People visit doctors and other healthcare professionals when they need help getting better and usually, this is a safe choice. Unfortunately, mistakes can happen while we are in their care and we end up hurting worse or in a different way than before. In many cases, this is considered medical malpractice and is grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Cressman Law Firm, P.A. has helped countless medical malpractice victims hold those persons responsible for their injuries accountable and collect much needed financial compensation. If you need the assistance of an experienced attorney to help you hold a medical professional accountable for their negligence, you can count on Cressman Law Firm, P.A. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.
There is a difference between minor, unintended mistakes at the hands of medical practitioners and major oversights, accidents, or actions that constitute medical malpractice. In order for an injury to be considered medical malpractice, it must be proven that the healthcare professional in question clearly failed to meet the accepted level of standard care. This means that the injury or condition could have been prevented if another or more capable medical employee had been administering your care. Obviously, this is subjective, which is why it is imperative to retain a highly qualified and experienced personal injury attorney for your case.
Medical malpractice can happen when we least expect it. Sometimes a routine procedure turns into a nightmare mistake that requires additional surgery or medication. There are countless accidents and conditions that can occur as a result of medical malpractice, but some of the matters that our firm has experience handling include:
Infections contracted due to unclean or unsafe hospital conditions or policies
Failure to properly diagnose and treat conditions
Failure to prescribe or administer the right drugs or doses
Failure to monitor a known & dangerous condition
Failure to adhere to all state & federal medical laws, statutes, policies, & procedures
Operations on the wrong patient or body part
Medical procedures that were unnecessary and/or without the consent of the patient
If it is determined that you have a valid medical malpractice case, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. You may also be able to recover compensation for your loss of independence, loss of enjoyment of life, pain & suffering, and more. It is important to note that while the state of Florida typically has a four-year statute of limitations on personal injury matters, medical malpractice claims must be filed within two years.
If you believe that a healthcare professional harmed you in some way as a result of their negligence, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. Of course, not all situations are considered medical malpractice. Our firm can help you determine whether you have a case. If you do, we will help you prove your case and collect the compensation you need to account for further medical expenses, lost wages, diminished income-earning potential, and even pain and suffering. For strong legal representation when you need to hold a medical professional accountable for their negligence, contact Cressman Law Firm, P.A. for a free consultation.