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Medical malpractice occurs when medical professionals fail to provide patients with a reasonable standard of care acceptable by the medical industry. Though medical malpractice should be considered to be "non-events," it is actually one of the leading causes of preventable death in America. Hundreds of thousands of patients are innocently killed annually and what is more astonishing, an approximate 5% of doctors and other hospital staff account for more than half of all medical malpractice claims. Medical malpractice results from inadequate training, excessive work hours, substance abuse, and errors in judgement.

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. If you or your loved one has suffered an injury caused by medical malpractice, speak with a lawyer at Kelley/Uustal right away.

Our dedicated and experienced law firm handles medical malpractice claims involving:

Killing approximately 100,000 people every year, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States of America. Thousands more suffer serious, debilitating injuries, including birth injuries, comas, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). It is crucial to understand your rights, and to retain the services of our experienced Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorneys who can help you.

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 experienced trial attorneys have handled countless cases. Despite the ever-changing legal environment, we have been committed to a deep understanding of the laws and represent our clients accordingly.

In the state of Florida, voters approved the addition of Amendment 7: 381.026 Florida's Patient's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities into their Constitution. This amendment was referred to as "A Patient's Right to Know," and it was codified as Article 1, Section 25 of Florida's Constitution. Under this amendment, you as a patient 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 for patients to gain valuable information regarding their health, allowing them to make proper medical choices, as well as make sure they are under the care of a competent, safe health care provider.

We have a firm understanding on other areas pertaining to medical malpractice claims, including:

  • Statute of Limitations
  • Pre-suit
  • Sovereign Immunity
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Caps on Compensation
  • Neurological Injury Compensation Act (NICA)
  • ERISA / HMO Law
  • Amendment 3

How Kelley/Uustal is Prepared to Help You

If you want to learn more about how our firm is prepared to assist you in the process of defending your rights after a medical malpractice incident, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. We offer free 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 - meaning we charge nothing unless you win your case. Pursue the tough advocacy you deserve today. Call Kelley/Uustal.

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