Between 210,000 and 440,000 people die each year from medical mistakes
Missed or Late Diagnosis:
You have a right to learn about serious medical conditions sooner than later.
A misread lab test or diagnostic study can lead to a serious mistake.
Incorrect dosage, dangerous drugs or illegible prescriptions can cause harm.
Birth Injuries or Deaths:
Wrongful birth, wrongful pregnancy and injuries to mom or baby caused by negligence.
If you receive the wrong dose of anesthesia, it can have serious consequences.
Signing a Consent Form:
Learn the facts about Florida’s informed consent law.
Wrong-site surgery is a scary but all-too-common mistake.
A death caused by tainted medication, a faulty surgical device or nursing home neglect.
In 1999 the Institute of Medicine published the famous article “To Err is Human.” This report dropped a bombshell on the medical community by reporting that up to 98,000 people a year die because of mistakes in hospitals.
In 2010 the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services said that bad hospital care contributed to the deaths of 180,000 patients in Medicare alone in a given year. Yet, only a small percentage of these accidental deaths result in a medical malpractice case.
Under Florida law, you can seek compensation for injuries caused by medical malpractice. However, medical malpractice cases are expensive to litigate, so it is usually unrealistic to sue for any injury that is “minor” or heals quickly.
Trust an Ocala Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you feel that you or a family member has been the victim of a medical mistake, call the Ocala medical malpractice attorney at the Rothenburg Law Firm. Steve Rothenburg was raised in Florida, holds a degree from the University of Florida, and spent five years working as a medical prosecutor for what is now the Florida Department of Health. That experience taught him how to work with experts and to learn the inner workings of the medical field.
He’s litigated many famous medical malpractice cases, including the case of “the doctor who cut the wrong leg off” (a case involving a Tampa surgeon who accidentally amputated the wrong leg of a patient) and the case of a doctor who provided potassium chloride to a patient and was charged with first degree murder, for which he was acquitted.
The Rothenburg Law Firm accepts only a select number of cases to enable us to dedicate the time needed to get the best outcome for you. We get to know our clients personally. We encourage you to ask questions so we can keep you updated at each step of the litigation process. In a medical malpractice case, there should be no surprises.