South Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Serious Representation in Fort Lauderdale
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
Our dedicated and experienced law firm handles medical malpractice claims
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
We have a firm understanding on other areas pertaining to medical malpractice
- Statute of Limitations
- 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.