Filing a Medical Malpractice Suit in West Palm Beach
A devastating injury or illness can derail the most stable of families. When a loved one is under a doctor's care, a certain amount of trust is assumed. That trust goes horribly wrong when an injury or illness is sustained that could otherwise have been avoided. Overworked doctors and nurses in and around West Palm Beach only need to slip up once to ruin the lives of patients and their families. Injury lawyers categorize this as "medical malpractice."
Finding justice for the mistakes of the medical community can be difficult. Contacting a medical malpractice attorney in West Palm Beach immediately is critical for an injury victim. If you or a loved one has suffered due to the negligence of a member of the medical community, call our law firm today. Time is of the essence, as we're in a race against time to can gather the information and evidence we need to help you.
The "July Effect" of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice cases appear to have annual patterns, especially in teaching hospitals. According to a study conducted by the University of California at San Diego, a noticeable and dangerous increase of deaths occurred around July of each year between 1976 and 2006. The authors of the study suggest that this spike may be due to the annual influx of new residents getting their feet wet on unsuspecting hospital patients.
Victims of medical malpractice by newly-graduated, poorly trained or inattentive doctors and nurses is always a problem, but knowing that the medical community continues these unsafe training practices makes seeking justice for malpractice even more important.
What Will Your Attorney Seek to Prove?
For West Palm Beach malpractice cases, the facts your lawyer will need to be establish are:
- The care provided to the victim was below standard
- The care, or lack of it, caused an injury or death that would otherwise have been prevented
- No warning was given that the injury or death was a normal possible consequence in writing
- The injury or death caused damages that the court can address with reward or restitution
A personal injury attorney can help determine if the injury you suffered meets the necessary criteria for malpractice in West Palm Beach. David M. Piccolo, P.A. represents injury victims in Palm Beach County, including Boca Raton, Jupiter and Wellington.