Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Claims
Have you been injured by a doctor or hospital’s malpractice in Fort Lauderdale? If so, you need an experienced Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney to represent your interests. Litigating Florida medical malpractice cases is expensive and difficult. You only get one shot at bringing your claim, so make sure to choose the right advocate to have in your corner. Our Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney has been litigating medical injury claims in South Florida since 1972. Call us now for your free consultation at 754-312-7202.
A History of Success Litigating Ft. Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
The negligent Fort Lauderdale doctor or at-fault hospital will hire the best defense counsel they can find. Shouldn’t you do the same? Our lawyers have years of success pursuing justice for victims of medical malpractice in Fort Lauderdale. Our attorneys are available for a free claim evaluation either on the phone or in person in our Broward County Florida offices. Call our Broward County office now for your free no obligation case consultation at 754-312-7202.
Broward County Medical Malpractice Facts
Medical errors now account for the third largest cause of death in Americans. In 2008, Fort Lauderdale and the Broward County area ranked second highest in Florida in the amount of medical malpractice claims filed against hospitals and doctors. Broward County was only behind Miami-Dade County that year in number of medical negligence claims made. In 2014, there were an average of 1.06 medical claims where compensation was paid for every 100 physicians. This ranked Florida as number seven in the nation for compensation payments made to wrongfully injured patients. Also in 2014, there was over $190 million paid on behalf of medical doctors and hospitals for wrongfully injured patients. In Florida in 2014, there were over 2061 complaints filed against physicians. 348 of those medical malpractice complaints were filed against Broward County doctors including doctors who practice in Fort Lauderdale. The average plaintiff success rate in medical malpractice trials is less than 25% in Florida, which is much lower than other Fort Lauderdale personal injury cases. In other personal injury trials, the plaintiff prevails in almost 60% of jury trials. Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice verdicts are generally larger in dollar amounts when compared to garden-variety personal injury lawsuit verdicts.
I Think my Fort Lauderdale Doctor was Negligence in my Medical Care. What Should I Do?
If you suspect you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Fort Lauderdale, you can report the at fault doctor or hospital to the State of Florida. Once you’ve secured medical treatment for the victim of map of the malpractice, contact our Fort Lauderdale medical negligence lawyers to receive a no obligation free consultation. Our Broward County medical negligence lawyers are available to speak with you now at 754-312-7202.