Many individuals place a high level of trust with their physicians when seeking medical treatment and services. Unfortunately, there are many doctors, medical staff members, and laboratories who fail to administer health services with an appropriate level of care. As a result, serious injuries may occur to patients, which in some cases could become fatal.
If you or a loved one sustained significant injuries because a doctor or other medical provider acted negligently, contact a West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyer with Domnick Cunningham & Whalen. Our skilled injury attorneys can assess the factors surrounding your case and work to hold the negligent or reckless party accountable for their harmful actions.
Our trial attorneys are dedicated to fighting on behalf of patients who have been harmed. We stand out from the crowd with our record of results. Our commitment and skill have allowed us to recover tens of millions of dollars in compensation for medical malpractice.
We work to protect the rights of the injured by helping those harmed due to a doctor, laboratory, or medical facility’s negligence. If you or a family member was hurt because of a medical error or misdiagnosis, call our office to learn how we can get to work fighting for the compensation you need.
Common Elements of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional fails to provide a level of care that meets the standards established by the medical community, and a person is injured as a result. Often the injuries caused by medical errors can be very serious, requiring additional medical procedures to correct.
In some cases, medical malpractice victims may experience life-altering injuries or even death. In Florida, medical errors are classified in one of two ways: as errors of commission or errors of omission.
Some of the most common errors of commission include:
Examples of errors of omission that a West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney could assist with include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Inadequate testing
- Blood contamination in a hospital setting
- Failure to perform a critical procedure
- Failure to provide a critical medication
Our legal team is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those harmed from malpractice. While compensation cannot eliminate the pain and suffering endured by someone and their family members, we believe it could help them move forward and begin rebuilding their life without hefty financial burdens a misdiagnosis can bring.
Establishing a Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice can be very difficult to prove. It is important to understand that not all unsuccessful outcomes are the result of malpractice. Most medical procedures involve some inherent risks, and it is possible for your doctor to deliver high quality care that results in unforeseen complications.
In order to achieve a successful outcome to your claim, you or a medical malpractice lawyer in West Palm Beach must be able to prove that your injuries were the result of negligence. You must be able to prove the following elements in order to establish the existence of medical malpractice:
- The medical professional owed you a duty of care
- There was a breach in this duty of care caused by an error or negligent treatment falling below the standards established by the medical community
- An injury directly resulted from this breach in duty of care
Speak with Dedicated West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The West Palm Beach malpractice lawyers at Domnick Cunningham & Whalen understand the complex medical issues associated with malpractice and misdiagnosis cases. We work with a team of medical experts who can evaluate your case for signs of malpractice. This expert testimony can be very important when seeking to maximize the value of your claim.
If you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, please contact us. If a medical professional’s wrongdoing or negligence contributed to your injury, let our experienced team of lawyers advocate on your behalf. Reach out today and arrange for an appointment to begin discussing your legal options.