Palm Springs Medical Malpractice Lawyer
When a trusted doctor or nurse is careless and harms you, you deserve compensation. Start working toward your recovery by calling a Palm Springs medical malpractice attorney.
Your health is one of the most important aspects of your life. Unfortunately, doctors may not always put your wellbeing first. If a doctor makes a careless move, you could lose your wellbeing, your long-term health, and even your life.
If you have experienced harm at the hands of a healthcare professional, you may have grounds for compensation. Getting this compensation can be a difficult process in Florida, and multiple cases of malpractice can cause a doctor to lose his or her license, so you can expect pushback. But with the right help, your compensation can help repair the damage the doctor’s negligence caused.
If you believe you have a case, a Palm Springs medical malpractice lawyer at the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo is here for you.
An In-Depth Look at Medical Malpractice in Palm Springs
Not every worsening health condition is the fault of a doctor. After all, certain conditions are incurable or chronic. So, before you begin your case, it’s important to consider what medical negligence actually is.
To determine whether an act is medical malpractice, the first step is to prove that there was a patient-doctor relationship and, thus, a standard of care the doctor was supposed to meet. Medical malpractice occurs when the patient-doctor standard of care is not met.
Medical malpractice, then, covers a range of situations, such as:
- Birth injuries
- Surgery errors, such as leaving a tool behind
- Incorrect medication or dosage
If you have suffered from any of these forms of medical negligence in Palm Springs, you may be entitled to compensation for your wounds.
Compensation for Medical Malpractice in Palm Springs
Getting a settlement from a medical professional can be difficult, considering the power doctors and hospitals may have to protect themselves or their employees. A prepared legal team, however, can make the complex world of a malpractice claim simpler.
Acting fast is one of the most important parts of your claim; in Florida, the statute of limitations on medical negligence is two years from the time of discovery, but it can be up to four years under certain circumstances.
It is also important to know how much your claim could be worth based on the damages you have suffered. Below is a short list of the damages you may have suffered and could be compensated for in your Palm Springs medical malpractice claim:
- Unnecessary medical expenses
- Lost wages during your extended recovery
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Reach Out to a Palm Springs Medical Malpractice Attorney
If your healthcare provider has left you with injuries or worsening health through medical negligence, our attorneys at the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo are here to help. We’re ready to get you the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
If you are unsure whether you have a case or have questions for our team, you can set up a free consultation with a Palm Springs medical malpractice lawyer before you pursue your case. Simply fill out the online form below or give us a call today at 561-659-6366.