Ft. Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Were You Injured By a Negligent Medical Professional?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to provide
patients 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. Hundreds of thousands of patients are injured or killed every year. Even
more astonishing is that only 5% of doctors and other hospital staff account
for more than half of all medical malpractice claims.
Healthcare practitioners owe their patients a high level of care. Likewise,
patients have the right to expect safe, adequate, and world-class medical
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 U.S. 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 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 abreast 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, they 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 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
How the Team at Kelley/Uustal Can Assist You
If you want to learn more about how we can assist you after a medical malpractice
incident, do not hesitate to 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. In addition, we work on a contingency fee basis
we charge nothing unless you win your case. Contact our Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice lawyers today for the
help you need.