Medical Malpractice

Like all professionals, health care providers sometimes make mistakes. Some of those mistakes don’t constitute malpractice; however, when a doctor, nurse, dentist, or other health care provider renders substandard treatment, he or she may be held liable for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is a type of negligence: it occurs when a doctor or other health care provider fails to act as a reasonably prudent comparable health care provider would have done, given the same circumstances.

Medical malpractice cases may arise from actions as well as from failure to act: from surgical errors (including errors related to anesthesia); delays in diagnosis, or failure to diagnose a disease; errors in prescribing or dispensing medication; failure to obtain a patient’s informed consent prior to an operation or other surgical procedure; childbirth-related injuries; and more. Medical malpractice cases almost always require testimony from experts in the medical field involved.

At Esquenazi Law, we offer a free consultation in all medical malpractice cases. Drawing on years of experience and successful outcomes on behalf of people harmed by medical malpractice, we work closely with highly qualified, board-certified medical experts to provide our clients every advantage in this highly sensitive and complicated area of the law.

Laws related to medical malpractice vary widely from state to state. For example, while injured victims can seek compensation for their medical bills, their pain and suffering, their lost wages, and more, Florida caps (or limits) the amount that may be awarded for some of those damages. Florida also makes it more difficult for people to prove medical malpractice in cases that involve Emergency Room care. In addition, while injured patients may seek punitive damages (an additional amount of money that the defendant would be ordered to pay as a fine and a deterrent), Florida law limits the amount of such awards and the circumstances in which they can be imposed.

If you are a Miami Beach resident or a visitor who has been injured by substandard, negligent medical treatment by a Miami Beach health care provider, or by improper care that you received in a Miami Beach hospital, you should discuss your case with an experienced Miami Beach medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Esquenazi Law are ready to help.

Esquenazi Law attorneys also represent people whose family members died as a result of medical malpractice. In such circumstances, the laws related to medical malpractice intersect with Florida’s Wrongful Death Act.

Our initial consultation is free, and we don’t get paid unless we obtain compensation for our clients.

To schedule a free consultation about a potential Miami Beach medical malpractice case, please call (305) 532-1900, email info@esquenazilaw.com, or fill out and submit our “Contact Us” form.