Miami is the southern Florida city known for its tourist attractions, beaches, nightlife, and tourist season. A major port of call, Miami is a place for celebrities, water recreation, and exciting urban life. Miami is also a place where many medical specialists set up their practices. As a result, many people travel to Miami for medical care from smaller communities.
Miami residents and visitors alike trust medical professionals to deliver a high standard of care. In cases where an act of omission or negligence results in complications, fatalities, or injuries, Florida law allows victims to pursue a legal case in order to secure compensation. In these cases, compensation is decided based upon the permanency and the severity of the injuries. A court will look at several things when making this determination:
1) Money losses. Lost business revenues, lost income, and lost earning capacity are all considered when making a determination about compensation.
2) Medical costs. Often, medical malpractice results in severe complications and injuries that lead to additional costs for the patient. A judge or court will determine current, past, and future medical expenses, the cost of medication, the cost of long-term care, and the cost of incidental medical costs related to the injury.
3) Duration and degree of incapacity. In a Miami medical malpractice lawsuit, a court will examine how long the patient was completely incapacitated due to the injuries caused by the negligence. The degree of jury and the degree to which a patient is incapacitated due to the negligence are also considered.
4) Future care. In some cases, existing services will not cover future care related to the injury that has been caused by medical negligence. For example, in cases involving Miami birth defects or Miami medical negligence during birth, a child's entire life may be affected by an injury and the child may end up requiring a lifetime of care. These costs are carefully considered when making a determination about compensation.
5) Pain and suffering. Medical negligence often leads to severe pain, inconvenience, suffering, and intangible costs of this nature. There is a limit to the amount of compensation that can be claimed for pain and suffering. In many cases, in a Miami medical malpractice case, insurance companies representing the medical facility or physician are very powerful and will try very hard to minimize the costs that the patient has suffered. In many cases, insurance companies are looking for a quick payout and the lowest payout possible. This for this reason, it is important to consult with a qualified Miami personal injury attorney if you believe that you may have a medical malpractice case.
If you believe that you may have a Miami medical malpractice case, contact the Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free evaluation of your case. The full-service law firm at the Flaxman Law Group has access to the expert witnesses, private investigators, and other professionals who are often required as part of the medical malpractice case. In addition, as part of the Miami community, the Flaxman Law Group has seen firsthand the devastation that medical negligence can cause and has devoted themselves to helping personal injury victims throughout South Florida