Patient Suicide Caused by Medical Malpractice in Florida
Strong Counsel from Our Tampa Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Do you have a loved one who committed suicide as a result of negligent medical care from a physician, nurse or hospital? If so, then you are entitled to file a medical malpractice claim against the at-fault party. While no amount of money could ever fill the void that was created in your family, we also know that securing compensation can do two things: re-compensate you for the financial losses caused by your loved one’s death and hold the negligent party accountable.
Before you move forward with your claim or lawsuit, make sure you first speak to one of our Tampa medical malpractice attorneys at The Florida Law Group. We can help you determine how to best proceed with your case. Once you bring us on as your legal counsel, we can use our more than 100 years of combined legal experience to help you prove your case and push for a fair settlement or verdict.
Proving the Healthcare Provider’s Negligence
There a number of ways that medical malpractice can contribute to a patient’s suicide:
- The doctor’s failure to properly recognize signs of patient’s suicidal tendencies
- The doctor’s failure to provide the appropriate care once recognizing signs of suicide
- Prescription errors (i.e. drugs that could increase the risk of or worsen suicidal thoughts)
- Inadequate suicide watch by medical institution (improperly supervising or medicating the suicidal patient, or allowing the patient to have access to harmful objects)
If the harmful side effects of an antidepressant or other drugs likely contributed to your loved one’s suicide, you may have also grounds to file a claim against the pharmaceutical company that makes that drug. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cracked down on the makers of many psychiatric drugs, requiring them to include black-box warnings of the increased risk of suicide.
The Florida Law Group: Skilled Legal Advocates on Your Side
Proving that medical negligence occurred can be extremely challenging, especially if you are not a trained legal professional who is well-versed in Florida’s medical malpractice laws. Our firm wants to help you and your family secure the full scope of wrongful death damages to which you are entitled.
We can help you obtain compensation for:
- Funeral/burial expenses
- Loss of current and/or future financial support provided by the loved one
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship
- Punitive damages
Put your case in the hands of a qualified attorney by working with to our skilled legal team at The Florida Law Group. Not only are we highly experienced in the fields of medical malpractice and personal injury law, but we also have a civil trial specialist who is board certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy.
For high-quality legal representation, do not hesitate to contact us.