Trusted Clearwater Medical Negligence Attorney
Let A Pinellas County Medical Malpractice Lawyer Fight For You
Bryan Caulfield, a
Clearwater medical malpractice attorney, knows the importance of proving negligence when it comes to medical malpractice
cases. If a hospital or healthcare provider causes you injury, you may
be entitled to receive compensation to cover medical bills, pain and suffering
and loss of wages. However, in order to obtain justice, you must show
that the doctor, nurse, or healthcare provider that caused you injury
acted below the prevailing standard of care.
Attorney Caulfield can assist you in filing a medical malpractice lawsuit
that establishes negligence. Begin a free case evaluation! Call (727) 308-6060
and ask for Bryan!
Types of medical negligence
Medical negligence appears in many forms, from
physician errors to lack of staff. However, as Attorney Bryan often points out to his clients,
the basis of medical negligence is that a doctor grossly deviates from
the standard level of care set by the medical association.
The following are four basic elements of negligence:
Duty: Any time a hospital, healthcare Facility, or medical Professional accepts
a patient into care, a duty exists.
Breach of duty: healthcare providers who fail to conform to the standard of care established
by the medical community have breached their duty.
The breach of duty caused injury: the above breach of duty was the proximate cause of injury; and
Actual damages occurred: The plaintiff suffered actual physical injury and other losses because
of the breach of duty.
Any medical malpractice claim must contain those four basic elements for
medical negligence to have occured. Even in more specific fields, those
four elements can be applied.
Common Examples of Medical Negligence
These are examples of medical negligence:
Misdiagnosis: A correct diagnosis is critical in treating any patient. Some typical
cases of misdiagnosis include failure to diagnose cancer, misdiagnosis
of diabetes, failure to recognize meningitis and failure to diagnose appendicitis.
Delayed diagnosis: Properly treating a patient often relies on timely diagnosis. If a doctor
fails to diagnose an illness that another physician would have reasonably
diagnosed, injury or illness may result. In some cases, timely diagnoses
are not made because a doctor is overwhelmed by his or her workload.
Negligent long-term treatment: When a patient receives a diagnosis that involves long-term treatment,
it is vital that the diagnosing doctor follow up and monitor the patient.
A failure to provide a patient with proper long-term treatment can result
in injury or death.
Birth injury: If an OB/GYN or other physician or surgeon makes negligent mistakes during
childbirth, both mother and baby could suffer serious harm. In particular,
when infants are victims of birth injuries with lasting effects, a Tampa
child malpractice attorney can help the family fight for lifelong coverage
of the medical costs and compensation for pain and suffering.
An Experienced Advocate Is Just a Phone Call Away!
Attorney Bryan Caulfield offers proven trial experience as a
Clearwater personal injury lawyer. He operates on a no recovery, no fee basis, meaning that if he does not
obtain just compensation on your behalf, you won’t have to pay legal
fees. In addition, for client convenience, Attorney Caulfield is available
24/7 and offers free case consultations. Trust your medical malpractice
case to a trusted attorney with over 25 years of legal experience.
Call (727) 308-6060 and ask for Bryan today for a free case evaluation