Miami Medical Negligence
Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider, doctor, nurse, dentist, dental office or staff, pathologist, neurologist, oncologist, cardiologist, toxicologist, pharmacologist, technician, nursing home or staff, hospital or hospital worker whose performance of duties deviates from a standard of practice of those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient or patients.
All medical malpractice cases are based on the concept of negligence. In Florida, in order to prove that you were injured due to the malpractice of a health provider you must show: (1) The health care provider failed to exercise a duty of care and (2) That failure was the proximate cause of the injury. The experienced Miami medical malpractice lawyers at Leesfield Scolaro will help recover damages for clients who were harmed because a health care provider failed to meet the required generally accepted standards of skill and care. Every medical negligence case that we investigate is first analyzed by a team made up of our Miami medical malpractice attorneys, nurses and physicians who help determine if the case meets the threshold requirements of the law.
We understand that medical malpractice cases must be handled in a timely manner. Florida has a two-year statute of limitations in medical negligence cases, which means that the lawsuit must be brought within two years from the time the patient, family member, or guardian knew or should have known with reasonable diligence that the injury occurred due to medical malpractice. Florida also has a "statute of repose," which means that unless there is proven fraud, misrepresentation, or concealment, one can never sue a health care provider more than four years after the actual malpractice incident.
Our Miami medical negligence attorneys secured a $8,800,000 settlement for a 34-year-old wife and mother for negligent medical care and treatment. In another case, we achieved a $2,500,000 settlement where neonatal neglect caused the loss of a premature baby's hand when an intravenous line was wrongly inserted into an artery instead of a vein while the infant was in the neonatal unit of the hospital. For a complete list of Leesfield & Partner's medical malpractice and other representative results, go to our Verdicts and Settlements section.
To contact one of our experienced Miami medical malpractice trial lawyers call our Miami law office today at 800-836-6400 or click here for a free and full case evaluation.