Miami Cancer Malpractice Lawyer
There was a time decades ago when a cancer diagnosis essentially meant a death sentence for the patient. Still, advancements in medicine have made it possible for some individuals to live long, healthy lives. Unfortunately, not all healthcare providers are diligent and careful in their approach to cancer treatment. Many make critical errors in diagnosing it, while others do not comply with appropriate standards.
If you suffered harm under such circumstances, you can call Freidin Brown, P.A. for a consultation with a Miami cancer malpractice lawyer right away. You might also find it helpful to review some general information about your personal injury case—we offer an initial evaluation at no charge so that you can learn more and take the next steps. Call today to set it up: 888-677-7764.
Get a Miami Malpractice Lawyer With Experience in Cancer Cases
When pursuing a doctor or other medical professional for a cancer malpractice case, you may need to make sense of specialized terminology, understand the typical standard of care for the condition, and find health care experts who can provide analysis and testimony. This is on top of the normal demands of a legal case, like paperwork, calls, and case strategy.
Put simply, medical malpractice is tough. You need someone equally tough to fight for the best possible outcome.
At Freidin Brown, P.A., our medical malpractice representation has more than just knowledge of Florida’s laws. We have extensive experience in malpractice cases. As our case results show, our attorneys have won over 20 verdicts totaling over $1 million. On top of that, we utilize testimony from medical professionals who can explain the most specialized areas of cancer medicine. If your case goes to trial, our two Board Certified Civil Trial Attorneys are ready to defend your damages.
Common Mistakes in the Approach to Cancer Care and How We Expose Them
The American Cancer Society reports that around 1.482 million cancer survivors lived in Florida between 2019 to 2021. Of course, the two keys to beating most types of cancer are early detection, followed by a proper course of care.
Failure on both fronts can form the basis of a medical malpractice case. Although 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
- Failure to provide proper treatment, which is usually a result of mistake No. 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.
Other medical mistakes could provide grounds for a case as well. Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death. These mistakes could range from surgery errors to carelessness in prescribing or dosing medicine.
If you’re asking yourself how this happened to you, bring that and other questions you have to us. We aren’t intimidated by medical jargon or technicalities and can work to unearth what form of medical negligence caused your suffering.
We Protect Your Rights as the Victim of Medical Malpractice in Miami
If you were hurt because of the above cancer care errors or under other circumstances, you have the burden of proving that the healthcare 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 don’t need to take the word of a healthcare professional—you have the right to talk to a lawyer and conduct your own investigation. The burden of proof may fall on you as the victim, but we can carry the weight.
You Could Receive Compensation With Help From a Cancer Malpractice Attorney
Damages in a Miami cancer malpractice case are based upon your losses as a victim. Some are based on actual dollar amounts, while others are more subjective and personal. It may be possible to recover for:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium, guidance, education
- Many other losses depending on your case
Damages Help With Past Bills and Future Treatment
In cancer malpractice cases, you don’t just need compensation to cover expenses you’ve incurred. Returning to health after you undergo the wrong treatment or fighting cancer after receiving a late diagnosis both represent long-term undertakings. Cancer treatment costs can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Damages for these types of cases must therefore consider the wide-ranging effects. We can even pursue compensation to cover therapy sessions with a psychologist or therapist to help you cope with the mental and emotional toll of going through this ordeal.
Wrongful Death Compensation Is Also Available
Sadly, some medical errors take their toll before a victim can take legal action themselves. If you lost a loved one due to medical negligence in a cancer case, we can help you file an insurance claim or lawsuit to pursue justice after their passing.
According to Florida Statutes § 768.20, a personal representative for the deceased’s estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Talk to our Miami medical malpractice lawyers to learn who, in your case, can serve as a personal representative and how to file a wrongful death action.
Consult With a Miami Cancer Malpractice Lawyer Today
Errors in diagnosing and treating cancer can devastate patients and their families. However, it may come as some relief to know that you have legal options to hold a negligent healthcare provider accountable through a medical malpractice case.
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: 888-677-7764.