Medical Malpractice

Thousands of people are injured or die as a result of medical negligence every year.  Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider deviates from the recognized “standard of care” in the treatment of a patient.  To prove liability and recover damages, one has to prove below “standard of care” was given as defined by others in the medical profession.

There are a number of components to filing medical malpractice or negligence claim:

  • malpractice, negligence, wrongdoing, lawyer, attorney, court, lawsuit, legalThe plaintiff must show a duty was owed. A legal duty exists when a provider undertakes the treatment or care of a patient.
  • The plaintiff must show the duty was breached. The health care provider deviated from the recognized standard of care.
  • The plaintiff must show that the breach of standard of care caused an injury.
  • The plaintiff must show that there was a deviation from the accepted standard of care. It must be shown that the provider acted in a manner which was contrary to the generally accepted standard of care in his or her profession.
  • The plaintiff must show there were damages as a result of the medical negligence.

With the burden of proof on the plaintiff, or the patient, it’s important to know your rights.

If you believe you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical negligence, call Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz.  Our medical malpractice attorneys will give you personalized legal representation to help you get the compensation you deserve to get back to the position you were in before you were injured.  Our medical malpractice attorneys represent cases such as:

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  • Missed / delayed diagnosis
  • Birth injuries
  • Surgical errors
  • Negligence
  • Prescription drug errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Medical device errors
  • Failure to monitor condition
  • Improper consent

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical negligence, it is important to consult a medical malpractice attorney immediately.  In Florida, there is a 2 year statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim, so in order to protect your rights and possibly recover damages, call Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz to review your case.

We provide a free consultation to discuss your case and determine what can be done to protect your rights. 

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. has six medical malpractice attorney offices in Southwest Florida. The offices are located in Fort Myers (two offices to serve you), Cape CoralNaplesLehigh Acres, and Port Charlotte for your convenience.