Residents of Okeechobee County entrust their lives to healthcare providers, facilities and medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, pharmacists and dentists every single day. After all, such professionals are required to provide very high standards of care to all of their patients.
Unfortunately, not all healthcare providers and medical professionals are able to provide the standard of care expected of them. Medical malpractice occurs when a health professional’s conduct is below the standard of care required of him or her, and in the process, a patient is unnecessarily injured or harmed due to the health professional’s action or inaction.
In the United States, up to 250,000 individuals are victims of medical negligence and malpractice every year.
Common cases of medical negligence and malpractice in the country are diagnosis errors, management errors, treatment or medication errors, surgical errors, hospital mistakes, aftercare mistakes, and emergency room errors.
It’s important to state that not all negative, unfortunate or undesirable results count as a case of medical malpractice. This particular area of the law is a complex one, and individuals who suspect that they are victims of medical malpractice must consult with an experienced Okeechobee County malpractice attorney to discuss the validity of their claim. Should a victim’s claim be a valid one, he or she may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for sustained injuries and damages.
If you or a loved one is involved a case of medical malpractice resulting from the negligence of another, consult with an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible.
At The Law Offices of Philip DeBerard, we are aware of the various physical, emotional, psychological and financial difficulties that you and your family may be dealing with after being involved in a medical malpractice case. We offer initial consultations at no cost, and provide services on a contingent basis so that you pay no fees and charges unless we win your case.
For a free and confidential consultation call us at (863) 467-7100.