Most of us trust our healthcare practitioners. We usually visit the doctor because we’re not feeling well and know that they will help us feel better. This is the case for most medical professionals.
Unfortunately, medical professionals don’t always help. In some situations, they can make a situation worse either by accident or on purpose. Regardless of intent, causing harm is the opposite of what we expect medical practitioners to do. Because we trust them with our lives, it’s important that we hold them accountable for any negligence or malice. This helps to minimize abuse and ensure that our trust in the healthcare system is well-placed.
It is a uniquely challenging situation when a medical professional betrays our trust by acting negligently. The results can be anything from increased development of an illness, a serious injury or even wrongful death. With the medical and legal implications of a malpractice claim, many victims feel intimidated and unsure of how to bring their case forward. If you have been harmed or neglected by a healthcare worker, it’s important that you take legal action. With the help of an experienced Orlando, Florida attorney, you can earn proper compensation for the suffering and pain you’ve endured at the hands of a healthcare worker.
At Badgley Law Group in Orlando, we help clients in a range of medical malpractice and other injury claims. Clients in Orlando and throughout Central Florida trust our knowledge and experience. We can help you determine whether you have a claim, and we will fight to help you obtain maximum compensation for the damages and losses you have suffered.
We have obtained this reputation for excellence by being ruthless in the courtroom. We work diligently to hold individuals accountable for the harm they caused and their misuse of power and influence. We will leave no stone unturned in your case to ensure you get the maximum possible settlement for what you have endured.
Situations of medical malpractice occur when a doctor or another health care worker offers treatment that does not meet an acceptable standard of care in the medical community, which puts the patient at risk of suffering an injury or death. Generally speaking, if health care workers don’t take action in situations where other individuals who have the same level of training would have, then they are often considered liable for the losses or injuries that result.
Medical malpractice is a subgroup of tort law dealing with professional negligence. Most medical malpractice cases contain four key elements:
Each of these elements has its own nuances and complications. They may seem straightforward, but medical professionals and hospitals have very experienced lawyers. They know how to make even the simplest and obvious piece of evidence seem questionable. Our attorneys have handled many medical malpractice cases and attorneys like these, so we can help you determine if you have a viable claim.
There are many different kinds of medical malpractice cases. These situations can happen in all industries and specialties and with any seniority level.
Our lawyers represent clients injured in a range of medical malpractice cases, including:
Each of these situations is very serious and should not happen to anyone. Even if you healed from your injury, it’s important to take action to make sure that the practitioner doesn’t hurt someone else in the same way.
Many people believe that medical malpractice only happens to new or young doctors who are just starting their careers. This is not the case. Medical malpractice can happen at any level of the medical field. Top surgeons can commit medical malpractice as easily as an intern can. In fact, many experienced medical professionals make mistakes because they may no longer pay attention to details. Some practitioners have seen so many similar cases that they skip over important factors and information. Though this is understandable, it’s unacceptable, especially if it hurts someone.
If you have been harmed by an experienced medical professional, we encourage you to come forward. Your situation is just as deserving of compensation as any other situation, and your odds are just as good. It’s important to trust your experience and take action.
Many people forget the importance and authority of pharmacists. These professionals are responsible for dosages, brands, restrictions, and warnings for all the medications that they dispense. If they make a mistake, it can have lethal consequences.
If you received the wrong dose, wrong medication, or were incorrectly prescribed, you may have a medical malpractice case against your pharmacist. Just because they don’t diagnose you does not mean that they do not have the power to harm you.
Your legal team’s key job in your case is to prove that a medical professional’s negligence or malice caused your injury and suffering. This can be difficult to do, as most doctors’ appointments and consultations are not recorded or photographed. However, your experience can be cross-referenced with several different people; there are large teams of healthcare workers collaborating on your case at all times. Asking other professionals if they saw anything can be a helpful tool in proving fault.
You may also need to see a second or even third doctor to determine what to do in your situation. If they feel as though the injury was a reasonable industry error, you may not have a case. However, if they believe that most professionals in the industry would have behaved differently and avoided the injury, we may be able to use their statements as proof of fault.
The best thing you can do is keep all records of your care. Ask for copies of the doctor’s notes and any test results you have. Write down all recollections you have of the incident to preserve them in case they’re needed for testimony.
Many people don’t know that not all care is eligible for a medical malpractice case. While most practitioners that you see will be liable if something goes wrong, there are exceptions.
If a medical professional helps you in an emergency situation, outside of EMT services or the emergency room, they are not liable for medical malpractice. This is because emergency situations do not meet the standards of regular care. Without proper tools, support, space, and time, it’s not the doctor’s fault if they are unable to provide industry-approved care. They are simply expected to do their best in the situation that they have. If the results are not ideal, they are not at fault.
It’s also worth noting that medical malpractice cases are very serious. You cannot sue someone for medical malpractice because you didn’t like a diagnosis or treatment plan. Disagreeing with a medical professional’s opinion is not grounds to take legal action.
A medical malpractice lawsuit differs from other types of personal injury cases because they involve two areas of expertise (which are often intertwined): medicine and legal. These cases are often extremely complicated and require the skill and attention of a lawyer who fully understands these areas.
At Badgley Law Group, our lawyers bring:
We have what it takes to help you get the compensation you need. With our experience, expertise, and background knowledge, we are the best Orlando medical malpractice firm to represent you in your case. No other attorneys can give you this level of comprehensive legal advice.
Call us today at 407-781-0420 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an attorney.