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West Palm Beach Doctor Error Lawyer

Attorney for Doctor Errors in West Palm Beach

Medical doctors, nurses, and other health care providers are responsible for the safety and well-being of those entrusted to their care. Medical procedures and medication protocols are constantly changing, which requires a significant commitment to continuing education by all in the medical community.

Doctors are human and like all of us, they make mistakes. When these errors result in injury to their patients, they must provide compensation for damages. The concept of negligence is essential to a malpractice lawsuit. The dictionary definition of negligence is "conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm."

The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., has represented many victims of medical malpractice in West Palm Beach and throughout Florida. We can give you a thorough assessment of your case and discuss how to prove negligence rather than simple error, based upon the facts of your case.

Call our West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical practitioners are held to a higher standard when it comes to providing a reasonable standard of care. Doctor errors can result in disastrous consequences particularly in the case of prenatal care and childbirth. If a doctor fails to diagnose a medical condition in the mother, it can result in brain injury, birth defects or death of a child. The child may face a lifetime of special needs care as a result of doctor negligence.

Do I have a legitimate case of doctor error?

If you feel that any of these conditions apply to your circumstances, you should contact our West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney for an evaluation. Doctor errors include incorrectly prescribing medication or correct dosage, failing to diagnose an illness or condition in a timely manner, resulting is missed treatment opportunities, and leaving surgical implements in the patient's body. Childbirth errors include incorrectly using forceps or a vacuum extractor, failing to respond to fetal distress, and failing to diagnose birth complications such as the umbilical cord restricting oxygen to the baby.

The essential component of proving doctor error is proving negligence based on the standard of care accepted by medical practitioners. We would be happy to represent you in your doctor error lawsuit in West Palm Beach of other community in Florida. Contact us for an appointment to initiate legal action to recover damages. Read our recent cases for more information about our firm.