You Have Questions About Medical Malpractice. We Have Answers.
If you are considering filing a medical malpractice claim, you probably have many questions. With 40 years of experience in medical malpractice law, Robert T. Bergin Jr., P.A., can provide the answers you need.
Following are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding medical malpractice.
Q: What exactly is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is when a medical professional owes a patient a certain standard of care but fails to meet that standard of care. If this results in injury, the patient has the right to file a medical malpractice claim.
Q: I am not happy with the results of my surgery or another type of treatment. Do I have a case?
Not necessarily. Unsatisfactory results do not necessarily indicate negligence. To have a valid claim, you must prove that your doctor, nurse, surgeon or other care provider deviated from the standard of care, resulting in harm.
Q: What are some examples of medical malpractice?
- Diagnostic failures or misdiagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors
- Prescription medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Failure to warn the patient of the risks of a procedure or medication
Q: My baby was injured during birth. What are my legal options?
Birth injuries leave parents devastated by the harm inflicted on their child. If you believe that your doctor, nurse or hospital behaved negligently while delivering your baby, you should consult a malpractice attorney like Robert T. Bergin, Jr. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
Q: What kinds of damages are available in malpractice cases?
Some of the damages that you may recover for a medical malpractice include:
- Punitive damages
- Hospital bills
- The cost of ongoing medical treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Lost wages
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If you have more questions or concerns about these complex cases, contact Robert T. Bergin Jr., P.A., today. Call us in West Palm Beach at 561-659-6500 or contact us via email. We represent individuals and families throughout South Florida.