Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers
When we visit our family doctor, or check into a local hospital for a minor procedure, we often take for granted the competency of the medical professionals we encounter. We are usually correct in our belief that we will receive the proper treatment, delivered in a safe and secure environment. Unfortunately, this is not always the case as instances of medical negligence or malpractice continue to dominate the headlines across the country with some cases tragically resulting in a death that could have been prevented. Medical malpractice has become such a prevalent issue in today’s society that it impacts the cost of services – via increased insurance rates – and a patient’s access to quality medical care, with many physicians choosing to avoid any procedure where a favorable prognosis cannot be guaranteed.
We choose not to enter the debate over insurance rates or whether a doctor should or should not see a patient, preferring instead to dedicate our energy and resources to holding accountable those medical professionals who, through negligence or neglect, cause injury or death to a patient. It is perhaps the greatest tragedy of all: when serious injury, or the death of a loved one, could have been avoided had the medical professional responsible for the patient’s care simply done his or her job correctly. When such a tragedy occurs, the victim’s family is entitled by law to just, fair compensation.
Mistakes made in the operating room, the incorrect diagnosis of a medical condition, or failure on the part of health care workers to carry out a doctor’s orders in a timely fashion can leave the patient with a lifetime of physical problems; or worse, lead to the death of that individual. Caring for a loved on who has been disabled as the result of medical malpractice can consume a family member’s life, not to mention the tremendous costs associated with a never-ending series of medical procedures, treatments and medications.
At The Alvarez Law Firm, our Miami medical malpractice lawyers work hard to see that your legal rights are protected and that you receive sufficient compensation to secure your financial future. Victims of medical malpractice and their families have more than enough worries; financial problems should not be among them. Our firm recently secured a jury verdict of $6.8 million on behalf of a young father whose life was needlessly cut short as the result of medical malpractice. Two other recent verdicts secured on behalf of our clients totaled more than $3 million, with the proceeds being used to secure the financial future of the injured parties. Contact us today if you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice.