Every day, millions of people across South Florida rely on medical professionals to provide competent and accurate health care. Doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other medical professionals are legally required to meet a minimum standard of care for all of their patients.
However, if a medical professional’s care falls below this standard, medical negligence can occur. The consequences of this form of neglect can be severe, even causing death.
The West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorneys at Gordon & Doner are experienced in handling medical malpractice cases and are ready to assist you with your claim.
We have recovered millions in compensation for victims of medical malpractice, and we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, contact one of our medical malpractice attorneys today. All of our consultations are free, and we only get paid if you win.
What is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence, also called medical malpractice, occurs when a medical professional fails to act according to set medical standards. In some cases, the medical professional fails to act at all.
When a patient’s treatment falls below an acceptable standard of care, the odds of them suffering severe injury or death are greatly increased.
Malpractice can be committed by anyone within the medical profession. For example, nurses, medical technicians, or paramedics can be guilty of medical negligence through careless disregard of a patient’s needs during a hospital stay.
Most incidents of medical negligence involve medical errors, such as misdiagnosing a disease or incompetently treating an illness, injury, or other health condition.
Some additional types of malpractice include:
- Surgical errors, including cosmetic surgery errors, infection and unnecessary surgeries
- Failure to diagnose a disease
- Birth injuries and defects, including fractures, cerebral palsy, brain damage, or infant death
- Medical device errors
- Pharmaceutical errors, including prescribing the wrong medication or dosage, prescribing dangerous drugs or writing illegal prescriptions
- Misinterpretation of test results, X-rays, and other imaging
- Dental malpractice
Regardless of the type of mistake made, medical professionals have a duty to provide a specific standard of care. When that duty is breached, the results can be devastating.
Florida law provides protection for those who have suffered from sub-standard care given by a medical professional. Victims should seek legal guidance as soon as possible to determine if they are eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Why Hire a West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Attorney?
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, do not delay in contacting a medical malpractice attorney. At Gordon & Doner, our lawyers will work diligently to help you recover compensation by doing the following:
- Reviewing your information to determine if you have a case
- Collecting additional supporting evidence
- Determining all liable parties involved
- Hiring medical experts
An experienced medical malpractice attorney should have in-depth knowledge of these types of cases and be able to understand medical documents. They should know which experts to consult and which questions to ask.
When you chose Gordon & Doner, you will work closely with a lawyer who has all of the above-mentioned qualifications. Our skilled attorneys will help you understand your rights and explain which legal options are best for you and your particular situation.
Our West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorneys are always available to assist you in your fight for justice. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.
Medical Negligence Compensation
If you have suffered due to medical negligence, a West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney may be able to help you recover the financial compensation you need and deserve. Compensation recovered through a medical malpractice lawsuit may include:
- Past, current and future medical expenses
- Home health care expenses
- Lost earning capacity and/or lost wages
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
At Gordon & Doner, our medical malpractice attorneys know that nothing can take away the terrible consequences of what you have experienced. Let our lawyers fight for your justice and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Do Not Delay Your Medical Malpractice Claim
Medical malpractice law dictates that all cases be filed within a certain timeframe, which is known as a statute of limitations. In Florida, a medical negligence claim must be filed within two years of the date the negligence occurred.
Therefore, it is crucial that a West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney review your claim as soon as possible to ensure your right to file a lawsuit is protected.
If you have been the victim of medical negligence, contact a medical malpractice attorney at Gordon & Doner right away.