Brandon Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice injures thousands of unsuspecting people each year. Generally speaking, medical malpractice is a type of professional malpractice that occurs when the care provided by a medical professional falls below the accepted standard of care, which is defined by Florida law as “that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers.” In many cases, victims of medical malpractice can recover significant compensation for their injuries and other losses, so it is important for anyone affected by medical malpractice to discuss their options with an experienced Brandon medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible after an incident occurs.
While medical malpractice can occur in a myriad of ways, some kinds of medical malpractice tend to occur more often than others. Some of the most common are detailed below.
Failure to diagnose
When a person seeks medical attention, he or she rightfully expects that their healthcare provider will take the necessary steps to correctly diagnose his or her condition. Unfortunately, this does not always occur, sometimes with devastating consequences. A failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis can often result in incorrect or delayed treatment, which has the potential to result in serious injuries to patients.
Surgical errors are another common form of medical malpractice that can lead to catastrophic injuries. Examples of surgical errors include performing surgery on the wrong patient, the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside of a patient’s body, or performing the wrong procedure altogether. Often, victims of surgical errors are left with permanent injuries that may significantly affect their overall quality of life.
Birth injuries can result from a number of forms of malpractice, including failure to recognize the existence of conditions in the newborn or the mother, misusing medical instruments, failing to treat respiratory distress in a newborn, or failing to perform a cesarean section in a timely manner. In some cases, the injuries that newborns sustain affect them for the rest of their lives and can cause significant developmental or cognitive problems. One common example such a birth injury is cerebral palsy, contact our Brandon birth injury attorneys for more information.
Medication errors involve prescribing or administering the wrong medication or an incorrect dosage to a patient. In some cases, these errors can create additional medical problems or result in a situation in which a patient’s condition is not being adequately treated.
Contact a Brandon medical malpractice attorney today to schedule a free consultation
Many individuals who have been injured by the negligence of a medical professional are entitled to significant compensation. Due to the highly technical and often contested nature of many medical malpractice cases, it is important for victims to retain qualified legal counsel as soon as possible after an incident occurs. The Brandon medical malpractice attorneys of Reed & Reed have the skill and experience necessary to help victims of medical malpractice recover for their injuries. To discuss your case with one of our lawyers, please do not hesitate to contact our office today at 813-438-5960. If you would prefer, you can reach us by email through our online contact form.