Nobody is perfect or expected to be so. Everyone, including medical professionals, makes mistakes. Regrettably, many medical errors cause serious personal harm and death. Where the medical provider's error was caused by malpractice, the damaged party or his survivors may be entitled to compensation for the losses. A medical professional commits malpractice when his or her conduct falls below the prevailing professional standard of care, which is defined in Section 766.102(1) Florida Statutes as follows: "The prevailing professional standard of care for a given health care provider shall be that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers."
Although the definition of medical negligence may appear simple and straightforward, in practice it is anything but. Proving and establishing medical negligence is a complex, complicated, time consuming, and expensive proposition. In fact, medical malpractice is one of the most demanding areas of law for any attorney.
Experience and commitment from a qualified law firm are key components in achieving a successful outcome in medical negligence/malpractice cases. Jeff Gale and his staff of trained professionals at Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. have nearly 25 years of experience in this area of the law. All of our medical negligence/malpractice cases are handled on a contingent basis, meaning that our clients incur no fees or costs until we win the case.
Examples of Medical Malpractice Errors:
- Birth Related: Brachial plexus injury (Shoulder Dystocia); Cerebral Palsy
- Hospital Emergency Room Misdiagnosis: Heart attack (Myocardial Infarction); Stroke
- Wrongful Death Act Fosters Better-Dead-Than-Alive Mentality in Medical Malpractice Cases
- Fundamentals of Brain Injured Baby Medical Malpractice Cases
- Time Bars for Bringing Medical Malpractice/Negligence Claims -- Statute of Limitations and Statute of Repose
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