Brandon Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Our Brandon medical malpractice lawyers understand the range of emotions that you or your loved one are experiencing after your medical malpractice accident. You may not know how to proceed against the healthcare providers while attempting to focus on your healing.

If you or a loved one suffered a severe injury due to a medical malpractice incident, you need a champion in your corner who knows how to fight for your compensation with compassion and skill. Our team of Brandon medical malpractice attorneys will work with you to ensure that you receive the appropriate compensation you deserve.

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Medical Malpractice

Learn Whether You Have a Medical Malpractice Case

The healthcare providers and insurance companies may not be sharing the actual worth of your claim. Learn what you deserve with a free consultation from our ​Brandon medical malpractice lawyer​s. Rest assured that we will never charge any fees unless we win.

Medical malpractice consists of the negligent actions of healthcare professionals that cause a significant injury to the patients they are treating. If a medical professional fails to diagnose a patient’s condition properly, misinterprets a patient’s lab results, or performs an unnecessary surgery, these actions are considered medical malpractice. Medical malpractice does not just consist of a patient’s condition becoming worse.

In Florida, you must prove that a medical professional failed to provide a particular standard of care to a patient. The plaintiff must prove that the deviation from that standard of care resulted in significant injury for the patient.

If the negligence of a medical professional injured you or a loved one, you have the right to pursue legal action for compensation under Florida law. To learn more, contact the experienced Brandon personal injury lawyers at Boohoff Law today.

Why Boohoff Law Can Make a Difference in Your Brandon Medical Malpractice Case

Attorney Tatiana Boohoff has been fighting for medical malpractice victims for more than ten years. She holds doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals accountable when their actions have caused patients harm.

Ms. Boohoff relocated her law practice to Florida, bringing her reputation as a skilled and determined personal injury attorney with her. Clients of Ms. Boohoff are family and not just another case number.

Ms. Boohoff is a graduate of the Boston University School of Law, one of the top law programs in the United States. Boohoff Law has built itself into one of the most trusted law firms in the Brandon area for victims of medical malpractice and other personal injury areas. If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to the negligence of a medical professional, protect your rights by calling a Brandon medical malpractice lawyer today.

Top Healthcare Providers in the Region

At Boohoff Law, our Brandon medical malpractice lawyers are eager to take on the top healthcare centers that intimidate other lawyers.

We are not afraid to fight against the leading healthcare centers within the Brandon area, such as:

  • Brandon Community Health Center
  • Raydiant Health Care of Brandon
  • HCA Florida Brandon Hospital
  • Florida Medical Clinic
  • Kingsway Medical Center
  • The Baby Suites at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital
  • Cornerstone Medical Care
  • AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecialty at Brandon
  • Concentra Urgent Care
  • One-Stop Medical Shop/Walk-In Clinic Brandon Florida

Our skilled medical malpractice lawyers have the right combination of compassion and tenacity to help you fight for your compensation.

Elements of a Medical Malpractice Claim

Although many medical professionals will encounter a medical malpractice lawsuit at some point in their careers, medical malpractice claims have decreased. Medical malpractice victims have failed to proceed with medical malpractice claims; the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) reported that only insurance providers made 3,046 payments for wrongful death claims involving medical malpractice.

One of the reasons why medical malpractice victims are discouraged from pursuing medical malpractice lawsuits is that they are not familiar with what it will take to pursue a claim. Although medical malpractice claims are one of the most complex personal injury claims, a skilled medical malpractice lawyer knows the proper elements that the plaintiff must prove for the claim to be successful.

These elements include:

  • A legal duty of care. Medical professionals have a legal right to provide patients with a particular duty of care.
  • A breach of the legal duty of care. The plaintiff’s counsel must prove that the medical professional’s negligence violated the patient’s legal duty of care to establish this element.
  • Direct causation. This element requires the plaintiff to show that the medical professional’s reckless conduct directly caused the patient to experience significant harm.
  • Damages. For this element to be proven, the plaintiff’s counsel must show the plaintiff’s losses due to the medical’s reckless behavior.

Liable Parties for Medical Malpractice

Victims may not know about the potential parties they may hold liable in a medical malpractice claim. Many people assume that only physicians and nurses can be liable for medical malpractice claims.

Other parties you can hold liable for medical malpractice claims include:

  • Other healthcare providers. Surgeons, psychiatrists, physician assistants, and even chiropractors can be held liable for the medical mistakes they make toward patients. Any healthcare provider who owes a specific duty of care to a patient can be held liable for a medical malpractice claim. The plaintiff must prove the same elements in routine medical malpractice claims, they must also prove against these parties.
  • Hospitals. Hospitals can be held liable both for their negligent actions and the negligent actions of their employees. Medical malpractice victims can hold hospitals liable through what is known as vicarious liability. Vicarious liability applies to parties that you can hold liable not for their negligent actions but for the negligent acts of another party.
  • Urgent care centers. Urgent care centers can also be held liable through vicarious liability. Although urgent care centers are convenient for patients who want medical services performed quickly, lab technicians can make medical mistakes when working with patients.

