Doctors, nurses, surgeons and other health care providers have the obligation to provide quality medical care and services for patients. If you are suffering because a Florida health care professional made a mistake or acted negligently in any way, it is possible that you have grounds to seek compensation through a medical malpractice claim.
Medical malpractice claims are complex, and they can be difficult to navigate for people who are already dealing with health problems and concerns. If you believe that your continued pain and suffering is the result of a medical error or medical negligence, you have the right to know your options and pursue whatever legal avenue is most appropriate for your situation.
Who is to blame for your situation?
It can be difficult to fully understand your options and determine what you should do after suffering from medical malpractice of any kind. If you believe that you have grounds for a civil claim, it can be useful to understand who is to blame and how to build a strong case. A part of this includes proving fault and determining who is to blame. In order to validate a claim for negligence, you must be able to prove the following:
- You must be able to prove that the medical professional responsible for your injury or continued issues owed you a certain duty of care.
- Your case must prove that a deviation from the applicable standard of care resulted in a breach of the duty owed to you.
- As the claimant, you must be able to prove that you suffered an injury and that it was the result of the care provider's negligence.
Negligence from health care providers can come in many forms. This can include surgical errors, prescription errors, defective medical devices and more. Patients who suffer from medical negligence may feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to begin, but it can be useful to know your options regarding potential compensation.
A violation of trust
When you submit to the care of a doctor, nurse or other type of care provider, you do so with the expectation of receiving quality care. As a victim of medical negligence, you know how overwhelming it is when you experience a violation of that trust.
If you have a valid medical malpractice claim, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your losses, as well as your emotional and mental pain and suffering. If you are unsure of where to begin, you may find it beneficial to first seek a complete legal evaluation of your case.