When Medical Negligence Causes Great Harm
Doctors and medical providers are supposed to do good, not cause harm. However, even skilled and experienced doctors make medical mistakes in both practice and judgment, which can lead to tragic outcomes that harm their patients.
Malpractice claims are far more complicated than most other types of personal injury cases. They typically require an in-depth investigation and expert opinions on highly sophisticated medical issues. The opposing parties are often powerful businesses or health care institutions and their insurers.
At Stockham Law Group, P.A., in Florida, we’re committed to seeking justice for victims of medical negligence. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling these complex cases. You can count on us for reliable guidance on whether you have a claim and determined advocacy throughout the legal process.
How Medical Malpractice Happens
Human error is an unavoidable fact of life. That’s why medical facilities such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes have a duty to develop systems and methodologies that account for human error. When adequate safety procedures are in place – for example, using computers to scan medications for the right dosage and drug interactions, or requiring surgical staff to take a time out before starting the procedure – a single mistake won’t have life-altering consequences. Many cases of medical malpractice are also institutional failures to provide adequate safety nets to counteract human error.
Still, individual medical providers carry great responsibilities. It is often the case that well-meaning doctors are forced to cut corners or rush through procedures in order to satisfy corporate health care protocols or guidelines that put profits over people. This corporate rush to revenue often leaves innocent patients subject to many forms of medical negligence.
Our firm takes a global view of medical malpractice cases that not only reviews a physician’s history of negligent behavior but also recognizes whether the medical facility or hospital where they practice has a pattern of poor corporate behavior. By doing so, we pursue full accountability.
How We Can Help You Evaluate And Pursue A Medical Malpractice Claim
If you believe you have been harmed by a medical practitioner, don’t let an insurance defense attorney use your affinity toward your physician as a tactic to deter you or a loved one from pursuing a lawsuit for medical malpractice.
We invite you to contact us online or call us at 877-976-9412 for a free initial consultation to determine whether you have a legal claim for medical malpractice and whether the medical provider has a documented history of providing poor care to patients. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no out-of-pocket or hidden fees. You won’t owe us any attorney fees or costs unless we collect money on your behalf.
With offices in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, we handle medical negligence cases statewide.