Joe Osborne & Greg Francis, Personal Injury Lawyers & Founders of Osborne & Francis

West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Your West Palm Beach Malpractice Lawyers at Osborne & Francis can help you pursue financial compensation if you have been injured. 

When medical malpractice occurs and results in an injury to you or your family members, it can be especially devastating. The impact of medical malpractice reverberates far beyond physical injuries; it extends into the emotional, financial, and psychological realms. Coping with the aftermath of medical negligence can be an overwhelming experience, as it may lead to prolonged suffering, additional medical expenses, and a profound sense of betrayal. 

Handling the complexities of legal proceedings during such challenging times requires resilience and a steadfast commitment to seeking justice. Your West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorneys at Osborne & Francis are dedicated legal professionals. We represent individuals who have suffered harm due to the negligence or misconduct of healthcare professionals.

Whether it involves surgical errors, misdiagnoses, medication mistakes, or any form of medical negligence, these attorneys are dedicated and committed to handling the intricacies of medical malpractice cases. 

Contact Osborne & Francis online or by calling our office at (561) 293-2600. With our focus on compassion and justice, our team strives to hold healthcare providers accountable. We provide a voice for those who have experienced undue suffering and hardship due to medical negligence.

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

A West Palm Beach Malpractice Attorney Can Help You Pursue Financial Compensation

Medical malpractice is serious and can affect you and your family. People may be reluctant to take legal action against their doctors due to a variety of factors. These may include a longstanding relationship with the healthcare professional, fear of potential repercussions, or a general hesitancy to engage in legal proceedings. 

Taking legal action can also help individuals and families cope with the financial burdens resulting from medical negligence, including medical expenses and ongoing care. If you or a loved one has experienced harm due to medical malpractice, an experienced attorney can provide clarity on your options and guide you through the process with compassion and expertise.

In medical malpractice lawsuits, various types of financial compensation may be available to compensate the injured party for the harm they have suffered due to the negligence of a healthcare provider. The specific compensation sought will depend on the circumstances of the case, the extent of the injuries, and the applicable laws in the jurisdiction.

The types of financial compensation available in medical malpractice may include: 

  • Pain and suffering costs: Pain and suffering damages aim to compensate the injured party for physical pain, emotional distress, and the overall diminished quality of life resulting from the malpractice. These financial awards are more subjective so having an attorney to advocate for you can be extremely important in receiving pain and suffering compensation. 
  • Compensation for medical expenses and injuries: You may be able to receive monetary awards for anticipated costs for ongoing medical treatments, rehabilitation, surgeries, medications, or any other necessary medical care. Medical expense awards ensure that the victim receives financial compensation to cover the treatment of their injuries and the necessary medical care for their recovery.
  • Lost wages and loss of income: You may be able to pursue compensation for the actual income you would have earned during the period you were unable to work due to the malpractice-related injuries. You may be able to recover the wages, salary, bonuses, and other forms of compensation that were lost during the time of recovery.
  • Punitive awards: In some cases, punitive awards may be awarded to punish the healthcare provider for gross negligence or willful misconduct. However, not all jurisdictions allow punitive damages in medical malpractice cases.

Each case is unique, and the availability and amount of damages can vary. Consultation with a qualified medical malpractice attorney is very important to assess the specifics of your situation and determine the potential damages that may be pursued in your case.

Our Florida malpractice attorneys possess a deep understanding of both the legal intricacies and medical complexities involved in medical malpractice. We provide a strategic and compassionate approach to each case. 

We are committed to holding negligent parties accountable and securing the compensation needed for medical bills, ongoing treatment, and the overall impact on your life. Contact Osborne & Francis online or by calling (561) 293-2600. We can guide you through the legal process, offering support and advocating for your rights to ensure justice is served. 

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Medical malpractice can result in very serious injuries or even death. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) cites injuries or deaths caused by medical malpractice as a major public health crisis. One of their studies estimates that medication errors, preventable infections, venous thromboembolism, falls, and other preventable harms in hospitals take the lives of 400,000 or more Americans annually.

The scope of medical malpractice lawsuits is very broad. Injuries that result in medical malpractice lawsuits encompass a broad spectrum. Some potential injuries that can lead to medical malpractice lawsuits include:

These are just a few examples, and the injuries that prompt medical malpractice lawsuits underscore the importance of ensuring healthcare providers adhere to the highest standards of care to protect the well-being of their patients.

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What is medical malpractice?

