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Were You Injured By a Negligent Medical Professional?

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to provide a patient with a reasonable standard of care acceptable by the medical industry. Sadly, medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of preventable death in America. In fact, hundreds of thousands of patients are injured or killed every year.

Healthcare practitioners owe their patients a high level of care. Likewise, patients have the right to expect safe care from their healthcare providers. In many cases, medical malpractice results from inadequate training, excessive work hours, substance abuse, and errors in judgement. If you or your loved one has suffered an injury caused by medical malpractice, speak with a lawyer at Kelley/Uustal right away.

Are you ready to seek justice? Contact Kelley/Uustal for a free consultation.

The Leading Causes of Medical Malpractice

Killing approximately 100,000 people every year, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States while thousands more suffer serious, debilitating injuries. If you have been injured, it is crucial to understand your rights and to retain the services of our experienced Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorneys who can help you.

Our dedicated law firm handles a wide range of medical malpractice claims involving:

Notable Case Results for Medical Malpractice Victims

  • $38 million – our client suffered permanent brain injuries during surgery
  • $7 million – our client was injured as a result of emergency room negligence
  • $7 million – patient died when a CT scan was negligently rejected by the HMO
  • $2.5 million – our clients’ father was diagnosed with late-stage colon cancer
  • $2.2 million – patient died due to preventable complications during surgery
  • $1.95 million – our client was injured as a result of a medication mix-up

We Understand Your Rights as a Patient

At Kelley/Uustal, we stay well-informed of all relevant laws, legislative acts, and regulations that may have an impact on your medical malpractice claim. This specific area of the law can be incredibly complex and, due to the medical aspect of these claims, can be highly specialized as well. Over the years, our attorneys have handled countless cases.

Despite the ever-changing legal environment, our firm has been committed to a deep understanding of the laws. In Florida, voters approved the addition of Amendment 7: 381.026 Florida's Patient's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities[1] into their Constitution. This was referred to as "A Patient's Right to Know," and it was codified as Article 1, Section 25.

Under this amendment, you have a number of specific rights, including the right to request and receive records detailing the past history of any medical professional or facility, including any negative incidents. This allows patients to gain valuable information regarding their health, and to ensure they are under the care of a competent health care provider.

How the Team at Kelley/Uustal Can Assist You

If you would like more help regarding a medical malpractice incident, get in touch with us today. We offer free initial consultations, so there is no reason to be concerned that contacting us will put you in financial jeopardy. Additionally, we handle each case on a contingency fee basis, meaning we charge nothing unless you win your case.

Contact our Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice lawyers today for the help you need. We are ready to put aggressive representation on your side.

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