Physician Malpractice Attorney In Palm Beach County
In Florida, doctors are required to exercise that level of skill, care and treatment which is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by similar and reasonably prudent health care providers. Unfortunately, many doctors breach their duty to their patients when they do not provide the care that a reasonably prudent doctor would provide. Medical malpractice occurs when physicians fail to meet the legally required standard of care.
If you have suffered a serious injury or a loved one has died as the result of medical malpractice by a physician, you need to consult with a highly skilled, experienced and dedicated medical malpractice lawyer in Palm Beach County. At Matthew Lane & Associates, P.A., we can help you.
Does What Happened To Me Qualify As Doctor Malpractice?
Negligence on the part of a doctor is doing something that a reasonably careful physician would not do under the circumstances or failing to do something that a reasonably careful physician would do under the circumstances.
Common types of physician malpractice include:
- Failing to timely diagnose illnesses
- Failing to properly diagnose diseases
- Misreading test results
- Surgical errors
- Failing to recognize and properly treat infections
- Anesthesia errors
- Emergency room mistakes
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries
- Improper treatment
- Radiological errors
- Lack of informed consent
- Unnecessary procedures
Substandard medical care can be the result of failing to obtain detailed medical histories, failing to conduct appropriate testing, misunderstanding test results, failing to listen to patients and their families, failing to monitor patients, failing to address serious complications, failing to provide emergency treatment, physicians who are under the influence, lack of training, lack of communication, and spending too little time with patients.
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Medical negligence frequently results in serious injury and death. If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has died as a result of medical negligence, you need sound advice from a knowledgeable, caring and compassionate doctor malpractice attorney.
Contact us today to receive a free case evaluation. We accept all cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that we only recover our attorney’s fees if we successfully prosecute your case. Florida has strict time limitations to file lawsuits against physicians. Contact us today by calling our Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens or Orlando office, or use our online contact form below.