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, Greene & Feiner 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.
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.