Injured By Medical Malpractice? Orlando Medical Malpractice Attorneys Will Fight For Your Rights
An experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorney at Page & Eichenblatt will be committed to protecting your rights as a victim of medical malpractice. Call us at (407) 386-1900, or complete the contact form here on our website. Attorney Gregory A. Page and attorney Steven S. Eichenblatt are experienced Florida medical malpractice lawyers who offer effective legal representation to the injured victims of negligence in the greater Orlando area and throughout central Florida.
Page & Eichenblatt has established a reputation for legal excellence – and for winning sizeable settlements and verdicts on behalf of our medical malpractice clients in the Orlando area. Schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at Page & Eichenblatt today if you are ready to discuss your medical malpractice claim. You will learn how the law applies in your own case and whether you should proceed with legal action. There is no obligation.
What Are Florida Doctors Required to Offer Their Patients?
Healthcare providers in the state of Florida must offer consumers a “reasonable” standard of care. They are obligated to offer competent, fully professional treatment and care similar to what most other medical professionals in this state would provide in comparable circumstances.
We trust doctors to “do no harm” and to use their skills appropriately. When medical malpractice makes the news – when a surgeon amputates the wrong organ, arm, or leg, for instance – it is quite rare. Most medical malpractice incidents involve a misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis.
One of the risks posed by misdiagnosis is that a patient may be offered the wrong treatment or prescribed the wrong medicine after a serious condition is misdiagnosed. The National Academy of Medicine tells us that prescription errors affect at least a million people a year in the U.S.
What Are the Rights of Medical Malpractice Victims in Florida?
Whether it’s a surgical error or a misdiagnosis, if a licensed medical provider acts negligently in the state of Florida, and if a patient is injured or dies as a direct result of that negligence, the victim or the surviving family members may be entitled to monetary damages under Florida law.
If a medical professional in Florida fails to adhere to proper procedures, misdiagnoses your medical condition, prescribes a wrong medication, or makes a surgical error, and if you are injured as a result of that mistake, you are a victim of medical malpractice.
If you or a member of your family is injured in an incident of medical malpractice anywhere in central Florida, arrange a legal consultation immediately with an experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorney at Page & Eichenblatt.
Here’s What Page & Eichenblatt Will Do for You
Call us at (407) 386-1900 to find out more about your rights and your recourse if you have been victimized by medical malpractice. An experienced Florida attorney will explain what constitutes medical malpractice and how the law applies if you are injured while seeking medical treatment.
To succeed with a medical malpractice claim, a medical malpractice attorney must prove that a healthcare provider breached the legal and professional duty of care to the patient. The victim and the victim’s attorney must also prove that the negligence was a direct cause of the injury.
Finally, the victims of medical malpractice and their lawyers must prove that quantifiable damages were caused by the malpractice, and they must document the scope of those damages.
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In other words, your lawyer will have to demonstrate that because of medical malpractice, you paid additional healthcare bills, you lost wages or other income, your future earning capacity has been impaired, and/or that you have experienced needless pain and suffering.
At Page & Eichenblatt, we have more than twenty-five years of experience fighting for the rights of medical malpractice victims in the Orlando area and throughout the state of Florida. We understand the difficult obstacles that often confront the victims of medical malpractice.
Precisely How is Medical Malpractice Defined?
Risk is a part of virtually every medical treatment, so not every mistake that a medical professional makes will constitute medical malpractice. Do not agree to any surgical procedure or medical treatment until and unless you understand fully the risks that will be involved.
In medical malpractice cases in Florida, the victim (or “plaintiff”) must prove these three claims in order to prevail and to acquire compensation:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed between the plaintiff and doctor (the “defendant”).
- The typical physician, in a similar situation, would not have made the same mistake. In other words, the physician was negligent.
- That physician’s negligence was the cause of an injury or injuries to the plaintiff.
What Will It Take to Prevail With a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Most physicians in Florida are superlative medical providers, and they take extra steps to reduce the risks to patients. But others do not. If you are a medical malpractice victim, or if you are not sure, explain your concerns to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer at Page & Eichenblatt.
To prove that a doctor was negligent, your attorney will need all of your pertinent medical records. In some cases, your lawyer may also need to consult with an expert medical witness who can examine the case and offer an opinion about the physician’s presumed negligence.
A Page & Eichenblatt medical malpractice lawyer will review your case and help you decide if filing a medical malpractice claim is the best way for you to proceed. When it is, your lawyer will fight aggressively for your rights, for justice, and for the full compensation that you deserve.
What Will Justice Cost You? And How Can You Contact Us?
The medical malpractice lawyers at Page & Eichenblatt work on a contingency fee basis. This means if you file a medical malpractice claim, you pay no lawyer’s fee until Page & Eichenblatt obtain the compensation that you are entitled to by Florida law as a medical malpractice victim.
Every medical malpractice victim is treated with complete respect and dignity at Page & Eichenblatt. If you choose to take legal action, you will work personally with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
If you have been injured in an incident of medical malpractice, call us now at (407) 386-1900, or use the contact form here on our website. Page & Eichenblatt is located at 214 South Lucerne Circle East in Orlando. If you’ve been hurt by medical malpractice, we are ready to fight for you.