Medical malpractice occurs when doctors or medical professionals fail to provide adequate treatment to patients.
Not every bad result or error in a doctor’s judgment is considered medical malpractice.
Your lawyer must prove that the doctor did not follow established standards of medical practice and that the doctor’s negligence resulted in injuries to the patient.
Medical malpractice may consist of, but is not limited to, unnecessary surgery, medication errors, failure to diagnose a serious disease, misdiagnosis, surgical errors and birth injuries. Like nursing home cases, medical malpractice cases must be filed within a short time frame; therefore it is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. Medical malpractice cases are complex for a number of reasons. In Florida, an injured patient must go through a lengthy pre-suit screening and investigation process before even filing a lawsuit. The case must be investigated thoroughly in order to determine all of the parties who may have acted negligently, including hospitals, doctors and other medical professionals. Additionally, in order to prove medical malpractice, the injured patient must present the opinions of other medical doctors.
At Douglas R. Beam, P.A. we understand the complexities of medical malpractice and know what is required to prosecute these cases for full compensation.
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