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Was your loved one’s death medical malpractice?

| Jun 1, 2020 | Personal Injury |

The sad reality is that you probably wouldn’t be reading this right now if someone you loved hadn’t died due to a medical mistake. Maybe your loved one’s condition went undiagnosed for too long. Maybe a doctor in the local emergency room made a bad call, mistaking a heart attack for something like heartburn. Maybe it was some other error.

 Whatever the circumstances, one of the first questions that has to be answered in a medical malpractice claim is “What was the standard of care owed to the victim?” That’s often a much more complicated question than it seems because the standard of care that’s medically acceptable varies from place to place and situation to situation.

 For example, it generally isn’t reasonable to expect a general practitioner in a small, rural practice with minimal diagnostic tools to have the same level of expertise and abilities that you will find in a large, urban medical center filled with specialists and high-tech equipment. The standard of medical care that the patient of a rural GP can expect is correspondingly lower than the standard of medical care that a patient in that urban medical center has a right to expect — even if their conditions and symptoms are otherwise the same.

Do you feel like your loved one wasn’t given the care they were due under the circumstances? Understanding the intricacies of a medical malpractice claim isn’t easy, and it’s often no simple matter to decide if the standard of care was breached. If you’re struggling to understand what happened to your loved one, find out how an experienced attorney here in Florida can help you assess the situation and determine what steps to take next.

 

 

Whatever the circumstances, one of the first questions that has to be answered in a medical malpractice claim is “What was the standard of care owed to the victim?” That’s often a much more complicated question than it seems because the standard of care that’s medically acceptable varies from place to place and situation to situation.

Do you feel like your loved one wasn’t given the care they were due under the circumstances? Understanding the intricacies of a medical malpractice claim isn’t easy, and it’s often no simple matter to decide if the standard of care was breached. If you’re struggling to understand what happened to your loved one, find out how an experienced attorney here in Florida can help you assess the situation and determine what steps to take next.