Trust Your Case to a Medical Malpractice Attorney
Patients assume that their doctors, nurses, surgeons, and pharmacists are highly trained, capable, and ethical. While this is often the case, medical malpractice is alarmingly common. When medical professionals are negligent in their duties, patients can suffer severe consequences.
With three locations in Titusville, Cocoa, and Melbourne, FL, our medical malpractice attorneys at Charpentier Law Firm can help victims and their families when negligence on the part of a medical professional results in injury. If you believe you have suffered due to the negligent actions of a medical professional or health care institution, contact our office online or call (321) 631-5446 today to schedule a free case review.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when negligent actions by a hospital or healthcare professional result in injury to a patient. Errors can result from a number of factors, including caregivers being under-trained, under-assisted, or over-tired. In other cases, medical professionals simply exercise poor judgment.
Requirements for a Medical Malpractice Suit
In order to wage a successful medical malpractice case, your attorney must gather evidence to prove you received care from a certain individual or healthcare facility, and that:
- A violation of the standard of care occurred. The law acknowledges that patients have the right to expect a certain level of medical care. This level is known as the standard of care, and a violation of this standard can be considered negligence.
- Your injury was directly caused by negligence. For a valid medical malpractice claim, you must establish a direct connection between your injury and the negligent actions of the healthcare provider. An unfavorable outcome alone is not considered negligence.
- The injury resulted in significant losses. For a case to be viable, you must demonstrate that negligence caused you physical, financial, or emotional harm.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Medicine is a highly technical field that requires many years of specialized training. If you believe that negligence on the part of a medical professional resulted in injury and other losses to you or someone you love, it can be virtually impossible to prove your claim without an extensive knowledge of the field. This is especially true if you are simultaneously struggling to overcome losses that have resulted from medical malpractice.
Our attorneys have helped many victims of medical malpractice collect the compensation they desperately need in order to rebuild their lives. The team of attorneys at Charpentier Law works with healthcare professionals who can help evaluate the strength of your case and identify any negligence that contributed to your losses. We will conduct an in-depth investigation on your behalf to identify exactly what type of negligence occurred, who acted negligently, and the extent to which these actions have compromised your earning capacity, quality of life, health, and more. Meanwhile, you can concentrate on recovering as we fight for your rights in court.We consult with members of the medical field to determine if medical malpractice has affected our clients.
WE HAVE A HISTORY OF SUCCESS
IN BREVARD COUNTY
Over the past 40-plus years of helping Brevard County's injured and mistreated, our firm has obtained some $65 million in recoveries on behalf of our clients, highlighted by an $8 million product liability award in 2001.
The team at Charpentier Law Firm has the negotiation skills to reach favorable settlements in many cases, but also has the experience and perseverance to try a case to verdict whenever it is in the best interests of our clients. Our history of success illustrates our dedication to our clients and their pursuit of justice. Our personal injury attorneys in Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa are proud to offer superior legal representation to victims and their families throughout Brevard County and Central Florida.