West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical Malpractice and Physician Negligence
Medical care providers including hospitals, surgeons, healthcare clinics, nurses, doctors, surgeons and chiropractors have a legal obligation to provide professional service to patients. When a healthcare provider falls below the professional standard of care, he is said to be negligent and can be sued for medical malpractice. To determine if a doctor or care provider has fallen short of his professional obligation, his acts and omissions are compared with what an average reasonable doctor with the same background would have done in the same situation. It is up to the injured victim or surviving family members to show that no reasonable doctor would have made the same error under the same circumstances. A West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyer can help injured victims to prove their case so they can recover full compensation for all losses.
RELENTLESS LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR WEST PALM BEACH INJURY VICTIMS
A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
Your Rights to Compensation in a Medical Malpractice Claim
If you can prove that the doctor or care provider was negligent in a way that led to harm, you deserve to be “made whole” for the medical negligence. This means you can receive compensation for:
- Medical bills and costs, including the costs of future treatment made necessary by the doctor’s mistake.
- Lost income if the medical error resulted in you being unable to work, or lost financial support if the medical error led to the death of a loved one who was providing income to your household.
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death damages including funeral expenses and compensation for lost companionship.
Doctors and other care providers can be sued to cover these losses. Healthcare providers such as hospitals may also be sued for the wrongful or negligent acts of their employees as well as for their own policies that don’t live up to industry standards.
Your West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyer can assist you in making a determination regarding who should be sued and can help you to make a strong case for damages.
Contact a West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Doctors and healthcare providers are usually represented by medical malpractice insurance companies, who will be responsible for paying out your claim. Your malpractice case may be resolved by negotiating a settlement with these insurance companies outside of court, or you can take your case before a judge or a jury to get justice. Whether you settle or sue, you need a West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney on your side. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our dedicated attorneys are here and ready to fight on your behalf. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you with your malpractice case.