Medical Malpractice at BNI Law
Medical malpractice is a serious situation, and if you find yourself the victim of either deliberate or unintended Doctor error, it’s your right to seek compensation with the help of an attorney. At the law offices of Brotman Nusbaum and Ibrahim, we know how frustrating and even devastating the results of medical malpractice can be. Our lawyers are highly experienced in attending to the specific needs of our clients who are dealing with the outcomes of mistakes made in the doctor’s office. This form of negligence is defined as when an injury results from failure, or mistakes made by medical professionals who did not meet the minimum standards for adequate care, skill, or diligence when performing their duties.
Keep in mind, this negligence is very different than a treatment, operation, or procedure not yielding the intended results that benefit the patient. Medical problems that were preexisting, but remain after treatment are not the result of malpractice as long as the patient does not receive further injury due to improper care as a result of the procedure. Medicine does not guarantee cures, and its important to understand the difference between an undesired result and genuinely making the situation worse. This same understanding applies to misdiagnoses. Even with the most knowledge, the best equipment, and most up to date facilities and testing, diagnoses can still be incorrect because medicine is an always evolving, far from an exact science. A doctor would have to fail to perform basic due diligence when forming the diagnoses, such as acquiring medical history, performing the proper tests, and not ignoring specific information or observable symptoms.
In order to be considered true medical malpractice in the State of Florida, the injured party would need to prove:
- The Healthcare provider clearly failed to exercise proper care and;
- The failure was a direct cause of any sustained injury.
There are many subcategories of Medical Malpractice and many situations that could be classified as such. This can range from surgical errors like a critical slip of the knife, medical instruments that end up in the body- and are not removed, lack of consent, improper prescription resulting in injury, and many more. If you or someone you know in the State of Florida has been injured due to what is likely medical malpractice, contact the Law Offices of Brotman, Nusbaum, and Ibrahim. You have rights, and we want to fight for them.
Call us for a free consultation today at 561-417-5656.