Medical Malpractice and Negligence Cases
Hospitals should be places of healing. All too often, however, doctors and nurses overlook critical symptoms, and patients suffer from preventable infections, curable diseases or avoidable mistakes.
At my firm — The Law Office of Michelle Cohen Levy, P.A. — I help families in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida receive the compensation they need after medical malpractice. I represent individuals in a range of cases, including:
Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis: With the medical technology that we have available, many types of cancer and other illnesses are survivable when they are caught early enough. In addition, with the advancements in testing methods, many illnesses can be caught in their earliest stages. I represent families who lost loved ones because illnesses were not caught soon enough, as well as individuals who are recovering after a missed or delayed diagnosis.
Surgery errors: Every surgery has inherent risks. However, when people suffer serious or fatal injuries because of a surgeon’s negligence, it’s critical to hold the negligent health care professionals accountable. An experienced attorney can help you determine whether the surgeon provided the expected standard of care.
Hospital staff negligence: Hospitals have strict health and cleanliness standards. Even so, many people contract serious infections during inpatient stays. If you or a loved one suffered from sepsis during a hospital visit, if you were administered the wrong medicine, or if a staff shortage led to forgotten treatment, I can help. I represent individuals who suffered serious injuries or illnesses because of hospital negligence.
Whether you are thinking about a wrongful death claim or a personal injury claim, an experienced lawyer can help you find the answers you are looking for. I know this is a traumatic time for my clients, and I work closely with them to provide the personalized counsel they need at every step of the process.