Medical Malpractice Lawyers Boynton Beach, FL
Attorneys Zealously Advocate for Clients’ Right to Compensation in Medical Malpractice Cases in Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Across South Florida
Like anyone else, medical professionals are unable to guarantee favorable results based upon their medical care, and, of course, not every bad outcome in the health field will lead to a medical malpractice claim. Despite this, medical professionals are required to exercise a duty of care with respect to their patients. When a patient is injured or harmed as a result of the negligent actions of a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider, that patient has the right to be compensated for those injuries.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., Boynton Beach medical malpractice attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of clients in their medical malpractice lawsuits. If you were injured by the actions of a medical professional who you trusted with something as important as your medical care, we understand that it can be difficult to believe that an attorney can be trusted to protect your rights. In addition to providing high-quality legal representation, our attorneys are compassionate, trustworthy, and dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights. In our firm, we actively advocate for our clients both in the legal context and through our grassroots community involvement, with the goal of improving the comprehensive quality of life within all aspects of our shared community.
Gonzalez & Cartwright Handles All Types of Medical Malpractice Claims in Lake Worth, Florida
If you have been injured due to medical malpractice in South Florida, it is imperative that you speak with a highly qualified attorney as soon as possible. The legal team at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. understands the nuances of medical malpractice law in Florida, and we know how to help victims of medical malpractice get maximum compensation for their injuries or losses. These are just a few of the types of medical malpractice claims that we are prepared to assist clients with:
- Birth Injuries
- Hospital Negligence
- Emergency Room Errors
- Surgical Errors
- Anesthesia Errors
- Medication Errors
- Nursing Negligence
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Establishing Liability in a Palm Springs Medical Malpractice Case
In order to establish that a medical professional is liable for injuries sustained by a patient, the patient and his or her attorneys must prove the following:
- Standard of care: The standard of care required of a medical professional will depend upon the type of procedure involved and the expertise of the individual who typically performs that procedure. In the medical context, this standard generally requires the medical provider to act in the same manner that other medical providers would in the same situation.
- Breach: The medical professional must have breached his or her duty of care by providing substandard medical care.
- Injury: The negligent act of the medical professional must have caused injury to the patient that was reasonably foreseeable given the circumstances.
- Damages: The injured party must establish that he or she sustained damages as a result of the injury, which could include additional medical expenses, lost earnings, future rehabilitation needs, and pain and suffering.
Attorneys Gonzalez & Cartwright Are Committed to Protecting Our Clients’ Future by Fighting for Maximum Compensation in Miramar Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice lawsuits are subject to time limits that require the injured party to file a lawsuit within two (2) years of the date that he or she knew, or reasonably should have known, that the injury had both occurred and was caused by medical malpractice. This statute can present issues and complications as to whether a patient could have reasonably known the cause of the injury, especially in cases where the injury is not dramatically or immediately apparent.
Florida also imposes what is known as a “statute of repose,” in addition to this statute of limitations. The statute of repose provides that a medical professional cannot be sued more than four (4) years after the injury was caused. This is true unless the medical professional took steps to fraudulently conceal or misrepresent the situation so as to cover up the injury or its cause.
Our experienced Boynton Beach medical malpractice lawyers can help you determine whether an exception to the general time limits applies, and we can also help you evaluate whether a medical issue you have experienced may be tied to malpractice.
Our Dedicated Pompano Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyers Are Here to Help You
Because of the time limits that apply in medical malpractice cases, it is important to contact an attorney if you have any doubt as to whether your injury was caused by medical malpractice. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we offer a free initial consultation. We will provide you with our honest and straightforward opinion as to the viability of your case. Contact our bilingual attorneys at 561-533-0345, or toll free at 888-888-3903, to schedule a consultation today. We have our main office located at 813 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460, as well as an office in Pompano Beach, Florida.
FAQ: Who is eligible to bring a lawsuit to recover damages resulting from medical malpractice?
If you or your child was injured as a result of medical malpractice, or if your injuries were made worse by the negligent actions of a medical professional, you may be able to sue for compensatory damages. If your loved one died as a result of medical malpractice, our attorneys can help evaluate whether a wrongful death action is a viable option.
FAQ: Who can I sue for medical malpractice?
The hospital itself is the most common entity that will be held responsible in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The hospital may be vicariously liable for the negligent actions of its employees, including nurses, paramedics, and medical technicians. If a doctor’s negligence caused the injury, the hospital will typically only be held liable if the doctor was an employee of the hospital. In many cases, doctors who perform medical services in hospitals are not actually employees of the hospital itself. If the doctor is not an employee, he or she can be held liable independently. Ultimately, it is the medical malpractice insurance provider that will typically be responsible for payment.