Miami Cancer Malpractice Lawyer
There was a time decades ago when a cancer diagnosis essentially meant a death sentence for the patient, but advancements in medicine have made it possible for some individuals to live long, healthy lives. Statistics compiled by the American Cancer Society demonstrate this point, revealing that around 1.482 million cancer survivors are or will be living in Florida from 2019 to 2021. Of course, the two keys to beating most types of cancer are early detection, followed by a proper course of care.
Unfortunately, not all health care providers are diligent and careful in their approach to cancer. Many make critical errors in diagnosing it, while others do not comply with appropriate standards in offering treatment. If you suffered harm under such circumstances, please contact Freidin Brown, P.A. to schedule a consultation with a Miami cancer malpractice lawyer right away. You might also find it helpful to review some general information about your claim.
Common Mistakes in the Approach to Cancer Care
Though every case is different, malpractice in the context of cancer care typically involves:
- Errors in diagnosing cancer, whether through a wrong diagnosis, a delayed diagnosis, or not detecting the disease at all; and/or,
- Failure to provide proper treatment, which is usually a result of mistake #1. When the diagnosis is improper, patients do not get essential treatment through a cancer care plan. Or, they may get it too late. If the error is a false-positive diagnosis, the patient endures harsh, unnecessary treatment that can lead to long-term complications.
Your Rights as the Victim of Medical Malpractice in Florida
If you were hurt because of the above cancer care errors or under other circumstances, you have the burden of proving that the health care provider was negligent. In other words, you must have solid evidence that your physician did not do what a doctor in the cancer specialty would have done, when presented with the same circumstances. Our Freidin Brown, P.A. team has extensive investigative resources to gather the crucial proof, so we can develop a sound legal strategy around the evidence.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
Damages in a Florida cancer malpractice case are based upon your losses as a victim; some are based upon actual dollar amounts, while others are more subjective and personal. It may be possible to recover for:
- Medical costs;
- Lost wages;
- Emotional anguish;
- Diminished quality of life;
- Loss of consortium; guidance, education; and,
- Many other losses depending on your case.
Consult with Miami Cancer Malpractice Lawyer Today
Errors in diagnosing and treating cancer can leave a patient devastated. However, it may come as some relief to know that you have legal options to hold a negligent health care provider accountable through a medical malpractice claim. At Freidin Brown, P.A., our firm focuses on these types of cases, so we have the experience and skills necessary to get the compensation you deserve. To learn more about how we can help, please contact our offices in Miami or Fort Myers to set up a no-cost case evaluation.