Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Helping Victims of Medical Malpractice Throughout the State of Florida
When healthcare providers to whom we have entrusted our health or the well-being of our family members harm us through negligence or error, we suffer both physically and mentally. Sadly, far too many people in Florida and throughout the U.S. have experienced this kind of suffering because of careless medical treatment.
The numbers are, in fact, alarming. According to Leapfrog, an independent nonprofit organization that advocates nationally for patient safety, as many as 440,000 Americans die each year because of preventable hospital errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. One out of every 25 hospital patients gets an infection that could have been prevented, and more than 1,000 patients die each day because of a preventable hospital error.
At Boyers Law, our Palm Beach medical malpractice attorneys believe that negligent doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers should be held accountable for the lifetime harm they inflict on patients and their families. Over the years, we have litigated a wide variety of negligence cases and have achieved millions of dollars of compensation for the seriously injured patients and their families whom we have proudly represented in these cases.
Florida Medical Malpractice Cases
In Florida, medical malpractice is defined as the failure of a healthcare provider to act in accordance with the accepted professional standard of care owed to you or your loved one. In other words, when a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider is negligent and fails to act as a reasonably prudent medical provider of the same specialty would act and causes a patient to suffer serious injury or wrongful death, the doctor, nurse or hospital may be held responsible for inflicting harm on his or her patients.
Unfortunately, there are numerous types of malpractice that careless healthcare providers can commit and types of cases that can be filed to hold them accountable. Doctor error, nursing error, radiologist error, medical technician or hospital error can, for example, result in these types of malpractice cases:
- Failing to Listen to the Patient – Number One Mistake!
- Medication Errors/Medication Malpractice
- Operative Errors/Surgeon Malpractice (wrong side of body surgery, cutting or severing an organ or nerve, causing internal bleeding or failing to detect internal bleeding and treat it in time to save the patient or prevent permanent injury)
- Retained Medical Instrument or Device Errors/Leaving Foreign Objects in Patients
- Failing to Properly Monitor the Patient Post-Operatively (when complications such as internal bleeding, infection, changes in vital signs, kidney failure, etc. can occur)
- Nursing Negligence/Nurse Malpractice (e.g., improper placement of IV lines, failing to monitor patient’s vital signs and report them, medication errors)
- Anesthesia Errors/Anesthesia Malpractice
- Radiologist Error/Radiologist Malpractice
- Failure to Diagnose or a Delay in Diagnosing a Medical Condition, such as a failure to diagnose an infection, heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, auto-immune disease (e.g., hypothyroidism or Addison’s Disease, meningitis, encephalitis, stomach ulcer/gastric ulcer, kidney disease, appendicitis or other condition demanding timely treatment).
- Failure to Diagnose or a Delay in Diagnosing Cancer
- Failure to Diagnose Heart Attacks and Strokes
- Failure to Diagnose Aneurysms
- Obstetrical/OBGYN Malpractice/Birth Malpractice/Erb’s Palsy (Brachial Plexus Palsy/Fetal Distress and Brain Damaged Babies; Failure to Treat Toxemia or Pregnancy Induced Hypertension).
- Blood Transfusion Errors (e.g., contaminated blood; failure to perform a timely blood transfusion)
- Kidney Dialysis Errors/Malpractice
- Orthopedist Malpractice (e.g., improper placement of hardware, casting that is too tight leading to a compartment syndrome, failure to diagnose nerve impingement/failure to diagnose nerve compression)
- Medical Device Defects or Failures/Negligent Maintenance of Monitoring Devices or Other Medical Machinery
- Any instance where a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider violated the standard of good medical care, causing serious injury.
Our Commitment to Florida Medical Malpractice Victims
Medical malpractice cases are usually very complex. Proving that a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider was negligent and fell below the accepted standard of care requires relentless investigation, total command of the facts of each case, top flight expert testimony and determined, thorough use of the civil discovery process and tools at the trial lawyer’s disposal.
In order to amass the evidence necessary to prevail in malpractice cases, our team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers and paralegals is committed to leaving no stone unturned. We take detailed and rigorous depositions from the defendants and adverse experts, make exhaustive requests for key documents, send well-crafted written interrogatories to the defendants, use document authenticity experts when we believe documents have been falsified or altered, and work with top experts in every medical specialty.
Our skilled lawyers and paralegals also work together as a team to achieve the best possible results at trial, or to achieve a very favorable settlement for our clients. One of our partners serves as lead counsel on every Florida malpractice case we handle, and we use all of our firm’s experience, talent, hard work and resources to prove that the healthcare defendants are wrong, and our clients are right and justly entitled to a substantial compensatory verdict in their favor.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured by medical negligence or error, you need a skilled trial attorney with successful experience in litigating, trying and settling medical malpractice cases. At Boyers Law, we are committed to putting our experience, knowledge, skill and resources to work for you, fighting vigorously to hold the healthcare provider accountable for negligence and to obtain the substantial compensation you deserve. We feel a deep sense of responsibility to each client because we know that if you come to us for help, you have suffered a terrible loss and deserve answers and all the compensation the law will allow.
Please call us at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website to get expert advice from an experienced Florida medical malpractice attorney.
The Leapfrog Group. (2019). Errors, injuries, accidents, infections.