Medical Malpractice Cases
The healthcare industry and its practitioners are not infallible. Although never intentional, mistakes are made and negligence does occur. A simple misdiagnosis or the incorrect dispensing of the wrong medication can be as devastating as a blatant surgical error. Each year many Americans die as a result of medical errors. According to an Institute of Medicine report, between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die in hospitals each year due to medical errors and the annual cost to society for such errors ranges from $17 to $29 billion. These figures only take into account hospital deaths. Medical errors can and do occur in every setting where health care is administered: in doctors’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and patients’ homes. Further, according to the Institute of Medicine, more people die from medical mistakes each year than from highway accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. The experienced attorneys at The Russo Firm objectively and diligently strives to identify whether or not the patient’s injuries or death were a direct result of negligence on the part of physician, nurse, pharmacist or other hospital based personnel.
Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
There are many types of Medical Malpractice claims. It is important to consult an experienced Medical Malpractice attorney to discuss and evaluate a potential medical malpractice suit. Although there are others, here are some examples of the more common types of medical malpractice claims:
- Child birth
- Delayed diagnosis or treatment
- Diagnosis errors
- Drug reaction
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to warn of risks
- Inadequate or improper medication
- Surgical infections
- And others
How Does The Russo Firm Prove your Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
As experienced medical malpractice attorneys, The Russo Firm consults with medical experts in the appropriate fields, cuts through red tape and the maze of paperwork and provides advice on how to best prosecute your case. The attorneys at The Russo Firm meticulously prepare your medical malpractice case for trial should we should the insurance company fail to pay a fair out-of-court settlement during the litigation process.
Statutes of Limitations and other restrictions on your Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
All states impose a time limit on when you must file your personal injury claim. This is known as a “Statute of Limitations”. For example, in Florida, a victim of medical malpractice, their surviving heirs or guardians have two (2) years from the date of discovery of the malpractice. Often times, there may be a difficulty in finding when the actual discovery date should have been, that is why it is vital that you contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney to assist you in determining this very crucial time frame.
Contact Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers For A Free Case Evaluation.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, call The Russo Firm at 844-847-8300 or contact us online to talk with an experienced lawyer about your injuries. If you can’t travel to our office, we will come to you, or we can work by phone, fax, email or other methods of communication. Remember, you pay no fee unless we obtain compensation for you.