Tampa Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Attorneys with Over 100 Collective Years of Experience Fighting for Florida’s Malpractice Victims
Do you feel that your healthcare provider did not provide appropriate treatment for your medical condition?
Are you worse off now than you were before you sought treatment?
If you have been injured due to the negligence of a healthcare professional, take advantage of our free consultation and have the Tampa medical malpractice lawyers of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk review your case.
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What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical practitioners are legally obligated to treat patients using a reasonable standard of care.
A reasonable standard of care requires a doctor to use the degree of skill and care of a reasonably competent practitioner in his or her field under same or similar circumstances.
If a practitioner fails to meet or exceed this reasonable standard of care and you are harmed as a result, you may have the basis for a legal claim.
Medical malpractice law covers all areas of the healthcare system including:
- Birth-related injuries;
- Emergency room mistakes;
- Tampa nursing home negligence, abuse, and neglect;
- Obstetrical gynecological errors;
- Failure to diagnose cancer;
- Patient neglect;
- Medication errors;
- Surgical errors; and
- Brain injuries
Doctors and surgeons are the most common types of defendants in malpractice actions. However, other types of medical practitioners can commit malpractice, including:
- Nurse practitioners,
- Physician assistants,
- Medical technicians,
- Physical therapists,
- Pharmacists, and
Any individual who is licensed or authorized in the state of Florida to provide diagnostic services, treatment, or therapeutic services can commit malpractice.
Who Is Liable for Medical Malpractice in Florida?
Depending on the details of your claim, liability typically falls to all parties who caused or contributed to your economic and non-economic damages.
This might include:
- The individual doctor or practitioner,
- Their medical practice group
- A hospital or surgical center,
- An urgent care facility,
- A testing lab, or
- A pharmacy.
Because practitioners typically carry malpractice insurance, your attorney will likely pursue your claim through the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Due to the potentially high value of many malpractice cases, insurance companies often prefer to reach a settlement agreement that is mutually acceptable to the parties. Our attorneys will work diligently to negotiate a fair settlement so you can avoid going to court.
If the insurance company will not make a reasonable offer in your case, however, we will not hesitate to file a civil suit and make your case to a jury.
What Are the Most Common Types of Malpractice Injuries?
Victims of malpractice potentially face a variety of serious or life-threatening injuries.
Some of the most substantial include losing the wrong digit or limb, tissue or organ damage or loss, and brain damage. If your case involves a childbirth-related injury, your baby could develop Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, or any variant of brain or nerve damage. Threats to the life of both mother and baby are possible, in addition to long-term or permanent disability. If your case involved a surgical error, you may face one or more revision surgeries to correct the error.
Depending on the details of your case, you could be eligible to recover compensation for some or all of the following:
- Medical treatment,
- Surgical costs,
- Medical testing,
- Medications and medical devices,
- Physical therapy,
- Residential or in-home care,
- Lost wages,
- Pain and suffering,
- Lost earning capacity, and
- Diminished quality of life.
Talking to an attorney can help you understand the potential value of your claim. Your attorney will identify all the damages you suffered and document your losses to establish the value of your claim.
Do I Have to Use a Medical Malpractice Attorney for My Claim?
Although you are not legally required to be represented by an attorney, the benefits can be significant, and representation is definitely highly advisable.
An experienced malpractice lawyer understands both the legal and the medical aspects of building a persuasive claim. Your legal team will utilize specialized resources to document and build your case. Your attorney will identify all of the damages you suffered and establish a fair value for your claim.
An experienced lawyer understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and their lawyers to help ensure you get the best possible outcome in your case.
The most important tasks of a medical malpractice law firm is to protect your rights. An attorney who understands medical malpractice law may be able to review the facts and circumstances of your case and work with you to determine your next course of action.
Mistakes happen, and there are many issues involved when you have been injured using the healthcare system. An injury lawyer will help you to determine if you have a case.
How Can Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Help?
With over 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of personal injury victims, Abrahamson & Uiterwyk may be able to help you and your family during this difficult time.
To date, we have assisted more than 20,000 clients, recovering in excess of $800 million in settlements, verdicts, and awards. Although they might not necessarily reflect the outcome of your case, you can browse our case results to learn more about our past accomplishments.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist you. You can call, email, or even send a text for help. We understand the inner workings of the Florida medical industry, and we know how to get the job done for you.
We aren’t afraid to take on the large healthcare organizations or their insurance companies. We take an aggressive approach to pursue the maximum compensation in the shortest possible time.
We can also assist you if you recently lost a loved one due to the actions of a physician or medical practitioner. Contact us today to talk to one of our compassionate Tampa wrongful death attorneys.
Consult a Tampa Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today for Help
When you feel that the standard of medical care in diagnosing or treating your issue has not been met, you have the right to seek compensation for your injury.
With Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, you will not have to pay any money up front. Our guarantee to you is that you will pay no fees or costs unless we win.
We also provide a free consultation and case review, to answer your questions and help you determine the best course of action for you. To talk to a malpractice lawyer, contact us today.