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Stuart FL Medical Malpractice Lawyer

The world of medical malpractice is complex. So, too, are Florida’s requirements for injured victims who wish to bring a case against a medical professional they believe to have been negligent against them. An experienced, qualified medical malpractice attorney has the skills it takes to navigate the state’s often complicated system.

Types of Medical Malpractice in Florida

There are many types of medical malpractice and they all can be devastating. Medical malpractice categories include:

  • Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis where your medical provider did not accurately assess your condition or diagnosed you with the wrong one. 
  • Failure to treat, or when a doctor fails to tell you about available treatments for your condition. 
  • Surgical errors where the wrong procedure is done, the wrong limb or other body part is treated, or anesthesia was improperly dosed.
  • Product liability cases involve medical equipment that caused your injury. In these cases, the manufacturer can be the negligent party.
  • Birth injuries due to subpar prenatal care before, during, or after birth. 

It’s important to keep in mind that medical malpractice is not necessarily caused by malicious intent. 

Breach of Duty of Care

When it comes to medical malpractice, the duty of care a medical professional owes to a patient is much higher than the one people typically owe to each other. Doctors have a contractual duty to provide you with appropriate care. If a doctor’s careless actions (or inactions) cause you or someone you love harm, medical malpractice may have occurred.

To prove breach of duty in Florida, you must show that a medical professional owed you a high level of care, they breached that duty either negligently or intentionally, you experienced physical and/or financial harm because of it, and the harm was a direct result of the breach. To do so requires collecting sufficient evidence to convince the court a breach of duty of care occurred.

A Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help

If you or someone you know is in need of a medical malpractice attorney in Stuart, FL, our firm can provide the critical guidance and legal counsel you need. We understand how stressful the process can be and will help you determine whether or not you have a valid case and, if so, how to proceed. Contact the Law Office of Gloria Seidule today for a free consultation and to learn more about your rights.