Medical Malpractice Attorney
Serving Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach and all of Florida
It is estimated that 200,000 people die each year because of the negligence of medical professionals. When you or a loved one visits a doctor or even a hospital, you expect to receive a specific standard of care. When a physician or medical professional breaches that care, it could be devastating.
If you or someone you love is the victim of medical professional negligence, then you may be able to hold that provider liable for his or her actions. Tony Bennett Law can assist you in pursing justice and receiving a proper settlement in your medical malpractice case.
The Types of Medical Malpractice Recognized by Florida Law
If a doctor or healthcare provider offers poor care to a patient or a level of care that is under the reasonable expectations of the medical community, he or she can be held liable for those actions. The different types of medical malpractice claims that a person may encounter include:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Surgical errors
- Failure to monitor for dangerous drug interactions
- Administering or prescribing incorrect medications or doses
- Laboratory testing errors
- Birth injuries
- Hospital policy errors
- Patient record mix-ups
The majority of medical malpractice claims filed in the state of Florida focus on misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose. For example, a physician fails to diagnose a patient with cancer, resulting in delayed treatment. Because treatment is delayed, the patient is then forced to undergo additional procedures and treatments, if treatment is possible at all.
The second most common type of medical malpractice case involves surgical errors. These errors can involve operating on the wrong site, mixing up surgical records, or using the incorrect surgical utensil or instrument.
You Can Hold Physicians and Healthcare Providers Responsible
Medical mistakes often lead to devastating outcomes that affect patients for the rest of their lives. These errors often result in diseases that could have been cured to easily preventable surgical mistakes to doctors that just do not take the time to care for their patients.
Your physician owes you a responsibility to care for you in a reasonable manner. By neglecting to do so, you have the right to be compensated for any losses or injuries associated with that lack of care. Just some parties that may be held responsible for medical malpractice claims include:
- Lab professionals
- Medical assistants
- Doctors’ offices
- Manufacturers of medical equipment
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney Now
At Tony Bennett Law, we want to help you get through this hard time. We can help seek a proper and just settlement that you deserve for your medical malpractice case.
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients who have been injured in cases just like yours. We work on contingency, so there is no fee unless we get a verdict in your case.
Call the office of Tony Bennett Law in Jupiter, FL at 561-972-7021 to schedule your free consultation.