Ocala Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Millions of patients place their health and well-being in the hands of medical professionals each day throughout the United States. Because medical issues can be delicate and can have serious consequences if not properly handled, doctors have the legal duty to meet a certain standard of care when treating patients. Unfortunately, medical professionals can make mistakes, and such mistakes can lead to costly, painful, and even fatal complications for patients. If you have suffered unnecessary injuries due to the negligence of a doctor or hospital, Florida law gives you the right to receive compensation for all of your losses by filing a legal claim for medical malpractice. Contact the Ocala medical malpractice lawyers of Piccin & Glynn to learn more.
In order to prove medical malpractice, you must prove the following elements:
- The medical professional owed you a duty of care;
- The medical professional breached its duty of care; and
- The breach caused you injury and financial losses.
Because of the high risk and cost of medical malpractice claims, doctors and hospitals have insurance adjusters and teams of defense lawyers in place to limit liability whenever possible. For this reason, you should always seek assistance from an lawyer who has specific experience handling medical malpractice claims and facing off against medical adversaries. At Piccin & Glynn, we have decades of medical malpractice litigation experience and are here to help.
Handling a wide variety of medical malpractice claims in Central Florida
Doctors and hospitals can be negligent and commit medical malpractice in many different ways. Some of the most common kinds of malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose – If a doctor fails to ask the right questions, perform the necessary tests, or otherwise diagnose an illness that should have been identified, a patient can get sent home without the necessary treatment. Delay in treatment can lead to serious and unnecessary complications.
- Misdiagnosis – Diagnosing the wrong condition can often be more dangerous than failing to diagnose at all. This is because a doctor will generally start treatment for the wrong illness and will cease utilizing tests and other diagnostic tools.
- Medication errors – Many different mistakes can occur regarding prescribing and administering medication. Doctors can write incorrect prescriptions or can fail to consider potential allergies or dangerous combinations of medicines. Additionally, nurses or staff members may give hospital patients the wrong dosage or type of medication.
- Surgical errors – Doctors who make negligent mistakes during surgery can cause serious injury. Some forms of negligence include operating while fatigued or impaired, operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside a patient, and not providing adequate postoperative care.
- Birth injuries – Mistakes made during labor and delivery can often lead to long-lasting injuries to the infant, including cerebral palsy and other severe neurological injuries.
Call our Ocala medical malpractice lawyers today
If you have suffered injury due to a negligent doctor or hospital, you deserve to recover for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. We have prosecuted Medical Malpractice cases for decades. At Piccin & Glynn, we are committed to helping injured individuals recover money damages, so please call today at (352) 351-5446 or (800) 969-5446 for a free consultation.