would apply if it wasn’t immediately apparent that the malpractice had been committed.
In Florida, a four-year statute of repose also applies to medical malpractice cases. The statute of repose indicates that a lawsuit cannot be filed after four years from the date of the malpractice irrespective of when you knew or you should have known that medical malpractice was committed.
Lastly, with cases involving concealment, fraud or intentional misrepresentation, a seven-year statute of repose applies. Thus, it is very important to contact Mr. Quackenbush ASAP.
Unfortunately, people die all of the time due to medical malpractice. When this occurs, the family members/relatives of the decedent can pursue a wrongful death medical malpractice case on behalf of their loved one. However, only certain people can do this. This includes the decedent’s spouse, children under twenty-five-years-of-age, adult children who depend on the decedent financially, and the parent of a child who is under the age of 25. If somebody dies as a result of medical malpractice and doesn’t leave behind any family members/relatives in these categories, then no medical malpractice case can be brough.
Unfortunately, many medical providers do not carry malpractice insurance. It is crucial to determine if the doctor who caused your injury carried insurance. You can do this at the website of the Florida Department of Health.Discuss Your Case with this South Florida Medical Malpractice Law Firm
Mr. Quackenbush handles cases involving all types of injuries everywhere in Miami-Dade County (including Aventura, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, Florida City, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, and Sunny Isles Beach). Call to speak to him about your case for free. He can be reached at 954-448-7288.