What is Medical Malpractice?
For as long as you can remember if you felt sick you would go to the doctor to see what is wrong. We’ve all grown up to trust the doctor’s opinion and rely on their diagnosis and care to make us feel better. Unfortunately, not all diagnoses or treatment plans are accurate and/or the treatment is implemented incorrectly. When an inaccurate diagnosis or poor execution of treatment results in a terrible injury or even death it is known as medical malpractice.
- Negligence – The doctor was negligent and his actions fell below the standard of care set forth in Florida Statute 766.102
- Injury – The negligence caused a death or injury
- Damages – The injury led to specific damages (both economic and non-economic)
Some examples of potential medical malpractice claims are:
- Anesthesia Errors
- Childbirth Injuries
- Delay or Failure To Diagnose
- Dental malpractice (nerve damage, wrongful death)
- Emergency Room Errors
- Hospital Malpractice
- Medication Errors
- Negligent Prenatal Care
- Retained Surgical Equipment
- Spinal Cord Injuries/Paralysis
- Surgical Mistakes
- Unnecessary Surgery
- Wrong Site/Side Injuries
We help victims of medical malpractice hold medical professionals accountable.
Malpractice occurs when a healthcare worker, doctor or surgeon makes a mistake that injures a patient. A malpractice case will require three specific factors: Some examples of potential medical malpractice claims are: Nevertheless, not all medical mistakes constitute malpractice, call us today at Falk & Falk Law for a no charge evaluation of your specific situation.