When a doctor or healthcare provider makes an error, the outcome can be devastating for the patient. Serious injury or even death are common outcomes of medical mistakes, and estimates indicate that as many as 200,000 people lose their lives every year because of the errors made by healthcare practitioners.
When a doctor, hospital or other care provider does make an error, the law says that injured victims or surviving family members deserve full compensation for all losses. To obtain this compensation, however, you’ll want help from an experienced Miami medical malpractice attorney. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is here to help.
When Can You Pursue a Claim for a Medical Mistake?
Many different types of medical errors are made by doctors and other healthcare providers. A few examples of the most common errors include:
- Botched surgical procedures
- Surgeons leaving instruments inside of patients
- Surgeons operating on the wrong body part or the wrong patient
- Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose a medical condition
- Mistakes during labor and delivery
- Lab test errors
- Prescription drug errors including prescribing or administering the wrong dose or failing to check for dangerous drug interactions
When these or other mistakes occur, the outcome can be a disaster for the patient. A victim of medical malpractice may suffer from the progression of a disease such as cancer, which could have been cured if diagnosed early. A patient might develop an infection due to the medical mistake, might overdose on a drug or may even die because of the error.
Whatever the consequences of the medical negligence, the doctor or provider responsible for the mistake is expected to provide full compensation for losses. A patient can pursue a claim to recover monetary damages if the patient can prove that the doctor provided substandard care and injury resulted.
Why You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Miami
Whether or not a medical malpractice claim is successful is determined by two factors: can you prove the doctor provided substandard care and can you prove the medical negligence actually hurt you.
Injured victims may face many challenges in proving their case as doctors often try to argue that the outcome would have been the same regardless of the medical care provided. To ensure that you can make your case and get the compensation you deserve, you will need expert witnesses and a detailed analysis of your medical records. A Miami medical malpractice attorney can help you to find the right witnesses and build your case so you can recover the money you deserve.
How Much Can Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Get You?
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers have helped many clients to pursue claims after being harmed by doctors and healthcare providers. Let us put our legal knowledge to work on your case. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.