Common Defenses to Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical professionals will never admit to guilt in a medical malpractice claim. Instead, the medical professional’s counsel will use different defenses to reduce the amount of fault in a medical malpractice case. They have legal teams who know which defenses apply in your case, and they will raise any defense possible to help their client – the doctor – avoid as much liability as possible.

Failing to Prove Negligence

If the injured party does not establish all four elements of negligence, medical malpractice victims will not make a successful claim. The medical professional’s counsel will attempt to disprove one or several of the required elements of negligence.

One way of disproving an element of negligence is by arguing that the medical professional’s actions met the standard of care in the medical industry. Not every medical error breaches a doctor’s duty of care, and they will try to assert they did not fall below the required professional standard.

Another way is by proving that the medical professional’s actions did not directly cause the patient’s injury. You want a medical malpractice lawyer who knows how to show causation between the doctor’s negligence and your medical condition or complications.

Start Working With Our Brandon Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today

Dealing with a medical malpractice case can cause you or your loved one to experience additional stress. Your medical injury can cause you to experience severe physical and psychological pain. To make matters worse, you risk suffering from another condition due to a medical mistake. At Boohoff Law, we understand the stress and fear you or your loved one are experiencing.

Trying to move on from a medical malpractice accident can be difficult. With healing being the main priority for victims and their families, the last thought on the victim’s mind is seeking legal counsel that can assist with their case. While we are sympathetic to the need for healing, one way to increase the chances of healing is to seek a skilled medical malpractice lawyer who can take over the legal responsibilities for your claim.

The faster an experienced Brandon medical malpractice lawyer begins helping with your medical malpractice claim, the better.

A Brandon medical malpractice lawyer can strengthen your case’s chances of success. One way is to interview credible medical experts that can validate your injuries. Medical experts must confirm or deny specific facts related to medical injuries. An experienced Brandon medical malpractice lawyer can obtain the right expert witnesses to explain the usual causes of your injuries.

Another way a skilled medical malpractice lawyer can help is by refuting the defenses that the medical professional’s counsel will attempt to use. An experienced Brandon medical malpractice lawyer is familiar with the types of defenses that medical professionals use in medical malpractice cases. Your medical malpractice lawyer can also assist you with gathering the proper documentation that will help strengthen your case.

Call Boohoff Law Brandon Medical Malpractice Lawyers Now

Dealing with a medical malpractice case can be overwhelming for you and your family. The team at Boohoff Law understands the range of emotions that you and your family are facing while trying to fight for compensation. We’re here to help lighten the load and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Did you suffer injuries due to the negligent actions of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional? You can hold them accountable for your injuries. Call our office at (813) 321-7878 or complete our contact form for your free consultation with our Brandon medical malpractice lawyers today.

Brandon Office Location:

330 Pauls Drive, Suite 222
Brandon, FL 33511

(813) 536-6172

Brandon Medical Malpractice FAQs

If a physician fails to inform me of the risks associated with my injury, can I file a claim against my doctor?

Yes. Doctors have a legal obligation to inform patients of the serious risks associated with any medical procedure or treatment. Without telling you this information, the doctor cannot proceed. If the doctor performs a procedure or treatment without notifying you of the potential risks, that can constitute medical malpractice.​

What are some examples of medical malpractice?

Some common examples of medical malpractice involve:

  • Failure to properly diagnose a condition
  • Patient neglect
  • Brain injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Emergency room negligence
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical errors​
Is Nursing Home Abuse an Act of Medical Malpractice?

Unless the nursing home resident receives medical treatment, nursing home abuse will not be considered an act of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice claims usually revolve around the dynamic between a medical professional and a patient.​

Can I file a medical malpractice claim against my healthcare provider if I am not satisfied with the results of my surgery?

Not necessarily. A successful medical malpractice claim must prove that you suffered a significant injury or damages due to the medical professional’s failure to provide a standard of care. Being unsatisfied with surgery results does not classify as negligence, as there is no guarantee of medical outcomes.​

What is the minimum or maximum amount of damages you can pursue in a medical malpractice case?

There is no minimum amount that you can recover in a medical malpractice case. However, the state of Florida caps the non-economic damages of your case. Non-economic damages are the damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of companionship. There is no cap on the number of economic damages you can pursue.​

What is the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case?

In Florida, you have two years from the date of the medical incident to file a medical malpractice claim against the negligent medical professional. If you miss this period to file your claim, the court will deny or dismiss your claim.​

Can I reopen a medical malpractice claim after settling with the other party?

No. When you accept a settlement, you must sign a form that states that you waive the right to pursue any legal action against the medical professional in the future. It is essential to review your claim with a skilled Brandon medical malpractice lawyer. Medical professionals and healthcare centers may offer you a settlement amount that will be lower than the damages you have the potential to win in your claim.​

Recovery is personal.

We recover millions for our clients every month, but we know that every case is different and that recovery is personal.
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