Tallahassee Medical Malpractice Attorney
We trust doctors and other medical professionals to administer medicine or other treatments that will help us recover from an ailment or injury. Often, however, for a variety of reasons, medical staff instead may contribute to a patients physical and emotional pain or worsen his or her condition, leaving that patient worse off than before.
Such cases may be instances of medical malpractice, which can leave those affected with the burden of covering further rehabilitative costs. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Tallahassee, the following may help you understand if you have the legal right to recover damages.
What constitutes Tallahassee medical malpractice?
Of course, a doctor or other medical professional cannot cure any ailment immediately, and any failure to do so will not necessarily constitute medical malpractice. Further, any and all side effects are not indicative of medical malpractice.
Beyond this, under the terms of Florida Statute 766.102,if you suffered an injury because of a health care provider, and if that injury is the result of negligence, this constitutes an incident of medical malpractice for which you may have a claim.
It is important to note that within a medical malpractice claim, the same statute declares that it is up to you, the injured, to demonstrate that the injury was the result of a breach of professional standard of careby the medical professional. In this case, a medical malpractice attorney can be invaluable to your case.
Common Examples of Medical Malpractice
Understanding the range and scope of medical malpractice can help you realize if you have been a victim.
Some common examples of medical malpractice include:
- surgical errors, such as surgery performed on incorrect areas of the body or performed incorrectly;
- incorrect prescriptions, either meant to treat the wrong disease or administered in too large of a dosage; or
- misreading results from laboratory or other tests, leading to an incorrect diagnosis or failure to diagnose altogether.
Additionally, doctors and other medical professionals may be liable for medical malpractice if they failed to recognize specific symptoms of an injury or disease, if they prescribed medicine or ordered surgery unnecessarily, or if they disregarded any patient history information that led to further problems. Again, an injured party must show that the healthcare provider failed in his or her duties, with which an attorney can assist. We assist patients dealing with various areas of medical malpractice, including:
- emergency medicine;
- medical and prescription errors;
- surgical errors;
- anesthesia errors;
- hospital errors;
- OB/GYN errors; and
- birth injuries.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
Recovering from an injury or other ailment can be a painful process, especially if it was made worse by the negligence of your healthcare provider. Although you should focus on your recovery, you should also know that Florida law gives you only two years to bring a civil claim to recover compensation for malpractice.
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Tallahassee, then take the time today to contact the attorneys at Barrett, Fasig & Brooks. We can help you gather the necessary proof of malpractice and help you file a claim to acquire due payment. You can reach us at 850-224-3310.