New Smyrna Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyer

October 4, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

You put your care in your doctor's hands, expecting him to follow his oath to harm none and to provide the highest possible standard of medical care in your case. Unfortunately, your doctor chose to treat your condition or injury carelessly, leading to substantial damages.

Now what?

Medical malpractice can have serious, long-lasting implications for many victims. Commonly, victims find themselves with high medical bills, lost health or mobility, and serious struggles. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we understand the challenges that can go along with a devastating medical malpractice event, and we aim to help our clients pursue the full compensation they deserve for those losses. Contact our New Smyrna Beach medical malpractice lawyers at (727) 451-6900 to schedule your free consultation. 

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Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, Pa, Can Help With Your New Smyrna Beach Medical Malpractice Claim

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have an experienced team of New Smyrna Beach personal injury attorneys who have a strong understanding of all the challenges that can go along with medical malpractice, and we aim to provide our clients with comprehensive support that can help them navigate those challenges and recover the compensation they really deserve for those injures. 

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We Offer The Small-firm Support You Need As We Guide You Through The Claim Process.

Dealing with medical malpractice can feel emotionally devastating. Some clients even feel reluctant to trust another professional. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we understand the difficulties you may face following medical malpractice in New Smyrna Beach. Our attorneys offer the level of personalized support and care you would expect from a smaller law firm so that you can feel supported through the entire claim process. 

We Have The Big-firm Resources You Need To Get The Results You Deserve.

Medical malpractice claims can prove extremely complicated. Big names like AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach or Ocean View Rehab Hospital may have considerable resources to throw behind their doctors. 

Not only that, medical malpractice insurance companies often have substantial resources that they can dedicate to ensuring that their clients do not have to pay any more than necessary after a medical malpractice event. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, however, we have the resources our clients need to take on the big names in medical care and malpractice insurance, which can help raise the odds of better overall outcomes for their cases.

At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we understand the challenges that can go along with simply getting the legal support you need after a major medical malpractice event. We aim to help lower those barriers and make it easier for our clients to get in touch with us. We:

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  • Have offices on both Florida coasts to make it as easy as possible to get in touch with us
  • Start with free consultations to help make our legal services more affordable
  • Take most clients on a contingent fee basis, which means they do not have to pay until we win
  • Offer virtual meetings and consultations to help make it easier for clients to get in touch

If you suffered medical malpractice in New Smyrna Beach, do not wait. Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, at (727) 451-6900 to learn more about the compensation you may deserve for your injuries.

Compensation Following Medical Malpractice In New Smyrna Beach: What To Expect

Medical malpractice often leads to substantial medical expenses. In many cases, medical malpractice victims will end up facing ongoing medical challenges for the rest of their lives. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we aim to help our clients maximize the compensation they can recover. However, we cannot guarantee the compensation you will recover as part of a medical malpractice claim.

The Party That Committed Malpractice

In order to file a medical malpractice claim, you will need to identify the party that committed the act of malpractice against you. For example, if you suffered malpractice at the hands of a doctor working for AdventHealth, you may need to determine whether the doctor or the hospital bears liability for that act of malpractice. 

Each entity will have its own medical malpractice insurance, which may set the standard for how much compensation you can recover. Working with an attorney can help you identify the specific terms of the policy and how much compensation you reasonably deserve for those injuries. 

Your Injuries And Medical Bills

Often, medical malpractice will lead to considerable injuries. You may have suffered an immense increase in medical costs due to the fact that the medical care provider treated the wrong condition. You may have ended up needing intensive medical care because your medical care provider committed a surgical error or never event that led to substantial suffering. Talk to a lawyer about the specific medical bills you had to deal with as a direct result of the medical malpractice you suffered so that you can include all increased medical bills as part of your claim.

Income Losses

For many victims of medical malpractice, work falls by the wayside while dealing with the recovery process. If you suffered medical malpractice in New Smyrna Beach, it might have stopped you from working for a long time.

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Sometimes, for example, you may have increased symptoms of the disorder you described to your doctor, which makes it impossible for you to work. If you receive the wrong diagnosis and treatment, you may have symptoms from the side effects of that treatment in addition to worsening symptoms of the original condition. As a result, it can prove very difficult to keep up with work tasks and responsibilities. 

If you suffered significant injuries and a long hospitalization or rehabilitation process due to a never event or surgical error, it might have prevented you from generating income during that time. Talk to your lawyer about what time you missed at work so you can include it as part of your claim.

