Medical malpractice is an injury situation caused by a health care provider failing to meet an acceptable standard of care. Legally, an “acceptable standard of care” means the actions any competent medical professional would have taken in the same situation. Any health care provider who doesn’t meet the acceptable standard of care can injure a patient.
There are various types of errors that can lead to medical malpractice injuries. Farah & Farah has helped many Florida medical malpractice victims pursue a financial settlement against the medical professional responsible for their injuries. Here are the three most common causes of Florida medical malpractice claims we’ve seen over the decades:
– Surgical error: Any mistake before, during, or after surgery can be severe, or even fatal. Common errors that can lead to serious injury or death include: giving patients too much anesthesia, doing surgery on the wrong body part, leaving surgical tools in a patient’s body, using unsanitary surgical tools, or failing to properly monitor a patient just after surgery.
– Failure to diagnose: Any symptoms of serious health conditions missed by nurses or doctors can cause serious and even fatal outcomes. In many cases, a prompt or early diagnosis of a serious medical problem can make all the difference between life and death.
– Birth injuries: During and after labor and delivery, both mothers and their infants are extremely vulnerable. Many birth injuries are the result medical malpractice errors, such as failing to monitor vital signs, improperly using extraction devices, and failing to order a C-section in a safe, proper time.
Contact an Experienced Florida Medical Malpractice Attorney
Any medical malpractice injury can be devastating for not just the person hurt, but their family, as well. If you or a loved one have suffered serious harm due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, contact an experienced Florida medical malpractice attorney today. Since 1979, Farah & Farah has helped Florida medical malpractice victims and their families secure the financial settlement they need to heal and move on. You can reach us at (800) 533-3555.