Everyone trusts doctors and healthcare professionals to address concerns and to utilize their skill, training, and experience to deliver appropriate medical care.
However, all too often individuals are injured and families suffer because a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional failed to follow protocol and omitted to provide their patients with the medical care they need.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional committed an error of omission, contact a Palm Beach County error of omission lawyer today to learn about your rights. A qualified attorney can help you through the process.
What are Errors of Omission?
Unlike a medical malpractice case where a person has been injured because their doctor or another healthcare professional did some affirmative act such as improperly performing a surgery, or prescribing a wrong medication, an error of omission occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional fails to act as a reasonably prudent medical professional would in the same case. Errors of omission may constitute:
- Failing to perform a surgery or critical procedure
- Failure to properly examine a patient
- Failing to order a diagnostic test
- Failure to prescribe a crucial medication
Filing Requirement for a Medical Malpractice Claim
Florida has enacted detailed requirements for filing a medical malpractice case, and because of these complexities, anyone who has suffered an injury because of a doctor or other healthcare professional should contact a Palm Beach County errors of omission lawyer right away to discuss their case and to learn their rights.
A medical malpractice attorney can help injured patients and their families by filing a required notice of an intent to initiate litigation, and can thereafter work with doctors during the 90-day pre-suit period to ensure that your rights are protected and that any settlement offer is equitable and fair.
In the event that a doctor or other healthcare provider rejects any settlement offers, an error of omission lawyer is prepared to help file a medical malpractice claim to recover compensation for injuries including compensation for:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Costs associated with disability and disfigurement
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Pain and suffering
Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
Anytime a person believes they have been harmed because their doctor failed to exercise the level of care necessary a person may be entitled to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
However, it is important to understand that Florida’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice requires that a claim is filed within two years after an injury has occurred, or within two years from the date of discovering an injury.
Contacting a Palm Beach County Errors of Omission Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of medical personnel, then do not hesitate to contact a Palm Beach County errors of omission lawyer who can explain the nuances of a medical malpractice case and help ensure that your rights are protected and help you receive the maximum compensation possible for your pain and suffering.