The headlines are sometimes stunning; multi-million-dollar awards to victims of medical malpractice.
One might question just how prevalent malpractice is, and the answer is very.
The fact is that medical malpractice is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. This is according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.
What is medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a health-care provider deviates from the recognized “standard of care” while treating a patient. The “standard of care” is what a reasonably prudent medical provider would or would not have done under the same or similar circumstances.
This manner of looking at a case helps determine if the provider was negligent.
Factors to consider when investigating possible malpractice include history, training, and whether proper risk management precautions were properly observed.
An experienced malpractice attorney is the best resource for answers when you or a loved one has possibly suffered medical malpractice.
The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has over 20 years investigating, litigating, and protecting the rights of victims of medical malpractice in Fort Lauderdale and all over the state of Florida. Calling 954-356-0006 will put you in touch with Gary Lazarus or Arleen Lazarus, and they will be happy to listen to your story and recommend the best course of action for your situation.
Edited by Hulsey Vazzer