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Medical Malpractice: What you need to know

The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. states, “patients have legal rights for damages in cases of medical negligence.”

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a broad term which covers both the public perception of adverse events during medical care, and a legal definition of negligence or carelessness.

X-ray technicians, medical doctors, dentist, nurses and other professional medical staff provide our society with important and necessary services which enable us to overcome many physical obstacles throughout our lives.

Unfortunately, situations exist in which these medical professionals sometimes make mistakes, are negligent or careless in performing their duties which may cause a patient harm or even death. While we respect the medical field, when a case of medical malpractice exists, we also believe the medical professionals involved should be held accountable.

The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. represents the legal rights and goals of victims of medical malpractice or other personal injury accidents or incidents in Southwest Florida.

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

In common with other forms of civil claims for negligence, in order to succeed in a claim (lawsuit) the claimant (plaintiff) must successfully demonstrate two things:

  1. That the doctor failed in their duty of care towards the patient; meaning they failed to do something that a reasonable person in similar circumstances would have done, or they did something that a reasonable person would not have done;
  2. That some harm was caused by this failure to comply with the duty of care.

Expert witnesses usually testify in medical malpractice cases. These witnesses are generally independent experts from the same field of medicine as the defendant.

Medical Malpractice Remedies and Damages

When pursuing a medical malpractice liability claim, we will address all important issues that should be taken into consideration when pursuing this type of personal injury legal matter, including:

  • Injuries as a direct result of the accident or incident;
  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Bills
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Birth injuries
  • Permanent or long-term loss of quality of life

And when there is a loss of life, families may also seek compensation in a wrongful death case. We, at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A., are here to help you and to fight for your rights and your family’s future.

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