Doctors must take an oath to first do no harm in order to practice medicine. Unfortunately, doctors and other healthcare providers do hurt their patients, many times per year. Doctors and healthcare providers make a number of different mistakes that can lead to injury, infection or even death. In fact, as many as 200,000 people die every year in the United States because of medical mistakes.
When a medical error or medical negligence occurs, the healthcare provider who was responsible for harming the patient can be held accountable in the eyes of the law. A West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help victims of medical negligence or surviving family members of those killed as a result of medical mistake. Give us a call today to learn more about your legal rights and about how we can advocate for you.
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.
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:
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.
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, Iscoe & Greene, 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.