Wellington Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The effects of a doctor’s negligence can extend to all corners of your life. But a Wellington medical malpractice lawyer can help you get compensation for resulting medical bills, pain and suffering, inability to work, and other related problems.
Suffering at the hands of a medical professional can be especially traumatizing. You expect your doctors, nurses, and other medical practitioners to help you get well. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is relatively common in Florida.
If you’ve experienced worsened illness or injury at the hands of a medical professional, or if a loved one has died after seeking care, you may be wondering what you should do. A Wellington medical malpractice lawyer with the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can stand up for your rights and fight to hold the negligent party accountable for your damages.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
When you receive care from a medical professional, another practitioner should be able to review the care you received and agree that it was reasonable. But if you experienced injury or illness because of your doctor’s negligence, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice case.
The following are a few examples of possible grounds for medical malpractice cases:
- Surgical Error – Surgical errors can range from the relatively minor to the extreme—a surgeon amputating the wrong limb, for example.
- No Informed Consent – Doctors are required to review medical procedures with you and obtain your informed consent to proceed. If your doctor failed to do this and you experienced illness or injury as a result, he or she could be found negligent.
- Birth Injury – Medical malpractice during labor and birth can be especially traumatic. If something your doctor did or failed to do hurt you or your baby, that may be reason for a medical malpractice suit.
- Wrong Diagnosis – The wrong diagnosis can mean that the actual health problem goes unaddressed and becomes worse. If your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer, for instance, you would miss out on valuable, potentially lifesaving treatment time.
- Anesthesia Error – If a doctor gives you too much, too little, or otherwise improper anesthesia before a procedure, you could suffer organ damage or even die.
Statute of Limitations
Under Florida law, you have two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. If a hospital or doctor concealed the malpractice, the statute of limitations increases to seven years.
When you’re struggling to recover after a serious health incident, you’ll want a Wellington medical malpractice lawyer on your side to make sure your case is handled in a timely manner.
What Your Settlement Might Cover
Medical malpractice can cause you to suffer physically, financially, and emotionally. A Wellington medical malpractice lawyer understands the ways in which a negligent medical practitioner can harm your wellbeing and will fight to get you a settlement that reflects those hardships.
You may be entitled to compensation for the following items:
- Medical bills
- Lost time at work
- Funeral costs for a loved one
- Physical or emotional therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Inability to work
Get in Touch with an Attorney
The effects of medical malpractice can be devastating, but a trained legal ally can help you get your life back. To get started, contact a Wellington medical malpractice lawyer with the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo. Call 561-659-6366 or fill out our online contact form below to arrange a free consultation.