Caring, Effective St. Petersburg Lawyer For Medical Malpractice Claims
Were you harmed or did your loved one die because of a medical mistake? Get legal advice and pursue justice for yourself. By doing so, you may also protect future patients. Most doctors practice good medicine. However, sometimes, they make avoidable mistakes that compromise the health and well-being of their patients. When a doctor fails to abide by the accepted standard of care in their field of medicine and consequently injures, harms or kills a patient, a medical malpractice claim can bring relief to that patient or their survivors.
At The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., you have access to a board-certified, award-winning litigator. I am attorney John R. Mathias, and I am dedicated to the advocacy of those harmed by medical malpractice and accidents of all kinds. This is an area of the law that usually pits individuals against large medical facilities and organizations with considerable resources. I welcome the opportunity to hold these organizations accountable for my clients’ suffering, even if it means bringing their claims to court.
Common Types Of Medical Malpractice Claims
The most common types of medical malpractice suits involve medical errors such as:
- Failure to diagnose an illness or condition in a timely manner
- Birth injuries
- Medication mistakes
- Anesthesia negligence
- Emergency room (ER) errors
It is important to understand that not every doctor’s or hospital’s mistake will warrant a medical malpractice lawsuit. Sometimes, a doctor followed established protocols, but there was an unfortunate outcome. Get legal advice along with a detailed review of your medical mishap to determine whether malpractice was a likely factor.
Pursue Compensation For Harm Suffered Through Medical Errors
Unfortunately, in all but cases involving the most obvious mistakes, a doctor will rarely admit to having done anything wrong. This means that it is up to you and your medical malpractice attorney to prove your doctor was negligent in your treatment. If you can successfully prove liability, you stand to be compensated for:
- Current and future medical bills relating to your injury
- Lost wages
- Decreased quality of life
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
A malpractice lawsuit may be appropriate if your doctor failed to practice integrity and caution according to standards practiced by other doctors. To prove them, you and your lawyer should enlist other doctors and experts to examine the case and help establish that the doctor in your case acted below an acceptable standard of care.
Prove Your Negligence Claim Against A Medical Provider
To pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, enlist the help of an attorney who has experience in this area of personal injury law. Through my law firm, The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., I have represented many clients harmed through medical malpractice throughout Tampa and St. Petersburg. I have worked with experts who had a broad understanding of medicine and science to pursue claims and win cases for my clients.
Many people affected by medical malpractice suffer from long-term health complications or side effects that require frequent doctor visits, hospitalizations, medications and ongoing therapy.
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My goal, if I represent you after a medical error, will be to help you recover the compensation you need to pay for your medical care and overcome financial hardships now and in the future.