St. Petersburg Medical Malpractice Lawyer
What is Medical Malpractice?
Most doctors practice good medicine. However, sometimes avoidable mistakes are made that compromise the health and well-being of the patient. When a doctor fails to abide by the accepted standard of care in his/her field of medicine, and consequently injuries, harms, or kills a patient, they can be sued for medical malpractice.
At the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., Attorney Mathias is a Board Certified, award-winning litigator who has dedicated his firm to the advocacy of accident victims, including those harmed by medical malpractice. This is an area of the law that usually pits individuals against large medical facilities and organizations with considerable resources. Our firm welcomes the opportunity to hold these organizations accountable for our clients' suffering, even if it means bringing their claims to court.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
It is important to understand that not every doctor or hospital mistake will warrant a medical malpractice lawsuit. Sometimes, the doctor practiced good medicine, but there was an unfortunate outcome.
The most common types of medical malpractice suits include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
Compensation for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Florida
Unfortunately, in all but the most obvious mistakes, a doctor will rarely admit he/she did anything wrong. This means that it is up to you and an experienced St. Petersburg medical malpractice attorney to prove your doctor was negligent in your treatment. If you can successfully prove liability, you stand to be compensated for:
- all of your current and future medical bills relating to your injury,
- lost wages,
- decreased quality of life,
- mental anguish,
- and pain and suffering.
Malpractice lawsuits can only be filed when a doctor fails to practice integrity and caution at the level of other doctors. That usually requires other doctors and experts to examine the case and help establish the doctor in questions rendered medical care to you was acting below the "standard of care."
How Do You File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
It will undoubtedly be difficult to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit without the help of an attorney who has experience in this area of personal injury law. At the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we have represented victims of medical malpractice throughout Tampa and St. Petersburg, and have brought resources and an incisive understanding to medicine and science needed to pursue these claims.
Many victims of medical malpractice suffer from long-term health complications or side effects that require frequent doctor visits, hospitalizations, medications, and various therapies. Our goal is to help you recover the compensation you need to pay for your medical care and financial hardships both now and in the future.