Examining the Facets of Medical Malpractice
At the firm, we believe that you should be able to trust the help given to you by medical professionals. If you have suffered at the hand of careless or negligent doctor, you could be a victim of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice refers to any professionally negligent action committed by a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, anesthesiologist or other medical professional. Since all healthcare professionals are required to uphold a “duty of care” to their patients, they could be held liable when they provide a subpar level of care. Whether or not you realize it, medical malpractice includes more than careless surgeons. Medical malpractice may be committed when:
- A nurse gives a patient the wrong medication or the wrong dose
- A doctor fails to diagnose an illness, causing injury or loss of life
- A doctor fails to perform a caesarian section during childbirth
- A pharmacist fills a prescription incorrectly, causing illness
- A doctor incorrectly diagnoses cancer, causing a terminal illness
Although these are just a few instances of medical malpractice, there are endless ways in which one could suffer a preventable injury at the hands of a trusted doctor. Healthcare professionals cannot be expected to cure a patient of their ailments, but they can be expected to provide a reasonably sufficient level of care. For this reason, it is every patient’s right to seek monetary compensation when they have been forced to endure the consequences of another’s carelessness. Preventable medical errors can result in additional expenses and unnecessary suffering for the patient, so there is no reason why a negligently injured victim should hesitate to pursue the damages that they deserve.
At our firm, we believe that careless doctors should be held responsible for the injuries they cause patients. If you or a loved one has been hurt because a doctor was negligent, we urge you to talk to a West Palm Beach injury attorney at The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. as soon as possible. You may be entitled to financial compensation for the financial losses that you have experienced, as well as the physical and emotional pain that you have unlawfully endured. Aren’t sure if you really have a case?
Call us for a free case evaluation. We want to help you understand your rights as a personal injury victim and get you the legal assistance you need.