Orlando Doctors’ Liability Attorneys
When we are sick or injured, we seek advice and treatment from a doctor. We put our trust and faith in that doctor to heal or treat us. Most of the time that is exactly what happens. Occasionally, however, a doctor actually makes us sick or causes an injury. When that happens, the doctor may be held legally liable for physical injuries and pain and suffering caused by that negligence.
Although we hold doctors to a high standard, the reality is that they make mistakes. Not all those mistakes amount to negligence; however, medical negligence occurs more often than most people realize.
If you believe that you were injured as a result of a doctor’s negligence, or you believe that the negligence of a doctor caused or contributed to the death of a loved one, you may be entitled to pursue a medical malpractice claim against that doctor. At Bailey Fisher we understand that a medical malpractice lawsuit cannot undo the damage caused by a doctor’s negligence; however, it can hold the doctor accountable and provide financial compensation for your injuries or loss.
When Is a Doctor Liable for Mistakes?
While we tend to look at doctors as though they are superheroes, the truth is that they are just as human as the rest of us. Despite their training and experience, they make mistakes. A doctor cannot be held legally liable for a true mistake but can be held liable for negligence. Whether a mistake amounts to negligence is a complex and often convoluted question of law.
In order to pursue a successful medical malpractice claim in the State of Florida, you must prove that the doctor’s acts or omissions amounted to negligence. To prove negligence, you must prove four basic elements:
- That the doctor owed a duty of care to you (or your loved one in the case of a fatal error)
- That the doctor breached that duty of care
- That you suffered damages
- That the doctor’s breach caused, or contributed, to the damages
Typically, the most difficult task involved in holding a doctor accountable is proving the second element. In Florida, the standard of care that doctors (and other healthcare professionals) are held to is defined as “that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by similar and reasonably careful health care providers.” In essence, you must prove that another similarly trained and skilled doctor, under the same circumstances, would not have made the same error.
Get Help from Experienced Orlando Doctors’ Liability Attorneys
I If you believe you or your loved one has suffered an adverse outcome due to a medical negligence, you should contact an experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorney for advice. Having someone with experience review your case can help you determine if you have the basis for a medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuit and can hold the responsible parties accountable their errors.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Bailey Fisher Law have the experience, expertise and resource you need to hold your doctor accountable for negligence and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We are committed to advocating aggressively for victims who have been injured as a result of a doctor’s negligence and want to help you.
Call us at 407-628-2929 or submit our online form today. One of our experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorneys will evaluate your case for free and help you decide on your best course of action. For viable medical malpractice cases, we will follow up with aggressive legal action to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence and recover the financial compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, and losses.