What Is Medical Malpractice?

Not every negative medical outcome is caused by malpractice. Sometimes a doctor or other medical provider can do everything he or she should have done, and the patient still suffers a serious injury or death. Only an experienced attorney and a qualified medical expert can determine if the injury or death was caused by malpractice.

At Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. in Miami, Florida, attorneys have obtained record-setting verdicts in medical malpractice cases. We handle these cases not only in Florida but in other states. We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case. Call 786-401-4706 to talk with one of our lawyers.

Defining Medical Malpractice

In Florida, medical malpractice is care that falls short of what a reasonably prudent health care provider would have done under similar circumstances. Another word for medical malpractice is medical negligence.

To bring a case of medical malpractice against a doctor, nurse, hospital or medical provider, you must provide the court a written opinion from a medical expert who holds a professional health care degree and practices in a similar area of medicine.

Some law firms that handle cases of medical malpractice have on-staff nurses and doctors who evaluate malpractice cases and provide expert opinions to the court. One thing that separates Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. from other law firms is the experts we use. Our opinion is that an on-staff doctor or nurse is less objective and has less credibility than a nationally recognized expert. To build the strongest possible cases, our lawyers travel to Johns Hopkins and Harvard medical schools to consult with department heads. Our law firm fronts all costs of hiring the best medical experts, based on the hope that we can recover those expenses from a successful jury verdict or settlement.

Because we invest a significant amount of time and money in developing each medical malpractice case, we must limit our practice to prosecuting those cases that result in serious injury or death.

For More Information About Medical Malpractice

To discuss your medical malpractice case with one of our lawyers, call 786-401-4706 or complete our contact form.