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Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Attorney

Were you injured at the hands of a negligent medical professional?

Medical malpractice is responsible for countless injuries and deaths in the United States every year. It occurs when a doctor or medical professional commits an act of negligence or breach of duty of care that results in harm to the patient. There are many types of medical malpractice, including a failure to diagnose an illness, failure to prescribe appropriate medication (or prescribing it in the wrong dose), and errors committed in surgery as well as anesthesia errors. When such acts contribute to the injury of a patient, a doctor, medical facility, or medical staff can be held responsible if it can be proven that their actions deviated from the accepted standards of practice.

Shocking Medical Malpractice Statistics

The statistics for medical malpractice cases might surprise you:

  • Between 1992 and 2003, malpractice payouts rose from under $3 million to $4.8 billion
  • Medical malpractice results in the deaths of 225,000 people each year
  • 12,000 people die each year from unnecessary surgery
  • Only 2% of people who are injured file claims
  • 50% of medical malpractice claims are filed against surgeons
  • Preventable medical errors in hospitals killed 195,000 people in 2002
  • 1,500,000 people suffer injury or death from medication errors each year

How do you know if you have a medical malpractice case? You could be eligible to receive compensation if you: were the victim of nursing home neglect, the victim of an emergency room error, the victim of a surgical mistake, were never diagnosed, were misdiagnosed, were improperly administered medicine. If you have been injured by medical malpractice, it is imperative that you contact a personal injury attorney soon as liability reform, damage caps and time limitations imposed by the state can impact the outcome of your claim.

You will want a healthcare professional to review your medical records and determine proof of medical malpractice. If proof of medical malpractice is established, you can prove that the physician you visited did not act in accordance with normal medical standards, which resulted in the injuries you sustained. Once this has been proven you have established negligence and will be eligible to collect damages.

While there is a wide range of medical malpractice cases, some are more common than others. These include: birth injuries (which could be caused by negligence during prenatal care or negligence during childbirth), administering an incorrect dosage of a prescription, anesthesia errors (failure to investigate the patient's medical history or failure to inform the patient of risks), and surgery errors that include puncturing organs, leaving surgical instruments inside of the body and operating on the wrong body part as well as negligent post-operational care that could result in infection.

Weinstein & Scharf, P.A. – Pursuing Compensation for Malpractice

Weinstein & Scharf, P.A. has represented individuals in all types of medical malpractice cases, and has obtained successful settlements for a large number of clients. With over 86 years of combined experience between our attorney team, we have the experience to fight effectively for injury compensation on behalf of malpractice victims. A personal injury attorney at our firm is available to provide you with dedicated legal help if you have suffered damages as a result of medical negligence.

If you are the victim of a mistake by a doctor or other medical professional, you may be suffering from an injury or illness or other serious condition that causes you extreme physical, emotional, and financial hardship. As a victim of medical negligence, you deserve to be compensated for the damages you have sustained. An experienced personal injury attorney can build a case for you to pursue an equitable settlement from an insurance company, or a judgment or verdict should the claim require litigation. View our firm's profile at If you are the victim of medical malpractice, it is important that you contact Weinstein & Scharf, P.A. for immediate legal support in your case!

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