A medical mistake can be devastating and life-altering when you or a loved one is hurt. Our team of experienced attorneys at Hinkle Law understands how difficult the situation can be for you and your family. If a physician has insufficiently treated you or caused unnecessary harm to an existing injury or illness, please contact a medical malpractice lawyer for assistance with your claim.
A Tallahassee medical malpractice lawyer from Hinkle Law Firm can help individuals who have suffered from medical malpractice. Our medical malpractice lawyer can assist with filing and pursuing a compensation claim. Your malpractice lawyer can:
We will work hard to get victims as much compensation as possible for their:
Medical malpractice is professional recklessness by medical professionals in a patient's diagnosis, treatment, or aftercare. It can include:
In simple terms, it's when a doctor or facility falls below the standard of care that would be expected of any competent healthcare provider in similar conditions. Victims of medical malpractice may be eligible for financial compensation.
Our team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers is highly knowledgeable and dedicated to seeking justice for our clients. We understand the complexity of navigating medical malpractice cases involving:
Birth injuries are physical harm or trauma to the infant during childbirth. These injuries can be caused by various factors, including:
Medication errors are mistakes or oversights made while administering medications, such as:
These errors can potentially result in severe harm or death for a patient if not addressed.
Failure to diagnose a serious condition is when medical professionals fail to recognize the signs and symptoms of a particular illness or injury. This can lead to delayed treatment, more severe health problems, and sometimes even death.
A cancer misdiagnosis is when a doctor incorrectly diagnoses a person with cancer when the diagnosis is false. This can lead to serious medical issues, delayed treatment, and even death.
Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers, are areas of damaged skin that result from prolonged pressure on the skin. They typically occur where bones are close to the skin's surface, such as ankles, heels, and hips. This pressure prevents proper blood circulation and can lead to infection.
Failure to prevent or treat infections is when preventive measures are not taken, an infection develops, or when an existing infection does not respond properly to treatment and persists.
Anesthesia errors are medical mistakes related to improperly administering and monitoring anesthetic drugs during a surgical procedure. These errors can have severe and fatal consequences, including:
Blood transfusion errors are medical errors that occur when the wrong type of blood or an incorrect amount is given to a patient. These errors can cause serious physical harm and, in some cases, even death.
Cardiology malpractice is improper or negligent patient treatment by a cardiologist. This includes failing to diagnose, misdiagnose, and provide inadequate or incorrect treatment for a heart condition.
Emergency room malpractice is when a medical professional fails to provide the required standard of care in an emergency room setting, leading to preventable injury or even death to a patient.
Dental malpractice is the failure of a dental professional to perform their expected duties in accordance with accepted standards of care, resulting in injury or harm to the patient. It can include performing inadequate procedures or misdiagnosing dental conditions.
Hinkle Law Firm works on a contingency. A contingency fee basis means the law firm will only charge you something if you win a settlement or in court. A contingency fee ensures the victim pays nothing out of pocket and that the law firm works hard for your case. We also offer contingency for other areas of practice, such as:
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice varies by state. Still, it typically ranges from one to four years in most states.
Medical malpractice is defined under the law as any breach of the accepted "standard of care" by a healthcare professional, resulting in injury.
Regarding medical malpractice, having a valid claim requires more than simply having a bad outcome. Three elements must be met to determine if you have a valid claim:
The first element, breach of the standard of care, must be demonstrated for the claim to proceed. This means it must be proven that a doctor or healthcare professional did something wrong. The second element requires that the harmful actions by the doctor must be linked to an injury or death; in other words, causation has been established. Lastly, damages need to be demonstrated – it must be shown that the severity of the injury or death justifies expensive medical malpractice litigation.
It is essential for anyone considering filing a medical malpractice claim to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows what elements need to come into play for a successful case to move forward. It's crucial for all those involved in litigation to understand that simply experiencing a bad outcome does not guarantee to have a valid medical claim.
It is always a good idea to consult a lawyer when dealing with a medical malpractice claim as soon as possible. Hospitals and doctors have entire legal teams to help them escape liability. Having an experienced and knowledgeable professional by your side can help ensure you make the best decisions for yourself, especially if you're unfamiliar with the law.
You can pursue many types of damages in a medical malpractice claim. Some of those are:
Economic damages are losses that arise from an injury or harm to another's property, business, or finances. Economic damages include:
Non-economic damages are personal injury cases that cannot be quantified or measured. These include:
Punitive damages are legal damages that a court will award to punish the wrongdoer for egregious misconduct or to set an example for other potential violators. They are generally in addition to any other compensatory damages that were awarded.
Special damages, also known as consequential damages, do not occur directly from a breach but are considered a consequence of that breach. They include economic losses such as lost profits or the cost of repair or replacement. They may also have other losses, such as emotional distress due to the breach.
Contact Hinkle Law for help with your medical malpractice claim. We have secured millions of dollars in settlements for other clients. Reach out today.
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