If your family has been the victim of medical malpractice, a Port St. Lucie medical malpractice attorney can be your advocate and can help you to hold the doctor or healthcare provider accountable. Doctors and other medical professionals have a legal obligation to their patients and when they fail to fulfill that obligation and patients get hurt, the health care provider must pay for the damage done.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our experienced Port St. Lucie medical malpractice lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping the victims of medical negligence. Let us put our legal experience to work to get you full compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress or wrongful death resulting from medical negligence.
Doctors aren’t expected to be perfect, but all healthcare providers are expected to provide reasonably competent care to patients. This means that if a doctor acts, or fails to act, in a way that no reasonable physician with his background would, the doctor can be held legally liable for his failure to live up to his obligation to his patients.
Unfortunately, when a doctor or other healthcare provider makes a mistake, grave harm can come to patients. There are many conditions, such as cancer or heart attack, that can be treated effectively if diagnosed promptly and that can be fatal if a medical mistake is made. Patients can also die or become ill as a result of botched surgeries or infections in unclean hospitals. In many cases, patients pay the ultimate price. In fact, estimates indicate as many as 200,000 people die annually as a direct result of preventable medical error.
When a patient is harmed, the doctor or care provider must be held accountable and made to compensate the victim and his family members for losses. It is up to the victims to take legal action by bringing a medical malpractice claim or negotiating an out-of-court settlement, and a Port St. Lucie medical malpractice attorney can help.
Medical negligence can occur in many situations, with all types of healthcare providers including surgeons, general practitioners, chiropractors, nurses and hospitals. Some of the most common mistakes that medical professionals make include:
Each of these mistakes can have serious or fatal consequences for the victims of medical negligence. The injured victim can prove that the doctor made an error with the help of a Port St. Lucie medical malpractice attorney.
The Port St. Lucie medical malpractice lawyers at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene have extensive experience holding medical care providers responsible for their negligence. If you or a loved one was hurt and need help taking action against a doctor or other medical professional, contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.