Boca Raton Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Fighting for Justice on Your Behalf
Medical malpractice occurs when treatment by a healthcare provider falls below the accepted standard of care in the medical community and leads to the injury or death of a patient. In general, if a healthcare provider in Florida fails to act where others with similar training would have, they may be liable for any resulting damages.
When an injury results from medical malpractice, The Berman Law Group can file a lawsuit against the doctor, nurse, hospital, or healthcare provider who was negligent in causing you harm. We are passionate about holding people and organizations accountable for actions that have hurt others.
Give us a call at (800) 883-5206 to schedule your free consultation.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice can reveal itself in a variety of ways, but the end result is always the same: The patient is left injured or in worse condition due to a healthcare provider’s mistake or inaction.
Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Birth injury
- Emergency room mistake
- Surgical error
- Early discharge
- Misuse of anesthesia
- Delayed treatment
- Prescription medication errors
- Misreading medical tests
- Managed care abuse
The mistake or omission can happen at any time during medical treatment. The key here is the standard of care.
The Standard of Care
This is the generally accepted method or methods used by other medical professionals in the area to treat or care for patients under the same or similar circumstances.
For example, if you’re a 45-year-old business professional with asthma living in Michigan, the standard of care your doctor must use is the standard other doctors in the Michigan area use to diagnose and treat asthma in 45-year-old business professionals. This standard is different, of course, for 20-year-old athletes in Arizona, or 70-year-old retired railroad workers in West Virginia. The standard changes depending on the patient’s age and medical problem, and usually, where the patient lives.
If you can prove your doctor didn’t follow or “breached” the standard of care for your particular medical problem, you’ve made a big first step in making a good medical malpractice claim.
Injury or Damage
It’s not enough that your doctor made some sort of mistake. Before you can file a lawsuit, you have to be able to show that the mistake caused you damage or further harm. The amputation of the wrong limb, brain damage after an operation, a medical condition or disease getting worse after treatment, or even death, are good examples of injuries or damage. In short, unless you’ve been harmed, there’s no medical malpractice case.
You also have to prove that the injury is connected to the negligence. This is called “causation,” meaning your damage or harm was caused by the doctor’s mistake. This may be the most difficult – and expensive – part of any medical malpractice case. As a general rule, you’ll need at least one expert witness to explain how the mistake caused your injury. These expert witnesses are almost always other doctors or medical professionals. Experts are also used to help you show the standard of care that applies to your case and how your doctor breached that standard of care.
Call The Berman Law Group
If you or someone you love has been affected by a healthcare professional’s negligence, we want to help you fight for justice. If these negligent doctors and organizations are not held accountable, will be in harm of suffering from negligence, too. You could also face difficulty paying for the treatment you need to correct the mistake or the medical devices you require due to your injury.
Our Boca Raton medical malpractice attorneys are always available to take your call and assist with your claim. We have five convenient offices in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Orlando, Stuart, and Gainesville.
Contact us online or call (800) 883-5206 to request your free initial consultation.
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