Orlando Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Helping Clients Injured by Medical Professionals in Florida
When we head to the hospital for an important surgery or even go to the doctor for our annual checkups, we never anticipate leaving in worse shape than we were in before—after all, we entrust medical professionals with our lives and it’s the job to help us heal. Unfortunately, medical professionals make mistakes and can cause injuries or illness. If you’ve been harmed, you may be able to seek justice through a medical malpractice claim.
It’s important to act quickly in a medical malpractice claim because the statute of limitations is often limited, with some exceptions, to two years from the date the malpractice occurred. A knowledgeable and experienced Orlando medical malpractice lawyer can assist you in evaluating and handling your situation. At NeJame Law, our lawyers are highly experienced and qualified to properly handle any medical negligence case.
Call (407) 500-0000 to meet with one of our attorneys and discuss your unique situation or contact us online. As an established firm with a track record of success in defending clients throughout Florida, we can be trusted to provide you with solutions.
Types of Medical Malpractice
The consequences associated with medical malpractice are often disastrous. Every year, more than 250,000 people in the United States die because of complications related to medical malpractice, making it one of the leading causes of death in the country. Injuries and illnesses associated with malpractice don’t include minor things like sprains or fractures—they’re often things like punctured organs, chronic pain, cancers, and more.
The term "medical malpractice" encompasses a wide range of injuries including those resulting from:
- Prescription errors
- Failure to diagnose meningitis, cancer, heart attack, stroke, infection, hemorrhage, and other medical emergencies
- Surgical mistakes
- Emergency room errors
- Hospital-acquired or post-surgical infections such as MRSA
- Birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia, failure to recognize signals of fetal distress, and the need for emergent C-section
- Medication errors
- Prescription overdoses
- Improper after-care and follow up
Our attorneys can work with you and a team of experts to help you through these complications and challenges. Although our main office is in Orlando, we represent clients throughout Central Florida and the state.
More than just about any other legal claim, the choice of our attorneys is of the utmost importance in assuring that your rights and remedies will be preserved and litigated properly. The insurance companies that represent doctors and other health care professionals in the event of lawsuits will aggressively defend their clients, even in the face of clear wrongdoing. You as the victim need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who will ensure that your rights are protected.
Elements of a Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice claims can be incredibly challenging to handle without experienced legal representation. There are a number of elements that are needed to have a successful claim, and medical professionals and institutions are often backed by their own teams of lawyers, too.
The plaintiff must establish all four elements of the tort of negligence for a successful claim:
- A duty was owed - a legal duty exists whenever a hospital or health care provider undertakes care or treatment of a Patient.
- A duty was breached – the provider failed to conform to the relevant standard of care. The standard of care is proved by expert testimony.
- The breach caused an injury – The breach of duty was a proximate cause of the injury.
- Damages – Without damages (losses which may be pecuniary or emotional), there is no basis for a claim, regardless of whether the medical provider was negligent.
Our review of medical malpractice and medical negligence claims customarily involves a detailed analysis by expert medical teams experienced in the identification of medical malpractice errors. We have the capacity to work hand-in-hand with medical experts to aggressively prosecute your claim. Our lawyers are experienced litigators with a proven track record of trial success. We have the experience, resources, and fortitude to battle the doctors, hospitals, or health care providers that caused your injury and insurance companies that try to hide and obscure their wrongdoing.
Contact our Orlando Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured by medical malpractice or medical negligence within the Central Florida area, we can assess your case. Injuries caused by surgical errors, birth mistakes, and medication errors are often serious or permanent and can impact your quality of life. The damages you can sustain from such a mistake are incalculable, but our lawyers can use our knowledge to recover the maximum amount that is accessible.
Let us assist you personally with your claim—call our medical malpractice lawyers in Orlando today at (407) 500-0000. We strive to be available to our clients 7 days a week.