Medical malpractice is sadly quite common in Florida and the rest of the country, with potentially up to 250,000 patients dying every year nationwide. Seeking legal help to resolve your situation may be the best course of action to take. Having a good lawyer can make a big difference.
At the Law Office of Luis F. Vega, we have experienced in this field, we have litigated, settled and taken to trial medical malpractice cases for many years. We worked with medical experts in a wide variety of specialties, including neurosurgeons, heart surgeon, emergency medicine physicians, oncologists, radiologist and family physicians.
There are four main types of medical malpractice:
1) Misdiagnosis: This is the most common case of medical malpractice with misdiagnosed condition like colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. In many cases, a physician simply failed to follow up on subtle but revealing sings of cancer like anemia, bleeding. Cervical cancer and skin cancer are also unfortunately common, often because many gynecologists and general practitioners dismiss patient concerns as ordinary complaints instead of stepping back and considering each medical issue on its own merits.
2) Surgery Mismanagement: This is another common form of malpractice claim. Although some surgery malpractice lawsuits involve simple technical error by a surgeon, in our experience most claims arise not just from a surgeon making a mistake in the middle of the procedure but from the hospital and staff as a whole failing to follow appropriate protocols to prepare for surgery, to monitor patients for complications during surgery, and to ensure patients recover safely.
3) Birth injury: This type of cases involves failures by obstetricians, midwives, nurses or hospitals to appropriately diagnose and to treat complications that arise during birth.
4) Medication errors: These are as simple and often as devastating as they sound. Sometimes patients are given the wrong medicine. Many times, patients are accidentally given overdoses of anesthesia, insulin and other common medications. Other times, doctors and nurses fail to monitor a patient’s blood lab values to ensure that the patient’s dosages of medicines are appropriately adjusted for the situation.
At the Law Office of Luis F. Vega located in Central Florida, we apply our substantial medical knowledge and substantial medical malpractice success, each and every day investigating, developing, litigating and advocating for our cases. We conduct extensive research and we maintain a relationship with our experts. Many patients or their survivors, come to our office to explore legal action possibilities. We are here to provide a clear answer in regards to your case.
If you are a victim of medical malpractice, give us a call at the Law Office of Luis F. Vega 407-837-4029 for a free, confidential consultation. We represent clients across Central Florida, with a focus on medical malpractice and hospital negligence cases.