Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Attorney
When we have an illness, injury or other need for medical attention, we put our trust, our health and our lives in the hands of doctors and other medical professionals, who are specially trained and sworn to treat us according to the standards of the profession. When a physician fails to perform according to this standard due to negligence or incompetence, we should be entitled to compensation for the damages caused by this malpractice. Obtaining a successful recovery on a medical malpractice claim is a difficult process and many attempts at recovery fail. Fortunately, attorney Scott Newmark in Fort Lauderdale has spent decades developing a proficiency in Florida medical malpractice cases and has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for people harmed by medical negligence. Mr. Newmark has the skills and resources necessary to obtain a recovery for you when you have been harmed by a health care professional’s substandard treatment or medical neglect.
Our representation in medical malpractice cases includes some of the most serious surgical errors and medical mistakes that doctors make, including:
- Wrongful death
- Birth defects or injuries
- Hospital, physician and nursing negligence
- Pharmaceutical (Medication) errors
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Emergency Room errors
- Radiology errors
- Failure to properly diagnose or treat cancer
Florida’s Complicated Medical Malpractice Law
The Florida legislature has gone to great lengths to limit the amount of money a person can recover in a case of medical malpractice, arguably to keep health care costs down by keeping health care professional’s liability insurance low and allowing health care professionals to practice freely without the fear of being sued for large judgments. However, some courts have held that some of the restrictions of Florida medical malpractice law are unconstitutional. Since this area of law is always changing, it is important to retain a personal injury lawyer with a great deal of experience and history in the field of medical malpractice law.
In order to pursue a medical malpractice claim, it is important to obtain expert medical testimony of a qualified physician to demonstrate that care and treatment fell below acceptable standards and caused harm. Of course, the insurance company lawyers bring out their own experts to argue that their insured’s conduct was acceptable and did not amount to malpractice. Attorney Scott Newmark has the experience and familiarity with medical malpractice cases necessary to bring out the required testimony and make sure it is communicated in a way that judges and juries understand, while being able to effectively rebut complicated medical and technical arguments made by the other side.
Time is of the Essence in Florida Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice cases are complex and take a lot of time to investigate and prepare, but the time you have to file a lawsuit is short. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after you discover that you were injured by medical malpractice to preserve important evidence and secure your rights to claim compensation for your injuries. In Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties or throughout south Florida, contact Scott Newmark at the Fort Lauderdale office of Carner, Newmark & Cohen, LLP at 954-850-4977. Mr. Newmark will conduct an evaluation of your case at no charge and let you know how he may be able to help you recover compensation for the harm which was done to you.