Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Typically speaking, hospitals are supposed to be havens for healing. A hospital is where you go when you’re hurt or sick and you need the attention of well-educated, highly trained professionals. Sadly, every year approximately 100,000 Americans die as a result of preventable medical mistakes.
Most physicians and other medical professionals are proficient, caring, empathetic individuals who work hard for the health of their patients. Nevertheless, medical errors are usually life-altering, and no victims are more innocent than patients who have come to a doctor looking for assistance.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Patino & Associates don’t think you should suffer as a result of a medical professional’s mistake. We’ll use our years of knowledge and experience in personal injury law to investigate your case and pursue fair compensation for your injuries.
If you’ve been hurt as a result of a medical professional’s mistake, our skilled, qualified medical malpractice lawyers can help. The Miami area medical malpractice and personal injury law firm of Patino & Associates has represented numerous clients in their claims against doctors and health care providers.
Types of Medical Malpractice
While negligence is the main cause of most types of medical malpractice, it’s imperative to understand a couple of key factors. First, not every ill-fated result in a hospital is a case of medical malpractice. This area of law is complex, and it’s crucial you speak with a lawyer immediately so you can get a sense of the legitimacy of your claim.
How Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help
It’s critical that you speak to the lawyers at the Patino & Associates Firm immediately after you’ve been hurt. Many people don’t even realize they have a possible medical malpractice claim, and end up losing the chance to pursue justice for their injuries.
Allow us to help by:
- Using our knowledge and skills to evaluate your case
- Investigating the occurrence and determining fault
- Organizing expert medical testimony to show just where things went wrong during your treatment
- Allocating with insurance companies
- Constructing a persuasive case in the court room and vigorously battling on your behalf in the negotiating room
Medical malpractice can encompass the negligence of chiropractors, clinics, dentists, doctors, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), hospitals, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, physicians, physician’s assistants and other health care providers in their care and treatment of a patient. The damages resulting from such negligence may be minor or severe, even causing a wrongful death.
Frequent causes of medical malpractice claims include but are not limited to:
- Anesthesia complications
- Birth injuries
- Diagnosis errors (failure to diagnose, delays, or wrong diagnosis)
- Failure to exercise ordinary care in making health treatment decisions
- Failure to match blood type
- Falls due to unsafe hospital or medical facility conditions
- Inadequate follow up
- Lack of appropriate safeguards
- Medical record keeping errors
- Medication errors
- Oxygen deprivation
- Surgical complications
- Violation of the patient’s advance directive
We work diligently on the patient’s behalf to document the four primary components that must be demonstrated in a medical malpractice case:
- Confirm that the patient was under the care of the defending health care provider
- Validate the existence of negligence
- Prove that the negligence caused the patient’s injury or death
- Determine the amount of monetary compensation owed
Patino & Associates thoroughly researches the parties at fault. Our primary focus is on seeking reimbursement for the patient who is harmed. Financial compensation can mean economic awards, such as reimbursement for lost wages and medical expenses, non-economic awards for pain and suffering, or even punitive damages.
Contact the personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers of Patino & Associates at 305-443-6163 for a free consultation. If we accept your case, all work is done on a contingency basis, meaning that you pay no attorney fees or expenses unless the case is resolved in your favor.