Hospital Injury or Hospital Errors?
Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys with Decades of Experience
Many hospitals today are underfunded, understaffed and have more patients than they are able to properly treat. Unfortunately, this type of environment and lack of personalized patient care leads to medical malpractice. Many hospital corporations have made a decision prioritizing profits over people. When looking at hospital error statistics, according to the British Medical Journal, hospital errors are the third leading cause of death in the nation behind heart disease and cancer at nearly 440,000 people every year. Hospital errors are forms of medical malpractice.
When you need help after a devastating hospital injury, the medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro Law Group can help you and your family. We have more than 30 years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice. Founder Richard M. Shapiro grew up in a family of doctors and worked alongside his father as a medical research assistant before becoming a lawyer. He knows firsthand that hospital care for patients could be better. Therefore, the mission of the Shapiro Law Group is to take on the causes, not just the cases, of medical negligence. It is our hope that by pursing legal action against negligent parties, hospitals and their corporate insurance companies will improve their policies and practices for future patients. We want to help people to avoid falling victim to a hospital mistake.
When Can I Sue for a Hospital Injury?
There are four elements you need for a successful hospital medical malpractice lawsuit:
- You had a doctor-patient relationship. Essentially, you must show that the doctor owed you a duty of care. This element of medical malpractice is usually not a disputed issue.
- Someone made a mistake. A health professional, such as a physician or surgeon, made a medical error. This is determined by medical experts, not lawyers.
- This mistake caused your injury. In some cases, people may not realize at first that they are injured from medical malpractice, as they may also be suffering from side effects related to the original ailment or the effects of an operation. Medical experts must review your case closely to determine if a preventable hospital error caused your injury.
- You suffered damages from your injury. Almost all cases of medical malpractice involve significant damages. Besides the medical bills from additional surgeries or hospital visits, injuries can prevent you from working and cause great pain and suffering. These could all qualify you for medical malpractice compensation.
Free Legal Advice for Hospital Mistakes – Act Now
There is no charge to meet with us and discuss your potential case. We believe all victims of negligence deserve justice. We understand that many people are wary of hiring a lawyer because they fear they cannot afford one.
With our Tampa Bay medical malpractice attorneys, you pay no upfront costs, and you only owe us attorney fees and any advanced court costs if you receive a monetary award. If the case does not end in your favor, you are not responsible for any attorney fees or to pay back any costs. Our mission and goal is to minimize your risk, not ours.
Call today to find out what you can do about a serious hospital injury. The medical malpractice statute of limitations is short, so act now before it is too late.