Medical Malpractice

Palm Beach County Medical Malpractice Lawyers

In today’s busy atmosphere, it is easy to feel “lost in the system” when receiving medical care and treatment. In some cases, business decisions on how to run a hospital or a medical practice result in treatment that causes injury. In some cases, this type of treatment is called medical malpractice. Under Florida Law, medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider, such as a doctor, doctor’s assistant, nurse, nursing assistant, hospital, or nursing home, fails to provide medical care and treatment that meets what is known as the “standard of care”. The standard of care refers to the degree of attentiveness, caution, and prudence that a reasonable health care provider would exercise in the circumstances. A failure to meet the standard of care may involve recommending harmful medical treatment or failing to recommend necessary medical treatment. Every patient is unique and deserves proper medical care and treatment provided in a respectful manner. It is important to understand that an unfavorable result does not necessarily mean that a health care provider has failed to meet the standard of care. At Personal Injury of Florida, we have the knowledge and experience to analyze the medical records reflecting the treatment and care at issue and, if appropriate, work with the best experts in the country to bring forward the medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice claims may arise from a wide variety of treatment and procedures including the following:

  • Birth related treatment and care
  • Cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Cosmetic procedures
  • Dental procedures
  • Emergency room care and treatment
  • Hospital care
  • Improper diagnosis
  • Improper prescriptions
  • Failure to timely diagnose a condition or illness
  • Nursing care
  • Obstetrician and gynecologist care and treatment
  • Post surgical care and treatment
  • Weight reduction treatment and surgeries

Under Florida law, medical malpractice claims must be raised within a very specific period of time; therefore, if you or a loved one believe that medical malpractice may have occurred, call Personal Injury of Florida and make an appointment to meet with one of our partners today. As always, we consider it a privilege to discuss potential claims and there is never a charge to meet with our attorneys. Getting your concerns addressed starts with a call to our office so we can personally review your potential claim and discuss the course of action that is best for your individual needs.