Medical Professionals Should Be Held Accountable for Medical Malpractice in Clermont, Inverness and Tavares
Reputable attorneys can help you fight back against improper treatments
Everyone makes mistakes. Most mistakes by professionals do not harm or injure their clients. However, when doctors make mistakes, the chance of harming their patients is high. Doctors and other medical professionals are therefore held to a higher standard of care and their mistakes can constitute medical malpractice. If you believe you have a valid malpractice case, the experienced lawyers at Largey Law in Clermont, Inverness and Tavares can help analyze your case.
The components of a medical malpractice case
Doctors and hospitals make errors, of course, but not all their errors qualify as malpractice. A legitimate case of medical malpractice includes certain specific characteristics:
- Duty. There must be a legitimate professional relationship between the medical professional and the patient. If you overhear a doctor at a party giving medical advice and you take that advice, the doctor is not liable for any injuries you suffer as a result.
- A breach of this duty. You and your personal injury lawyer must prove that the medical professional did not treat you with the same care or speed that another reasonable professional would have under the same circumstances.
- Damage. The breach of duty must have done you harm that you would not otherwise have suffered. For example, if a reasonable treatment for an illness fails to work, the doctor or hospital is not guilty of negligence or malpractice.
Alarmingly, studies indicate there may be 10 times more cases of doctor or hospital error than people realize.
From whom can I recover compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Many people think you can sue only doctors for medical malpractice. In fact, hospitals, nurses, EMTs and nursing home professionals can all be required to defend their actions and decisions in a medical malpractice suit. Manufacturers of defective medical devices may also share liability. The lawyers at Largey Law can help determine the negligent parties in your case.
Start your search for a malpractice attorney as soon as possible
Medical malpractice is a serious matter that can lead to long-term pain, suffering and even death. If you or someone you love has been injured by a medical professional in Central Florida, talk to the lawyers at Largey Law Call us today at 352.508.1485 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation at one of our office locations in Tavares, Inverness or Clermont. Se habla español.