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Have you or a loved one had surgery and are worse than you were before your procedure? Have you lost a loved one as a result of a procedure and cannot understand why? If you feel that a doctor was negligent, and that carelessness caused your injury please contact Rubenstein Law. We are here to protect your rights and fight for you. Although we cannot undo the injury or harm caused to you or a loved one, we can make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses.

What is Medical Malpractice?

For as long as you can remember if you felt sick you would go to the doctor to see what is wrong. We’ve all grown up to trust the doctor’s opinion and rely on their diagnosis and care to make us feel better. Unfortunately, not all diagnoses or treatment plans are accurate and/or the treatment is implemented

incorrectly. When an inaccurate diagnosis or poor execution of treatment results in a terrible injury or even death it is medical malpractice.

Malpractice occurs when a healthcare worker, doctor, or surgeon makes a mistake that injures a patient. A malpractice case will require three specific factors:

  • Negligence – The doctor was negligent and his actions fell below the standard of care set forth in Florida Statute 766.102
  • Injury – The negligence caused a death or injury
  • Damages – The injury led to specific damages (both economic and non-economic)

Some examples of potential medical malpractice claims are:

  • Amputation
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Childbirth Injuries
  • Delay or Failure To Diagnose
  • Dental malpractice (nerve damage, wrongful death)
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Failure to properly sanitize medical equipment
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Medication Errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Negligent Prenatal Care
  • Retained Surgical Equipment
  • Spinal Cord Injuries/Paralysis
  • Surgical Mistakes
  • Unnecessary Surgery
  • Wrong Site/Side Injuries

Not all medical mistakes constitute malpractice; call us today at Rubenstein Law for a no-charge evaluation of your specific situation.

We help victims of medical malpractice hold medical professionals accountable.

Rubenstein Law is committed to providing justice to those injured due to the negligence of a medical professional. When you entrust your life or the life of your loved one to a doctor or medical technician, who through their negligible acts change your life, you may be left feeling confused, angry, or overwhelmed. Here at Rubenstein Law, our skilled and experienced malpractice attorneys will assist you in your time of need and fight for the compensation you deserve. We treat each client with compassion and understanding. If you have had surgery that had a bad result or lost a family member unexpectedly because of a medical procedure, call our office for a free case evaluation. You do not have to fight this alone. We are here 24/7 - 365 days a year for you.

Is Medtronic the only manufacturer in the bone graft market?

No, Stryker Biotech manufactures a similar product, called OP-1, which was approved by the FDA in 2001 for limited use. With 44% of the bone graft market, Medtronic is the industry leader, used in upwards of 100,000 spinal fusion surgeries each year.

How can I find out if my mesh product was part of a recall?

Contact the personal injury attorneys at Rubenstein Law and we’ll do the work for you.

When was the first notification of problems with transvaginal mesh for POP and SUI?

In 2008, the FDA released a Safety Notification warning the public about complications of transvaginal mesh for SUI and POP, but described complications as rare. In 2011, the FDA updated the Safety Notification to say complications were not rare.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim?

In Florida, medical malpractice claims generally have a statute of limitations of two years from the date you knew or should have known about the negligent act. There are a few exceptions to this law and although they are not common it is worth your time to contact Rubenstein Law at 1-800-FL-LEGAL for a thorough evaluation of your case.

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