Medical treatment requires you to trust your doctors and other medical professionals. For many of us, this is not a difficult thing; all our lives, we believe that doctors know best. But, do you really understand what your doctor is saying? How do you know that your doctor is worthy of your trust?
When it comes to all things medical we rely on professionals to maintain and protect our health. We trust that schooling and training will lead to competent performances in surgery and other medical duties. Unfortunately that is not always the case, medical professionals can sometimes make mistakes. These errors sometimes can be minor but other times can lead to things like serious injuries, avoidable illnesses, and in extreme cases wrongful deaths. The most common cases of medical malpractice are:
Surgical Errors: Wrong site surgery or avoidable complications, etc.
Nursing Negligence: Failure to follow orders or to properly monitor, etc.
Physician Negligence: Failure to diagnose and treat or misdiagnosis, etc.
Hospital Negligence: Infections, laboratory or pharmacy errors, etc.
What is Medical Malpractice and how do I file a case?
In order for something to be considered a medical malpractice case certain elements must be present. Such as:
Formal patient and Dr relationship Breach of duty or care due to negligence: This means any avoidable eros such as sterilizing tools, asking what medications the patient was on, and other standard protocols
Negligence caused injury
The injury caused by negligence led to damage
Based on the case's specifics, compensation can be found for things like hospital bills, lost income, physical pain and suffering, etc.
The State of Florida itself has its own standards of care. This means that doctors must offer the same level of care to each patient under similar circumstances. If any person feels as though they were not receiving a reasonable standard of care which resulted in an injury then they may have a case.
Things like understaffed hospitals, overworked nurses, unqualified physicians, cost-cutting and human errors can lead to unnecessary, devastating, and life changing consequences. The law regarding a malpractice suit in the state of Florida can be difficult to navigate. Since proof of malpractice falls on the victim, another medical professional has to be called in to evaluate and testify on your behalf. Not to mention causation has to be proved which means proof that it is the professionals fault the injuries were sustained.
Calling a personal injury attorney can help to ensure that you are properly navigated through your medical malpractice. Not to mention receive the proper care and compensation you deserve. So If you or a loved one were injured due to medical malpractice you may want to contact a personal injury attorney. The attorneys at Demesmin and Dover law firm, upon closer investigation, can help you explore your legal options with a free case evaluation as well as guide you through the process. Call us today!
Nearly everyone has been behind the wheel at some point in their life and many people drive daily. In fact, Americans collectively spend 70 BILLION HOURS behind the wheel!!! This statistic is astounding, and the driving population in the United States is estimated around 230 million. With so many people on the road; especially, here in Florida, it is not shocking that car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and, in severe cases, death.
Nearly 1.25 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day.
Road traffic crashes rank as the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally.
Each year nearly 400,000 people under 25 die on the world’s roads, on average over 1,000 a day.
Road crashes cost USD $518 billion globally, costing individual countries from 1-2% of their annual GDP.
Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year due to the negligence of other drivers.
Sadly, over 1,600 children under 15 years of age die each year due to the gross negligence of other cars on the road.
Nearly 8,000 people are killed in crashes involving drivers ages 16-20; the lack of experience and knowledge of young drivers regularly leads to more negligent injuries than any other age group.
Road crashes cost the U.S. $230.6 billion per year, or an average of $820 per person
Now, we here in South Florida, including those of us in Miami-Dade, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, all love our sunny beaches, wonderful weather, and great atmosphere, but so does everyone else, which results in a huge population, with both local and tourist alike that flooding our roads with passenger cars. The question then becomes, “what can you do to ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers when on these packed South Florida roads?” Many auto-accidents and the resulting injuries are predictable and preventable! When driving on the road in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, or any road for that matter, make sure to take note of the following tools to help you stay safe.
Raising awareness of, legislating and enforcing laws governing speed limits, alcohol impairment, seat-belt use, child restraints and safety helmets.
Formulating and implementing transport and land-use policies that promote safer and more efficient trips; encouraging the use of safer modes of travel, such as public transport; and incorporating injury prevention measures into traffic management and road design.
Making vehicles more protective and visible for occupants, pedestrians and cyclists; using daytime running lights, high-mounted brake lights and reflective materials on cycles, carts, rickshaws and other non-motorized forms of transport.
What to do if you've been in a car accident:
Sometimes, collisions, auto accidents, and the resulting injuries and damages are unavoidable. The average person will experience an auto collision once every 18 years roughly. So, when an accident does happen, contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney that both cares about you and your family and will provide zealous representation to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries as a result of this auto accident.
What do you need to do to recover money after a car accident in Florida?
There are three things that are necessary when seeking monetary recovery after an auto accident:
1. There needs to be damages and or injuries (commonly including neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, leg pain, whiplash, broken bones, internal damage, pain and suffering, and again, in severe cases, traumatic brain injuries or even wrongful death).
2. The other party needs to be at fault, or at least, more at fault than yourself.
3. There needs to be coverage (Please feel free to read our other post providing detailed information on insurance coverage in Florida, including Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County).
Right after an auto accident, be sure to leave your car and make sure everyone is alright and safe. Remember to always contact the police and/or law enforcement as they are there to help and will assist in helping bring your case to a clear resolution later.
Contact Demesmin and Dover to help recover your damages!
We have given you a lot of information here, and we are sure all of this may seem overwhelming when in the midst of it all, which is why you should reach out to us here at Demesmin and Dover after an auto accident for a free case evaluation, and we can help you and your loved ones navigate through it, while alleviating the stress because We Care More.