Legal Help if You’ve Been Injured by Bad Medical Care
St. Augustine, Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Every year thousands of people in Florida are injured when they receive bad medical care at a hospital, clinic, or nursing home. The legal term for negligent medical care is “medical malpractice” or “medical negligence.”
It can be very hard for the injured person to know if their injury was the result of medical malpractice. It’s common for doctors or hospitals to pass off bad medical outcomes as “the unavoidable risk of surgery,” a “known complication” of a medical treatment, or the possible side effects of a prescription drug.
Of course, only a medical doctor would really know if the illness, injury, or death was caused by negligence-or an experienced medical malpractice attorney who has seen other people harmed in the same way.
If you were injured by a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, chiropractor, or other health care provider, you want answers and you need financial compensation. At The McLeod Firm, in St. Augustine, Florida, our medical malpractice attorneys are here to help.
With almost two decades of medical malpractice experience in St. Johns County, Flagler County, Volusia County, and Clay County, Florida, we work with leading medical experts across the country to prove the true cause of medically-related injuries from bad doctors and bad hospital care. We tackle a wide variety of cases, including:
- Nursing negligence
- Physician mistakes
- Prescription errors and pharmacy malpractice
- Defective medical products
- Diagnosis errors (wrong diagnosis and misdiagnosis)
- Birth-related injuries
- Emergency room errors
- Surgical errors, including plastic surgery errors and Lasik surgery problems
- Hospital errors and mistakes
- Dental malpractice
What Is Medical Malpractice?
People in the hospital or clinic are there because they already have an illness or injury. Even with the best medical care, they may get worse or die. A bad outcome in the hospital or clinic does not necessarily mean there was medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice results when a medical professional-doctor, nurse, radiologist, anesthesiologist, even a hospital administrator-fails to exercise the degree of care and skill that a careful medical professional would use under similar circumstances.
- A good doctor would not leave a sponge in a wound during surgery or fail to monitor a high risk pregnancy.
- A good pharmacist would properly label a prescription pill container.
- A good nurse would check vital signs and report important changes to the doctor.
Unsure If You or Your Loved One Was the Victim of Medical Malpractice?
It’s okay that you may not to know why something wrong happened. Its our job to find the answer. Call our office and talk with an experienced trial lawyer. While we are selective about the cases we accept, we can listen to you and help you understand if you have a possible case. We offer a free initial consultation so you have nothing to lose by contacting our law office.