Medical Malpractice We all know a doctor’s job is to help people. The medical malpractice attorneys at Lopez and DeFilippo know that too, but we also know that patients deserve an acceptable standard of care whenever they consent to medical treatment from a doctor. If you or your loved one’s doctor failed to provide an acceptable standard of care which resulted in an injury or exacerbation of a pre-existing injury, you may be entitled compensation. In Florida, there are many pre- suit requirements that must be met in order to bring a successful medical malpractice claim against a medical provider. One of these important requirements involve the use of an independent doctor to determine whether the care you received fell below the acceptable standard and if it was the direct cause of your injury. The medical malpractice attorneys at Lopez and DeFilippo thoroughly research every potential medical malpractice matter to ensure that the statutory pre-suit requirements can be satisfied. We have the resources to retain the services of experts, including practicing and retired doctors, who can testify to the deficient level of care that you or a loved one may have received. Moreover, our attorneys will guide you through each step of the process and will aggressively pursue all legal remedies you may be entitled to. Common Examples of Medical Malpractice Anesthesia errors/anesthesia malpracticeBlood transfusion errorsFailure to diagnose aneurysmsFailure to diagnose or a delay in diagnosing cancerFailure to diagnose heart attacks and strokesFailure to diagnose a medical condition or delay in diagnosing a medical conditionFailing to listen to the patientFailing to properly monitor the patient post-operativelyKidney, dialysis errors/dialysis malpracticeMedication errors/medication malpractice/overdosePharmacy negligenceNursing negligence/nurse malpracticeObstetrical/OBGYN malpractice/birth injuryOrthopedist malpracticeRadiologist error/radiologist malpracticeRetained medical instrument or device errors/leaving foreign objects in patientsSurgical errors/surgeon malpractice Why hire Lopez & DeFilippo? Our medical malpractice attorneys are committed to providing comprehensive personalized representation and we have the resources and skills to aggressively fight to recover the compensation you deserve. What is a contingency fee? It’s simple, you don’t pay us anything unless we secure a financial recovery in your case. Medication Injuries If you have been injured after taking a medication prescribed to you by your medical provider, you may be entitled to significant compensation. In recent history, there have been multiple examples of injury or death caused by prescription and over-the-counter medications. Many of these incidents were the result of erroneous prescriptions by a medical provider, negligence of a pharmacy employee, or a defective medication. Medication injuries can manifest in many ways and vary significantly depending on the type of medication at issue. What is a dangerous defective drug? A dangerous defective drug is an over the counter or prescribed medication that is supposed to treat a medical condition, but instead causes an injury due to a defect in its manufacturing, packaging and/or labeling, or lack of accurate and/or complete warnings regarding its use and side effects. Who can be liable for injuries caused by a dangerous defective drug? The drug manufacturer – the company that made the drugThe pharmacist- the retailer where you obtained the drugThe medical provider- the medical professional who prescribed the drug Is my medication considered a dangerous defective drug? It depends, a medication will be considered a defective product because of design flaws, manufacturing defects, and insufficient labels and warnings. The medication lawyers at Lopez & DeFilippo have the knowledge, resources and skill necessary to determine if your medication was defective and if it was the cause your injury. Why hire Lopez & DeFilippo? Our medication attorneys are committed to providing comprehensive personalized representation and we have the resources and skills to aggressively fight to recover the compensation you deserve. What is a contingency fee? It’s simple, you don’t pay us anything unless we secure a financial recovery in your case.