Fort Myers Cancer Malpractice Lawyer
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Fortunately, thanks to a combination of earlier diagnosis, effective treatment, and a better understanding of the link to lifestyle choices, the prognosis is positive for many patients. Unfortunately, some practitioners deviate from the standard of care under Florida medical negligence laws. This can cause devastating losses to cancer patients and their families.
If you suffered from malpractice, contact our Fort Myers cancer malpractice lawyers today for legal help. The Freidin Brown, P.A. team will guide you through pursuing fair compensation using our decades of experience in medical malpractice. We can explore all your legal options and explain what comes next in your case. You are already fighting a battle with cancer—we will take care of the logistics of your legal battle. Contact us at any time for a free consultation: 888-677-7764.
What Does a Fort Myers Cancer Malpractice Lawyer Do?
A medical malpractice attorney can research your case, review paperwork, identify how a doctor deviated from the standard of care, and connect that deviation with your personal and financial losses through evidence.
At our firm, we consider that just the starting point. Freidin Brown, P.A.’s lawyers offer comprehensive representation to clients like you that extends beyond an attorney’s basic role. When you hire us, we:
- Pay full attention to your case; our attorneys prioritize your case and personalize the legal services you receive.
- Prioritize your needs by regularly checking in, monitoring your health and well-being, and adapting to your requests.
- Assess every aspect of your losses, from the medical treatment you need to the unique suffering you experienced due to the health care provider’s error.
- Consult with nursing and medical professionals to ensure we understand what went wrong in your case and how it constitutes malpractice.
- Provide at least two lawyers to strategize and plan your case so you know we are taking you seriously. Our founder, Philip Freidin, brings nearly 50 years of legal experience as he reviews the cases we lead.
- Apply our previous experience while also listening to your unique story to make sure our approach is tailored to your needs.
We will advocate on your behalf during negotiations to settle your claim, but we are equally prepared to litigate your case in court to ensure maximum compensation. We fight like you are part of our own family.
You Can Verify Our Results
Medical malpractice is a complicated area of law, so you want to trust your present and future to a firm with a proven track record. Our medical negligence lawyers have helped thousands of clients, including ones facing your challenges. In addition, we have two Board Certified Civil Trial Attorneys, and our firm has recovered multimillion-dollar verdicts in over 20 cases.
Our case results demonstrate our experience with various medical malpractice scenarios involving cancer, as seen in the following notable recoveries:
- $900,000 for failure to diagnose and treat
- $750,000 for failure to diagnose
- $350,000 for hospital negligence
Compensation You Deserve for a Cancer Malpractice Claim or Suit
Monetary damages in medical malpractice cases aim to help make you whole after suffering injuries to the greatest extent possible.
Generally, you could recover monetary damages for:
- Medical costs you incurred because of the doctor or medical professional’s negligence
- Future health care costs related to your condition
- Lost income, if you miss time from work
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Impaired quality of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
More specifically, your compensation should reflect the individual losses you suffered. For example, if your doctor’s carelessness means you must undergo more aggressive treatment for your cancer, not only can you recover the cost of that treatment, but we can seek additional damages to acknowledge the added stress you suffered because you had to undergo that treatment.
Our Fort Myers cancer malpractice attorneys at Freidin Brown, P.A. will handle the details involved with obtaining compensation, starting with conducting a thorough investigation to collect evidence. We will identify which losses are eligible for compensation, including ones you may not have anticipated, down to the cost of parking at the hospital.
If You Lost a Loved One to Cancer, the Liable Party Might Owe You Damages
Some malpractice by health care providers costs cancer patients their lives. In fact, Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Your loved one’s death may have been attributed to their cancer, but it’s possible that health care errors played a role.
If you are looking for answers on behalf of a lost loved one, we can explore a wrongful death lawsuit. This could help your family with:
- Paying medical bills from your relative’s final days of care
- Covering the costs of the funeral and burial or cremation
- Compensating you for lost income your loved one would have provided
- Acknowledging your pain and suffering and loss of companionship and guidance
A wrongful death cancer case can draw scrutiny and pushback from the other party. They may try to claim that the loss was not preventable, given your loved one’s health. However, even if your family member had a serious form of cancer, we can work to prove they passed away before their time due to violations in the standard of care.
