Coral Gables Medical Malpractice
Coral Gables, a community located in Miami-Dade County in southern Florida, is home of the University of Miami as well as the well-known Coral Gables trolley, which takes visitors and residents to the downtown area of Coral Gables. Coral Gables is close to the amenities of Miami, but far enough away to allow for a quieter lifestyle. Like all South Florida cities, Coral Gables boasts natural beauty, plenty of green spaces, and a beautifully warm climate.
Coral Gables, like all communities in the area, has its share of clinics, medical professionals, and hospitals. When these facilities and professionals are negligent and cause injury, injured patients can pursue a legal claim.
The Flaxman Law Group represents families and individuals who have suffered injury as a result of Coral Gables medical malpractice. These types of cases are very complex and require highly technical expertise expert witnesses, as well as an understanding of pertinent laws. If you have been injured by a cosmetic surgeon, clinic, chiropractor, midwife, acupuncturist, nurse, physician, hospital, or other healthcare provider, you may have a medical malpractice case. Contact the Flaxman Law Group to find out.
In order to create a successful Coral Gables medical malpractice case, three elements must all be present: an injury, fault, and causation. Fault refers to the failure to act or an act of omission which is below the normal practices or standard of care of medical professionals. In order to determine whether fault is present, a court will decide whether the healthcare practitioner in question acted as a diligent and responsible medical professional would have acted in a similar situation. The specific circumstances will also be considered when determining fault. For example, a physician who is able to provide care in a Coral Gables Hospital will be held to a different standard of care than someone performing emergency care in a remote location. When determining fault, a judge and will also determine the situation and the specific moment where a medical decision was made. Sometimes, in medical situations, a better decision is possible only in retrospect. Medical malpractice occurs in cases where a physician or medical practitioner fail to make the best decision at the time, in a situation where another responsible physician would have made a very different call in the same circumstances and with the same information.
Injury also needs to have occurred in order to file a Coral Gables medical malpractice claim. For example, if you had a medical complication or have suffered a more severe injury due to a medical practitioner's negligence, this will be considered an injury. Finally, causation will need to be determined. This means that to the injury must have been caused specifically by the medical practitioner's negligence or act of omission.
If you believe you may have a Coral Gables medical malpractice case, contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free consultation and evaluation of your case. The Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm with extensive experience dealing with medical malpractice cases. The Flaxman Law Group has access to a number of resources, including private investigators and expert witnesses, which are essential in a Coral Gables medical malpractice case. More importantly, the legal team at the Flaxman Law Group understand how upsetting medical malpractice cases can be and work around the clock to aggressively pursue your case while treating you with respect, professionalism, and dignity that you deserve.