Becoming a victim of medical malpractice is a nightmare situation for any patient. But unfortunately, thousands of Americans are injured every year by doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other healthcare providers who are entrusted with a high amount of trust by their patients. When negligence occurs and that trust is violated, malpractice lawsuits can arise quickly, and for good reason. Doctors who harm their patients deserve to be brought to justice, and a personal injury lawsuit is one way for patients to hold negligent doctors accountable for their bad acts.
At Bailey Glasser, we routinely represent medical malpractice victims in Miami and elsewhere across the United States. If you or a loved one has been recently affected by a suspected case of medical malpractice, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Our team is ready to assist you today.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs any time a healthcare professional acts (or fails to act) in the manner that a reasonable and competent healthcare professional should act, and a patient is injured as a result. Importantly, malpractice requires that a patient is actually injured – meaning that their condition was made worse or that a new condition arose because of the malpractice. General frustrations with a healthcare provider or disagreements with a course of treatment do not give rise to malpractice. Common examples of medical malpractice include:
- Surgical errors leading to injury and complications
- Delayed diagnosis causing a worsened prognosis
- Medication errors and wrongful prescribing
- Misdiagnosis of major conditions, leading to mental/emotional effects
- Anesthesia errors causing painful procedures
- Birth injuries and birth trauma lead to permanent disabilities
However, even though these situations are common examples, malpractice can arise in any situation and at any time. Malpractice can also be committed by any type of healthcare professional – not just doctors. For example, medical malpractice cases have been successfully filed against nurses, pharmacists, surgeons, general practitioners, dentists, chiropractors, and all kinds of other healthcare providers. In short, any health care provider assumes a duty to take care of their patients and avoid further harm when they enter their profession. When a healthcare provider violates that duty, malpractice occurs, and a lawsuit can follow.
Contact a Miami Malpractice Attorney Today
Bailey Glasser’s nationwide personal injury attorneys have represented countless medical malpractice victims in Miami and across the country. We know that these are complex cases that address devastating injuries, and our experience informs our practice in this area. When consulting with a malpractice attorney, you should ensure that you work with a team of attorneys with the knowledge, resources, and experience to effectively advocate your case, because doctors and hospitals can be formidable opponents.
At Bailey Glasser, our scope of legal services in Miami extends beyond medical malpractice. We are dedicated to providing professional support for those dealing with the aftermath of car accidents, the devastating loss associated with wrongful death, and cases involving dog bites. Our experienced attorneys will diligently work to uphold your rights, ensuring you receive the justice you deserve.
We offer a level of legal representation that cannot be matched by small law firms, and if we’re able to take your case, we will fight on your behalf to the fullest of our abilities. We offer free consultations to prospective medical malpractice clients, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you. Contact us today to set up an appointment.