Pursuing Justice for Victims of Medical Negligence
At Moody Law, our attorneys in Bartow and Lakeland, FL, are committed to helping clients injured as a result of medical malpractice by holding health care providers responsible for their actions.
John Hopkins University reported in 2016 that medical errors were the third most common cause of death in the United States.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, a medical malpractice lawyer from our firm can pursue maximum compensation for you and your family. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (877) 883-9090 or contact us online.
Should I File a Lawsuit?
Doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff have a legal and professional obligation to perform their duties to an accepted standard of care. If it can be shown that a patient was injured or killed as a result of an individual's failure to perform his or her duty to the established standard of care, it may be possible to file a lawsuit.
Errors in judgment, indifference, fatigue, use of mind-altering substances, and a lack of adequate training can all contribute to a preventable medical error. In fact, John Hopkins University reported in 2016 that medical errors were the third most common cause of death in the United States.
Types of Medical Malpractice
The personal injury attorneys at Moody Law will seek compensation appropriate for your pain and suffering and all related expenses. Our lawyers are not afraid to take claims to court if it proves necessary to obtain fair and just financial compensation for our clients. Among the more common types of medical malpractice that we handle include:
Surgery is inherently risky. However, a doctor can be held liable for his or her actions if it can be shown that a preventable surgical error occurred as a result of the doctor's negligence. Operating on the wrong organ, removing the wrong limb, and leaving surgical tools inside a patient's body are examples of egregious surgical errors that can cause serious harm to a patient.
At Moody Law, we understand how devastating a birth injury can be to a family. If your child has suffered a birth injury, such as one that causes cerebral palsy or Erb's Palsy, or an injury related to shoulder dystocia, a medical malpractice lawyer from our firm can help. Many birth injuries result in permanent disabilities that require long-term medical care.
Many emergency rooms are understaffed by overworked physicians and inexperienced nurses, which can often lead to tragedy. If the negligent actions of an emergency care provider caused you to suffer or led to the death of a loved one, we will work to ensure the liable parties are held responsible for their actions.
If a doctor's carelessness causes a patient to be injured, the doctor can be held liable for medical malpractice. Hospitals are responsible for hiring qualified and competent doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and medical technicians. In instances of doctor neglect, it may be possible to hold the hospital liable.
The effects can be devastating if an anesthesiologist administers an incorrect dosage of sedative or fails to closely monitor a patient who is under anesthesia. If a loved one has been injured or suffered a wrongful death as a result of an anesthesia error, we can assist you in seeking just restitution.
Drugs can pose a significant risk to the health of an individual if they are incorrectly prescribed. Patients place their well-being in the hands of doctors when they seek medical attention. If a doctor fails in his or her duty and prescribes an injurious drug, the victim has legal recourse.