An Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OBGYN) is responsible for the overall treatment and diagnosis of everything related to female reproductive health. If serious injuries occur, or certain diseases go undiagnosed due to the OBGYN’s negligence, they have the potential to severely harm the patient. If you or a loved one have endured serious harm due to medical negligence, call a Fort Lauderdale OBGYN negligence lawyer immediately.
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If you have sustained an injury due to OBGYN negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Lisa S. Levine P.A. represents patients who have put their trust in doctors and have suffered injuries at their hands. Lisa Levine will diligently plan your case, inform you of your legal options, and aggressively pursue justice for you.
Lisa S. Levine P.A. serves the areas in and around Broward County, including the cities of Miramar, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Sunrise.
Some of the most common injuries or diseases that result from OBGYN negligence include:
- Injuries suffered during child birth
- Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer
- Failure to Diagnose Cervical cancer
- Failure to treat sexually transmitted diseases
- Failure to treat Infections
- Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer
- Improper C-Sections
- Unnecessary C-Sections
OBGYN negligence could lead to sterility, death of the child, or death of the patient. Therefore, it is important that patients are diligently examined and cared for.
When a patient suffers injuries due to OBGYN negligence, he or she may seek to file a civil suit against the OBGYN or the hospital where the healthcare was received. In order to receive compensation, the patient and his or her attorney must be able to prove these four elements:
- The doctor had a reasonable duty to provide care to the patient
- The doctor failed to provide reasonable care to the patient
- The patient sustained an injury
- The patient’s injury was caused by the doctor’s failure to provide reasonable care
In order to recover damages in a medical malpractice claim, your attorney must prove that the OBGYN’s negligent actions are at least 51 percent responsible for the injuries you have sustained.
The types of damages an individual can receive in a civil suit vary depending on the losses he or she has sustained. Commonly awarded damages include economic damages (actual financial losses such as medical bills, lost wages, etc.), non-economic damages (non-measurable damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, etc.) and punitive damages (awarded to further penalize the negligent party).
Frequently Asked Questions About OBGYN Negligence Claims
How Long Do I Have to File an OBGYN Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale?
A victim of medical malpractice has two years from the date of diagnosis to file a lawsuit in Florida. This timeframe generally begins when the patient is injured, when they are aware of their injuries, or should have been aware of their injuries.
What is the Process for Proving Medical Malpractice in Florida?
To win a Florida medical malpractice lawsuit, the plaintiff must show that:
• A relationship existed between the patient and the doctor;
• The doctor’s level of care was negligent;
• This negligence was the cause of the patient’s injuries;
• The patient’s injuries resulted in damages.
In a Broward County Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, Who Can Be Held Liable?
In some cases, only one doctor is involved in a malpractice claim. But sometimes, other parties, like the hospital the doctor worked in, can be held vicariously liable.
In a medical malpractice case, vicarious liability refers to an employer’s responsibility for the actions of an employee. If an employee commits negligence while acting within the scope of the employer’s authority, then the company could be held liable.
The dedicated legal team at Lisa S. Levine P.A. has a passion for recovering compensation for individuals who have been injured due to another party’s negligence. Our office serves clients in Hollywood, Miramar, Plantation, Cooper City, Coral Gables, North Miami, Florida City, and the surrounding areas of Broward County.
Contact us today at (954) 256-1820 or send an online message to set up a free consultation with the dedicated team of personal injury lawyers of Lisa S. Levine P.A.