Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Hospitals are supposed to be a sanctuary where you go to recover from your injuries. They’re where you go when you require the aid of highly educated medical professionals. However, according to the American College of Physicians, between 44,000 and 98,000 people die in hospitals each year because of medical errors.

Of course, most medical professionals are capable and passionate individuals who work very hard to safeguard the health of their patients. Although this may be the case, medical errors still occur and the consequences are usually devastating. It is often said that no victim is more innocent than patients who seek out medical attention from a doctor.

Like any legal matter, it can be hard to pursue a medical malpractice claim on your own. Instead, you’re going to want a team of passionate, highly trained professionals behind you when you make your claim in court. Doing so will make all the difference when it comes to receiving the compensation that you rightfully deserve for your suffering. The Ward Law Group is one such team. With nearly a decade of experience, you can rest assured knowing that your case will be in very capable hands.

Most insurance company adjusters will use your primary speaking language as a barrier against you if you are not a native English speaker. Luckily, The Ward Law Group also offers its legal services to the Spanish-speaking community. Don’t let the insurance companies use your language as a weapon against you! The Ward Law Group will ensure that no detail becomes lost in translation.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims that We Settle

According to the American College of Physicians, roughly 2.9-3.7% of hospitalizations result in the occurrence of an adverse event. This may not sound like a large chunk of the pie, but it actually adds up to be quite a lot of cases. After all, a bad year results in roughly 100,000 deaths from medical malpractice alone.

There are many different causes of medical malpractice. However, most of them result from some form of negligence or lack of overall knowledge and experience. Here are some of the most common causes of medical malpractice in the United States:

  • Infections: Every year, infections resulting from medical malpractice affect nearly 2 million patients, resulting in thousands of avoidable deaths. This translates to roughly $20 billion dollars in costs to our healthcare system.
  • Medication Errors: Improper medical administration (incorrect dosages, routes, etc.) are very common medical errors that occur all of the time. These errors may result in serious patient harm, and in some cases, even death.
  • Healthcare Worker Fatigue: Let’s face it. Medical professionals work long hours, sometimes without receiving any sort of break in between. Statistics show that medical professionals are much more likely to make errors when they have not received the proper rest that they need in order to perform their duties.

These are only three of the most common causes, however. Other factors include:

  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Childbirth errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Improper prenatal care
  • …and more.

Any one of these causes may lead to permanent injury or wrongful death in patients. If you have been on the receiving end of any of these medical errors, please seek out legal consultation as soon as you are able. Contact a medical malpractice lawyer today!

Types of Medical Malpractice Injuries & Compensation

Medical malpractice injuries are rather hard to classify, as almost anything that happens will depend on the nature of the mistake and the elements of the individual case. That being said, here is a list of some of the possible injuries that may occur from medical malpractice:

  • Patient death
  • Child stillbirth
  • Incorrect limb amputation
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Excessive blood loss
  • Medical overdose
  • Infection
  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord damage
  • …and more.

When you suffer injuries resulting from the negligence of others, you need an experienced legal team to back you every step of the way. With expert legal consultation, you may be able to walk away with the following forms of compensation:

  • Medical Expenses: The injured patient is able to obtain damages for the cost of medical care and treatment that was related to the injuries sustained as a direct result of negligence.
  • Lost Wages & Earning Capacity: Lost wages refer to wages lost while you were out of work because of medical error. Lost earning capacity refers to situations in which the patient has sustained a permanent injury and no longer has the ability to excel in their field of work.
  • Pain & Suffering: Depending on the nature of the case, the patient may be able to recover intangible damages such as emotional and psychological distress.
  • Loss of Consortium: Your significant other may be able to recover damages for the loss of marital benefits that were a direct result of the defendant’s negligence.

With nearly a decade of experience, The Ward Law Group has recovered millions of dollars in every kind of medical malpractice claim under the sun. This is the kind of legal team that you want representing you every step of the way. Don’t leave your claim up to chance with big-name insurance adjusters. Contact us today!

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

More so than most other cases, medical malpractice is very taxing on the patient. These cases are very complex and come with societal stigmas that make them difficult to present before a jury. That being said, there are five general steps you should take after an accident:

  1. Switch medical providers. Always ask for a referral and switch doctors after a medical malpractice incident. If your doctor knows that you are pursuing a medical malpractice claim, he or she may try to edit your medical records in such a way that minimizes your chance of processing a successful claim.
  2. Obtain a copy of your medical records. The sooner you do this, the better. Obtaining a copy of your records soon after the incident will prevent anyone from tampering with evidence. This can save you thousands of dollars in a medical malpractice claim.
  3. Continue to seek medical attention as necessary and do exactly as your medical providers tell you. Of course, your health and wellness are more important than any pursuit of compensation. Moreover, keeping up with treatment will help your legal team understand the full extent of your medical suffering.
  4. Keep a journal. Medical malpractice claims sometimes take years to resolve. This is where keeping a journal comes in handy. A journal will help you remember key events that you would otherwise forget over a period of time.
  5. Contact an attorney. You’re going to need to check with your state’s statute of limitations regarding medical malpractice to learn the exact amount of time you have to file a claim. In many states, if you wait longer than two years, you can no longer file a medical malpractice claim.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Remember, big-name insurance adjusters will do everything in their power to make sure that you do not walk away with the compensation that you rightfully deserve. Don’t let them get away with it! The Ward Law Group is passionate about making sure that you are fully taken care of in your legal pursuit against medical malpractice. Get your claim started off on the right foot by contacting our team of medical malpractice lawyers today.

Don’t forget: The Ward Law Group also provides our services to both the English- and Spanish-speaking communities. Big-name insurance companies will always use language as a barrier against you if they can, so don’t let them! You deserve compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and earning capacity, emotional suffering, and more. Contact us today!

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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