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Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in Weston

Standing Up to Medical Negligence for Decades

Rash Mueller represents individuals who have been injured by negligent medical professionals. Whether your condition has deteriorated because of a doctor's failure to diagnose it, experienced catastrophic injuries because of a surgical mishap, or found daily life considerably more difficult due to a lack of proper medical intervention, we can help. You have rights as a patient and we earnestly want to uphold them.

Why choose our Weston medical malpractice attorney?

  • You don't pay us unless we win
  • Over 30 years of experience
  • Millions of dollars won for clients
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Named as Super Lawyer in Weston for Medical Malpractice
  • Top-rated ethics and legal skill (AV Preeminent® rating)
  • We represent claims nationwide

Call (954) 914-7116 for your free case review today! Our Weston medical malpractice lawyer is ready to guide you!

Our Highlighted Practice Areas 

  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Class Actions & Mass Torts
  • Maritime Claims
  • Jones Act Claims
  • Tractor Trailer Crashes

Injured by Medical Malpractice?

We have over 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice claims of all levels of severity. With our unrivaled insight and keen understanding of medical regulations and law, we can use the varied details of your case to pinpoint why something went wrong. We welcome medical malpractice cases involving:

  • Cruise medical malpractice: All cruise ships should have a medical on board to ensure the safety of their passengers. If you experienced an injury on the cruise ship and believe your condition was handled negligently by the ship's medical professional, you may be able to hold them responsible.
  • Birth injuries: We trust the lives of our children to medical professionals. If your child was injured in the birthing process because of the negligence of a medical professional, you have options.
  • Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose: A misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose can mean a world of difference in terms of options and recovery. If your doctor has failed to diagnose you correctly you may have the option to file a claim.
  • Brain injuries: If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury after receiving medical care from a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries are among some of the most catastrophic injuries a person can suffer. Often these injuries are permanent to some degree and are capable of changing someone’s life forever. If you have been injured learn more about how our firm can help you today.
  • Hospital errors & malpractice: If you have developed an illness or suffered an injury at the hands of a hospital error, our firm is ready to help you!
  • Amputation: When the consequences of poor medical practice are as severe as an incorrect amputation, the negligent party should be held responsible to the fullest extent possible.
  • Anesthesia Errors: While commonplace, administering anesthesia is a dangerous process that must be done correctly. If a medical professional makes a mistake during this process, they can end up seriously harming a patient.
  • Prescription Errors: A prescription error can lead to serious injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a prescription error, you may be able to hold the responsible party liable.
  • Wrongful Death: Losing a loved one at the hands of someone’s negligent behavior is devastating. If you have lost a loved one, learn about your options and the right to file a wrongful death claim today.

Do I Have a Valid Medical Malpractice Claim?

Doctors are human; they sometimes make mistakes. While some mistakes are relatively minor and cause no real harm, others can be disastrous and result in serious injury or even death to a patient. When a doctor’s error is in such a way that it violates the standard of care owed to their patients, they may be held civilly liable for medical malpractice. In order for negligence to become “actionable,” or have all the necessary elements to warrant a valid legal claim, several elements must exist.

  1. The doctor, nurse, or other medical professional owed a duty to the patient.
  2. The duty to the patient was breached.
  3. The breach of duty caused the patient harm.

The first element addresses whether or not a physician owes a patient a duty of care. Generally speaking, doctors do not owe a duty of care unless a doctor-patient relationship is established. In other words, the patient must show that they came to the doctor for care or the doctor voluntarily came to the patient’s aid. Once a doctor-patient relationship is established, the physician becomes liable for any injury that should result from any negligent or careless actions during their care.

In regards to the second element, a person may not sue for malpractice simply because they are unhappy with the results of their treatment. A doctor must have acted in a manner that they violated the standard of care, such as failing to act reasonably skillful or careful, or in a manner that a competent doctor would have acted in the same situation. Likewise, a patient does not have a case if no real harm was caused as a result of their doctor’s negligence. Examples of real harm include physical pain, mental anguish, additional medical expenses, reduced quality of life, or reduced earning capacity.

Common Causes of Medical Malpractice

Inevitably, in just about every medical malpractice case, the defendant will begin to stop trying to dodge responsibility altogether and instead start offering up reasons as to why the negligence occurred. Make no mistake: there is no reason that they can provide that should be viewed as excusable. Patients go to medical practitioners because they need help for a physical or mental ailment. When something so dire or dangerous is at play, there must be no amount of negligence whatsoever.

Medical malpractice cases and injuries may be sourced to:

  1. Exhaustion: Nurses and doctors work extremely long shifts, sometimes more than 24 hours in a row. There is a clear issue in management when anyone of any profession needs to work that long. Still, being tired cannot be allowed to cause harm to innocent patients.
  2. Miscommunication: Everyone in a hospital or care facility is an important part of the overall team. From clerks at the front desk to surgeons in the operating room, clear and concise communication at every step along the way of a patient's care is crucial.
  3. Prescription errors: Medications and treatments a patient is told to use or follow after they leave the hospital or facility cannot be overlooked and must be prescribed exactly. In some ways, prescription errors are more dangerous than any other form of medical malpractice since the patient is no longer under the direct observation of medical staff.

No Recovery, No Fee

At our firm, we only accept legal fees if we are able to recover a monetary settlement for our clients. This means that everything is free until we have won you a settlement for your claims. We advance all costs related to your case so you do not pay us anything up front. If we lose your case, you owe us nothing. This makes our services risk-free and it allows victims to access our high-quality services regardless of their financial situation.

Call (954) 914-7116 for a no-obligation case review with an experienced Weston medical malpractice lawyer.

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  • We Provide Free Consultations
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  • 40 + Years of Collective Experience
  • Track Record Of Success
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