Volusia Malpractice Attorneys

Medical Malpractice can simply be defined as negligence on the part of a healthcare provider as that term is defined under Florida’s statutory laws. In order to prevail in a medical malpractice case, a patient must prove that the healthcare provider fell below, or breached the prevailing standard(s) of care for that provider.

The standard of care is also defined in Florida’s statutes as “that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers.” Hence the standard of care is for a healthcare provider to act with reasonable and prudent care – not perfect care.

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Moreover, medical malpractice does not occur every time there is a bad outcome from treatment. Sometimes untoward consequences can occur in the absence of negligence on the part of the medical professional during his or her medical care and treatment of the patient. Objective critical review of the potential case is vital.

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If you are suffering from health problems due to medical malpractice or personal injury learn more about how we can help you recover, call Cranshaw Brown today!

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In Florida, a patient cannot bring a medical malpractice law case without expert support. This means Cranshaw Brown will retain experts in the same field as the potential defendant provider to undertake a critical review of the medical records to answer the question of whether or not the provider met the standard of care, i.e., what would a reasonably competent medical professional practicing in the same field as the potential defendant do under the circumstances the provider was facing with respect to the care and treatment of the patient?

In some cases additional experts are needed to make the determination whether any breach of the standard of care on the part of the potential defendant was the medical cause of the injury or damage to the patient.


Daytona Malpractice Lawyers

Below are some of the types of medical malpractice cases in Florida that our firm handles:

Failure to Timely Diagnose/Delay in Diagnosis/Failure to Timely Consult Medical Specialist in cases involving:

  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Spinal Cord Injury/Infection
  • Cancer
  • Fractures
  • Infection

Brain Injuries Due to Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (Loss of Oxygen):

  • Airway Management Errors
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Stroke Misdiagnosis
  • Meningitis Misdiagnosis
  • C Birth Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy Caused by Loss of Oxygen to the Fetus During Labor and Delivery
  • Brachial Plexus Injury

Surgical Errors:

  • Wrong Site Surgery
  • Retained Surgical Instruments/Foreign Bodies
  • Damages to Internal/Adjacent Organs
  • Nerve Damage
  • Lack of Informed Consent
  • Failed Surgical Procedure
  • Unnecessary/Contraindicated Surgical Procedure

Radiology Misses:

  • Failure to Interpret X-Ray/Imaging Study
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Failure to Recommend Follow-Up Radiographic Studies
  • Failure to Communicate Critical Findings to Ordering Physicians

Medication Errors:

  • Overly Prescribing Opioids/Benzodiazepine
  • Prescribing Contraindicated Medications
  • Prescribing Improper Combinations of Medications
  • Failure to Communicate with Other Physicians and Pharmacists
  • Failure to Monitor Medications
  • Failure to Stop Medications

Nursing Negligence:

  • Medication Errors
  • Failure to Monitor Patient
  • Failure to Notify Physician About Change in Condition
  • Failure to Follow Physician Orders
  • Failure to Respond to Patient
  • In-Hospital Patient Fall Downs

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