Palm Beach County Medical Malpractice

Palm Beach County Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Helping Victims in Palm Beach County Seek Justice

When it comes to medical treatment, we all expect a standard of professionalism and care. Unfortunately, sometimes that trust is breached, leading to medical malpractice. Such events can profoundly impact patients and their families health-wise, financially, and emotionally. In these challenging times, a personal injury lawyer's legal support is beneficial and crucial. Professional legal assistance is paramount to navigating the complexities of medical malpractice law and understanding the minutiae of your case.

Samuel M. Yaffa P.A. diligently serves the community of Palm Beach County. We have over 20 years of experience and fight passionately for our clients’ rights. By establishing solid relationships and championing our clients’ causes, our firm oversees each case with the sensitivity and attention it deserves. When you choose us, you get a dedicated team ready to safeguard your interests.

Seek legal counsel in Palm Beach County. Call (561) 677-8566 or complete our online form now to discuss your medical malpractice case with our attorney.

Understanding Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a serious issue when healthcare professionals or institutions fail to meet the expected standard of care, leading to patient harm or injury. Negligent parties can include doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and other healthcare personnel responsible for ensuring patients' well-being and safety.

Medical malpractice encompasses more than treatment failures or honest mistakes; it involves preventable breaches of duty that harm patients.

Examples of medical malpractice cases include:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis

In Florida, filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is generally limited to two years from the date of the incident or its discovery. However, exceptions to this rule exist that individuals should be aware of. Certain circumstances, such as cases involving minors or instances of fraud or concealment by the healthcare provider, may extend the time limit for filing a medical malpractice claim. Individuals must understand these special considerations when pursuing legal action.

Establishing a Medical Malpractice Claim

In pursuing justice for medical malpractice, the burden of proof lies with the plaintiff, who must present a compelling case that meets specific legal criteria.

Here are the essential elements necessary to establish a medical malpractice claim:

  • Breach of duty of care: A medical malpractice claim rests on demonstrating that the healthcare provider's actions deviated from widely accepted medical standards. This negligence means the care provided fell below what a similarly situated and competent practitioner would have done.
  • Causation: It is imperative to establish a direct link between the deviation from the standard of care and the harm suffered by the patient. The plaintiff must prove that the healthcare provider's negligence directly caused or contributed to their injury or worsened their condition.
  • Damages: To pursue a medical malpractice claim, the patient must have suffered actual harm due to the healthcare provider's negligence. Damages may include physical pain, emotional distress, additional medical expenses, lost wages, or diminished quality of life.

Strong and admissible evidence is crucial in substantiating a medical malpractice claim. This material may include medical records, expert testimony from qualified professionals in the relevant field, documentation of the patient's losses, and other relevant information supporting the case.

Taking Action After Medical Malpractice

If you believe you've been a victim of medical malpractice, it's crucial to act swiftly due to the strict deadlines governed by the statute of limitations. Consulting with a lawyer can help you understand your rights and a practical course of action.

In such critical times, having the support of Samuel M. Yaffa P.A. means having access to top-notch paralegals, investigators, and experts. We're committed to pursuing the justice and compensation you deserve.

The effects of healthcare errors should not go unchallenged. Contact our Palm Beach County medical malpractice lawyer at (561) 677-8566 or online to schedule your consultation.

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Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

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    Secured up to twenty (20) times the policy limits of available coverage to aid the families of the deceased victims and/or the injured survivors.

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    Confidential settlement fifteen times more than the applicable insurance policy limits.

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    Confidential seven-figure settlement twenty times more than the applicable uninsured motorist policy limits.

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    Confidential settlement for failure to provide antibiotics to a man admitted with infection.

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