Medical Malpractice

People in Florida may not always like going to see the doctor or other medical professionals. In many circumstances when people need to go to the doctor, it means that they are sick or injured and no one likes to be in one of those two situations. However, if people want to get better sometimes they have no choice, but to go. They expect that when they do go that the doctors will be able to figure out what is wrong and will be able to help treat the condition so they get better.

This happens much of the time, but there are times when it does not. Sometimes that is because nothing can be done, but other times it is because the doctors make a mistake. These mistakes can actually cause even more harm than what people were originally being treated for and be very costly. If this occurs, the victim may be able to receive compensation for the damages caused by the mistake through a medical malpractice claim.

There are many different types of mistakes that can lead to these claims. One of the most common reasons for medical malpractice claims is misdiagnosis. This occurs when doctors either diagnose a condition incorrectly or do not diagnose it at all and valuable time is lost that could have been used to treat the condition. Errors in medication, either prescribing the wrong medication or too much or too little of medication lead to many claims as well. Surgical errors and errors that occur during childbirth lead to many claims as well.

Doctors in Florida are human just like anyone else and that means that they make mistakes from time to time. These mistakes can have devastating effects on the victims though and can lead to significant physical problems. They can also be costly as they could force the victim to incur even more medical bills and potentially lose income. The victim could be entitled to compensation though. These are complicated matters though and consulting with an experienced attorney could be beneficial.

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Pam Olsen

Ms. Olsen has practiced law since 1992. During her law school education and throughout career she knew, if it is not about people, she is not interested. Everything about people interests Ms. Olsen from the simple details of living to the most profound. She began her law career in a skyscraper in downtown Miami representing corporate interests. Within a VERY short time, Pam knew that side of the things in the world was not for her.

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