Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes at our jobs. But when it comes to medical errors, they can be extremely costly to your health and overall quality of life. South Florida has some of the finest hospitals and medical professionals in the state. But even the best doctors aren’t immune to making errors. If you’ve suffered a serious injury or your health has been greatly affected due to the negligence of a physician, it’s important to have a medical malpractice attorney on your side to fight for your rights.

Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is an important decision which involves much more than just simply an injury to a patient. The process isn’t always fast or easy to prove.

First it is important to fully understand what is medical malpractice? This occurs when a doctor, nurse, technician or another medical professional causes injury or harm to a patient. It can either be caused by something the medical practitioner performed or failed to do. This is known as medical negligence. An error or omission made by a doctor or medical professional can happen any time during treatment. The patient may have been misdiagnosed or was administered improper treatment or medication for their illness or injury. To sufficiently prove a patient’s case, a medical malpractice attorney must establish whether the proper standard of care was breached. But it’s important to understand the standard of care for patients can differ depending on age, gender and the circumstances of the injury or illness.

malpractice_2Simply proving that a doctor or medical professional made a mistake is not enough to prove medical malpractice. The patient must prove the medical error caused further damage or bodily harm. Some examples include extensive brain damage caused by an operation or the amputation of an incorrect limb. This usually requires the testimony of at least one expert witness to correctly explain the error that caused the and how the medical provider’s actions fell below the standard of care.

The attorneys at Cutler Rader, PL have more than 50 years of combined experience handling all kinds of negligence cases including medical malpractice claims in Florida. With a long track record of outstanding legal representation, the firm takes great pride in looking out for the best interest of its clients. If you’ve been harmed by a medical mistake, call Cutler Rader, PL today.

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