Medical Malpractice: 3 Reasons To File A Claim By Tod Aronovitz | 11/23/18 | 0 Comment

medical malpracticeWhen you visit a doctor, you place your trust in that person’s ability to get you well. However, while most doctors provide high levels of care to their patients, there are times when errors are made, resulting in dire consequences for patients. These can include permanent physical and/or mental impairment, disfigurement, or even death. When this happens, a medical malpractice claim should be filed. However, due to the complexities involved in these cases, it’s crucial to work with Miami medical malpractice attorneys who understand these cases.

Permanent Impairment 

When a permanent impairment happens, it can take various forms. Examples include paralysis, loss of eyesight, or the ability to think clearly or communicate due to a brain injury. Caused by medication errors, anesthesia errors during surgery, or a wrong procedure being performed on a patient, these impairments are all too common cases for Miami medical malpractice lawyers.

Disfigurement 

Most often occurring due to a botched surgical procedure, disfigurement can happen to patients undergoing plastic or cosmetic surgery. Examples include scarring or results far out of the ordinary from reasonable expectations, and can impact a person for a lifetime.

Wrongful Death 

The most common medical malpractice claim occurs when a healthcare professional fails to provide a reasonable standard of care. A common example is failing to diagnose a serious illness, such as ignoring a person’s complaints of chest pains, then having the patient die of a heart attack or anesthesia errors that cause brain injury or death.

Seeking Compensation 

When these situations happen, victims can seek varying types of compensation. These can include payment of all medical bills, compensation for pain and suffering, loss of income, and punitive damages, especially if the medical negligence resulted in death.

When filing a claim of medical malpractice Miami residents should turn to a firm they can trust, such as Aronovitz Law. By doing so, you can take the first step toward getting the compensation you deserve.