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How to Win Your Florida Medical Malpractice Case

  • Medical professionals such as doctors, physicians assistants, and nurses are trained to provide patients with the care they need to heal from illness and disease. When you go to the hospital for treatment or a procedure, you never expect to leave feeling worse than when you went in. Unfortunately, medical professionals can act negligently and cause injuries to patients.

    If you believe you were harmed because of negligence at the hospital, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. A West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyer from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can investigate your case to determine whether your doctor breached the standard of care when treating you. If we can prove negligence, we’ll negotiate in court to maximize your claim. 

    Investigate Your Incident

    Investigating your accident is the first step in determining whether medical malpractice has occurred. You must first prove that the medical professional in question had a duty to provide you with care and that they breached that standard of care when treating you. You can gather evidence for your case by obtaining photographs, witness testimonies, video footage, and your medical records. 

    Consult a Medical Expert for Testimony

    Once you have evidence proving you suffered injuries and proving your doctor or another medical professional had a duty to provide you with care, you must consult another medical expert not associated with your incident and allow them to assess your situation.

    The medical expert can testify on your behalf in court and explain that the doctor didn’t perform in a way that a typical doctor would in the same situation. This medical expert testimony will confirm that the doctor breached the standard of care. 

    Prove That Malpractice Caused Your Injury 

    After the medical expert testifies and confirms a breach in the standard of care, you must prove that the doctor’s negligence directly caused your injury. If, for example, the doctor was negligent during your surgery but you experienced an injury unrelated to the doctor’s negligence, you can’t sue for medical malpractice. 

    Medical malpractice often leads to injuries when doctors perform surgery on the wrong body part, perform the wrong surgery, leave an instrument inside a patient, damage tissue or ligaments during surgery, misdiagnose or fail to diagnose a patient, or fail to keep a hospital room sterile, which leads to infection.

    Contact a West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Attorney

    Medical malpractice lawsuits are some of the most complex types of personal injury litigation. It can be difficult to prove medical malpractice has occurred, but you shouldn’t feel scared to file a lawsuit when you deserve compensation. With help from an experienced attorney, you can obtain a settlement for any damages you’ve suffered and begin your recovery without added financial burden. 

    If you’re ready to discuss your case in greater detail with a West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyer from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, call 561-659-6366 to schedule a free consultation or visit our website for more information.