Malpractice means negligence by a professional. Medical errors have been reported as a leading cause of death in the United States. Medical mistakes occur not only in hospitals but in day surgery and outpatient clinics, retail pharmacies, nursing homes, and home care. Medication errors alone contribute to more than 7,000 deaths annually.
A doctor, dentist or hospital can be sued for failing to order tests, missing a diagnosis, delaying treatment or other unreasonable conduct which causes injury to a patient. Doctors rarely will admit they have done wrong -- and can almost always find a colleague to defend their professional judgment. Law firms accepting malpractice cases must invest substantial time and money to help prove that the care (or lack of it) caused the patient's bad outcome.
Medical malpractice can occur through a health care provider's negligent action or inaction. Negligence is considered to be the failure by a provider to follow accepted professional standards of care (or what a "reasonable" provider would do) that cause harm to a patient. Signing a consent form does not allow a health care provider to escape medical malpractice liability.
Common examples of medical malpractice include, but are not limited to:
- Failure to perform medical procedures in a competent manner
- Failure to order necessary tests or evaluate their results correctly
- Failure to possess or use necessary skills
- Diagnosing an incorrect condition and pursuing the wrong treatment
- Misuse of prescription drugs
Potential medical malpractice cases are complex and difficult to analyze, and require the skills and experience of medical and legal experts. When considering the validity of a claim, contact the Accident Law Offices of K.L. Foote immediately.
Florida civil attorney Kenneth Foote will personally meet with personal injury victims of medical malpractice or negligence for a free consultation to discuss their case and guide them through the legal process. The Law Office of K.L. Foote represents injury victims on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no attorneys fees until a recovery is made. A personal injury lawyer fighting for the rights of victims of malpractice or negligence victims must have knowledge of many state laws and the skills to help clients suffering from serious injuries, and in many cases, wrongful deaths. Kenneth Foote has the skills you need to defend you or you loved ones' rights.
If you, someone you know, or a loved one has been injured through medical malpractice or negligence, Florida civil attorney Kenneth Foote is on hand to help. When negligence victims do not understand their rights and the complexities of an medical malpractice case, they may lose their opportunity to receive the compensation they are entitled to. At the Law Office of K.L. Foote, we always strive to fight for the rights of injured victims.
Free consultation: There is never a charge to talk to a Florida civil attorney at the law firm of K.L.Foote. Our attorneys will be there when you need them. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis.
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