While patients place an immense amount of trust in health care providers, it is all too common to hear of serious medical malpractice cases impacting people of all ages, in routine medical procedures all over the world. If you suspect that medical malpractice has occurred in a procedure that you or a family member underwent, … Read More
Medical Malpractice Law
The Five Steps of a Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice results when a medical professional fails to provide the proper standard of care to a patient and their actions result in injury. Every year thousands of people are injured or killed in medical malpractice cases. If you or a loved one were injured or died due to medical negligence you have the right … Read More
Florida Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
When handling a Florida medical malpractice claim, there are several factors to keep in mind including important timelines, procedures, and expectations to the law. When a patient suffers an injury as a result of medical malpractice, there is a limited window of time in which they can file a lawsuit. Rules regarding these deadlines are … Read More
What Qualifies as Medical Negligence?
Doctors and health care providers are required to provide their patients with a medical “standard of care” that remains consistent across similar treatments in similar communities. Medical negligence occurs when a doctor or health care professional deviates from that expected standard, which puts their patient at risk of injury. Medical negligence becomes medical malpractice when … Read More
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional, such as a nurse or doctor, fails to provide a certain standard of care to a patient, resulting in harm, injury, or death. You must meet a few criteria to build a successful medical malpractice case, including: Failure to provide a certain standard of care Harm or … Read More
The Four Elements of a Medical Malpractice Claim
Medical Malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by negligence on the part of the doctor or another medical professional. In order to claim medical malpractice, a patient must be able to show that the doctor or medical professional acted with negligence and that negligence directly resulted in injury or harm. There are four elements … Read More
What You Need to Know About Personal Injury Claims in Florida
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident due to someone else’s negligence and are planning to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, get familiar with these Florida laws that may affect your claim or case. Statute of Limitations for Filing an Injury in Florida The statute of limitations is … Read More
What Makes a Surgical Error Medical Malpractice?
At least 4,000 surgical errors occur in the U.S. every year. These are considered preventable errors that usually happen unexpectedly — though they aren’t always considered medical malpractice. Common examples of surgical errors include (but certainly aren’t limited to): Damaging a nerve Damaging internal organs Administering the wrong dose of anesthesia (too much or too … Read More
The Cost of a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
West Palm Beach personal injury attorney Ted Babbitt understands that a medical malpractice victim has much more to worry about than coming up with the money to hire a lawyer for legal representation. That is why he offers potential clients a no-fee consultation and represents clients under a contingency fee arrangement. A contingency fee arrangement … Read More
Understanding Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult cases for a lawyer to handle, and it is important to understand the enormous amount of time and expenses required to file these types of cases. Ted Babbitt wrote an article for the Palm Beach Post explaining how a personal injury law firm decides what malpractice cases … Read More