Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to live up to his or her oath and duty, and a patient is harmed as a result. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice include:
- Delayed or misdiagnosis
- Improper testing, monitoring, or treatment
- Unnecessary or excessive treatment
- Over and under medication
- Failure to disclose
When a doctor, nurse, or any other healthcare professional behaves in a manner that is inconsistent with the standards of their profession, they have acted poorly. When their actions causes harm, victims have a right to hold them accountable and to seek compensation for all related damages.
Where to Report Medical Malpractice
Medical professionals are governed by regulatory boards. If you are injured by a doctor, it is possible to report malpractice to the appropriate overseeing agency. In the state of Florida, that agency is the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA). From their site, you can access a list of regulated healthcare facilities and file a complaint, electronically or by phone, with the administration.
You can also file complaints with the Better Business Bureau and related consumer advocacy and protection groups.
If you were seriously injured, you will want to hire an attorney.
Medical malpractice cases are infamously difficult to win. Even in cases where strong evidence is presented by the victim, doctors win 50% of medical malpractice claims. When evidence is weak, doctors win 80 to 90% of jury cases. This makes the collection of evidence incredibly important.
We Can Help
The attorneys at Hickey Law Firm know how to investigate medical malpractice cases to determine exactly where negligence occurred. We take all the time necessary to build these cases in order to help victims of serious injury get justice. Depending on your specific case, this may include seeking compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
We are prepared to take your claim as far as necessary to help you get fair and full compensation.
To schedule a free consultation at Hickey Law Firm, please call 305-371-8000 today. We serve victims of medical malpractice in Miami and surrounding areas of Florida.