Belle Glade Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Have you been seriously injured by a careless medical provider? You can win the compensation you deserve by working with a Belle Glade medical negligence attorney at the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo.
Medical malpractice is a serious issue, and doctors and other medical professionals must be held accountable for their negligence. Your health—in many cases, your life—is in the hands of your doctors. They should take that responsibility seriously, as they vowed to do before they entered this profession.
If your physician has done you harm through negligence, get in touch with a Belle Glade medical malpractice lawyer who can help you pursue damages in civil court.
Examples of Cases Involving Medical Negligence
Trying to figure out whether you have a case for medical malpractice can be confusing. That’s because a lot goes into determining whether your doctor simply made a mistake or was negligent. The two often get mixed up, so let’s take a look at the difference.
A mistake is an act that any doctor might have done under the same circumstances, even if he or she was taking proper care. For example, you suffered a minor cut when the doctor’s hand slipped while performing surgery.
Negligence is when your medical provider was careless in his or her treatment of you, causing an injury or seriously exacerbating an existing injury. For example, your doctor failed to read through your medical history prior to prescribing you a medication you’re highly allergic to. Most doctors would not have failed to read your chart.
Here are some examples of cases that could involve the negligence of a Belle Glade medical practitioner:
- Failure to diagnose a patient
- Improper diagnosis
- Surgery errors or unnecessary surgery
- Prescribing the wrong medication or dose
- Premature discharge of a patient
- Failure to follow up or poor aftercare
- Failure to read lab results
Compensation for Your Belle Glade Medical Malpractice Injury
Medical injuries can leave you financially ruined—you have to pay for surgeries, additional treatments, and expensive medications and miss out on work. Why should you have to pay for all these costs when your injury was the result of medical negligence?
By filing a medical malpractice claim against the Belle Glade doctor responsible for your injuries, you can recover your losses. Here are some of the types of compensation you can seek in your claim:
- Pain and suffering
- All medical expenses related to your injury
- Missed work wages and disability
- Mental anguish
- Reduced quality of life
Reach Out to a Belle Glade Medical Malpractice Attorney
Being the victim of medical malpractice isn’t something you asked for, but there is an outlet for your suffering. Medical practitioners can be held accountable for their mistakes just like anyone else. But these cases can be complex.
Damage caps and time limits apply to these cases, and handling them on your own can be confusing. Speak with a Belle Glade medical malpractice lawyer in a free initial consultation. To get in touch with the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, fill out the form below or give us a call at 561-659-6366.