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Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured by another party's recklessness or negligence, you may be able to win compensation by filing a kind of legal case called a tort. Tort law, or civil law, is different from criminal law in several ways. Most importantly, tort law allows an injured plaintiff to hold the defendant responsible for all costs related to injuries he or she has caused.

Ramsey Smathers, Esq. can help you with several areas of civil law, including:

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Building a Case for Personal Injury

Filing a successful lawsuit against a negligent party is often difficult, even if the facts of the case seem obvious. The plaintiff must show that a preponderance of the evidence supports his or her claim. To win the case, the plaintiff must show that:

  • The defendant had a duty to minimize risk to others.
  • The defendant failed to meet that duty.
  • The plaintiff suffered a significant injury.
  • The defendant's actions caused that injury.

Have you suffered from personal injury? Ramsey Smathers, Esq. can inform you of your rights, explain the legal system, and help you choose the best legal options.

Auto Accident Lawyer

When you drive a car on a daily basis, it is easy to forget how dangerous motor vehicles really are.

A quick look at the statistics quickly reminds us of the importance of driver safety. In 2005 alone, there were over 6 million automobile accidents in the US. Over 42,000 people were killed as a result, and millions more suffered nonfatal injuries.

Sometimes we can take every reasonable safety precaution and still be injured by another driver's reckless or negligent behavior. If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, Attorney Ramsey Smathers Esq. can inform you of your legal options.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

How We Can Help

The aftermath of a vehicular collision can be very difficult to sort through. In the short term, you may face painful injuries, property damage, insurance claims, and legal questions. In the long term, you may find yourself struggling with medical bills and lasting disabilities. Attorney Ramsey Smathers, Esq. can be a great help as you navigate these complex issues.

If you've been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, we can inform you of your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers at 407-478-2225.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

In recent years, mopeds and motorcycles have become increasingly popular vehicles.

People like them for a variety of reasons, from the good gas mileage to the pure enjoyment of riding. Unfortunately, this increase in the number of motorcycles on the road has also caused an increase in the number of motorcycle accidents.

Ramsey Smathers, Esq. is the motorcycle accident lawyer residents rely on, and she understands the grave injuries that can be caused by a motorcycle wreck. Our offices are dedicated to helping victims of driver negligence win the compensation they deserve to recover.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Motorcycles and Cars: Unfair Statistics

Riding a motorcycle can be riskier than driving a car in many ways. Bikers do not have the same amount of protection in the event of a crash, so they are prone to more serious injuries. They also have lower visibility to drivers in larger vehicles.

The statistics about car and motorcycle accidents reflect these inequalities:

  • Highway defects
  • Riding under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Bad weather
  • Speeding or other traffic violations
  • Inexperienced bikers

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, contact Ramsey Smathers Esq. an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to help determine whether you have a legal case.

Slip & Fall

Property owners have a legal obligation to maintain their property—keeping it free from hazards and obstructions that might harm others, and warning visitors of any unsafe conditions.

Unlike automobile accidents where a citation may be issued determining fault, the injured party must prove liability of the premises owner in order to bring a successful slip and fall claim or lawsuit. As an experienced slip and fall attorney, Ramsey Smathers does what it takes to establish fault of the other party and prove your damages to either an insurance adjuster or jury if the case goes to trial.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Tips Following a Slip and Fall Accident:

  • Insist on filling out an incident report describing what caused the fall and your immediate symptoms. If at all possible, get a copy of the incident report.
  • Take pictures or have someone nearby (If you are unable) take pictures of what caused you to fall. Remember, we have to prove fault of the premises owner and need to be able to establish what caused your fall.
  • Take pictures of any injuries you have sustained.
  • Attempt to get anyone's name and number that witnessed you fall or the condition that caused you to fall.
  • Seek treatment as soon as possible for your complaints.

At The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A.

We have established a strong reputation for successfully representing injured people and their families in actions against individuals, supermarkets, restaurants, shopping malls, hotels, apartment complexes, amusement parks, bars, construction companies, and other businesses. We thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your injury and discover if there was negligence by the property owner, property manager, or maintenance company and, if negligence was a factor in the injury, what insurance coverage is available.