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“Attorneys Greg Francis and Ryan Fletcher at Osborne & Francis Law Firm represented me in my personal injury case.The defendant drew a line in the sand and was adamant on a settlement amount I was almost willing to accept. After the dust settled and the smoke cleared, we settled for 3 times that amount!!! When they say ‘Real Tough Lawyers,’ they mean it.”

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"Best personal injury attorney around, I could not be happier! I was seriously injured in a car accident and Osborne and Francis helped me through the entire process. I was blown away by how knowledgeable the staff and attorneys are at this incredible law firm. I would not hesitate to recommend this law firm to friends and family!"

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“I am so thankful for EVERYONE, the entire staff at Osborne & Francis Law, for mentoring me through the mediation process with my hip replacement failures. I didn't realize how MUCH pressure they relieved me of by helping me deal with the reality of this traumatic time in my life, as it was OVER so quickly with a positive result. My family is grateful to have their mom HAPPY & FOCUSED on the future, rather than worrying over what happened in the past! FAST FORWARD, we are LIVING LIFE to the fullest once again!”

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Dennis and the other Osborne & Francis staff were amazing! Our case was HUGE and required tender loving care. Everyone on our case did their part by putting all the puzzle pieces together. We were given step by step updates and put at ease when our nerves got the best of us. For every inquiry we made we received a timely response...You are appreciated!

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Quick and fair resolution to a unique case. On advice of my own attorney, I engaged Joseph Osborne of Osborne & Francis of Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Osborne had considerable experience in cases such as mine and the results showed that. Mr. Osborne and his staff were very helpful, kept me up to date, and listened to my input. The settlement was very fair as far as I am concerned.

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Contact a West Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Attorney

Hiring an attorney can give you the peace of mind that your case is being handled by a dedicated professional. An award from a lawsuit can give you the financial ability to heal and spend time with your family. An attorney will fight for you and the legal compensation you are entitled to. 

Why Hire Osborne & Francis 

The attorneys at Osborne and Francis have many years of experience in handling medical malpractice lawsuits. We fight diligently for our clients and use our vast resources to set your case up for the very best chance of success. Our victories include a $7.5 million dollar medical malpractice settlement and a $4.5 million dollar misdiagnosis settlement.

When you are ready to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, contact Osborne & Francis online or by calling (561) 293-2600. We are standing by to help you begin the legal process when you are ready. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to the professional negligence or misconduct by healthcare providers. Healthcare professionals who may be held responsible for medical malpractice include doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other medical professionals.

Examples of medical malpractice include: 

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Birth injuries 
  • Negligence in post-operative care

If you believe you have been a victim of medical malpractice, it is advisable to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. They can evaluate the specifics of your situation and determine the viability of pursuing a legal claim.

How long will my surgical medical malpractice case take?

The duration of a surgical medical malpractice case can vary widely and depends on several factors. The complexity of the medical issues involved, the number of parties, and the intricacy of the legal aspects can significantly impact the duration of your case. Your attorney’s skill and experience with surgical malpractice cases can also affect your case’s timeline. 

Work closely with your attorney to understand the specific factors affecting your case and to get updates on the progress. Additionally, your attorney can provide more accurate estimates based on the circumstances of your case. Keep in mind that legal proceedings can be unpredictable, and flexibility is often necessary throughout the process.

How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?

Determining if you have a medical malpractice case involves assessing whether there was a breach of the standard of care by a healthcare provider, and if that breach resulted in harm or injury. 

Proving a medical malpractice case can be complex, and having a qualified attorney is crucial. They can help you navigate the legal process, determine the viability of your case, and advocate on your behalf. If you believe you may have a medical malpractice case, consult with an attorney as soon as possible to understand your rights and options.

When should I file my West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawsuit?

The timing for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, particularly in West Palm Beach or any other jurisdiction, is subject to statutes of limitations. The statute of limitations establish the maximum period after an event within which legal proceedings can be initiated.

Generally, in Florida, a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date of the alleged malpractice. It may also be filed from the time the malpractice was discovered or should have been discovered with the exercise of due diligence.

Consult with a West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible if you believe you have a valid claim. They can evaluate the specifics of your situation, determine the applicable statutes of limitations, and guide you on the appropriate timeline for filing your lawsuit. Failing to file within the prescribed timeframe may result in the loss of your right to seek legal recourse.

Contact your medical malpractice attorneys at Osborne & Francis online or by calling our office at (561) 293-2600. We are standing by to help you begin the legal process.