Outpatient Center Malpractice Attorney In Palm Beach County
Florida law requires that health care providers in outpatient centers must perform their work with the same standard of care as health care providers are required to do in hospitals. If health care providers fail to meet this legal standard, and if this failure results in harm to a patient, the health care provider and the clinic may be liable for medical malpractice.
Holding Outpatient Clinics Accountable For Errors
In outpatient clinics, including community clinics and private surgery centers, medical mistakes may occur more often than they do in hospitals, for several reasons:
- In clinics, health care providers may see more patients and have less time to spend with each one.
- Clinics may not have the expert staff or the equipment needed to deal with crisis situations.
- Clinics where surgery is performed may not get the same attention from state regulators as hospitals do.
- Health care providers who are also investors in their clinics may choose to perform more surgeries than they otherwise would.
Compensating The Victims Of Malpractice
Patients or family members who bring successful malpractice lawsuits will be compensated for the harm the patients suffered due to their health care provider’s negligence. Examples of the types of harm that may be compensated for in a malpractice lawsuit include:
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
- Lost income due to inability to work a full schedule or inability to work at all
- Expenses from having to get extra additional medical treatment
- Temporary disability
- Permanent disability
These are many types of mistakes that health care providers make that could be malpractice. Some of the most common types of malpractice that occur in outpatient clinics are –
- Making the wrong diagnosis
- Making mistakes in prescribing medication or in other aspects of treatment
- Making mistakes in surgery
At Matthew Lane & Associates, P.A., we are passionate about obtaining justice for patients who were victims of medical malpractice in outpatient clinics.
Call Now For A Free Attorney Consultation
If you or a loved one suffered harm in a Florida outpatient clinic, please contact us at one of our Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens or Orlando office, or fill out the form below. We would be glad to set up a free, no-obligation appointment with an experienced malpractice lawyer so we can learn more about your situation. We will give you the information that you need to help you decide whether to bring a malpractice lawsuit. We can explain the process and let you know what you can expect when you file a lawsuit.