Orlando Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Helping Victims of Medical Negligence in Orlando and throughout Florida
We depend on our healthcare teams to deliver high quality care and to ensure our safety during medical procedures and treatments. Unfortunately, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are countless mistakes made annually in healthcare settings. These mistakes can lead to additional serious medical complications, and in some cases, even death.
If you or a loved one has suffered because of a medical mistake or negligence, you could be the victim of medical malpractice entitled to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost income, pain, and suffering. It is, however, vital that you seek professional legal assistance as soon as possible.
At Bailey Fisher, an experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorney can help you hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence and obtain the full compensation you deserve. We focus exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death cases, including medical malpractice. Because of our concentration in this field, we have gained extensive experience, knowledge, and skill in seeking and attaining justice for those wronged by the negligence of others.
Medical Malpractice Cases Involving Errors
Families can be devastated by errors made by those in the medical community. Errors made during a surgical procedure, anesthesia errors, failing to make the proper diagnosis or not making the correct diagnosis in a timely manner and errors made in monitoring a patient after treatment can have a life-long impact on the patient. In some instances, families must live with a devastating loss because of these errors.
Surgical errors have decreased worldwide over the last five decades. However, the number of these errors is still unacceptably high, with approximately seven million people suffering the consequences of surgical errors. Anesthesia errors during surgery or other medical procedures can also be extremely serious, resulting in reduced brain function, poor respiratory function, or death.
If you believe you or your loved one has suffered an adverse outcome due to a medical error, you should contact an Orlando medical malpractice attorney for advice. Having someone with experience review your case can help you determine if you have the basis for a medical malpractice personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit and can hold the responsible parties accountable their errors.
Diagnosis Errors in Medical Malpractice Cases
Whenever you or a loved one experiences unexplained physical symptoms, you turn to your healthcare team to help determine what is wrong. Tests are often ordered to help your doctors determine the root of the problem. Unfortunately, in some cases, when initial tests show nothing of consequence, healthcare providers often prescribe medications to address the symptoms without looking further for possible causes of the medical problem.
While this type of treatment may be acceptable to some, if you later find out you had a life-altering illness and your doctor failed to diagnose it because they ran the wrong tests or failed to run certain tests, treatments can be delayed. These delays can lead to more serious problems, including death or permanent disability.
In other cases, patients are treated for diseases from which they are not suffering because their doctors based their diagnosis on improperly administered tests or tests which were read inaccurately. Being treated for a disease you do not have can cause long-term complications and not being treated for the disease you do have could lead to poor health outcomes or death.
While many of us understand mistakes are possible, when it comes to our health we depend on our healthcare team to be thorough and accurate. This is why it is so difficult to deal with the outcome of a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis. However, if you or a loved one is a victim of a diagnosis error, it is important to hold those who are responsible accountable. An experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorney from Bailey Fisher can be strong advocate you need to hold them accountable and obtain the full compensation you deserve.
Negligent Care in Medical Malpractice Cases
Poor care can be a problem when you are recovering from an illness, visiting an emergency room, or dealing with the aftereffects of surgery. Unfortunately, in many cases, this is due to understaffing or poorly trained staff members.
You have the right to expect a certain level of care from health care providers of all types, including nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals. You also have a right to expect hospitals to ensure that each patient is provided the proper care to help them on their road to recovery.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case and patients are injured while being cared for in the hospital. If you have been the victim of negligent care, you have rights. An experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorney from Baily Fisher can help you understand your rights and legal options to attain justice and fair compensation for your injury.
Birth Injury Cases
Families, friends, and coworkers join with parents in anticipating a newborn. Sometimes the joy turns to terror when they learn the infant suffered a birth injury which could have been prevented. Shoulder issues, skull fractures, nerve injuries, and brain injuries can all occur during the birth process. In some instances, these injuries are due to poor medical care or lack of attention to the mother during the labor process.
If your newborn was injured during labor or delivery due to a doctor’s, nurse’s, or other health care provider’s negligence, please contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Bailey Fisher Law. We have the experience and expertise you need to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence and obtain fair compensation for your child’s injuries.
Get the Experienced Help You Need with Your Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice cases are complicated, since you are required to demonstrate the medical professional involved in the malpractice behaved in a manner that would not be acceptable to other medical professionals in the same situation. These cases can, therefore, be extremely technical in nature, involving expert witnesses who must be qualified as experts by the court.
Some cases are settled by negotiation between opposing parties; others go to trial, where you must prove your case by the greater weight of the evidence. Whether negotiating or litigating, you need an attorney who is experienced and adept with medical malpractice cases.
The medical malpractice attorneys of Bailey Fisher have the experience and skill you need to help you hold the responsible party accountable for negligence and obtain the full compensation you deserve. We have successfully worked on numerous medical malpractice cases and are committed to helping you achieve justice.
Schulz, C.M., et al. (2017, Aug.) Frequency and type of situational awareness errors contributing to death and brain damage: A closed claims analysis. Perioperative Medicine.
World Health Organization. (2019, Aug.). Ten facts on patient safety.