If you lost someone too soon due to cancer malpractice, we won’t tolerate a liable party writing off your loss as unavoidable. Our cancer negligence attorneys in Fort Myers can investigate your loss with the help of medical experts and determine if you have grounds for wrongful death.
How Our Lawyers Represent Cancer Care Malpractice Victims
As mentioned, the standard of care is the crux of a medical malpractice case. That standard is measured by what another reasonably careful provider, with the same training and expertise, would have done under the same circumstances.
If your physician practicing in or around Fort Myers deviated from this standard when failing to diagnose or rule out cancer, and you suffered harm as a result, you can potentially recover compensation.
We can work to establish that the health care provider in your case deviated from the standard of care by:
- Examining medical records like imaging, blood tests, doctor’s notes, treatment plans, and medical history
- Interviewing doctors, nurses, techs, staff, and administrators about your care
- Talking with others in the field to determine how they would have acted in your case with the same information
- Reviewing additional evidence like photos of injuries and your account of your experience
- Investigating the parties in your case to look for issues that could have contributed, like understaffing by administrators
- Constructing a timeline to chart the negligence and highlight where liable parties failed to act or made mistakes, leading to your harm
Your malpractice case likely won’t hinge on one piece of evidence. Instead, we work to demonstrate through a preponderance of the evidence that it’s more likely than not that someone’s negligence caused you harm. To do that, we weave together the various factors in your case to construct our argument for your damages.
Freidin Brown, P.A. has experience with building a case like this and adapting to the strategies the other party deploys. We know Florida’s medical malpractice laws, insurers’ legal tactics, and health care professionals’ common defenses.
Our Fort Myers cancer malpractice lawyers don’t just construct an argument in favor of your damages; we also prepare for whatever the other side can throw at us.
What Does Malpractice Look Like in Cancer Cases?
Any failure to meet the standard of care is potentially grounds for a claim or suit. Nonetheless, since you were likely already struggling with health problems due to this ordeal, you might have trouble recognizing what action or lack of action started it.
Some common forms of cancer malpractice include:
- Failure to investigate your concerns or symptoms
- Neglecting to order lab screenings, biopsies, and other diagnostic tests
- Misinterpreting results of diagnostic screenings
- Incorrect labeling of tests or screenings
- Mistakes made during testing that resulted in incorrect results
- Failure to diagnose or a late diagnosis of cancer
- Errors in communication between techs, staff, nurses, or doctors
- Negligence with radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery, and other cancer treatment
- Gaps or errors when taking a medical history
In addition, another unique form of cancer malpractice occurs when a health care provider gives a false-positive diagnosis. As a result, you may have undergone unnecessary cancer care while your medical condition went untreated. Not only will you need help undoing the damage done by the cancer treatment, but you may need more aggressive treatment for your real medical condition.
How Long Do You Have to Take Legal Action for Cancer Malpractice in Fort Myers?
You typically have two years to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice and wrongful death, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11. When that timeline starts depends on the specific facts of each case—we might date your suit from when the negligence occurred, when you suffered harm, when you discovered the harm, or when your loved one passed away.
Given the complex nature of malpractice cases, especially ones involving cancer, don’t wait to reach out for more information. Even if all you have are your suspicions, the more time we have to investigate, the better.
Call Now to Speak to Us for Help From a Fort Myers Cancer Malpractice Lawyer
You have legal options for recovering compensation if you suffered errors with cancer care. More than that, you deserve compassionate representation from a law firm that understands the toll this has taken on you. We aren’t just here to fill out your paperwork. We’re here to advocate for you as if you were our family and ensure you receive the care and compensation you deserve.
For more information, contact Freidin Brown, P.A. today at 888-677-7764 to reach a Fort Myers cancer malpractice attorney. We can set up a no-cost case assessment to hear your story and determine how to proceed.