Medical malpractice is an unfortunate but all-too-common occurrence in the medical world. That’s why it’s so important to have an attorney who understands the intricacies of this phenomenon.

If you have been injured or you lost a loved one due to the negligence of a healthcare practitioner, you could be entitled to compensation. Florida’s experienced medical malpractice firm of Sowell Chakour can help you get the maximum compensation. The team of Matt Sowell and Fadi Chakour (MD/JD) is one of Florida’s most trusted and revered medical malpractice firms. If you or someone you love is injured by a doctor, nurse, hospital, or medication error, please contact us immediately to discuss your legal rights and 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 hesitate to contact our law office today at 1-833-MedMals or fill out our online contact form

What Is Medical Malpractice?

A study was conducted in 2016 at Johns Hopkins University that showed medical malpractice to be the third leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, more than 250,000 people die due to medical errors every year. And every year, due to errors in emergency rooms and hospitals, countless patients suffer unnecessary injuries, diseases, and complications. These are staggering numbers, and they help prove the importance of taking legal action when you suspect that negligence has caused your medical condition or the premature death of your loved one.

Although medical malpractice lawsuits provide much-needed compensation for victims and their families, they also help combat the huge human and economic costs of medical errors. The more the doctors, hospitals, and other practitioners and institutions take responsibility for their mistakes, the more likely they are to pay more attention to patients in the future. 

Most forms of medical malpractice are fairly simple, such as misdiagnosing the patient’s condition, taking too much or too little medication, or exerting excessive force during delivery. However, the consequences of such actions can be devastating, and patients suffering from medical malpractice should receive adequate and fair compensation for the doctor’s mistakes.

Cases We Specialize In

Wrong Delayed Diagnosis

Illness is bad enough-it can cause extreme pain, long-term suffering, and unpayable medical expenses. But the situation may be worse-what if your doctor makes a mistake and diagnoses your disease incorrectly? This may mean additional medical, pain, and medical expenses. A misdiagnosis of your injury means that your doctor or another healthcare provider incorrectly diagnosed your health condition. A wrong diagnosis may increase the severity of your medical condition, and a delayed diagnosis may delay the treatment you actually need.

Stroke Mismanagement

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted, which may be caused by a sudden blockage of the arteries leading to the brain. A stroke requires immediate medical attention because brain cells will begin to die within a few minutes. Stroke mismanagement refers to the failure of health care providers to properly respond to stroke symptoms. 

Surgical Errors

Errors during the operation can cause serious injury or death of the patient. These occur at an alarming frequency and cause unnecessary pain and unnecessary additional medical procedures. 

Medication Errors

Medication errors refer to incorrect prescriptions, dispensing or administration of medicines for treatment. They can cause unnecessary suffering and even death to patients. Statistics show how common this problem is. In the United States, more than 7 million medication errors occur each year, resulting in 7,000 deaths. The economic cost is staggering-more than $20 billion per year.

Birth Injuries

Childbirth is painful. You shouldn’t make the situation worse by worrying about birth injuries. But they happen frequently. In fact, seven out of 1,000 children born in the United States suffer birth injuries.

Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia is the use of drugs to prevent the patient from feeling pain during surgery. Anesthesia errors don’t happen often, as the pain is numb, and the time of consciousness is short. But they do happen. In the last seven years, in fact, anesthesia errors have occurred more than 17,000 times, resulting in 131 deaths.

Call Sowell Chakour Today to Discuss Your Claim

If you believe you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, it’s 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 with you, there is a much better chance of you being made whole. Call our office today at 1-833-MedMals or fill out our online contact form. 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.