Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Port St. Lucie
Port St. Lucie residents trust local health care providers to provide medical assistance when they are in need. It’s understood that not everyone who is ill gets better. But sometimes when a patient suffers additional illness or injury, or dies while under medical care, it’s actually caused by medical malpractice.
In areas like St. Port Lucie, with a large elderly population, there’s reason to be concerned that injuries and deaths that occur under medical care are improperly blamed on the patient’s age. That is why it is crucial to get skilled and experienced legal assistance if you believe that you or a loved one has suffered injury as the result of a medical error.
Our Port St. Lucie office location:
2400 SE Veterans Memorial Pkwy
Port St. Lucie, FL
What is Medical Malpractice?
Any medical procedure can fail. An undesired outcome is not necessarily malpractice. On the other hand, if you think that a medical professional’s error or negligence may have contributed to an adverse outcome, you owe it to yourself to find out what really happened.
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a negligent act or failure to act by a doctor or other medical professional such as a nurse, surgeon, anesthesiologist, physician’s assistant, chiropractor, dentist or pharmacist. Negligence may include errors in the diagnosis, treatment or management of an illness.
A widely cited Institute of Medicine (IOM) report titled “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” says between 44,000 and 98,000 people die in hospitals each year as a result of medical errors that could have been prevented. The IOM authors said their figures are “only a very modest estimate of the magnitude of the problem since hospital patients represent only a small proportion of the total population at risk.”
Other estimates say that preventable cases of medical negligence may victimize as many as 250,000 people in America every year.
Medical malpractice may involve:
- Anesthesia error
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Cerebral palsy
- Childbirth injuries
- Emergency room (ER) negligence
- Medication error
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Surgical error.
Medical malpractice claims are demanding and require thorough investigation by a knowledgeable legal team. If you suspect that your injury or a loved one’s injury or death was the result of a medical professional’s error or negligence, it is important to seek experienced legal help right away.
Our Lawyers Are Dedicated to Helping Port St. Lucie Medical Malpractice Victims
The medical malpractice legal team of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, is dedicated to protecting the rights of patients and their families in Port St. Lucie and the Treasure Coast. In every case, we strive to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for our clients.
If you or a loved one of yours has been hurt by a medical error, schedule a free case review through our Port St. Lucie satellite office without delay. We are available by appointment. Call us today at our toll-free number or simply fill out our convenient online form.
- To Err is Human: Building A Safer Health System, Institute of Medicine
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