Medical Malpractice is any act or omission by a healthcare provider (including doctors and nurses) in which the care provided deviates from acceptable standards of care in the medical community. The Law Offices of Schwartz and Zonas, have unfortunately seen horrific and irreversible results from the most minor of healthcare decisions or medical procedures –which may or may not be immediately identified.
Medical negligence or malpractice allows money damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other types of compensation. It applies to anyone who is harmed by a medical professional, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, pharmacologist, technician, nursing home, hospital, or other healthcare provider. The Law Offices of Schwartz and Zonas work with victims and their families in pursuing claims in and out of the courtroom to insure that their medical malpractice remedies are promptly identified and demanded.
Medical providers are required to meet a minimum standard of care. Each medical provider will have his or her actions measured by comparison with his or her peers in the same geographical region. If his or her actions were not similar to what an ordinary medical provider would have done under similar conditions, than medical malpractice may have ocurred.
When there is an unfortunate result, it is important to know if medical malpractice is involved. If so, then you and your loved ones may have a legal claim under Florida's malpractice laws.
For some families, it is very clear that a healthcare error has taken place. These types of errors usually end up in the media, such as: routine procedures turning fatal, amputating the wrong limb, or giving someone penicillin who is known to be allergic.
As medical malpractice is not always obvious to the average person, your attorney must have the knowledge and experience to look for these types of situations. At the Law Offices of Schwartz and Zonas, we are experienced in medical malpractice and have appropriate medical experts to conduct a thorough analysis of your case. Together, we can determine whether or not medical malpractice ocurred. Therefore, it is very important that any suspicion of medical error be investigated.
There are many different types of medical malpractice: