Medical malpractice is something that, unfortunately, occurs way more than it should every year. According to a report by Forbes, more than 200,000 people per year lose their lives due to malpractice, and many others come out of the experience with severe emotional and physical injuries. For that reason, it’s important that you not only know what it is but also you know what you can do about it.
MALPRACTICE IN A NUTSHELL
Every medical professional takes an oath that he or she will do everything in power to preserve life. Each person promises to operate according to the medical code of conduct and standard of care. Medical malpractice occurs when a man or woman in the medical field does not stick to such a code, violates the standard of care, and someone sustains an injury or loses their life because of it.
EXAMPLES OF MALPRACTICE
Malpractice in the medical field can be anything from prescribing the wrong medication, incorrectly diagnosing an illness, operating on the wrong body part or other surgical errors, incorrect application of anesthesia, errors made during the giving of birth such as forceps injuries, or abuse inside of the medical facility. It occurs anytime a doctor or nurse’s actions are detrimental to someone’s health instead of good for it and the actions are in violation of the standard of care.
HOW A PALM BEACH MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY CAN ASSIST YOU
BHD Law Firm can help by proving the neglect of the medical profession or hospital and then requesting that they pay restitution. The attorney may be able to get compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages usually cover all of the financial losses that the person sustains over a period of injury and recovery. Punitive damages are extra funds for extra neglectful situations.
WHY CALL A LAWYER?
There are many reasons to contact the Law office of Buchalter Hoffman and Dorchak, but the main reason is our success. There are many complicated, legal conditions that must be complied with before someone can bring a claim for medical malpractice. The seasoned attorneys at this firm are very knowledgeable of the requirements of Florida Law and have successfully handled a number of cases for medical malpractice. We have been helping injured patients and their families for decades. Additionally, the firm offers contingency representation, which means that a new client does not have to pay until the attorneys win the case.
If you have been victimized by medical negligence, you can simply call and have someone evaluate your case. Just dial 305-891-0211.