You have the reasonable expectation to receive a certain standard of care when a licensed medical professional evaluates, tests, diagnoses and/or treats you for a symptom, disease or condition. These medical providers have a responsibility to provide you a high standard of care that does not further compromise your health and well-being.
When that standard of care isn't adhered to, you can be left with unnecessary, and often avoidable, pain and suffering. If you have suffered an injury due to medical negligence (botched medical procedure, complication, mistake, misdiagnosis or prescription drug) you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our experienced and passionate medical malpractice attorneys can ensure your rights are protected, and you get the compensation you deserve.
At the Law Offices of Schiller, Kessler & Gomez, we provide attentive, professional legal representation for people whose lives are forever changed as a result of medical negligence.
Medical Malpractice and Florida
In Florida, the term “medical malpractice” is used to describe negligent or wrongful behavior that occurs when any health care professional is responsible for treating a patient. This could be anything from careless work practices to failure to monitor a patient who is in need of attention. Essentially, medical malpractice means that your physician or other medical professional failed to provide the standard of care that a similarly trained or experienced person would have provided, and that lack of proper care harmed the patient. Interestingly, it is estimated that the vast majority of incidents of medical malpractice are never reported.
Malpractice also includes, but is not limited to:
- Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnosis and delayed diagnosis
- Failure to appropriately diagnose or treat a patient's disease or condition
- Senseless delays in treating or diagnosing a patient
- Administering incorrect medications, prescriptions, and dosages
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
- Errors in surgery or anesthesia
- Obstetrical malpractice, including Erb's Palsy and Cerebral Palsy
- Failure to prevent hospital-borne infections
- Emergency room error
- Prescribing wrong medication
- Anesthesia overdose
Not every mistake a medical provider makes falls under medical malpractice. If the medical professional treating you makes a mistake and you experience no physical harm, it is not considered malpractice. For example, if you are diagnosed with a condition that requires surgery, and in the course of the surgery the surgeon discovers a different condition that would have also required surgery, it is not necessarily malpractice. Since malpractice suits involve a number of fine details, and if you are concerned that a medical professional has harmed you, please consult the Law Offices of Schiller, Kessler & Gomez for an evaluation of the specifics in your case. You may also consult us if another law firm turned you down and you need a second opinion.
The Law Offices Schiller, Kessler & Gomez, PLC provides aggressive and effective legal representation to our clients with the highest standards of excellence, compassion and integrity. We always provide personalized attention and deliver prompt communication so that our clients always know where their case stands. Contact our offices anytime to schedule a free consultation.