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Daytona Beach Medical Malpractice Attorney

When you have a serious medical concern, it can be traumatizing enough. Suffering a health scare can put you through the ringer when it comes to the state of your physical, mental and emotional well-being. When we become concerned over our health, the first people we turn to are those whom we look up to within the medical industry: doctors, nurses, and the medical personnel in charge of caring for us when we are sick and ailing. But what happens when those who are put in charge of restoring our health, are the very same professionals who cause our health to decline?

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Medical negligence is something that we don’t like to think about. We know it happens, we hear of it happening, and some of us have even seen its devastating effects. But like any other human on the face of the earth, we all tend to think, “that will never happen to me.” The cold truth is that it can, and medical malpractice is becoming an all-too-common tragedy. With the abundance of prescriptions available in the medical market, it can be difficult to determine the causes of the symptoms of the many diseases and to determine just the right medicine to prescribe.

When a misdiagnosis occurs, or a doctor prescribes the wrong medication, it can often lead to death, serious injury, or other health problems piled on top of a patient’s existing condition. It is not a lovely thought to consider, but doctors and nurses are more capable of making serious, life-altering mistakes than we would like to know. Because when we go the doctor’s office or to the hospital, the goal is to leave the facility on the right track to health and happiness, not on a downward spiral into an even more serious health issue that could have been avoided.

Rue & Ziffra, Daytona Beach medical malpractice attorneys, are a team of lawyers who care about the health and well-being of our clients, which is an aspect not often found in a law firm these days. Determining whether or not you have a medical malpractice case can be difficult, and that is why we strive to make ourselves available to you 24/7, to evaluate your case, to listen to your claims and to determine whether or not you are entitled to further compensation as a result of medical negligence. We are in your community, and on your side. If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured or died as a result of medical malpractice, give our offices a call today.

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Ormond Beach Medical Malpractice

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Currently, the medical world is all over the place with changes being made to health care. Politicians are working on ways to either improve or remove Obamacare, which could have far-reaching effects on how people and hospitals interact. While that is happening, a more pressing matter is still taking place in medical facilities. We depend on doctors and nurses to take care of us and loved ones. What happens when they either intentionally or unintentionally fail at that duty? Medical Malpractice is still a major problem in both hospitals and nursing homes. Sometimes, it is simple neglect that leads to medical malpractice, while other times it is an honest mistake.

We won’t pretend that being a doctor is an easy job, especially when you are a surgeon with someone’s life on the line. It is a high-pressure career and mistakes are going to happen. Sadly unlike many careers, you usually don’t get a second chance when you make a mistake as a surgeon. It’s a life or death situation, and by the time a mistake is spotted, it might be too late to fix it. Even if it is an honest mistake, however, it doesn’t remove responsibility from the doctor, and there will be consequences. There will either be new medical bills to pay fixing the mistake, or other charges if the mistake was fatal. The family of the victim should not be left paying for the doctor’s mistake.

What if it was an intentional act of neglect? We don’t mean the consequences were intentional, rather that the person responsible knowingly didn’t do their job right. This can occur in a multitude of ways. It can be as simple as not paying attention to someone in a nursing home, allowing them to fall and get injured. The elderly are more prone to injury and need extra care. If that extra care is not given, even a simple slip can lead to extensive consequences.

Another common form of medical malpractice is giving a wrong diagnosis. Problems are often fixed with medication and treatment. If the diagnosis is wrong, then the wrong medication might be prescribed, doing more damage than good. It also wastes the patient’s and insurance company’s time and money. On top of all of that, the actual medical problem goes untreated, allowing it to worsen and grow over time. There are some diseases and conditions that can be cured or controlled if treated early enough. Left alone, a simple disease can turn into a full blown infection that requires drastic action, maybe even amputation.

Understandably this can cause a lot of stress not just on the victim, but on the entire family. You don’t have to face this alone, though, you can get an experienced Medical Malpractice attorney to represent you. Rue & Ziffra has over 40 years of experience representing their clients in cases ranging from automobile accidents to medical malpractice, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice or know someone who is, stop waiting. Dial 1-800-526-4711 today and let us get started on your case immediately.

 

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Daytona Beach Medical Malpractice

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Have you or a loved one recently been given a misdiagnosis by a trusted physician or health care professional? Do you find yourself at a loss for where to turn to for help? Then ask yourself this, “Do I have a medical malpractice case?” There’s only one way to find out. When medical malpractice occurs, the consequences of a misdiagnosis or medical negligence can range from something as small as a close call, to having a severe impact on a patient’s health and physical condition. This is when you need a Daytona Beach medical malpractice attorney. 

At Rue & Ziffra, we will sit down with you to go over, step by step, the details of all that a medical malpractice case entails. For instance, if a doctor-patient relationship exists where the duty of care falls below the medical standard, linking the resulting misdiagnosis or harmful negligence to the patient’s condition, then you or your loved one may have grounds for a medical malpractice case.

At Rue & Ziffra, we are in your community, on your side, and here for you 24/7. If you have questions about whether or not your case qualifies as medical malpractice, wait no longer. Have your questions answered at 1-800-526-4711. We are not a call center. When you call our office, you can rest assured that a live expert will be there to answer any lingering questions you may have. Put your worries to rest, and find the help you need with us here at Rue & Ziffra.

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Medical Malpractice Cases in the News

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These days, medical malpractice is becoming an all too-common occurrence. Too often we read in our newspapers or watch on our television sets, stories about doctors and nurses, who should be caring for the sick and the elderly, are being sued due to breach of duty and medical negligence. As recently as this month, a 71 year old woman by the name of Annabelle Glasgow was awarded a whopping settlement of $4.7 million dollars against Dr. Easwaran Balasubramanian. Doctors were forced to amputate poor Ms. Glasgow’s severely infected leg after an incision site from knee surgery performed by Dr. Balasubramanian had festered. Dr. Balasubramanian had ordered Ms. Glasgow released from the hospital after her surgery, despite her complaints of pain, and ignored further complaints from Ms. Glasgow when she went for her follow-up visits. The resulting amputation was devastating to Ms. Glasgow, but unfortunately, many other victims of medical malpractice do not find themselves so lucky as to undergo surgery and live to tell the tale.

There are many cases in the news of medical malpractice, and the accumulating stories often result in the unfortunate and unnecessary death of a loved one. If you find that you or a loved one has been the victim of a doctor or nurse’s breach of duty, and resulting medical practice, give our offices a call today. Here at Rue and Ziffra, we care for those who cannot care for themselves. We are in your community, and on your side, and we make it our duty to speak up and fight for victims of medical malpractice. We strive to make ourselves available to you 24/7.

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