Vero Beach Medical Malpractice
Vero Beach Medical Malpractice Attorneys
By the latest accounts, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind only heart disease and cancer. This fact is especially shocking because compared to the other leading causes of death, medical malpractice seems entirely preventable. Nevertheless, through medical negligence or incompetence, doctors and hospitals commit grievous errors that leave patients worse off with additional injuries or serious medical conditions. When this happens, the Vero Beach medical malpractice lawyers at Lulich Attorneys & Consultants step in to hold doctors and hospitals accountable for their mistakes, hopefully improving the medical profession while helping malpractice victims get the care and compensation they need to deal with their injuries.
Quick Facts about Florida Medical Malpractice Law
Doctors and other health care professionals are required to perform according to the prevailing professional standard of care, which is the standard of care recognized as acceptable and appropriate under the circumstances by reasonably prudent providers. Proving a case of medical malpractice requires retaining medical experts to review the patient’s records and give a professional opinion regarding the treating doctor’s breach of the standard of care, and the link between this failure and the patient’s injuries.
Florida law requires malpractice victims to first give notice to the doctor or hospital that the patient intends to file a malpractice lawsuit. This notice must include an affidavit or certificate of merit from a medical expert regarding the basis for the lawsuit. In other words, Florida law requires the injury victim to get a medical expert very early and complete additional hurdles that are not required in other cases of negligence or misconduct, such as car accidents or slip & fall injuries. Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Lulich Attorneys & Consultants are knowledgeable and experienced in Florida medical malpractice cases in Vero Beach and throughout the Treasure Coast. We prepare your case right from the start to ensure you meet all legal requirements and present a strong case linking your injuries to an occurrence of medical negligence.
Our dedicated Vero Beach medical malpractice attorneys help people harmed by medical negligence in many different ways, such as:
- Surgery is performed on the wrong side or wrong site of the patient’s body
- Surgery is performed on the wrong patient
- A foreign object, such as clamps or sponges, are left inside the patient after surgery
- Anesthesia is improperly administered during surgery
- Birth injuries to the mother or child
- The wrong medicine or wrong dosage is prescribed, filled or administered
- Misdiagnosis of cancer
- Missed or delayed diagnosis
- Negligent wound care
- Hospital-acquired infections
Medical malpractice cases are complicated and highly technical, and doctors and hospitals may try to make these cases as complicated as they can to hide their liability for malpractice. Our firm works hard to uncover the facts and present a strong case that clearly demonstrates the liability of the medical professionals responsible for your injuries. We seek the maximum allowable compensation in order to get you the care you need and obtain justice for the harm done to you.
Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Vero Beach can Help
If you believe you may have been harmed by medical negligence in a Vero Beach hospital, clinic or doctor’s office, call one of our Medical Malpractice Lawyers for a free consultation at 772-774-7771. We can come visit you in the hospital if you are unable to come to our offices. You pay nothing until we win your case.