Medical malpractice affects thousands of people in the United States every year. In fact, it is estimated that nearly a quarter of a million people die each year as a result.
Whether incorrect medication dosage, wrong diagnosis, surgical error, or another medical-related mistake, medical malpractice is all too real.
If you are the victim of medical malpractice, you could be entitled to compensation — compensation that can help make you whole again. Florida’s experienced medical malpractice firm of Sowell Chakour will work hard to make sure you are awarded the maximum compensation.
Matt Sowell and Fadi Chakour (MD/JD) make up one of Florida’s most trusted and respected medical malpractice firms. Please get in touch with us immediately to discuss your legal rights as a patient and your recovery options.
Here at the Sowell Chakour Firm, you can trust that we will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Please don’t delay contacting our law office at 1-833-MedMals. You may also fill out our online contact form, and we will promptly respond to your inquiry.
Medical Malpractice: By the Numbers
We already know that an extraordinarily high number of people lose their lives annually due to medical malpractice. But there are more factors to consider, especially if you’re unsure whether you are a victim.
Let’s examine some other relevant statistics regarding medical malpractice to give you a bit more insight into this serious problem.
- Some sources estimate medical malpractice deaths to be much higher, putting the figure at well over 400,000.
- A large number of medical malpractice deaths were likely preventable or could have been avoided altogether with proper care and attention.
- Medical errors are in fact so widespread that they are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, following only cancer and heart disease.
- Only around 2% of medical malpractice victims seek compensation. You could potentially miss out on compensation that is rightfully yours.
- Unnecessary surgeries happen more often than you might think. In fact, there are approximately 12,000 deaths on a yearly basis that stem from unnecessary surgery.
- Incorrect medication dosages kill more than 100,000 people every year, according to the peer-reviewed JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association).
- Moreover, 1.5 million people fall victim to medication errors each year, suffering injuries of all kinds.
Do you think you may be the victim of medical malpractice? Severe injuries and overwhelming medical expenses are likely to follow. Therefore, you need experienced lawyers who can help you with your case.
Choosing the right medical malpractice firm makes all the difference during litigation, as these types of cases are extremely complex. Not only that but doctors are always represented by tough and aggressive insurance companies and lawyers because they are usually paid by hospitals.
But even if they aren’t, the doctor’s insurance company will provide a formidable team of lawyers to stand against your claim.
Medical malpractice constitutes misdiagnosis, birth injuries, surgical errors, and medication errors. Because there are so many possibilities related to medical malpractice, you want to make sure that you find the most qualified firm to represent you.
As such, it is very important to conduct a lot of research and choose a medical malpractice firm that has many years of experience in this field. In addition to your research, it is crucial that you know what to look for as you search for legal representation.
Choosing the Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Florida
Medical malpractice law is a highly specialized field that requires highly skilled lawyers because complex medical and legal issues overlap in many aspects. Furthermore, medical malpractice cases have unique procedural issues.
As you look for the best medical malpractice firm, you will typically come across two types:
One group serves to defend doctors who are being sued for medical malpractice. The other defends patients who have suffered an injury as a result of medical malpractice. If you are injured due to medical malpractice, you want to make sure you hire a firm that represents patients. The Doctor Lawyer Firm has decades of combined experience to ensure that you get the best legal counsel for your claim.
Why Choose the Doctor Lawyer Firm?
Matthew Sowell is one of the few Florida lawyers certified by both the Florida Bar and the American Board of Professional Liability. Matt excels as a national leader in stroke litigation and is the founding chairman of the Stroke Litigation Group, the largest litigation lawyer organization in the United States. Matt also wrote and shared with peers how to successfully prosecute stroke cases. Over the years, Matt has won millions of dollars in verdicts, ensuring that his clients are awarded the compensation they deserve in extremely difficult medical malpractice cases.
Fadi Chakour is a former medical doctor who left the field to practice law, specifically, medical malpractice litigation. As a doctor, Fadi treated many patients who were injured due to the negligence of others and observed the pain and suffering to loved ones that came from these instances. The combination of his medical knowledge and experience and his legal skills make Fadi a powerful advocate for injured people who have fallen victim to medical negligence.
Call Sowell Chakour Today to Discuss Your Claim
If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice, it is important that you contact us right away. The sooner we start your claim, the sooner you stand to earn the compensation you deserve. Standing against the medical establishment can feel intimidating. But when you have the experienced team of Sowell Chakour standing at your side, you have a much better chance of being made whole. Call our office today at 1-833-MedMals or fill out our online contact form, and we will promptly respond and work to schedule a consultation.
The information in this blog post is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. You should not make a decision whether or not to contact an attorney based upon the information in this blog post. No attorney-client relationship is formed nor should any such relationship be implied. If you require legal advice, please consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.