Dog Bites

In the US, the most common injuries caused by animals are dog bites.

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, contact aggressive and experienced attorney, Ramsey Smathers. It is very important to understand your rights and the damages you may be entitled to recover for both your physical and emotional scarring.

The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A. is committed to keeping this community safe from unsupervised and dangerous dogs. To learn about the legal services we offer to dog bite victims, contact our offices at 407-478-2225.

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Dog Bites and Florida Law

The state of Florida holds pet owners legally responsible for damage their pets may do. This damage includes personal injury, property damage, or injury to other pets or livestock. Pet owners are expected to train their pets and keep them safely confined to their own property.

Tips Following a Dog Bite:

  • Make sure animal control is called and a report is generated.
  • It is important to give your description of how the dog bite occurred to animal control. Often times the dog owner may have a different version of what transpired.
  • Obtain as many names and phone numbers as possible of witnesses to the dog bite.
  • Attempt to find out the name and address of the dog owner and/or the home where the dog resides.

An Important Note about Children

Children under the age of 6 are not legally considered capable of making safe choices around animals. If a child of this age provokes or hurts an animal, he or she will not be considered responsible for his or her injuries. The responsibility will once again rest with the animal's owner. If a child over 6 provokes an animal, the court will rule on whether the child can be considered responsible.

Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer

Thousands of Americans are killed every year in preventable accidents caused by recklessness or negligence.

Accidents and oversights happen every day. At best, the people involved learn a valuable lesson without suffering serious harm. At worst, the results are tragic.

At the offices of Florida wrongful death lawyer Ramsey Smathers, we understand how difficult it is for families to cope with the loss of a loved one. The threat of financial devastation due to medical bills, loss of income, and funeral expenses can only compound the stress and pain of grieving.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

The Florida Wrongful Death Act

Florida law clearly states that when a person causes wrongful death through negligence or abuse, that person should be responsible for expenses related to the death. Attorney Ramsey Smathers, Esq. can help you understand this statute and how it applies to your situation.

The survivors who can benefit from a wrongful death suit include the deceased's:

  • Minor children (under age 25)
  • Spouse
  • Parents
  • Dependent blood relatives

The damages that can be awarded to survivors include:

  • Compensation for support the survivor would have received from the deceased
  • Loss of companionship (for spouse, parents, minor children if spouse is still alive, and all children if the spouse is deceased)
  • Medical and/or funeral expenses to a survivor who has paid for them

Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can be among the most severe injuries a person can sustain, resulting in scarring, pain, loss of function, and emotional trauma.

If you have been burned due to the negligence or carelessness of another party, the law offices of Ramsey Smathers, Esq. can help you receive the compensation you deserve. If the burn injury is severe, you might incur medical expenses for years, possibly even a lifetime.

It is important that your settlement adequately covers these expenses so that you do not experience any unnecessary financial hardship as a result of your injury. Attorney Ramsey Smathers, Esq. will evaluate your case and advise you on the amount of compensation to which you are entitled for medical expenses, loss of earnings, or the effect on your day-to-day activities.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Types of Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can be among the most severe injuries a person can sustain, resulting in scarring, pain, loss of function, and emotional trauma.

Burns are classified into four different categories:

  • Thermal burns - caused by contact with flames, steam, hot liquids and other sources of intense heat
  • LIGHT burns - caused by contact with sunlight or other sources of ultraviolet light
  • Chemical Burns - caused by contact with an acid or an alkali
  • Radiation burns - contact with nuclear radiation or ultraviolet light

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, please contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers, Esq. today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Brain Injury Lawyer

Each year, nearly 100,000 people in the U.S. suffer serious brain injuries that require medical treatment and affect their ability to perform everyday activities.

The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, Esq. can help you receive the compensation you deserve if your brain injury was caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. We have handled many brain injury claims, and we understand the complexities involved in them.

