West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Doctors have some of the most undeniably important roles in our society, as they are charged with the very lives of those in their care. While we always hope that the medical professionals who treat us will provide us with the very best in care, the unfortunate reality is that medical professionals do not always live up to the standards of the profession, exposing unsuspecting patients to carelessness and recklessness that can have life-altering, and even fatal, results.
If you have suffered an injury, illness, or worsened medical condition because of a medical professional’s mistake, you have every right to be upset. Fortunately, there is something that you can do about it. The West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyers at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., understand how medical malpractice law works in the state of Florida, and we are ready to help you take action against the doctor, nurse, or other medical professional who failed to provide you with the care you deserved. Call our firm today at (561) 689-8180 and let us stand up for your rights.
Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
Even the smallest oversights or mistakes in the medical field can have devastating effects on unsuspecting patients. As such, it’s important to send a strong message to the medical community that carelessness will not go unnoticed or unpunished. Our experienced team of West Palm Beach injury lawyers are prepared to assist clients in cases involving:
- Delayed Treatment
- Improper Treatment
- Surgical Errors
- Emergency Room Errors
- Pharmaceutical Errors
- Birth Injuries
- Anesthesia Errors
- Hospital Negligence
The statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims in the state of Florida is two years from the date of the injury, or the date that the injury should have been apparent, and a four year blanket limitation in most cases. As such, you don’t have unlimited time within which to file a claim. Don’t miss out on your chance to take action and call Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., today for experienced advice and assistance.
Talk to a West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Recovering from a medical mistake can be a long and complicated process, and financial compensation from a successful medical malpractice lawsuit can go a long way towards helping you secure the care and attention you need. Learn more about what our West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyers can do to help you by calling Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., today at (561) 689-8180.
Medical Malpractice FAQs
What qualifies as doctor negligence?
Most medical malpractice cases center around the fact that your physician was negligent in their care and caused you additional suffering. A doctor’s negligence is typically defined by their failure to follow the medical standard of care. This refers to the behavior and expertise expected from any medical professional, including the amount of time and attention spent on a case as well as the doctor’s treatment of the given case. If your doctor fails to perform in a way that should reasonably be expected or acts outside of the norm, their behavior may have caused your injury or illness. The most common examples of this include failure to diagnose a patient’s illness, providing improper treatment, or failing to warn patients of risks of a given procedure.
How do I prove my doctor was negligent?
In order to give your case merit, it is essential to provide evidence that indicates your doctor’s negligence. You will need to provide specific information about your treatment and time spent with the doctor that will help determine your case’s validity. First, you must demonstrate that a doctor-patient relationship existed, meaning that you hired your doctor and they agreed to treat you. Next, you will need to demonstrate that the doctor was negligent and this negligence led to an illness, injury, or another form of suffering. Often, an examination from an additional medical profession will be required in order to determine this information. Lastly, you must be able to prove that your doctor’s negligent actions have caused you physical pain, mental anguish, additional medical bills, or lost work/earning capacity.
How can an attorney help me with my medical malpractice case?
Winning your medical malpractice case can help you and your loved ones recover from the physical and financial burden of your doctor’s negligence. However, filing a claim and building a case is a long and complex process with a multitude of essential steps. Just one mistake along the way could destroy even a valid medical malpractice lawsuit. An experienced malpractice attorney is familiar with all of the steps you must take and will ensure that your case is handled appropriately. Additionally, they will be able to help you acquire the best possible evidence to support your claim and prove that malpractice occurred. This is a difficult and high stakes process that you do not have to face alone.