From the time we were children, we were taught to trust our doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Medical professionals go through years of rigorous training and education in order to provide the best possible medical advice and care. Despite this, medical mistakes still happen, and the consequences of a serious error can be life-altering or even deadly for the patient.
Types of Medical Malpractice
In Florida, medical errors are classified in one of two ways: as errors of commission or errors of omission.
Some of the most common errors of commission include:
- Prescription errors
- Surgical errors (e.g. wrong site surgery, instruments left inside of the patient)
- Defective drugs
Examples of errors of omission include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Inadequate testing
- Blood contamination in a hospital setting
- Failure to perform a critical procedure
- Failure to provide a critical medication
Proving medical malpractice is an extremely technical process, requiring the testimonies of expert witnesses, accurate interpretation of medical data, and complex arguments to support your case. To make matters more difficult, doctors have their own insurance providers and attorneys who will aggressively fight your case.
Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you or one of your family members was seriously injured because of medical malpractice in Boca Raton and throughout Florida, having the experience and resources of Shevin Law Firm on your side can make all the difference in the success of your case. We will handle every aspect of the legal process so you can focus on recovery – and since we work on a contingency fee basis, you don’t have to pay us until we win compensation for you.
Please contact Shevin Law Firm today or make a call for justice at (561) 409-0138 to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced Florida medical malpractice attorney. We represent medical malpractice victims in Boca Raton, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and throughout Florida.