Attorney Ramsey Smathers, Esq. will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident to conclusively prove fault, and we will employ medical experts to help calculate the true extent of your monetary damages.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Types of Brain Injuries

Any kind of trauma to the head or neck region can cause the brain to bruise, bleed, tear, or swell and may result in paralysis, loss of consciousness, and even wrongful death.

There are two general types of head injuries: open and closed. An open injury means the skull has been fractured. A closed head injury, although the skull is not fractured, can be more serious than an open injury due to the possibility of brain swelling and the formation of blood clots inside the skull.

Serious brain injuries can result from:

  • Falls on a dangerous premises
  • Auto accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Work-related accidents

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, please contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers, Esq. today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Scarring/Disfigurement Lawyer

An injury that causes scarring and disfigurement causes not only physical pain, but significant emotional suffering as well.

If you or someone close to you has been left scarred and disfigured by the negligent actions of another, it is important to consult with The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A.

At The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A., we have the skill, experience and resources to handle complex personal injury cases involving scarring and disfigurement. We will work to help you obtain justice and compensation for the hardships you face due to this injury.

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Scarring and Disfigurement Injury Damages

Scarring and disfiguring injuries affect people differently. If you rely upon your appearance to make a living —in sales or media for instance — a facial scar could hamper or even end your career. This could weigh heavily in assessing the wage loss damages for your personal injury claim.

The law also tends to see scarring and disfiguring injuries as more damaging to women than men; and more damaging to the young than to the old.

Demographics aside, an injury that causes scarring or disfigurement is a life-changing event for anyone. People who suffer these injuries in car wrecks, workplace accidents, dog attacks and other accidents must contend with a wide range of hardships. Injury victims may have to endure physical therapy, reconstructive surgery, prosthetic surgery and other painful, expensive medical treatment.

The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A. will work with you personally to gain an understanding of how this injury has affected your life. Attorney Smathers is an experienced trial lawyer, and will work to help you pursue the maximum compensation for your losses.

Work Related Accidents

The Florida workers' compensation is intended to grant employees fair compensation for workplace injuries.

When it is working well, employees can get the healthcare they need without costly or time consuming civil litigation. Unfortunately, the system does not always work as intended. People are often denied compensation they need, or left waiting far too long for a decision.

If you or a loved one needs assistance with a workers compensation claim, we can help. To learn about the legal services we offer to Work Related victims, contact our offices at 407-478-2225.

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Workers' Compensation Benefits

If you have been hurt on the job, you should be able to win fair compensation for:

  • Necessary medical treatment for your injury
  • Related prescriptions
  • 2/3 of your usual wage, if you are out of work for 21 days – 104 weeks

Potential Problems

If you have been hurt on the job, you should be able to win fair compensation for:

  • Unfairly denied claims
  • Employer negligence (failure to carry insurance, failure to report injuries accurately...
  • Delays in processing claims

It can be very difficult to take care of these problems on your own. Legal representation can be a great help as you sort through your options and make legal decisions.

Hotel/Apartment Attacks

Being attacked is a very scary situation to endure, but is also steals a sense of security from you. Ramsey Smathers will get you justice!

It is never easy to suffer a serious personal attack. However, when your injury is caused by the attack of another, it may be even more difficult to handle. Fortunately, you have rights, and The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A. is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one needs assistance with a Hotel/Apartmet claim, we can help. To learn about the legal services we offer to Attack victims, contact our offices at 407-478-2225.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Insurance Dispute lawyer

When you are injured and have your property damaged in a car crash, home fire or other accident and another party is at fault, you depend on insurance companies to help cover costs associated with the accident.

Problems may arise when trying to collect — not only with the other party's insurance company but also with your own.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Insurance Disputes

The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A. aids clients caught up in insurance disputes and bad faith claims. If you are engaged in a dispute over the terms of an insurance policy, contact our firm.

  • Attorney Smathers has years of experience in handling personal injury and insurance bad faith cases. Working with insurance companies is second nature to us. We know what to look for and the appropriate action to take when dealing with an insurer, whether your own or another person's.
  • Attorney Smathers' handling of seemingly insignificant insurance coverage disputes has uncovered larger problems related to fraud and bad faith. Just because an insurance dispute seems small, does not mean it isn't worth pursuing. Let our law firm advise you.

