Malpractice Attorneys Are Your Most Powerful and Resourceful Ally When Holding Physicians Accountable for their Negligent Actions
Helping clients seek justice and recover full and fair compensation for more than 50 years
Doctors are required to receive several years of education and training and complete rigorous board testing and certification. These requirements do not, however, make them immune to making mistakes or failing to uphold an acceptable standard of care. Unfortunately, physician errors often have devastating and long-term consequences for their patients. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our attorneys help clients understand their legal options and recover compensatory and punitive damages to help them hopefully move on in a favorable position following their injury.
Helping clients understand what types of physician errors lead to malpractice and negligence claims
It is undoubtedly true that physicians are under a tremendous amount of pressure and stress. Hospital physicians in particular, see dozens of new patients each day in addition to following up with established patients. This enhanced stress and workload does not, however, excuse physician errors and negligence from liability. It is estimated that more than anywhere from 60,000 to more than 90,000 deaths occur each year due to some form of medical error. Physician errors occur in a wide range of scenarios and result in numerous unnecessary and serious injuries and deaths. Our negligence attorneys routinely accept cases involving:
- Failure to properly recognize symptoms and diagnose medical problems and conditions
- Failing to order appropriate diagnostic tests
- Improperly interpreting test results
- Failing to communicate with nursing staff and other healthcare professionals involved in the patient’s case
- Prescribing incorrect medication
- Surgical errors such as using unsterilized equipment or operating on the wrong site
- Failing to adhere to established standards of care
Regardless of what type of physician error led to your injury, you may be entitled to recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and emotional distress.
What should I do if I think my doctor made a mistake?
There is a stigma among physicians that often prevents open and honest communication between hospitals, healthcare professionals and patients and their families. If you think your doctor may have been negligent in some aspect of your care, it is important to keep all health records and seek the advice of an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. A thorough investigation and examination of evidence is key to establishing grounds for a lawsuit and damages. It is also important to remember that not all mistakes rise to the level of negligence and lead to compensation. Our reputable injury attorneys do whatever it takes to ensure your interests are protected and you receive quality representation.
Our medical negligence attorneys understand the far-reaching and long-term impacts of physician errors and are ready to give your case the attention it deserves
If you have questions about your medical situation, the attorneys at Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC are your best resource for legal knowledge and guidance. We offer free consultations and accept cases on a 100% contingency basis. To speak with one of our civil trial attorneys, call (561) 293-2600 or contact us online today.