Before you can decide whether you need a medical malpractice lawyer, you first need to know what is meant by the term “medical malpractice”. In brief, the term refers to any injury or death which was caused by negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, medical technician, psychiatrist, hospital, or other healthcare professional or facility, to exercise adequate care, diligence, or skill when performing a duty. If this has happened to you, or a loved one, a North Miami Beach medical malpractice accident lawyer from Dante Law Firm, P.A can help you to recover the compensation you deserve.
For a medical malpractice claim to be filed, it must be proven that a duty of care existed but was not fulfilled. This will be decided by basing the care received in your scenario with that which can be expected, and is seen in similar situations performed by medical professionals in the same field and geographical area. That is, you should receive the same care no matter which healthcare facility in the area you choose to attend. For cases involving a specialist doctor, the standard of care will be determined by comparing with similar specialists across the community. Your North Miami Beach medical malpractice accident attorney will ascertain the specifics following your initial consultation.
First off, it is essential to be aware that the duty of care afforded to you by a healthcare professional is not a duty to cure. Neither is your doctor, or other medical practitioner, obligated to improve your condition. While everyone hopes for a favorable outcome, the reality is that this cannot always happen. The duty, instead, is to provide a standard of care which complies with the expected standard within the area, or specialism.
For example, a misdiagnosis may occur despite the best efforts of all medical professionals involved, but only becomes medical malpractice where the doctor has failed to order all appropriate tests, get your full medical history, or recognize observable symptoms of the illness.
When you instruct a North Miami Beach medical malpractice accident lawyer from Dante Law Firm, P.A you handle your case, we will immediately get to work seeking evidence that the medical professional’s duty of care was not met, and that this failure was a direct cause of your injury or illness.
Medical malpractice accidents can have a very wide scope, but there are some commonalities which have been identified by our North Miami Beach attorneys. These include, but are not limited to:
There are many ways in which you could be injured due to a medical malpractice accident, and a North Miami Beach lawyer could successfully handle each and every one of them. To schedule your free initial consultation, and discuss how we could help you recover maximum compensation, call us today on 305-949-2526.
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