Nursing Home Negligence

American family norms have been changing greatly in recent decades. People are living longer and having children later in life than ever before. The end result is that millions of Americans are left caring for elderly relatives and dependent children at the same time. Many of us are left with no reasonable choice but to place our elderly loved ones in nursing homes.

Ramsey Smathers, Esq. can help you with several areas of civil law, including:

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Acts of Elderly Abuse

Unfortunately, sometimes we find that the nursing home personnel we have trusted are careless or even abusive. Florida nursing home abuse attorney Ramsey Smathers, Esq. is dedicated to helping abuse victims and their families.

Statistics show that reports of nursing home abuse and neglect are on the rise. In 2008, over 1,000 nursing homes were accused of hiring workers with histories of abuse. All too common forms of nursing home abuse and neglect include:

  • Denial of necessary medical treatment
  • Poor nutrition
  • Unhygienic facilities
  • Unnecessary physical or chemical restraint
  • Threats and intimidation
  • Physical or sexual assault
  • Poor supervision of mentally or physically impaired patients

Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer

Thousands of Americans are killed every year in preventable accidents caused by recklessness or negligence.

Accidents and oversights happen every day. At best, the people involved learn a valuable lesson without suffering serious harm. At worst, the results are tragic.

At the offices of Florida wrongful death lawyer Ramsey Smathers, we understand how difficult it is for families to cope with the loss of a loved one. The threat of financial devastation due to medical bills, loss of income, and funeral expenses can only compound the stress and pain of grieving.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

The Florida Wrongful Death Act

Florida law clearly states that when a person causes wrongful death through negligence or abuse, that person should be responsible for expenses related to the death. Attorney Ramsey Smathers, Esq. can help you understand this statute and how it applies to your situation.

The survivors who can benefit from a wrongful death suit include the deceased's:

  • Minor children (under age 25)
  • Spouse
  • Parents
  • Dependent blood relatives

The damages that can be awarded to survivors include:

  • Compensation for support the survivor would have received from the deceased
  • Loss of companionship (for spouse, parents, minor children if spouse is still alive, and all children if the spouse is deceased)
  • Medical and/or funeral expenses to a survivor who has paid for them

Bed Sores

Lawsuits over bedsores can not only provide compensation for the injuries suffered, but also operate as an important safeguard.

A safegaurd in our society to protect the rights of residents and make sure that proper standards of care are followed in the industry.

Bed sores commonly develop on areas with prominent bones beneath thin layers of skin, such as the tailbone, heels, elbows and shoulder blades.

Most people do not develop bedsores since they are constantly moving and repositioning themselves. However, many nursing home residents are disabled and unable to move independently. These individuals rely on others to care for them and prevent the development of bedsores.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Causes of Nursing Home Abuse

It is often difficult to determine whether your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse. Many nursing home residents lack the ability to communicate this abuse to their loved ones, and others do not report the abuse for fear of retaliation by the abusive staff member.

The following factors commonly contribute to nursing home abuse and neglect:

  • Bedsores
  • Frequent or unexplained injuries
  • Poor hygiene
  • Malnutrition/dehydration
  • Social withdrawal
  • The appearance of being overly medicated

If you believe you have grounds for a Nursing Home Negligence claim, we can inform you of your rights and responsibilities. Contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers at 407-478-2225.

Malnutrition & Dehydration

Malnutrition & Dehydration occurs when an individual's proper nutritional levels are not adequately maintained.

Although there are a number of possible contributing factors to malnutrition, often a nursing home attorney will find that it has occurred simply because the staff did not feed a resident.

Nursing home attorneys find this particularly true with residents who are unable to feed themselves. Such residents are at a higher risk of malnutrition because it takes time to feed them. Time the care providers cannot always afford. Nursing home attorneys commonly hear stories of food trays just being left at the bedside of such residents and food going untouched for hours at a time.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Causes of Nursing Home Abuse

It is often difficult to determine whether your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse. Many nursing home residents lack the ability to communicate this abuse to their loved ones, and others do not report the abuse for fear of retaliation by the abusive staff member.

