Proving Fault in Medical Malpractice Cases
The personal injury attorneys of the Charpentier Law Firm have extensive experience and success in handling medical malpractice cases for clients throughout Florida, including Melbourne. Medical malpractice cases are generally among the most complex types of personal injury cases, even when they seem quite straightforward. Proving that a medical professional is at fault for the injuries sustained by his or her patient requires meticulous investigation and preparation. Put simply, medical malpractice cases are definitely not for legal novices.
When you entrust your case to the seasoned medical malpractice attorneys of the Charpentier Law Firm, you can expect us to use every resource at our disposal - not to mention our network of trustworthy medical experts - to build and present the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Collecting Evidence in a Medical Malpractice Case
In order to prove fault on the part of one or more healthcare providers, our personal injury lawyers must collect as much compelling evidence as possible and then construct the most logical and convincing case possible on the foundation of that evidence. Along the way, we work with experienced medical experts to review the injured patient’s charts and medical history, as well as the circumstances surrounding that injury. We then present testimony supporting the claim that one or more healthcare providers entrusted with the injured victim’s care acted with negligence.
Common examples of medical negligence include:
- Surgical errors, such as operating on the wrong limb or other part of the body, leaving a foreign object in the body, or even operating on the wrong patient altogether.
- Ignoring or misidentifying symptoms of a condition that a reasonably competent peer would properly diagnose.
- Not taking into consideration the patient’s medical history in performing a procedure or prescribing a contra-indicated medication
- Prescribing the incorrect medication or the incorrect dosage of medication
- The failure to monitor the patient’s vital signs while the patient is under anesthesia
- The failure to act in a timely manner or to take the appropriate measures to prevent injury when complications present themselves during the birth of a baby
- Any deviation from how a reasonably competent peer would act or react under the same circumstances
Our personal injury attorneys will carefully reconstruct the circumstances leading up to the injury in order to present the strongest argument on behalf of the injured victim. We will not be intimidated, not even by the largest and most powerful medical institutions in the state.
Determining Who Is At Fault in Medical Malpractice Cases
Not all medical malpractice cases involve a single culpable party. Sometimes multiple healthcare providers are at fault for an injury, as is often the case in birth injury claims. Our medical malpractice lawyers can file a claim against a single practitioner, multiple practitioners, or an entire hospital, depending on the circumstances surrounding the case.
Medical malpractice claims can be filed against:
- Hospital clerks
- Residents and interns
Any other healthcare professional involved with the inadequate care that led to the injury
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys
To learn more about proving fault in medical malpractice cases, please contact our personal injury attorneys today.