An injury caused by the negligence of a medical professional is not only a life-changing event, but also a betrayal of trust. Our experienced Tampa injury attorneys understand the grief and anxiety that comes with a medical malpractice injury. We have dedicated our practice to seeking justice on behalf of innocent Tampa residents who have been injured through hospital negligence. Here are a few frequently asked questions about medical malpractice that will give you a better understanding of how these cases work.
What Is Failure to Diagnose?
One of the most frequently asked questions about medical malpractice is, “What is failure to diagnose?” When you are injured or sick, you will show physical signs and complain of symptoms. Your medical professional is obligated to recognize those signs and symptoms. If your conditions grow worse due to the failure to diagnose by your doctor, it can become actionable.
What Should I Do if My Loved One Died Because of Medical Malpractice?
Another frequently asked question about medical malpractice is, “What should I do if my loved one died because of a doctor’s negligence?” These are heartbreaking cases, and we want nothing more than to seek justice on your family’s behalf. If you suspect that someone you love died because of medical malpractice, you need to arrange for an autopsy immediately. If you intend to file a claim, it will be your responsibility to prove the cause of death, and to prove that this resulted from a medical provider’s negligence. If you do have a claim, you will have to create an estate for the decedent. Often the estate lawyer will wait for the conclusion of the malpractice suit to collect his or her fees. However, if the decedent has not left behind a spouse or a child under the age of 25, there are no recoverable damages.
Will the Negligent Doctor Lose His or Her License?
Florida Law states that a medical provider can lose their license after three strikes. Your physician will be reported to the Department of Health at the time of your complaint. This individual will be noted for documentation error and will not likely lose their license for one medical malpractice error.
Contact Our Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one has been injured through negligence by a healthcare provider, contact the experienced Tampa Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Morgenstern & Herd, PLLC in Florida today to arrange a free initial consultation and preliminary case review. Our lawyers handle all personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingent fee basis.