If your child has been the victim of medical negligence, you have certain legal rights. Doctors and healthcare providers who injure their patients are obligated to pay compensation for all losses including medical bills and costs, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress and wrongful death.
While Florida law provides injured victims with the right to pursue full compensation after injury caused by medical negligence, actually obtaining the money you deserve can be challenging. An experienced Okeechobee medical malpractice attorney can help you to pursue your claim and fight for full compensation for medical negligence.
No one likes to think about doctors making mistakes and hurting their patients. Unfortunately, medical mistakes are made everyday by all different healthcare providers. Estimates indicate that as many as 200,000 people die each year as a direct result of medical negligence. Even more patients suffer serious injury as a result of medical error.
While doctors are prone to a variety of different types of mistakes, some of the most common errors that lead to a claim of medical malpractice include:
When doctors make these and other mistakes, a patient suffers the consequences. In some cases, more expensive and more invasive treatment will become necessary as a result of the doctor’s error. In other situations, the harm done will be incurable or will lead to death.
If a doctor or other professional healthcare provider is negligent, an injured victim or his surviving family members can pursue a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice cases require proving that the doctor provided unreasonably poor care to the patient and that the patient suffered harm as a direct result of the medical negligence.
It can be difficult in many cases to take legal action and hold doctors accountable for their failures. Often, doctors will try to argue that your outcome would have been the same no matter what they did as a result of your underlying medical condition. You’ll need the right medical experts and the right legal professionals to assist in making your case. An Okeechobee medical malpractice lawyer can help you to build a strong claim.
Your medical malpractice case may be resolved through an out-of-court settlement or by going to court and proving your case. In either situation, you should be compensated for medical bills and costs, lost income, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
If your family was harmed by medical malpractice, an Okeechobee medical malpractice lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can assist you in taking legal action and getting the money you deserve. Your consultation is free and we don’t charge legal fees unless we recover compensation, so contact us today.