The negligence of doctors, nurses or other healthcare providers can potentially cause catastrophic injuries and death. If such preventable injuries or a wrongful death has occurred due to the negligence or malpractice of a medical provider , the law allows for compensation of the injured person or their survivors. The Zappitell Law Firm is experienced with these kinds of complicated cases, and understand how traumatic and difficult this process can be. Our team is here to advocate for your rights and receive proper compensation for your losses. When you seek treatment at a hospital or medical facility, you never expect to suffer more injuries at the hand of your doctor, nurse or other care provider. You trust your doctors. Medical negligence should not be tolerated. Let the Zappitell Law Firm help you protect your rights when you or your loved one has suffered life-changing injuries. Being a victim of medical malpractice can hit you hard, both physically and emotionally. Whether it left you with permanent damage, a huge stack of medical bills, or both, you need a medical malpractice lawyer to help you on the road ahead. Zappitell Law Firm, PLLC, regularly handles cases of this nature and can assist you with legal action in your best interest.
As a patient, you have a right to receive safe, ethical treatment from your physician and any other medical professional. When they ignore or break the rules, individuals are often left to deal with injuries that could have been prevented. (Florida Statutes 766.101-766.316)
For three decades, founder David J. Zappitell, along with our malpractice attorney team at the Zappitell Law Firm, has vigorously defended the rights of our clients who suffered serious injuries as a result of medical professionals’ negligent, careless and unethical actions.
Even with such high cases of malpractice happening in today’s world, there are still guidelines and characteristics your case has to fit in order to pursue action against the medical professionals responsible. Typically, medical malpractice doesn’t follow along with the standard of care. A standard of care is the medical treatment that most doctors will accept and recognize as a treatment option. Thus, if your doctor is suggesting something that’s unknown or unfamiliar in the medical world, that may be a red flag. After that has been established, you will also have to prove that you were injured during that negligent act. You will also have to show that the injury you sustained resulted in significant life changes, such as disability, suffering, hardship, lost wages, high medical bills, and unusual pain. These will establish a negligent act by your medical professionals, in which case you should hire a medical malpractice lawyer in Delray Beach as quickly as you can.
At its core, medical malpractice is a course of action revolving around a doctor or other medical professional diverging from sound medical actions, leading to a patient’s harm. This type of incident can take many forms and results in varying degrees of patient harm. The errors a doctor or medical professional may make can include mistakes in diagnosis, treatments, aftercare, and health management. Something as simple as prescribing you a medication that they didn’t fully vet can lead you to harm if you end up being allergic to its ingredients. According to the NPDB, over 12,000 medical malpractice cases occur every year from 2009 to 2018. It is estimated that an astounding 250,000 deaths happen every year due to medical errors. This is actually the third leading cause of death in Americans, after cancer and heart disease. Protecting yourself in the case of negligence by a medical professional is the only course of action to keep yourself afloat while you navigate the road ahead.
While no amount of financial compensation can ever return your time or the quality of life that you lost, it can alleviate your medical bills and help you move forward with your life.
When you have been seriously injured, you need an attorney you can depend on to protect your best interests. At Zappitell Law Firm, our team of skilled legal professionals is fully equipped to help you with your legal needs. Led by founder and AV-rated* lawyer David J. Zappitell, our firm offers customized legal services and quality resources to our clients. We urge you to complete the contact form below or call us to learn how our team can help you.