Medical Malpractice Lawyer in St. Petersburg
Were you the victim of medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the negligent providing of medical care to a patient.
It can range from a surgeon taking out the wrong organ to a pharmacist
filling a prescription wrong or psychiatrist giving a patient a drug that
increases suicidal tendencies. Nurses, nursing homes, physicians, chiropractors,
psychologists, and dentists can all be guilty of medical malpractice.
It is estimated over one million patients are hurt annually by medical
errors and tens of thousands die. It takes an attorney experienced in
medical malpractice cases to handle them well. The attorney must be able
to decipher medical records and understand medical terms to expose errors
and failures to provide the proper level of care. If you suspect medical
malpractice you are urged to contact a
personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg with experience in medical malpractice claims.
Types of Medical Malpractice
There are many ways that a medical practitioner can be guilty of malpractice.
Here are some of the ways:
- Failure to diagnose a disease
- Misdiagnosing a disease
- Failure to prescribe an indicated medicine for an illness or prescribing
the wrong one
- Failing to check for allergies or other conditions before prescribing a
medicine resulting in serious side effects
- Misapplication of Anesthesia in surgery
- A nurse administering the wrong medicine to a patient
- A nursing home failing to treat a patient for bed sores
Our legal team at LeavenLaw serves those who have been injured through
medical malpractice throughout the St. Petersburg area. Our
personal injury legal team is highly trained at examining medical records and determining
negligence and bringing malpractice to light. We are quite concerned about
the prevalence of medical malpractice in society and determined that victims
are provided for with full damages. If you have suspicions of malpractice,
we urge you to contact us for a free consultation.