Parkland Medical Malpractice Attorney
The average doctor has between 1,800 and 2,000 patients, according to the American Association of Physician Leadership. This number may come as a shock to most people, as the personal touch that they thought their doctor gives them turns out to not be so personal after all. With so many patients and so many responsibilities to each person, it is understandable that doctors make mistakes. 34 percent of all physicians have been sued for malpractice, and nearly 17 percent have been sued multiple times, according to the American Medical Association. When doctors make errors, they often result in catastrophic illness, injury, disability, or impairment. Unlike the errors that your hair stylist or waiter makes, physician errors can ruin or end lives. The Parkland medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg assist clients who are victims of physician or hospital negligence by filing medical malpractice lawsuits for maximum compensation.
The Complexity of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
When a hospital, doctor, or other healthcare provider fails to provide a standard of care for their patient and that patient suffers, the responsible party can be held accountable for compensation. Compensation can include, though is not limited to, medical costs, pain and suffering, disability, scarring and disfigurement, lost earning capacity, and more. However, it can be difficult winning any medical malpractice claim or lawsuit because doctors, hospitals, and their insurance providers are willing to go to great lengths to protect themselves from financial or reputational harm. Defendants in medical malpractice claims use their own medical experts to deny wrongdoing and claim that malpractice did not occur. Parkland medical malpractice attorney Barry S. Mittelberg has decades of experience fighting back against these false claims, and uses a strong network of medical experts, research, and the latest technology to prove that malpractice did, in fact, cause traumatic injuries and serious damages. Our law firm represents clients who have suffered the following types of medical malpractice and more:
- Emergency room errors;
- Defective medical device injuries;
- Post-surgical infections;
- Birth injuries;
- Surgical errors;
- Medication errors; and
Non Economic Damages and Florida Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Non economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of joy of life, loss of consortium in the event of a death, emotional distress, and any other type of psychological, physical, or emotional harm that does not directly cause a financial loss. While it could certainly be argued that depression or PTSD lead to decreased productivity at work and the loss of a job or promotion, these emotional distress damages are not considered to be economical harms. Under Florida statute 766.118, non economic damages are limited to $500,000 in medical malpractice claims. For medical errors that lead to a vegatative state or death is $1 million. However, in recent years this statute has not been upheld, as the Florida Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional. For the time being, there is not a cap on non economic damages in Medical Malpractice claims.
Contact One of Our Parkland Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Here at the Parkland Law Offices of Barry S. Mittelberg, we bring lawsuits against the largest hospitals, single practitioners, and everyone in between and stop at nothing to provide desirable results for our clients. Reach out to our medical malpractice attorneys today at 954-752-1213 to schedule a free consultation.