Claims Against Negligent Medical Professionals
When we receive medical treatment from doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, we are basically putting our lives in their hands. Medical professionals have a duty to provide their patients with medical care that meets with the generally accepted standards within their professions. When these professionals provide treatment that is below the accepted standard and their patients are harmed as a result, this is considered a form of negligence that is referred to as "medical malpractice." Medical malpractice cases can be very complex and therefore require the assistance of a trained and experienced legal professional. At the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. our West Palm Beach personal injury attorney has valuable experience with these types of cases and can provide you with tough legal advocacy for your medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice can occur in many different forms. For example, there might be a misdiagnosis of a serious disease, or a
failure to diagnose the disease altogether. Either of these errors can cause the disease to progress without treatment, which can place the patient's life in danger. Additional examples include
pharmacy errors and
emergency room errors, among many others.
These types of errors can cause patients to sustain serious injuries and illnesses, beyond what they originally sought treatment for. As a result, these patients could end up suffering from losses such as steep medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and much more. Medical malpractice claims can be used to secure financial recovery for such losses.
In some cases, the errors can even lead to death. When family members lose loved ones due to medical malpractice, they can seek damages through wrongful death claims and lawsuits. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, you should do everything possible to hold the responsible medical professional legally liable for the damages you suffered.
Proving That Medical Malpractice Occurred
In order to successfully prove that medical malpractice occurred in your particular situation, the following points must be proven:
- The medical professional legally had a duty to care for the patient.
- The medical professional failed to meet the generally accepted standard of care in his or her profession.
- The patient was injured as a result of the substandard medical care.
- The patient suffered damages as a result of his or her injury.
A good attorney will know how to effectively access and identify evidence that is needed for backing up your claim, such as medical records and testimony from experts in the appropriate medical fields. Attorney Casey C. Shomo knows the best strategies for proving medical malpractice cases, as well as for handling the obstacles that might arise in these types of cases.
Contact a West Palm Beach Lawyer
Don't let the course of your life be dictated by the mistakes of a medical professional who did not use the appropriate level of caution. Contact our office for a seasoned medical malpractice lawyer whom you can trust to fight for your best interests!