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Category: Medical Malpractice

Navigating Medical Malpractice: Insights from Fiol and Morros Law Group in Tampa, FL

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Medical Malpractice on April 16, 2024

Our team at Fiol and Morros Law Group understands the profound impact medical malpractice can have on individuals and families. We’re dedicated to helping victims pursue justice and compensation for the harm they’ve suffered due to the negligence of healthcare professionals. In this blog, we’ll cover a range of topics related to medical malpractice, including: Understanding Medical Malpractice: What constitutes medical malpractice? We’ll delve into the legal definition and elements required to establish a malpractice claim. Types of Medical Malpractice Cases: From surgical errors and misdiagnosis to medication mistakes and birth injuries, we’ll explore the various forms of medical negligence that can occur. Legal Process and Procedures: Navigating the legal system can be daunting, especially when dealing with complex medical malpractice cases. We’ll break down the legal process step by step and explain what to expect along the way. Building a Strong Case: Proving medical malpractice requires thorough investigation, expert… read more

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in Florida?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Medical Malpractice on June 29, 2020

Medical malpractice is a personal injury practice area that describes the negligence of a health care practitioner injuring a patient. If a professional in the health care industry breaches a duty of care to a patient, resulting in preventable injuries, illnesses or death, the professional or facility could be liable for the patient’s damages. Filing a medical malpractice claim in Florida is how an injured patient can seek justice and compensation. Who Can File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Florida? Any patient can file a medical malpractice claim in Florida if he or she has evidence proving medical negligence. Patients have a right to expect reasonable and prudent care by their physicians and other health care workers. If someone breaches this duty of care, injuring the patient, the patient will have the right to file a medical malpractice claim in Florida. Although it is possible to file a claim pro… read more

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Medical Malpractice on May 21, 2020

Medical malpractice is the failure of a medical professional, such as a doctor or nurse, to meet the necessary standards of patient care, resulting in patient harm. Medical malpractice is a common issue among hospitals and health care centers in the US. It leads to thousands of serious injuries as well as preventable patient deaths. Recognizing the most common types of medical malpractice or medical negligence could help you detect a hospital or doctor’s wrongdoing in Tampa Bay. If you detect signs of medical malpractice, work with a medical malpractice lawyer in Tampa to bring the defendant to justice. What Can Be Class as Medical Negligence? Medical negligence is a type of civil tort. It can give a patient or his or her loved ones the right to file a civil lawsuit. Florida Statute 766.102 defines medical negligence as a health care provider’s failure to carry out a surgical, medicinal… read more

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice in Florida?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Medical Malpractice,Hospital Negligence on March 19, 2020

Medical malpractice is a civil wrongdoing that can interfere with proper patient care and recovery. Even under the best circumstances, a patient may not make a full recovery after a serious illness or injury. When a physician or health care center breaches its duties of care or acts negligently, a patient may not have a fair chance at improving. If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice in Florida, act before the expiration of your statute of limitations. Failure to meet your deadline could lead to the loss of the option to file. What Is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice is an act or omission that a typical physician, nurse, surgeon, hospital or other health care entity would not have committed under the same circumstances, often resulting in harm to the patient. It can refer to many different mistakes that can cause physical injuries, illnesses, infections and wrongful deaths… read more

What Common Mistakes Qualify as Medical Malpractice?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Medical Malpractice on January 15, 2020

Trusting your health in the hands of a physician or surgeon is daunting enough without the threat of medical malpractice looming over you. Unfortunately, malpractice is a reality all patients should be aware of before seeking medical care. Medical malpractice causes about 10% of all deaths in the U.S, making it statistically the third leading cause of death in the country. Knowing what common mistakes to look out for could help you stay in better control of your health care. It could also help you realize when you have been the victim of medical malpractice. What is the Meaning of Medical Malpractice? In Florida, the legal definition of medical malpractice (Florida Statute 766.102) is the injury or death of a person that results from the negligence of a health care provider. This can mean a doctor, surgeon, any person with a medical license, a hospital, surgical center, or many other… read more

How to File a Claim Against a Plastic Surgeon

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Medical Malpractice on June 20, 2019

In 2018, Americans spent more than $16.8 million on cosmetic surgery, and yet a vast 20 percent of individuals are typically disappointed with their results. The question arises whether their disappointment is a result of their own perceptions or surgeons performed their procedures incorrectly. In either scenario, the fact is the disappointed patients spent thousands of dollars. Individuals may file a lawsuit for botched plastic surgery, but it may be more difficult to prove medical malpractice than in other situations. If you wish to sue for a botched plastic surgery, contact a personal injury attorney who can help you with your case Is Cosmetic Surgery Considered Medical Malpractice? Although several people may think that cosmetic surgery is purely based on physical appearance, plastic surgery can help heal a number of medical conditions and deformities that would otherwise negatively impact an individual’s life. For this reason, many juries consider cosmetic surgery… read more

Can You Sue a Dentist for Medical Malpractice?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Medical Malpractice on August 8, 2017

A dentist is a medical professional who has completed years of training, passed a rigorous licensing exam, and participated in continuing education courses required to renew his or her license. As medical professionals, dentists are held to high standards when it comes to their treatment of patients, just as doctors and other health care professionals are. A dentist in Florida is required to provide a standard of care that is at least equal to that which another reasonably competent dentist practicing in the same area of specialization in Florida would deliver under the same or similar circumstances. So, the answer is yes, you can sue your dentist for malpractice. But to succeed, there are four elements that you will have to be able to prove. The 4 Elements Required to Prove Dental Malpractice 1. Duty of Care First, in order to sue a dentist, you need to establish that the… read more

10 Reasons People Don’t Sue Their Doctors But Should

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Medical Malpractice,Hospital Negligence on June 5, 2017

You might have a medical malpractice case if a health professional fails to provide proper treatment, and that failure caused your injury. Generally, medical malpractice occurs when all four of the following apply: You had a doctor/patient relationship. Your doctor violated his or her duty of care (i.e., committed negligence). That negligence directly led to injuries or a poor health care outcome. Those injuries led to specific damages. In the medical profession, you’ll find most doctors are wholly devoted to their patient’s health. Unfortunately, you’ll find some who cut corners and don’t have their patient’s best interests at heart. These are the top 10 reasons people should sue their negligent doctors, but don’t: 1. They Like Their Doctor We all develop personal relationships with our health care providers. Sometimes, it’s hard to believe those who help us could do anything wrong. But, if your doctor misses an important diagnosis that… read more

Can You Sue For Bad Plastic Surgery Results?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Medical Malpractice on May 22, 2017

What Is Plastic Surgery? Cosmetic surgery, commonly called plastic surgery, is different than other types of surgery because it is elective. A patient wishes to make a change to his or her body for some reason and hires a physician to perform the necessary procedures. Some forms of plastic surgery are not elective and are instead restorative procedures intended to repair an injured person’s appearance after suffering a disfiguring injury. In these situations, it is highly unlikely that a patient would want to sue his or her doctor for performing a restorative procedure. However, patients who choose elective surgery may feel as if they should they have some legal recourse if they don’t like the results. It’s vital to recognize the difficulty in pursuing these types of cases. Can “Bad” Results Be Considered Malpractice? Medical malpractice or hospital negligence defines any instance of a doctor or medical professional causing harm… read more