The following factors commonly contribute to nursing home abuse and neglect:

  • Bedsores
  • Frequent or unexplained injuries
  • Poor hygiene
  • Malnutrition/dehydration
  • Social withdrawal
  • The appearance of being overly medicated

If you believe you have grounds for a Nursing Home Negligence case, we can inform you of your rights and responsibilities. Contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers at 407-478-2225.

Nursing Home Injuries/Fractures

Although not every injury amounts to nursing home neglect (some injuries are unpreventable), many nursing home falls are a sign of negligence and can be avoided.

An investigation by an experienced nursing home abuse attorney should be undertaken to determine whether the injury was the result of negligence or purely an accident.

The nursing home staff can be evasive and medical records are often incomplete. Accordingly, it can be very challenging and frustrating for family members to determine exactly how the fall occurred. However, a skilled nursing home attorney knows how to address these issues. A nursing home attorney can make certain all necessary information is provided and a complete evaluation of the fall is undertaken.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Causes of Nursing Home Abuse

It is often difficult to determine whether your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse. Many nursing home residents lack the ability to communicate this abuse to their loved ones, and others do not report the abuse for fear of retaliation by the abusive staff member.

The following factors commonly contribute to nursing home abuse and neglect:

  • Bedsores
  • Frequent or unexplained injuries
  • Poor hygiene
  • Malnutrition/dehydration
  • Social withdrawal
  • The appearance of being overly medicated

If you believe you have grounds for a Nursing Home Negligence claim, we can inform you of your rights and responsibilities. Contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers at 407-478-2225.

Violation of Residents Rights

Nursing homes are places for people who either cannot take care of themselves or need help taking care of themselves. For whatever reason, this means to some that nursing home residents have limited rights; this is simply not the case.

Nursing home residents have the following rights:

1. The Right to be Informed
2. The Right to be Treated Respectfully
3. The Right to File Complaints
4. The Right to Make Choices
5. The Right to be Good Health and Health Decisions
6. The Right to Privacy

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Causes of Nursing Home Abuse

It is often difficult to determine whether your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse. Many nursing home residents lack the ability to communicate this abuse to their loved ones, and others do not report the abuse for fear of retaliation by the abusive staff member.

The following factors commonly contribute to nursing home abuse and neglect:

  • Bedsores
  • Frequent or unexplained injuries
  • Poor hygiene
  • Malnutrition/dehydration
  • Social withdrawal
  • The appearance of being overly medicated

If you believe you have grounds for a Nursing Home Negligence claim, we can inform you of your rights and responsibilities. Contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers at 407-478-2225.

Medical Malpractice

Stories about negligent doctors and hospital staff appear in the news with alarming regularity. These stories always seem to strike a deep chord with people, possibly because we will all need some kind medical treatment at one point. It makes us all angry to think of experienced professionals abusing the trust that has been placed in them.

Ramsey Smathers, Esq. can help you with several areas of Medical Malpractice, including:

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve

Victims of medical malpractice and their families are often left with a good deal of problems to sort through. You are likely facing staggering medical bills and long-lasting medical complications. You may be feeling angry, frightened, or even psychologically traumatized. Fortunately, Ramsey Smathers, Esq. can help you determine the best strategy for winning the compensation you are entitled to by law.

We are ready to help clients who have suffered from a variety of negligent acts at the hands of hospital workers, including:

  • Incorrect Diagnosis
  • Improper Treatment
  • Surgical Errors
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Pharmaceutical Errors
  • Birth Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Delay in Treatment
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Lack of Informed Consen

Florida Wrongful Death Lawyer

Thousands of Americans are killed every year in preventable accidents caused by recklessness or negligence.

Accidents and oversights happen every day. At best, the people involved learn a valuable lesson without suffering serious harm. At worst, the results are tragic.

