When you’re hurt or sick, you rely on medical professionals to take care of you. You depend on them for their care and their professional judgment. You expect them to diagnosis your injuries, create a plan for your care, and provide the treatment that you need to return to good health. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned. When you don’t get the medical care that you deserve, you might need the help of a medical malpractice attorney in Sarasota.
When a doctor, nurse or other medical professional doesn’t meet the standard of care to provide competent medical care, they may owe you compensation for your losses. A Sarasota medical malpractice lawyer can help you evaluate your case and understand your rights under Florida law. They can help you determine if your medical care team failed to meet their obligations under the law. If they did, your attorney can help you calculate the value of your claim.
Medical errors can be a serious cause of harm and even death. Florida law says that it should be the medical treatment providers who cover the financial losses when a victim suffers because of medical malpractice. The goal of the law is to compensate you for your physical, mental and emotional suffering. You may also seek compensation for your medical bills and other financial losses.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical treatment provider doesn’t provide reasonably competent care. Medical care professionals must provide care that’s equal or better to the care that an ordinary, reasonable health-care professional would provide under the same circumstances. Anyone in the health-care industry can commit medical malpractice including doctors, nurses, nurse’s aids, physical therapists, and anyone else who provides medical care.
To determine what level of care a professional should use, Florida law looks at a reasonable person in the same circumstances. If a reasonable professional with the same training would have made an accurate diagnosis, conducted a surgery without error, called for another test that may have identified your injuries or otherwise provided better care, you may have a Sarasota medical malpractice claim. No two cases are alike, and it’s important to review your case with an attorney in Sarasota to determine how the law applies to your case.
Here are some examples of medical malpractice:
Your care provider fails to order tests that may have allowed them to make an accurate diagnosis sooner
A doctor leaves a sponge in your body after surgery.
The physician treating you doesn’t accurately read your test results. They diagnose you improperly and order unnecessary surgeries.
The doctor refuses to treat your pain when a reasonable doctor would provide relief for pain.
A specialist makes anesthesia errors that cause you to feel pain during a procedure
A nurse uses dirty equipment that causes infection or cross contamination
The doctor refuses to offer you a treatment that’s necessary for your care and recovery
The doctor doesn’t schedule sufficient follow-up visits and your health declines with complications
A nurse’s aide asks you to walk without mobility aids when you’re sick or recovering from surgery, resulting in a fall.
The physician performs tests or procedures that you don’t need
Your care provider orders the wrong prescription or the wrong amount of a prescription
You might not even know precisely what went wrong in your case. You might just know that something isn’t right. Our legal team can meet with you to review your case. We can also help you gather the records that you need and consult with medical experts to prove your case.
If you believe that medical malpractice may have occurred in your case, there are things that you can do to preserve your claim. Saving any records that you have from treatment is essential. Begin to list dates that you received medical treatment. Write down what treatment you received, and write down what you remember about who provided your care. Keep notes about what you question about the treatment that you receive.
When you work with our team of Sarasota medical negligence attorneys, we work with you to build your case. There are a number of ways that we work to get you the compensation that you deserve:
We evaluate your claim to determine the full extent of your losses. You may not even be aware of the total value of your claim. We put our experience to work evaluating your claim to determine your rights under Florida law.
We also consult with medical professionals to assess the care that you received and what standard of care the medical care providers should have used in your case. Once we identify all of the types of damages available to you, we work with you to document your financial losses and value your physical and mental suffering.
Another way our team of Sarasota medical malpractice lawyers helps deserving medical malpractice victims is by carefully drafting your legal documents. It’s critical to file accurate and complete documents in the appropriate Florida court. Our team has prepared thousands of legal documents for deserving medical malpractice victims. We make sure that you accurately request the full amount of your losses.
Once we evaluate and file your claim, we work with you to pursue the best possible outcome in your case. We use Florida discovery procedures to gather the records and learn all that we can about the case. If there are legal procedures and court filings that can make your case stronger, we take full advantage of the legal system for you.
Whether you decide to pursue a settlement or take your case to trial, we represent you every step of the way. At each stage, we educate you in the law so that you can make informed decisions that are right for you.
At Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys, we believe that our commitment and our professional experience set us apart. Every client is our most important client, and we work diligently and enthusiastically to get you the justice that you deserve.
We want to handle the legal process for you as quickly and efficiently as possible so that you can focus on what matters most – your recovery. There’s no fee to talk with us about your case. Call us today so that we can explore your case and your options.