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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Attorney Stuart & Port St. Lucie

We all need to have our doctors, nurses, and other medical providers take care of us at some point. We expect our doctors and nurses to diagnose and treat any medical condition. Even the most dedicated doctor, hospital, or healthcare provider can make mistakes, and these mistakes can lead to devastating outcomes for patients and their loved ones. Medical malpractice is when a patient is inflicted or injured by doctors, dentists, or pharmacists who fail to provide appropriate treatment or follow established standards of practice.

All medical service providers, including licensed doctors and nurses and hospitals, and other healthcare facilities, are responsible for providing competent care to patients suffering from illness or injury. Negligent or incompetent actions can lead to life-threatening consequences if any component fails or is not upholding the “standard of care” when diagnosing, prescribing, or treating the condition. Patients can sustain serious, fatal, or debilitating injuries due to the negligence of their primary doctor, surgeon, medical staff, or HMO insurance carrier. Malpractice can cause serious injuries or worsen existing conditions.

Malpractice can occur when policies and procedures aren’t followed correctly, or the provider fails to exercise the required level of care and skill in delivering services. There are many factors to consider, and it is often necessary for an experienced attorney to properly document and present complex cases.

Medical Malpractice Law Firm in Stuart and Port St Lucie

The Law Office of Gloria Seidule was founded in 1998 to represent injury victims. Our mission is to get compensation commensurate to the injury that has occurred. Gloria Seidule (principal) received her law degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1987. Gloria Seidule has over 30 years of experience in personal injury law and has provided millions of dollars of compensation to her clients over her career. Learn more about¬†Gloria’s credentials, affiliations, and achievements.¬†¬†

What does my medical malpractice lawyer in Stuart and Port St. Lucie do for me? 

We represent you at every stage of the settlement process. We will communicate with the medical professional’s insurance company for you. Most important, we will manage all the paperwork and be a staunch advocate focused on getting you the best possible compensation for your¬†medical malpractice injury. We are also here to advise and support you throughout the negotiation process. If going to court will improve the cash, we will go to court and fight for your right to fair compensation for your injuries. Call for your free consultation and case evaluation at 772-287-1220 or complete¬†our form.¬†

What kind of compensation could I receive?

You may be eligible for compensation for future medical costs. In addition to any medical bills you have incurred in the immediate aftermath. These expenses can include:

Medical Costs Recovery

  • Emergency transportation from the accident scene
  • Emergency department treatment
  • Hospitalization
  • Medications
  • Medical equipment
  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Outpatient therapies
  • In-home nursing care
 

Loss of Income Damages

You may be entitled to recover the wages and salary you have lost due to your medical malpractice injuries. You may also be able to recover the income you would have made in the future if you had not been injured.  

Pain and Suffering Damages 

Non-economic damages may be recoverable, shuts as loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, or mental anguish.

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Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

Misdiagnosis of or failure to diagnose

A misdiagnosis could mean that a diagnosis was not made in time due to a lack of proper diagnosis or adequately investigated symptoms. A misdiagnosis can also happen when laboratory test results are incorrectly interpreted or you are not referred to a specialist.

Operation room or surgical errors

These could include improper sterilization techniques or other issues related to patient preparation. Another possibility is the incorrect procedure or care that causes blood clots or post-op infections. These errors can sometimes worsen existing medical problems, and other times, they may cause new ones.

Birth related injuries

This type of malpractice includes prescribing or recommending medications that could harm the fetus. Birth injuries include inadequate assessment of the baby in the womb or damages that are not treated promptly. Two other examples are a failure to perform C-sections or improper forceps use.

Not following procedures

These include not having a second doctor on call, prematurely releasing you from the hospital, not following up with test results, and not giving proper instructions to patients.

Defective medical devices

Defective medical devices can include:

  • Hip and knee replacements.
  • Pacemakers.
  • Insulin pumps.
  • Dozens of other appliances and machines intended to improve our medical condition.

Pharmacy errors or medication

There are numerous individuals in the process of getting the proper medication to you at the right time. The medication system can break down at any point, causing an error. There can also be issues with the manufacturing process that can cause a medical injury or even death. Drug interactions can also be a source of medication error.

Ineffective and delayed treatments

Ineffective or delayed treatment applies to situations in which a medical professional fails to meet the standards of care that a similar professional with comparable knowledge and skills would use. For example, you might get diagnosed with a cold even though you have pneumonia.

Inadequate monitoring of patients

If you’re not adequately monitored for complications, these situations could occur after and during surgery. These situations can include post-surgical infections and inadequate discharge instructions.

What are our clients saying?

You can find our Google reviews here. We never solicit reviews from our clients, and the reviews you see are real. You can also view our Client Testimonials here.

Our Fees:

Our firm works on a contingency basis, which means you will pay no fees if we cannot get you compensation for your injuries. The terms and conditions of a contingency agreement will be presented to you before we ask you to sign a retainer agreement.

How big is the Law Office of Gloria Seidule’s team?

We are a boutique law firm, not a big box store-style law firm with multiple attorneys and dozens of support staff. We don’t advertise on TV or highway billboards because we choose to devote our resources to serving our clients’ needs. The size of our firm allows us to develop close relationships with our clients, which helps us deliver individualized service.

Has the Law Office of Gloria Seidule won sizeable personal injury settlements?

We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients over the past 30 years. However, our focus is always on maximizing the money you receive based on the facts of your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

You must have a doctor-patient relationship. which means that you hired a professional to treat you, and they agreed to the arrangement. For example, you cannot sue a doctor who gave you advice in a hospital hallway. This professional must have been negligent in performing their duty to the appropriate standard of care. This means that there must be a breach of duty. For example, it is not sufficient to disagree with the advice or treatment provided or if the treatment is not the best. Professionals must be competent and cautious. This negligence must have resulted in an injury or worsening of an existing injury or illness.

The actions or neglect of a medical professional must have caused you harm, and you must have suffered damages.

There are four elements of malpractice:
 
  • A medical professional was hired
  • The professional was negligent
  • Their negligence caused an injury
  • That injury is causing you to suffer harm

Each of these elements must be proven for your experience to be considered medical malpractice, and these elements are the foundation of malpractice proof.
Medical Negligence is when a professional causes injury or death indirectly because they did not follow the standard of care. Although no harm was intended by the professional, a failure to act or learn from the situation causes it to occur. Malpractice is when the standard of care has been intentionally broken, making it more difficult to prove in court.
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