Do you need a medical malpractice lawyer? If you or a loved one have been injured by the carelessness of a doctor, hospital, nurse, or other health care provider, the attorneys at Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, P.A. can help you pursue a case against the negligent party for damages.
When Are You Entitled To Damages?
When a healthcare professional acts negligently, causing injury or death to a patient, that patient or their loved ones may be entitled to collect damages. The attorneys at Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne are experienced professionals in seeking due compensation for such occurrences.
What Does “Standard Of Care” Mean?
The law does not hold medical professionals automatically liable even when they injure you. You must show that the medical facility or professional did not meet the prevailing professional standard of care. Medical malpractice is a form of negligence where an injury results from the failure of a medical professional or medical facility (doctor, nurse, medical technician, psychiatrist, psychologist, hospital, healthcare facility, etc.) to exercise the appropriate care, skill or diligence necessary to properly care for the medical condition.
A doctor or other medical provider has a duty to use the appropriate care and diligence to diagnose your illness and provide the proper treatment for such illness. The determination of whether a duty of care is met depends on the standard of care for that professional or facility in their community. Simply put, the applicable duty arises from the accepted practices of other professionals or facilities in the same field and geographical area.