At the offices of Florida wrongful death lawyer Ramsey Smathers, we understand how difficult it is for families to cope with the loss of a loved one. The threat of financial devastation due to medical bills, loss of income, and funeral expenses can only compound the stress and pain of grieving.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

The Florida Wrongful Death Act

Florida law clearly states that when a person causes wrongful death through negligence or abuse, that person should be responsible for expenses related to the death. Attorney Ramsey Smathers, Esq. can help you understand this statute and how it applies to your situation.

The survivors who can benefit from a wrongful death suit include the deceased's:

  • Minor children (under age 25)
  • Spouse
  • Parents
  • Dependent blood relatives

The damages that can be awarded to survivors include:

  • Compensation for support the survivor would have received from the deceased
  • Loss of companionship (for spouse, parents, minor children if spouse is still alive, and all children if the spouse is deceased)
  • Medical and/or funeral expenses to a survivor who has paid for them

Brain Injury Lawyer

Each year, nearly 100,000 people in the U.S. suffer serious brain injuries that require medical treatment and affect their ability to perform everyday activities.

The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A. can help you receive the compensation you deserve if your brain injury was caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. We have handled many brain injury claims, and we understand the complexities involved in them.

The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A. will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident to conclusively prove fault, and we will employ medical experts to help calculate the true extent of your monetary damages.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Types of Brain Injuries

Any kind of trauma to the head or neck region can cause the brain to bruise, bleed, tear, or swell and may result in paralysis, loss of consciousness, and even wrongful death.

There are two general types of head injuries: open and closed. An open injury means the skull has been fractured. A closed head injury, although the skull is not fractured, can be more serious than an open injury due to the possibility of brain swelling and the formation of blood clots inside the skull.

Serious brain injuries can result from:

  • Falls on a dangerous premises
  • Auto accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Work-related accidents

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, please contact The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A. today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Delay in Diagnosis of Cancer

Many medical malpractice cases result from doctor errors that cause indirect harm to patients, such as delayed diagnoses.

Imagine a patient has a treatable form of cancer. The patient visits a doctor, but the doctor fails to properly diagnose the cancer for several months. By the time the cancer is properly diagnosed, it has spread throughout the patient's body, and it is no longer treatable. The patient soon dies from the disease.

At The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A., we understand how difficult it is for families to cope with the loss of a loved one. The threat of financial devastation due to medical bills, loss of income, and funeral expenses can only compound the stress and pain.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Getting Help

Because medical malpractice cases follow a complex body of rules and often involve complicated medical questions, it is often essential to get advice or representation from a lawyer, who will then take all necessary steps to protect your legal rights, including finding and utilizing the best expert witnesses to bolster your case.

Patients must prove three basic elements to win medical malpractice cases:

  • doctor-patient relationship
  • negligence, and
  • harm caused by the negligence.

If you believe you have grounds for a delay in diagnosis of cancer case, we can inform you of your rights and responsibilities. Contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers at 407-478-2225.

Injuries to Infants During Birth

Childbirth injury can affect a child or mother for the rest of their lives.

Depending on the nature, cause and individual responsible for the injury, the hospital in which the injury occurred may be liable. Below is an explanation of the times in which a hospital is liable for injury during childbirth.

  • Avoidable Trauma
  • Misuse of Facility or Bad Procedures
  • Physician Malpractice
  • Privileged Physician Malpractices
  • Nurse Malpractice
  • The appearance of being overly medicated
Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Causes of Injuries to Infants Durin Birth

A birth injury is damage sustained by an infant during the birthing process and usually occurs during the infant's transit through the birth canal during labor and delivery. A difficult delivery posing a risk of injury to the infant usually happens when the birth canal is too small or the fetus is too large and often involves a mother who is a diabetic.

Because of the multiple types of potential injury and relationships between hospital and its staff, childbirth injury lawsuits are complicated. If you or a loved one was injured during childbirth, seek legal assistance with your claim. Ramsey Smathers, Esq. will identify the parties potentially responsible for the injury and pursue compensation against them to compensate you for your damages.

