Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice
Fort Lauderdale is one of the largest cities in Florida, located in Broward County in South Eastern Florida. The city is known for its unique grid layout and its many canals, which have earned it the nickname the Venice of America. In fact, Fort Lauderdale is famous for its boats, including its many gondolas which visitors and residents can take up and down the canal system. In addition, Fort Lauderdale is a major port of call for cruise ships and is a major tourist destination in the area.
As one of the largest cities in the area, Fort Lauderdale has many medical specialists, doctors, clinics, hospitals, and specialized medical facilities. Patients rely on these facilities and professionals to provide them with a high standard of care yet each year people are seriously injured, misdiagnosed, or even suffer fatal injuries in hospitals, in clinics, and in doctors' offices due to recklessness and negligence.
If you are in a Fort Lauderdale car accident and are injured because another driver failed to pay attention to the rules of the road, you are probably aware that you can seek a legal claim against the driver in order to recover costs for medical expenses, lost income, and other costs related to your injuries. Yet, while the principle of negligence and recklessness works in a similar manner with medical professionals, many victims of Fort Lauderdale misdiagnosis and medical malpractice never get the fair compensation that they deserve. In part this is because in many cases patients are unaware that they have been the victims of malpractice. Clinics and hospitals stand to lose a lot of money on claims and settlements and will not advertise that a preventable mistake has occurred due to negligence. In cases where negligence is obvious, hospitals and clinics will often try to negotiate a small settlement with the patient.
In any situation where it appears that a medical mistake or medical negligence has occurred, it is important to at least speak with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney and ask plenty of questions about the situation. The reality is that medical mistakes and negligence lead to significant costs for the patient. The patient may need additional treatment and may need to pay for additional medicine due to recklessness. They may face more lost income or lost productivity at work, costing them more money. If these losses have been caused by recklessness or negligence, speaking with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney can ensure that the medical professionals who are liable are held responsible for their actions. Speaking with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney can also ensure that a patient seeks out compensation to pay for the costs caused by recklessness.
If you believe that you may have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact the Flaxman Law Group. The legal team at the Flaxman Law Group has more than 35 years of experience in helping South Florida personal injury and medical malpractice victims. The legal team at the Flaxman Law Group has extensive resources, including access to private investigators and expert witnesses who can investigate a poor medical outcome in order to find liable parties. The Flaxman Law Group has already helped thousands of South Florida personal injury victims and medical malpractice victims get fair compensation for their injuries. Contact the Flaxman Law Group today for a free case evaluation and a free, no obligation consultation to learn about your rights and options.