Dade City & Zephyrhills Medical Malpractice Attorney
We trust our health and our very lives to the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who should be trained to diagnose and treat our medical conditions with skill and attention. Astonishingly, medical mistakes are responsible for some 200,000 deaths each year, and many more thousands of injuries. Yet medical malpractice lawsuits make up only a small portion of personal injury cases. There are many reasons for this. Medical malpractice cases are often complicated, lengthy and expensive to maintain. Many times, a patient may not be aware that a medical error is responsible for their injury. Finally, the medical profession and malpractice insurers spend millions to influence legislatures to pass laws restricting the rights of those injured by medical negligence to recover the full amount of compensation for their injuries.
Even though the cards may be stacked against a medical malpractice victim recovering full compensation for their losses, the Dade City & Zephyrhills medical malpractice attorneys at the Mander Law Group aggressively pursue litigation against negligent doctors and hospitals to hold them accountable for the harm they have caused, prevent future medical errors, and ensure that injured patients get the care and compensation they need to recover to the fullest extent possible.
Medical mistakes come in all forms
From misreading a patient’s chart to missing a diagnosis of cancer or performing surgery on the wrong side of the body, medical errors are legion and happen every day. Some medical mistakes may worsen a patient’s condition, while others can cause serious and permanent harm or even death. Some of the most serious or common examples of medical malpractice include the following:
- Surgery performed on wrong part of the body
- Wrong surgery performed on patient
- Foreign object left inside patient after surgery
- Performing a procedure without obtaining informed consent
- Delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose condition
- Birth injuries to mother or child
- Continuing a course of ineffective treatment
- Improper treatment
- Wrong medicine or dosage is prescribed
- Wrong medicine or dosage is administered
- Prescription is improperly filled
Florida law has historically favored doctors and limited the ability of injured patients to recover compensation for medical negligence. Even today, Florida law imposes complicated rules where the amount of recovery in a medical malpractice claim depends on the exact type and severity of the injury suffered and the negligent doctor’s status as a “practitioner,” “non-practitioner,” or “emergency care provider.” Additionally, Florida’s complicated statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims actually encourages medical professionals to hide the fact of a medical error, in hopes that the time frame within which to file a lawsuit will run out before the malpractice is discovered.
At the Mander Law Group, attorney Chip Mander and his team work with knowledgeable medical experts to understand the case from both sides, allowing our firm to build a strong case that proves the defendant’s negligence while being able to effectively deal with medical testimony presented by the other side. Our decades of experience in this field means that we are intimately familiar with all aspects of Florida medical malpractice law, and we will fight to get the best result possible in your case.
Get Help with Medical Malpractice Claims from Devoted, Experienced Florida Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice in a Florida hospital, clinic, doctor’s office or other healthcare setting, call the Dade City & Zephyrhills medical malpractice attorneys at 352-567-0411 in Dade City or 813-948-1422 in Zephyrhills. Your call is free and 100% confidential, and you only pay a fee if we recover for you.