When you seek medical treatment, you have a right to trust that your healthcare professional will provide you with the high quality care you deserve. While most healthcare providers usually meet the lofty standards established by the medical profession, there are some instances where doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other service providers act negligently or make an error that results in a serious personal injury.
If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of a healthcare provider, you most likely have many questions regarding what went wrong. In most instances, negligent doctors will not freely offer up details about the mistakes they made. That's why you need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer on your side who can investigate your case and uncover the truth.
The best way to learn about your rights and options after a medical malpractice injury is to speak with Michael K. Grife in person. Please call 561-998-0770 today to schedule your free consultation at our Boca Raton personal injury office. Mr. Grife is happy to go to your location if you cannot make it to Boca Raton.What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
In order for medical malpractice to exist, the healthcare professional must make an error during treatment or fail to provide a level of care that meets the standards established by the medical community. In addition, you must suffer an injury as a result of this substandard care.
It is important to understand that not all poor medical outcomes are caused by malpractice. Almost all medical procedures are associated with risks, and it is possible for a complication to arise even if your doctor delivers exceptional treatment. For medical malpractice to exist, you must be able to prove that your injury was caused by negligence.
Just about any type of healthcare provider can commit medical malpractice, and there are a wide range of incidents which may give rise to a malpractice case. Some of the most common include:
- Failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to timely perform surgery
- Medication errors
- Pharmacy errors
- Nursing errors
- Hospital errors
- Lack of informed consent
If you believe your injuries were caused by a medical professional's negligent actions, Mr. Grife will fight for your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.Proving Medical Malpractice in Florida is Challenging
It is important to work with a lawyer who understands the unique rigors of a medical malpractice case based on Florida law. These cases are much more detail-oriented than many other types of personal injury claims.
Florida medical malpractice laws make it difficult to file a case. There is a detailed pre-lawsuit screening process that must be conducted before you can file. You must submit an affidavit from a specialist in the same field as the healthcare provider you are trying to sue which states that your doctor deviated from the standards established by the medical profession. If you fail to follow this process, your case can be thrown out right away.
In addition, medical malpractice cases are extremely expensive to pursue. You will need a team of medical experts who can evaluate your case and testify on your behalf. This requires a significant amount of resources.
Mr. Grife has been handling medical malpractice cases in the Boca Raton area since 2005. He has extensive experience with these claims, he understands the special issues associated with them, and he possesses the resources necessary to pursue your case to completion.
If you have suffered an injury caused by medical malpractice, please contact The Grife Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation. Mr. Grife serves clients in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, and throughout Florida.