Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, is the rendering of care that falls below the level of care that a competent medical professional would provide in similar circumstances. Substandard medical care seriously injures or kills thousands of people each year in Florida.
Medical negligence can occur in hospitals, doctors’ offices, emergency clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, nursing homes and pharmacies. Doctors, nurses, dentists, therapists and anyone else who owes a professional duty to provide competent medical care may be held liable for malpractice if their negligence causes injury or death to a patient.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
The Tampa medical malpractice attorneys at Lieser Skaff represent patients and their family members in many different types of medical negligence cases, including:
- Delay in diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose or recognize symptoms
- Surgical mistakes
- Unnecessary tests or surgery
- Improper medication or dosage
- Inadequate follow-up care
- Premature discharge
Understanding Florida Law
Prior to the change in Florida law, a condominium dispute was required to go through the state’s arbitration process governed by the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes before the case could proceed to traditional litigation in court. Parties to a condo dispute may now choose between the Division’s arbitration process or the pre-suit mediation process unless the dispute involves elections or recalls. In that case, the dispute is still required to go through the Division’s arbitration process.
Skilled in the Courtroom
Our trial strategies and courtroom skills have consistently produced successful results for our clients. Using persuasive demonstrative exhibits and qualified and credible medical experts, we help juries really empathize with the patient, explaining what happened, why it happened and how it would not have happened if the patient had been given competent care. As experienced trial attorneys, we use effective cross-examination techniques to discredit the defense’s witnesses and expose the weaknesses in their case.
Consult the Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Lieser Skaff
If you suspect medical negligence caused your injury or a family member’s injury or death, our experienced medical malpractice attorneys may be able to assist you in filing a lawsuit to recover losses such as medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. We will evaluate your case and assess your chances of success. Do not delay in pursuing your claim, as most medical malpractice lawsuits will be time-barred if they are filed more than two years after the negligent act is discovered by the patient or the family member.