When we submit ourselves or a loved one to the care of a medical professional or facility, we trust that the care received will be competent, adequate, and up to the general standards of the medical community at large. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. A recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine claims that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America, following cancer and heart disease. The study estimates that a quarter of a million Americans die each year as a result of medical error. This is an astonishing statistic, considering the advanced state of medicine in the United States. If you have suffered a medical malpractice injury or lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Find Out if You Have a Viable Medical Malpractice Claim
To find out if you have a viable medical malpractice claim, you’ll want to consult an attorney familiar with the medical malpractice statutes of your particular state. The legal team at the Ocala offices of Farah & Farah has been successfully representing Florida injury victims and their families since 1979. We will take a personal and compassionate interest in your case and fight tenaciously to get you the settlement you deserve. Call an Ocala medical malpractice lawyer at Farah & Farah today for a free case assessment and to find out how to begin your claim at (352) 205-4023. At Farah & Farah, you pay no fees upfront and will only be charged if we win your claim. It’s a no lose, win-win situation.
Why Do I Need an Attorney to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Technically, you don’t need an attorney to file a medical malpractice claim. But, medical malpractice claims can be complicated, requiring extensive investigation, the deposition of witnesses, and consultation with medical experts. These are expensive and time consuming tasks, particularly for an injured person or a grieving family. Plus, medical professionals and medical facilities are required to carry malpractice insurance, and insurance corporations employ battalions of lawyers to mitigate their client’s liability in malpractice claims. You will need a sophisticated legal team of your own if you wish to have a successful claim. Farah & Farah has handled hundreds/thousands of medical malpractice lawsuits in Florida and we will put our knowledge and experience to work on your behalf. You and your family are far too important to rely on an amateur, so call the Ocala personal injury attorneys at Farah & Farah.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice comes in many forms and many different parties can be claimed as defendants. The following are all examples of medical malpractice:
- Failure to diagnose
- Delay of diagnosis
- Improper treatment
- Prescribing improper treatment
- Failure to treat
- Delay of treatment
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Failure to foresee negative medication interactions
- Pharmacy error (such as filling prescription with wrong medication or wrong dosage of medication, or mislabeling a medication)
- Healthcare professional administering the wrong medication or wrong dosage of medication
- Healthcare professional improperly administering medication
- Medication manufacturer failing to adequately test a medication
- Medication manufacturer not adequately warning of adverse side effects
- Medication manufacturer marketing a medication for use not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Defective medical device
- Improper use of a medical device
- Failure to adequately take a patient’s medical history
- Failure to adequately review a patient’s medical history
- Performing the wrong procedure on a patient
- Performing a procedure on the wrong body part
- Anesthesia errors
- Improper aftercare
- Failure to adequately follow up
- Releasing a patient too early
- Failure to adequately monitor a patient’s vital signs
Who Can Be Found Liable for Medical Malpractice?
The following parties can be held legally accountable in a medical malpractice claim:
- A doctor, nurse, or any other medical professional that administers treatment to a patient.
- A hospital, clinic, lab, or any other facility where medical services are rendered.
- The developer and manufacturer of a medication or a medical device.
- The marketer of a medication or medical device.
- The pharmacist or pharmacy that fills a prescription.
Ocala Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Farah & Farah Can Help You Pursue a Claim
If you feel that you were injured or lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, you need to contact the attorneys at the Ocala offices of Farah & Farah. Just call (352) 205-4023 to schedule a free case evaluation. Farah & Farah has been serving Florida injury victims for over 35 years.