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Putting faith and trust into a healthcare professional’s competence and guidance is part of life. Every day, people go to the doctor’s, pick up prescriptions for drugs, or receive surgical procedures. As a community, we trust that our doctors and pharmacists are educated and competent enough to provide a certain standard of care. This duty implies they provide us the best possible care to their ability and are not reckless or negligent in their actions.
When this care is breached, your health is put at risk. The wrong procedure, prescription, or dosage of radiation can not only worsen your original ailment but provide new ones. When you have been a victim of medical malpractice, a New Port Richey medical malpractice lawyer can help you navigate the legal aftermath. For decades, McPherson & Thomas, P.A. has helped the New Port Richey get the compensation they deserve, and we would love to do the same for you.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Your Medical Malpractice Injuries?
The at-fault party for your medical malpractice injuries can drastically vary, depending on the circumstances. Three of the most common perpetrators for medical malpractice claims in Florida include the following:
Whether it be your doctor, surgeon, telehealth specialist, or even a member of their medical staff, the second you are under their care and guidance, they are expected to provide you with a standard of care. This does not mean they have to be able to solve and cure every ailment you have but that they do everything in their power to give you the correct resources and not be negligent with doses, prescriptions, or medical procedures.
For example, suppose you go into the hospital for a surgical procedure on your hand, and your surgeon operates on your foot instead. This is considered reckless and a result of negligent behavior. This breach of care has directly caused unnecessary trauma and stress and has left you with the need to still attend to your original problem.
Medical Device Manufacturer
Sometimes your doctor does everything within their power to help you, but because of a defective medical device, you are left injured. Examples of possible medical devices that could cause injury if not working correctly include:
- Heart stent
- Joint replacement, like knee or hip
- Hearing aid
- Cochlear implant
The device is expected to meet specific performance functions and must be able to work at a certain capacity. If the device is recalled or just generally causing you issues because of a manufacturing defect or error, your attorney can help establish a direct breach of care and get you adequately compensated.
Your prescription medication, whether a one-time dosage or a monthly prescription, should be handled and distributed correctly. If left out in the New Port Richey sun for too long during transport or not stored in the correct conditions, the medication can go rancid, lose its effectiveness, and even possibly be toxic to the user.
Similarly, receiving the wrong dose of a medication can not only make your initial symptoms worse but bring on new problems. For example, for those on anxiety medication, receiving a different drug can actually increase symptoms of anxiety, cause depression, and even bring about physical ailments.
How Can a New Port Richey Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help?
When you partner with a New Port Richey medical malpractice lawyer, you are partnering with someone who will support you from the first consultation to the final settlement. While you focus on recovering from your injuries and getting your life back on track, the team at McPherson & Thomas, P.A. will begin an immediate investigation to build your case. Additionally, we are proud to help with the following aspects of your case:
Fight for Adequate Compensation
When you file a claim without an attorney, the insurance company will do everything in its power to dismiss your case or give you the lowest financial settlement possible. An attorney will use every tool in their arsenal to fight for adequate economic and noneconomic compensation.
To establish liability through demonstrating negligence, your attorney will collect and assess time-sensitive evidence. This can include photographs, expert testimony, medical records, and more.
Provide Extensive Knowledge of Medical Malpractice Statutes
The statute of limitations for Florida personal injury cases is currently two years. Medical malpractice injuries can sometimes take a while to expose themselves, ranging from a few days to a few months or years, so it’s essential to attach yourself to someone who can help establish a date of reasonable suspicion and file your claim within the statute of limitations.
Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice in New Port Richey? Speak to a Dedicated Attorney Today
McPherson & Thomas, P.A. understands that sometimes the only way to move on and forward from your medical malpractice injuries is through financial compensation. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and would love to provide you with the same level of service and knowledge.