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Sunrise, FL, Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical error is a leading cause of death in the U.S., yet very few victims seek or receive compensation for their injuries or the loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice. The consequences of medical malpractice are not always severe and may even go unnoticed, but for far too many victims they are severe or fatal. If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice, the medical malpractice attorneys of Fenster & Cohen, P.A. can help.

Recognizing Medical Malpractice

Sometimes medical negligence is obvious. For instance, when a surgeon removes the wrong limb, no one questions the fact that medical malpractice has occurred. Most cases of medical malpractice are more difficult to pin down and prove, and may not even be known to the victim.

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional performs below the normal standard of care, and harms a patient in the process. This is weighed against what other health care professionals would reasonably have done under the same circumstances. A negative outcome in itself does not necessarily indicate malpractice.

To make things more confusing, hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare professionals often try to hide their mistakes and negligence by claiming that the injuries or death they caused were a normal risk for the condition or procedure. Or they may simply fail to mention that a mistake was made, leading patients and families to believe that the result was inevitable.

Getting Results

The medical malpractice attorneys of Fenster & Cohen, P.A. have a proven track record of success in representing medical malpractice victims. In one case, we secured a jury verdict of over $78 million on behalf of a client who incurred severe brain injury due to emergency room malpractice. At the time, it was the largest amount that a jury, in Florida, had ever awarded a medical malpractice victim.

For those who survive, medical malpractice can come at a very high price. Pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability, and a shortened life expectance are among the personal costs you may be facing. Financially, the medical care you require as a result of medical malpractice can be unbelievable, and you may require extensive care for the rest of your life. We can help you recover fair compensation.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, call Plantation, FL, medical malpractice attorneys Fenster & Cohen, P.A. at (954) 845-8989, (561) 737-7789 or (877) 845-8989 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.

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