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Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Recover Full & Fair Compensation for Injuries in Fort Lauderdale

Hospitals and physicians not only have a responsibility to provide proper care but to also notify you if you or your loved one is harmed by their negligence. Unfortunately, most medical errors go unreported. Medical errors result in more than 100,000 injuries each year in the United States, many of which are fatal. In fact, malpractice deaths are the third leading cause of preventable deaths in this country. The Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A. can fight to recover full and fair compensation for injuries.

If you think you or a loved one may have been the victim of medical malpractice, let us review your case and provide a free consultation. Call 800-555-4011 today.

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

To bring a medical malpractice claim against a medical provider, there are specific elements to prove. A seasoned medical malpractice attorney can help establish that the doctor or hospital failed to provide a reasonable standard of care for a patient and that the patient was injured as a result. Types of medical malpractice case our firm handles include:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Cardiac complications
  • Emergency room malpractice
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Hospital negligence
  • Medication errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Negligent medical care
  • Pregnancy injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Strokes
  • Surgery errors

When you retain the Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A., we have the dedication and resources to fully examine your case, consult with medical professionals to establish that a standard of care was broken, and gather evidence to support your claim. Our method has helped recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.

Advocating for Victims of Laparoscopic Injuries

Laparoscopic surgery is a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure, but it can also significantly increase the risk of surgeon-induced injury. If you or a loved one suffered harm during laparoscopic surgery, call us to discuss whether you are entitled to financial compensation. Laparoscopic surgery is commonly performed for:

  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hernia repair
  • Hysterectomy
  • Other abdominal surgeries

Medical Malpractice FAQs


What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in the State of Florida?

Answer: In Florida, medical malpractice describes a situation in which a medical professional’s carelessness harms a patient. It does not describe all situations in which a patient is harmed by medicine - a person must be able to prove that the medical provider caused the harm through a failure to provide the proper care and that a reasonable, competent provider in the same situation would likely have acted differently.


What Is the Average Medical Malpractice Settlement in Florida?

Answer: The amount of a settlement depends heavily on the extent of harm done to the patient and the cost of care the patient will need as a result of the injury. Most sources state that the average settlement amount for a medical malpractice case in Florida is roughly $242,000.


What Is the Three Strikes Law in Florida for Medical Malpractice?

Answer: If a doctor or other licensed medical provider in Florida is found to have engaged in medical malpractice three times, the Florida Board of Medicine can revoke their license. However, each qualifying instance of malpractice must be proved by a standard of clear and convincing evidence, which is a higher standard than is generally required to prove a malpractice lawsuit.


What Are the 4 Cs of Medical Malpractice?

Answer: The 4 Cs of medical malpractice prevention are commonly relied on by medical providers who are hoping to avoid a lawsuit. They are: (1) caring, (2) competence, (3) charting, and (4) communication.


What 4 Elements Need to Be Present to Prove Medical Malpractice?

Answer: (1) The first element to be proven is that the provider owed you a duty of care - this is generally established by the existence of a provider-patient relationship. (2) You must then prove that the provider breached that duty of care by acting carelessly in a way that a reasonable member of their profession would not have. (3) There must be a causal relationship between the provider’s negligence and your injury. (4) You must then prove that you suffered an identifiable injury as a result of the provider’s malpractice.


What Is the Hardest Element to Prove in a Medical Malpractice Case?

Answer: The most challenging aspect of a medical malpractice case can vary depending on the circumstances. Frequently, it is difficult to prove that a medical provider breached their duty of care. Proving this element often entails research on an attorney’s part to show that another medical provider with a similar level of knowledge and experience would likely have acted differently and prevented the harm.


What Are the 4 Ds of Medical Malpractice?

Answer: The 4 Ds of proving a medical malpractice claim are: (1) duty of care, (2) dereliction of duty, (3) direct causation, and (4) damages.

Get Started on Your Case Today

Our caring team of Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorneys is committed to high-quality, compassionate legal counsel for victims of medical malpractice and their families. When you visit a professional for medical help, you do not expect to leave with more injuries. The Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A. has extensive experience going to head with insurance companies to recover full compensation for our clients. With over 50 years of combined experience serving clients across South Florida, we understand how to create a strong case to bring justice against negligent medical professionals. To schedule a free consultation, call 800-555-4011 or contact us online.

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