Anytime you have a medical procedure, no matter how routine, there is an element of risk. The minimum risk is usually that the procedure, process, or treatment will not work. While your medical professional is supposed to keep you apprised of all the risks inherent to a procedure, but sometimes they do not. Or when a known risk and health professionals do all they can to manage it, there is no malpractice. But doctors and other medical professionals are human and they can make mistakes, and that is when you have the right to hold them responsible when their negligence causes harm to you or a loved one.
The Forms Of Medical Malpractice
Medical negligence or malpractice happens when medical professionals, doctors included, fail to adhere to set procedures and standards put in place to protect patients’ safety. If you believe you may have been involved in medical malpractice in South Florida, you should reach out to an experienced malpractice firm like Elstein Legal. We have the skill and experience to handle all varieties of medical negligence and malpractice claims, including those stemming from:
- C-Section Delays
- Birth Injuries
- Emergency Room Errors
- Surgical Errors
- Anesthesia Errors
- Medication Errors
- Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
- Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose
- Injury From Unsafe Blood
- Negligent Discharge
- Patient Protection
Common Injuries From Malpractice
While the potential injuries are nearly countless, common injuries include:
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Spinal damage
- Brain damage
- Birth damage
- Pressure ulcers
No matter what type of injury you sustained during the course of the malpractice, if you were harmed as a result of the negligent care, you should speak with an experienced malpractice attorney to explore and discuss your legal options for recovering compensation for the damages you suffered.
Establishing Liability In A Malpractice Claim
If you believe that you or a loved one are the victims of malpractice or negligence, you will need to establish that the doctor or other medical or healthcare professional is liable for your injuries. In order to do that, your attorney or legal team must show the following:
- The standard of care that is required will depend on the type of procedure and the expertise of the professional performing the procedure.
- The standard or duty of care must have been breached by providing care below the standard.
- The substandard care or negligent act of the medical professional must have caused injury to the patient.
- The patient that suffered the injury must show damages sustained, including medical bills, lost wages and future earnings, pain, and suffering.
Why Choose Elstein Legal?
Bringing a malpractice suit by yourself can be incredibly difficult, particularly if you are trying to recover from painful injuries. Working with a qualified malpractice attorney like Brian Elstein means you can leverage powerful legal entities to help you fight for your compensation. Not only will we be your advocate at each stage of the process, but we will be at your side as legal counsel if you need to litigate.