According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind only heart disease and cancer. It results in more than 98,000 fatalities each year, and countless more avoidable injuries. K.T. Kohn, et al., To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System (National Academy Press, 1999). Moreover, the rate of injury and death from medical errors is understated because many incidents go unreported. Only 2% of those affected by medical errors ever file claims.
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider deviates from the “standard of care” in the treatment of a patient. It includes professional negligence by doctors, dentists, and nurses. It also includes laboratory and testing errors, as well as pharmacy and prescription drug mistakes. Regardless of the cause, the results can be devastating, both physically and financially.
The trial lawyers at Buckner + Miles represent patients and their families in state and federal courts in Florida and around the United States. We handle cases involving birth injuries, traumatic brain injury, pharmaceutical errors, failures to diagnose, hospital infections, failures to monitor, surgical errors, and laboratory errors. We help our clients and their families better understand both the medical facts and their legal rights. And we help our clients recover for their injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to medical malpractice, contact the Florida medical malpractice attorneys at Buckner + Miles today by calling (305) 964-8003 for a free evaluation of your case. Or, you can fill out the contact form on our website, and someone from the firm will contact you.