Medical Malpractice Attorney in Boca Raton, Fl.
Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, occurs when a medical doctor or physician fails to act reasonably or deviates from a reasonable standard of care that a similar medical professional would exercise under the same circumstances, which leads to the injury or death of a patient. In other words, the medical professional in questions failed to adhere to accepted standards of care in his or her medical field and, as a result of this carelessness, a patient was injured or killed. When this occurs, the doctor or physician can legally be held responsible for malpractice.
Medical malpractice can take on many forms, including a surgical error, an emergency room error, a medication error, an anesthesia error, a failure to diagnose, a misdiagnosis, a delayed diagnosis, dental malpractice, nursing malpractice, birth injuries, brain injuries, a wrongful death, a failure to request necessary tests, and a failure to perform proper follow-up care.
Medical malpractice is a serious matter that affects thousands of people in the U.S. every year. Serious injury, permanent disability, and even death are all outcomes of medical malpractice. The law protects victims of medical malpractice by entitling them to financial compensation if they can prove that the doctor, physician, or medical staff acted negligently. It can, however, be very difficult to prove medical negligence.