When you see a physician to treat an ailment or condition, you expect he or she will take reasonable care regarding your route of treatment. Most physicians are brilliant, hard-working individuals, who took their years of training in medical school very seriously. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and if you have been injured due to a physician’s carelessness, there is a very good chance you are entitled to financial compensation. Incidents of medical malpractice are generally disturbing, and also very serious, so if you were injured due to a physician’s negligence, here are some of the questions you may have:

What is medical malpractice?

When a physician fails to conform to the accepted standard of practice and you are injured as a result of his or her breach of care, you will generally qualify for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Unfortunately, these cases are notoriously time-consuming and financially draining, so it is crucial you speak with an experienced attorney beforehand to ensure you have a valid case, otherwise, the compensation you recover may be less than the overall cost of the case. Providing proof of your loss of income, your disability, significant past and future medical bills, and more may help to prove your claim. 

Injuries sustained due to incidents of medical malpractice are generally very serious, and sometimes even life-threatening, so it is important you retain experienced legal counsel to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. However, you should note that if you wish to recover compensation following an incident of medical malpractice, you must not wait to do so. Florida has a two-year statute of limitations regarding medical malpractice claims, so please, do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable attorney today.

What does medical malpractice look like?

There are several different forms and examples of medical malpractice, all of which can have serious implications on a person’s life. Some examples of medical malpractice are as follows:

  • Failure to properly diagnose and treat conditions
  • Ignoring or disregarding lab results or medical history
  • Infections contracted due to unsanitary hospital conditions or policies
  • Conducting unnecessary medical procedures without a patient’s consent
  • Failing to prescribe or administer the right drugs or doses
  • Failure to monitor a known and dangerous condition
  • Operating on the wrong patient or body part
  • Failing to obey and comply with all state and federal medical laws, statutes, policies, and procedures
  • Poor follow-up or aftercare

Contact our Florida firm

Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is committed to collecting compensation for personal injury victims in Winter Garden and the surrounding areas. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a healthcare professional, we are here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today.