Medical Malpractice Attorney
Protecting people who’ve been injured due to a doctor or hospital’s negligence.
Seeing a doctor or going to a hospital can be a stressful experience. Between the physical discomfort or pain and the high cost of care, many people feel vulnerable when seeking medical treatment. But we expect doctors and hospitals to provide quality care for their patients. However, sometimes they make mistakes that can lead to serious injury or even death for the patient.
According to the Journal of Patient Safety, about 21,000 deaths from medical errors are reported each year. It’s estimated that the actual number of deaths from medical errors is even higher, as many go unreported. Causes of medical malpractice may include, but are not limited to:
- Surgical errors
- Failure to diagnose properly
- Errors in treatment
A medical malpractice injury can have a terrible effect on your life. After being traumatized by the mistakes of medical staff, you may have to deal with even more hospital and doctor visits to treat your injuries. Malpractice may also lead to permanent disability, chronic pain or problems, and death.
Meanwhile, insurance companies work round the clock to minimize the compensation they pay out. Our team of West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. understand their motivations. We also know your legal rights and are dedicated to getting you the maximum amount of compensation possible. We know this compensation can help you recover from your injuries, and get back to normal as soon as possible.
Medical Malpractice Case Types
There are many types of incidents that lead to medical malpractice. These range from surgeons making mistakes during an operation, to doctors failing to diagnose a serious but treatable illness until permanent damage or death has occurred. The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. has a team of attorneys dedicated to evaluating all aspects of a medical malpractice case. We take an individual approach to studying the physical evidence, medical records, and even consulting eyewitnesses.
Medical Malpractice Injury Types
There are many kinds of malpractice injuries. These include, but are not limited to:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Performing the incorrect procedure
- Performing unnecessary surgery
- Damaging organs, nerves, or tissues during surgery, including spinal cord injuries
- Administering an incorrect amount of anesthesia during surgery
- Using non-sterile surgical instruments, leading to infection
- Leaving medical equipment inside the patient, causing infection and/or pain
- Providing inadequate care after surgery
- Birth injury
- Medical product liability
The medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will thoroughly investigate the details of your case and work beside you to find the best legal strategy to obtain the most compensation possible for your injuries.
Proving Liability & Recovering Damages In A Medical Malpractice Claim
When pursuing compensation in a medical malpractice claim, it is essential to identify the responsible party and prove their liability so that you may obtain compensation. There are several parties who may be held responsible for your medical malpractice claim, including:
- The physician or physician’s assistant
- The nurse
- The hospital
- Device manufacturers
After you have identified the responsible party, your attorney will help you gather evidence to demonstrate liability. The four elements of proving liability are:
- The responsible party owed you a legal duty of care
- That duty of care was breached
- The breach of duty caused you harm
- You suffered real damages due to the harm
If you are seeking compensation for a medical malpractice claim, it is in your best interest to work with an experienced attorney who can help you identify the responsible party and gather evidence to demonstrate their liability.
The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarm, P.A. can help you secure the compensation you are entitled to, so don’t go it alone. Our team of attorneys is highly experienced with a deep understanding of medical malpractice laws. Call us at (561) 222-2222 or contact us online to get started today.