If you believe you may have a claim related to injuries sustained during birth, we can inform you of your rights and responsibilities. Contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers at 407-478-2225.

Neurological Injuries/Paralysis

Have you suffered paralysis or another serious disability due to a medical mistake or a doctor's failure to diagnose a neurological injury? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Ramsey Smathers, Esq. helps people like you get the money damages they need to assist them as they rehabilitate and recover from their neurological injuries. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

When doctors violate their professional responsibilities, they may be held liable for medical malpractice. The damages caused by paralysis and other neurological injuries can be long-term and affect many areas of life. Attorney Smathers is experienced at assessing her client's long term injuries.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Requiring Appropriate Care From Doctors

The spinal cord and neurological system are among the most delicate parts of the body. Any sort of pressure on the spinal cord, whether from a bone, disk, hematoma or trauma, can cause serious neurologic injuries that can cause symptoms that run the gamut from simple numbness to permanent paralysis. When the injury is to the lower spinal cord it can cause a condition known as cauda equina syndrome, which, if left untreated, can lead to permanent paralysis.

Neurologic injuries can also occur away from the spine and involve the nerves in our arms and legs. A well-known complication of trauma to the arms and legs is known as a compartment syndrome, where the muscles and tissues of the arms and/or legs swell due to trauma and choke off the blood supply to the nerves. This results in a devastating neurologic injury which renders the affected limb useless and may lead to therapeutic amputation.

If you believe you have grounds for a claim related to a neurological injury, contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers at 407-478-2225.

Surgical Negligence

A patient injured by surgical negligence can be compensated for his damages and injuries in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A. can help you receive the compensation you deserve if your Surgical Negligence was caused by a Doctors negligence or wrongdoing. We have handled many Surgical Negligence claims, and we understand the complexities involved in them.

Attorney Ramsey Smathers, Esq. will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident to conclusively prove fault, and we will employ experts to help calculate the true extent of your monetary damages.

Your free consultation is just a phone call away 407-478-2225.

Kinds of Negligence

Statistics indicate that in the United States alone, there are more than 200,000 deaths caused by medical malpractice annually. A large part of this disturbing trend can be blamed on mistakes made in surgery that are due to surgeons' carelessness.

These potentially deadly mistakes can happen during any procedure, from an emergency operation where everything is hurried along, to a simple outpatient procedure.

Some of the most common surgical malpractice scenarios are:

  • Improperly sanitized surgical equipment or hands
  • Leaving tools and equipment in the patient's body
  • Accidentally piercing or cutting an organ or artery
  • Surgery lasts too long
  • Over or under-anesthetizing the patient
  • Performing surgery on the wrong person or body part
  • Excessive removal of muscle, skin or other tissues

If you or a loved one has suffered Surgical Negligence due to a Doctors negligence or wrongdoing, please contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers, Esq. today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Nursing Negligence

A patient injured by Nursing negligence can be compensated for his or her damages and injuries in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A. can help you receive the compensation you deserve if your Nursing Negligence was caused by a Nurses negligence or wrongdoing. We have handled many Nursing Negligence claims, and we understand the complexities involved in them.

The Law Offices of Ramsey Smathers, P.A. will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident to conclusively prove fault, and we will employ experts to help calculate the true extent of your monetary damages.

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Kinds of Negligence

Negligence occurs when the expected standard of care is not met by a caregiver. If a practice is something that a nurse would do under the best of situations, and is agreed upon by other nursing professionals, it is not considered negligent.

Proving negligence in the nursing profession is more complicated than proving negligence by a doctor, but this does not mean that nursing malpractice does not occur. The hardest part of a nursing malpractice claim is proving the nurse as the liable party for the injury.

There are three criteria that must be met in order to file a negligence claim against a nursing professional:

  • There must be an injury or medical condition that is the result of negligent care
  • There must be a record of the nurses failure to perform the duties and responsibilities properly regarding the patients request and care
  • A direct failure of responsibility in the patients care during their stay at a medical facility

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