Medical malpractice (also referred to as medical negligence) occurs when a healthcare provider fails to use reasonable and due care in the treatment of a patient, which results in the patient's injury or death. Medical malpractice may arise from treatment rendered by any number of types of healthcare providers, including family doctors, surgeons, specialty doctors, nurses, physician's assistants, dentists, and chiropractors, to name a few. Medical malpractice also can arise in a variety of treatment settings, such as hospitals, emergency rooms, outpatient surgery centers, doctors' offices, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and diagnostic centers.
Medical malpractice cases typically are more complex than most other types of negligence cases, because the issues relate to science and the practice of medicine, and because medical expert witnesses are required to testify that the at-fault healthcare provider(s) deviated from the recognized medical practice and thereby injured the patient. The defense often will try to argue that the patient's injury was an unavoidable complication, or a known risk of the medical treatment.
The attorneys of Perry & Vloedman have more than 25 years' experience in handling medical malpractice cases throughout Florida. Our attorneys have obtained significant recoveries for our clients by way of trial verdicts and by settlements. A sampling of some of the types of medical negligence cases that Perry & Vloedman has handled includes the failure to timely diagnose and treat heart attacks; the failure to treat intracranial bleeds and strokes; the inappropriate administration of prescription drugs and vaccines; the failure to properly perform surgeries and repair orthopaedic injuries and fractures; the failure to timely diagnose and treat various forms of cancer; and the failure to properly diagnose and treat infections and wounds.
If you have a question about the medical treatment you have received, or about the poor outcome you have suffered from medical care, call the attorneys at Perry & Vloedman . You deserve to have your case reviewed by attorneys who are experienced and knowledgeable in the complex field of medical malpractice litigation.