Determining whether you have a medical malpractice case is a difficult and emotionally draining process. A medical mistake can be devasting for an entire family.
Not every medical error, however, constitutes medical malpractice. These cases are complex, requiring extensive knowledge in both medical practices and procedures and extensive experience in this area of practice.
According to the American Bar Association, medical malpractice is defined as “negligence committed by a professional health care provider—a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician or hospital or hospital worker—whose performance of duties departs from a standard of practice of those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient or patients.”
- Failure to diagnose
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Hospital/emergency room errors
- Pharmacy and medication errors
Each claim must also meet strict standards: there must be a violation of the standard of care, a serious injury caused by a negligent act or omission, and an injury resulting in significant damages.
Because of the complexity of medical malpractice cases and the short statute of limitations in Florida for these claims, it is important to contact a medical malpractice attorney early.
Phil Hall is a Pensacola personal injury attorney with over 20 years of experience in handling medical malpractice cases. Call for your free consultation or visit https:// www. askalawyerfirst.com/ help-for-personal-injury-victims/ medical-malpractice/ for more information.