What is Medical Malpractice?

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

When we go to a hospital or doctor’s office, we expect to leave feeling better than when we went in, but, sadly, that is not always the case.

While these brave men and women have devoted their careers to saving the lives of others, they are human, and mistakes are going to be made. If your doctor, or some other medical professional, has caused you harm by providing substandard care, then very likely, medical malpractice occurred. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a medical error, you should seek out the services of a highly experienced medical malpractice attorney, such as the ones at the Cochran Firm South Florida. Medical malpractice cases can be quite complex and you must have legal assistance if you want to be compensated for any harm you have suffered.

Medical malpractice is legally defined as follows: “Professional negligence by act or omission by a healthcare provider in which care provided deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient.”

Some of the most common types of medical malpractice our attorneys have seen are:

  • Emergency room errors
  • Surgical malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Medication errors
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect

If you or someone you love has suffered harm due to medical malpractice, please contact The Cochran Firm South Florida today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys today