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Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Fighting For Your Justice

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in Florida

Standing Up to Medical Negligence for Decades

David C. Rash, P.A. represents individuals who have been injured by negligent medical professionals. Whether your condition has deteriorated because of a doctor's failure to diagnose it, experienced catastrophic injuries because of a surgical mishap, or found daily life considerably more difficult due to a lack of proper medical intervention, we can help. You have rights as a patient and we earnestly want to uphold them.

Why choose our Weston medical malpractice attorney?

  • You don't pay us unless we win
  • 25 years' experience on your side
  • Millions of dollars won for clients
  • Top-rated ethics and legal skill (AV Preeminent® rating)
  • Named as Super Lawyer in Florida for Medical Malpractice
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • We represent claims nationwide

Call (954) 914-7116 for your free case review today! Our Florida medical malpractice lawyer is ready to guide you!

Injured by Medical Malpractice?

We have 25 years' experience handling medical malpractice claims of all sorts and levels of severity. Throughout the years, we have developed a sophisticated knowledge of medical malpractice injuries, understanding exactly what it takes to maximize a claim. One of the critical key components of a success medical malpractice lawsuit is knowing where liability lies. With our unrivaled insight and keen understanding of medical regulations, rules, and law, we can use the varied details of your case to pinpoint when and why something went wrong.

We welcome medical malpractice cases involving:

Our Weston medical malpractice attorney is also able to represent class action claims nationwide. If you have been injured by a medical device, chances are strong that you are not the only one. Learn more about whether your case can be included in a nationwide malpractice class action lawsuit, or if you should be the first to create one, by contacting our firm today.

Do I Have a Valid Medical Malpractice Claim?

Doctors are human; they sometimes make mistakes. While some mistakes are relatively minor and cause no real harm, others can be disastrous and result in serious injury or even death to a patient. When a doctor’s error is in such a way that it violates the standard of care owed to their patients, they may be held civilly liable for medical malpractice. In order for negligence to become “actionable,” or have all the necessary elements to warrant a valid legal claim, several elements must exist.

  1. The doctor, nurse, or other medical professional owed a duty to the patient.
  2. The duty to the patient was breached.
  3. The breach of duty caused the patient harm.

The first element addresses whether or not a physician owes a patient a duty of care. Generally speaking, doctors do not owe a duty of care unless a doctor-patient relationship is established. In other words, the patient must show that they came to the doctor for care or the doctor voluntarily came to the patient’s aid. Once a doctor-patient relationship is established, the physician becomes liable for any injury that should result from any negligent or careless actions during their care.

In regards to the second element, a person may not sue for malpractice simply because they are unhappy with the results of their treatment. A doctor must have acted in a manner that they violated the standard of care, such as failing to act reasonably skillful or careful, or in a manner that a competent doctor would have acted in the same situation. Likewise, a patient does not have a case if no real harm was caused as a result of their doctor’s negligence. Examples of real harm include physical pain, mental anguish, additional medical expenses, reduced quality of life, or reduced earning capacity.

Common Causes of Medical Malpractice

Inevitably, in just about every medical malpractice case, the defendant will begin to stop trying to dodge responsibility altogether and instead start offering up reasons as to why the negligence occurred. Make no mistake: there is no reason that they can provide that should be viewed as excusable. Patients go to medical practitioners because they need help for a physical or mental ailment. When something so dire or dangerous is at play, there must be no amount of negligence whatsoever. It may be demanding to always be flawless but that is the expectation and the duty of every medical professional.

Medical malpractice cases and injuries may be sourced to:

  1. Exhaustion: Nurses and doctors are infamous for working extremely long shifts, sometimes more than 24 hours in a row. There is a clear issue in management when anyone of any profession needs to work that long. Still, being tired cannot be allowed to cause harm to innocent patients.
  2. Miscommunication: Everyone in a hospital or care facility is an important part of the overall team. From clerks at the front desk to surgeons in the operating room, clear and concise communication at every step along the way of a patient's care is crucial.
  3. Prescription errors: Medications and treatments a patient is told to use or follow after they leave the hospital or facility cannot be overlooked and must be prescribed exactly. In some ways, prescription errors are more dangerous than any other form of medical malpractice since the patient is no longer under the direct observation of medical staff.

No Recovery, No Fee

At our firm, we only accept legal fees if we are able to recover a monetary settlement for our clients. This means that everything is free until we have won you a settlement for your claims. We advance all costs related to your case so you do not pay us anything up front. If we lose your case, you owe us nothing. This makes our services risk-free and it allows victims to access our high-quality services regardless of their financial situation.

Schedule a Consult with a Weston Medical Malpractice Attorney

At David C. Rash, P.A., we are led by an award-winning Florida medical malpractice lawyer who is known for his dedicated advocacy and successful results. Our track record includes millions of dollars in settlements in some of the most intricate cases recently held in the courts of Florida and beyond. Our firm advocates for our clients until the very end, ensuring they recover the compensation they need to move forward without financial worries. If you've been injured by medical malpractice, we encourage you to explore your options and see how we can help.

Call (954) 914-7116 for a no-obligation case review with an experienced Weston medical malpractice lawyer.

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