Pain And Suffering

As part of your medical malpractice claim, you may have the right to include compensation for the suffering you had to deal with because of your care provider's error. Medical malpractice can cause substantial suffering on a number of fronts. First, you may find that medical malpractice leads to significant physical pain. You may have pain from injuries caused by a medical care provider. You may have pain related to symptoms of a treatment you did not need or pain related to a continuing or worsening condition that your care provider did not treat properly.

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Furthermore, medical malpractice can cause substantial emotional anguish. Most people have a high overall degree of trust in their medical care providers. They assume that they will receive a high standard of care when they put their health in the hands of those qualified physicians. When a doctor violates that trust, it can cause substantial emotional trauma for many patients. 

Talk to your lawyer about the suffering you have faced due to your care provider's negligence and what compensation you should expect for those losses. 

Understanding Medical Malpractice In New Smyrna Beach

If you suffered medical negligence or malpractice in New Smyrna Beach, it could prove critical to deal with the aftermath of that malpractice as soon as possible. In Florida, you have two years from the date of a medical malpractice incident, or two years from the time at which you discover that medical malpractice, to file an injury claim. If you allow the statute of limitations to expire, it may prove impossible for you to get the compensation you deserve for those injuries. 

Types Of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can come in several forms. It may include any event in which the care provider does not provide the standard of treatment that other doctors, under the same situations and presented with the same symptoms, would provide. 

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  • Misdiagnosis, or diagnosing a condition incorrectly despite the clear presentation of symptoms
  • Failure to diagnose, which may occur when a doctor does not provide a diagnosis in spite of obvious symptoms
  • Failure to treat, when a doctor diagnoses a condition but does not provide treatment that could alleviate the patient's suffering
  • Surgical errors or never events, or devastating, dangerous errors that occur in surgery due to physician negligence
  • Dangerous medical devices, including devices that can cause significant injury to the patient during or because of the use
  • Birth injuries, which occur when mother or child suffers serious injuries during the childbirth process
  • Failure to inform, or failure to provide a patient with the information needed to make decisions about the course of care

You may have the right to a medical malpractice claim any time a doctor with whom you have an established provider/patient relationship does not provide the standard of care that you might expect from another medical care provider under those circumstances. A lawyer can help you learn more. 

Fighting With The Medical Malpractice Insurance Company In New Smyrna Beach

Most doctors and care facilities provide medical malpractice insurance that protects them in the event of a medical malpractice event. Malpractice insurance pays out the damages associated with a medical malpractice claim. 

However, getting that compensation can prove difficult. Medical malpractice claims often prove more complicated than other injury claims. In Florida, you may need to file complaints against a medical practitioner with the Florida Department of Health. Furthermore, you may need to go before a medical malpractice review board in order to establish that you have grounds to file a medical malpractice claim. You may also have to go through an internal review with the facility.

In short, filing a medical malpractice claim in Florida can prove very difficult and time-consuming. By working with an experienced lawyer, however, you can get the guidance you need to progress smoothly through that claim. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have the resources to handle medical malpractice claims and help increase the odds that you can get the compensation you may deserve.


How can I establish medical malpractice in New Smyrna Beach?

In order to establish that you suffered medical malpractice in New Smyrna Beach, you may need to work with an attorney to lay out several important details.

  • You had a doctor/patient relationship with the care provider against whom you plan to file a claim.
  • The doctor or care provider failed to provide the high standard of care expected of all medical care practitioners with regard to your symptoms.
  • You suffered damages, including further injury or financial losses, because of the care provider's negligence.

A lawyer can help you clearly lay out those details and establish your right to compensation.

Does the doctor or care facility in New Smyrna Beach bear liability for medical malpractice damages?

Whether you need to file a claim against the doctor or the care facility may depend on a number of factors, including whether the doctor worked as an employee of the care facility or simply had permission to practice there. Talk to a lawyer to learn more about how to handle the specific details of your medical malpractice claim.

Who bears liability when a nurse commits medical malpractice in New Smyrna Beach?

When a nurse commits medical malpractice, the care facility where the malpractice event occurred may bear liability for the incident. Talk to a lawyer to discuss your rights.

Can I file a medical malpractice claim against a pharmacist in New Smyrna Beach?

Pharmacists, like other medical care providers, can commit acts of medical malpractice, including giving patients the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of a medication. In the case of serious errors that cause harm, you may have the right to file a malpractice claim.

Did You Suffer Medical Malpractice In New Smyrna Beach?

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Medical malpractice often leads to severe consequences for the victim. Doctors who commit acts of medical malpractice should face equally severe consequences. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we aim to help our clients pursue that vital compensation. With offices across both Florida coasts, you can easily reach Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, at (727) 451-6900, or you can write to us using our online contact page.


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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