Medical Malpractice: Understanding Your Rights and Recourses

Medical Malpractice: Understanding Your Rights and Recourses

When you see your doctor you have the right to be treated with respect and quality care consistent with the high medical practice standard any other practitioner would give their patient in a similar situation. If your doctor makes a mistake or error in your medical care, you may be able to take legal action against them for the compensation you need to cover all of the losses you sustained when you are injured.

As high as 80% of medical malpractice claims that go to trial ended in favor of the physician. But, similar to other personal injury claims, it is not often that a medical malpractice case makes it to court. Instead, these cases usually get settled outside of court. 

Determining what your medical malpractice claim is worth is critical to getting the full amount of compensation you are owed. A Tampa medical malpractice attorney at Fulgencio Law can value your claim and help you get the justice you deserve from the medical provider that harmed you.

Winning a Medical Malpractice Case

Medical Malpractice: Understanding Your Rights and RecoursesOf all the personal injury cases to pursue, medical malpractice is one of the most challenging. This is why having an experienced attorney helping you is essential. 

There is a high standard to meet to determine if a bad outcome transpired or if medical malpractice occurred. This is because what happens after a patient seeks medical attention can never be guaranteed. 

For example, if a doctor reviews a patient’s chart and advises them about a medication that may help their condition, they will discuss with the patient the benefits of using the medication and the potential side effects of using it. If the patient decides to take the medication and has an unexpected adverse reaction that was not associated with the medication, the doctor is likely not going to be liable for their harm.

On the other hand, suppose a doctor does not take the time to read the patient’s chart and misses a key fact that would indicate taking a particular medicine would be harmful to their patient. The doctor prescribes the medication and the patient suffers harm because of this mistake. This might be medical malpractice.

Some medical disciplines are more prone to having medical malpractice claims made against them than others. For instance, surgeons typically are a group of doctors who experience a higher rate of medical malpractice claims than ophthalmologists. However, any medical provider could face a malpractice claim, and as many as one in three will at some point during their career.

Call Fulgencio Law Today

You are not alone if you trust your doctor to take care of you so you can heal and get better. If your doctor was negligent with the care that was given to you and you suffered injuries or if you know someone who died as a result of medical negligence, then you should speak to an attorney to have your case evaluated.

If you have a medical malpractice claim, the Tampa medical malpractice lawyers at Fulgencio Law are here for you and ready to help. Call today at (813) 463-0123 to schedule your free consultation. 

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