Not all bad results from medical treatments are worthy of a malpractice action, but there are mistakes made every day by doctors, hospitals, nurses and pharmacists, which are medical malpractice.
If you are a victim of medical malpractice the law says you may be entitled to compensation for serious illness or injury resulting from medical treatment.
Because every case is different, it is just not possible to go into a long explaination on this web page whether your situation is clearly malpractice.
The following are guidelines which will hopefully help.
For further guidance, call at 954-2909.
Definition of Medical Malpractice- Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other health care provider fails to provide to a trusting patient that degree of care that a reasonable and competent doctor (or other health care provider) would provide under the same or similar circumstances, and the failure to provide such care results in a significant injury or permanent harmful condition to the patient.
Common Areas of Medical Malpractice- Failure to diagnose or treat a condition (e.g. heart attack, cancer, infection, fractured bones, etc.), failure to inform a patient of the risks of a condition or treatment (such as surgery), injuring a patient during a procedure or treatment such as your baby during childbirth or cutting a nerve, blood vessel or other organ during surgery, failure to refer the patient to a specialist (orthopedic, neurologist, cardiologist, etc.), failure of the doctor to follow up on an abnormal test. Discharge from a hospital or emergency room before the patient should have been, and as a result, the patient's condition or injury worsened. (Note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list.)
Please consult medical malpractice attorney Robert Spector at 954-764-2909 or 1-800-383-0596 for a free consultation about your specific case.
Expert Witness- An expert in a medical malpractice case is a doctor who specializes in the same area of medicine as the doctor or health care provider who committed malpractice. The law requires that before a lawsuit is filed for medical malpractice, at least one expert witness must testify on behalf of the one who brings the lawsuit. We have contact with expert witnesses in most of the specialty areas of medicine who are scattered across the country, and these experts can help us review your case to determine whether medical malpractice has occurred which injured you or a loved one.
Time Limits- There are very strict and relatively short time limits (called statutes of limitations) for making medical malpractice claims. If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, don't wait, call Spector Law Offices at 954-764-2909 or 1-800-393-0596 for a free consultation today, or use our evaluation form to email us information. We will be fair and honest with you in confidentially discussing with you the potential of a medical malpractice claim.
If indeed you are the victim of medical malpractice, we will work to get you the money you deserve. Call us at 954-764-2909.