Medical professionals have an obligation to deliver competent care to each and every patient. When this does not happen, the consequences can be devastating for a patient’s health and future well-being. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a medical professional’s error, misconduct or negligence, you may be entitled to damages for your injuries through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical malpractice lawsuits in any state are complex and Florida is no exception; but, you can take solace in the fact that our reputable Miami medical malpractice attorneys will investigate the facts of your case and determine the viability of your claim.
Medical Malpractice in Florida
In Florida, you can sue a doctor or other medical professional for medical malpractice if you believe you suffered an injury due to that medical professional’s error or misconduct. Medical malpractice takes place when a medical professional, through an act or omission, causes injury to a patient by failing to adhere to the generally accepted standard of care. This standard of care refers to the level of care that a medical professional practicing in the same specialty of medicine would have used under the same circumstances. You should be aware that there is no need to show intent in medical malpractice claims. Rather, you must simply show that the medical professional’s failure to adhere to the standard of care (for whatever reason) was a direct cause of your injury.