- Catastrophic injury is defined as “consequences of an injury that permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work” (42 USCS § 3796b). Often our clients are faced with a lifetime of medical treatment and/or rehabilitation due to debilitating and/or permanent injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Shoulder and leg injuries
- Vision loss
- Nerve injuries
- Spine and neck injuries
- Crushed limbs
- Hearing loss
- Electric shock
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What is a medical malpractice claim?
Medical malpractice or negligence claims normally arise from medical errors. Medical malpractice errors can also result from the failure to act, also known as an omission. Florida law permits patients to pursue compensation for harm incurred from medical treatment. Keep in mind that time limits for filing claims are strictly enforced. Contact our firm as soon as you learn of complications from negligent medical treatment.
What are some examples of medical malpractice claims?
- Medical negligence can happen in any health care facility. As such, responsible parties may involve doctors, nurses, staff or other employees of the facility. Examples of cases involving medical negligence include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Surgical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors – incorrect dosage, failure to properly note known allergies or failure to avoid contraindications
- Paramedic and EMT negligence