Common Kinds of Medical Malpractice in Florida

Common Kinds of Medical Malpractice in Florida

If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury that was caused by the carelessness of a healthcare provider, you will need the services of a skilled medical malpractice attorney you can rely on. You will not only be dealing with complicated and painful physical issues through no fault of your own, but you will also have to deal with the psychological trauma that so often comes with lengthy rehabilitations and possibly lifelong physical disabilities.

Medical malpractice law is extremely complicated. Successfully navigating a medical malpractice claim demands the skill, experience, and professional resources of an established reputable legal team. 

Types of Medical Malpractice

There are many different types of medical malpractice. Some of the more frequently-occurring kinds of medical malpractice include but are not limited to:

Surgical Errors

Common Kinds of Medical Malpractice in Florida

Surgical errors can happen if the surgeon or surgical team leaves a tool or a sponge inside your body while they are performing surgery. Amputating the wrong limb and operating on the wrong patient are also very serious surgical errors.  

Emergency Room Errors

Hospital emergency rooms are often loud, chaotic places full of people making life or death choices in a split second while under tremendous amounts of pressure. Like other health care environments, however, hospital emergency rooms have a very strict standard of care, and the emergency room staff can still be found negligent under numerous circumstances. 

Anesthesia Errors

Just like anyone else, anesthesiologists are capable of making mistakes or using poor judgment in high-pressure situations. One small mistake can lead to lifelong handicaps, brain damage, or even death.  

Prescription Errors

Errors concerning the prescribing of patient medications take place for many different reasons, like a physician ordering the wrong kind of drug or an incorrect dosage. Pharmacists can also make mistakes when it comes to the labeling or the preparation of someone’s prescription medication.  

Diagnostic Errors

Diagnostic errors occur when a doctor misses a diagnosis and fails to recognize the health issue. Delayed diagnosis and failure to diagnose are also very serious errors.  

Dental Malpractice

Medical malpractice is not restricted to doctors and nurses. Dentists, periodontists, and oral surgeons are also able to make critical mistakes that cause harm to the patients who trusted them. Dental errors include things such as anesthesia errors or missing a diagnosis of oral cancer and giving their patient a clean bill of health.

Contact Our Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorneys

The Tampa medical malpractice attorneys at Fulgencio Law have a well-earned reputation for seeing successful outcomes to medical malpractice cases, They are dedicated to seeing justice obtained for their clients.

Our attorneys are able to explain in greater detail how medical malpractice claims work and how state laws will apply to your Florida medical malpractice claim.

Reach out to our medical malpractice law offices in Tampa today by calling (813) 463-0123 and scheduling an appointment for your free, no-obligation medical malpractice consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

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