Medical Malpractice

Substandard Medical Care

X ray Medical malpractice a/k/a substandard medical care is a form of negligence where an injury results from the failure of a medical professional or medical facility (doctor, nurse, medical technician, psychiatrist, hospital or healthcare facility) to exercise adequate care, skill or diligence in performing their treatment. The attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm with offices in Miami, Florida, Boston, Massachusetts and Houston, Texas realize a lawyer’s job is to help clients on their road to recovery.

The most common cases brought against doctors are:

  • Improper diagnosis
  • Incorrectly performed treatment
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Medical instruments, sponges, needles or other foreign objects left inside a patient after surgery
  • Failure to advise of diagnosis
  • Lack of informed consent
  • Abandonment (failure to attend to a patient)
  • Continuing a treatment that has been shown to be ineffective

The duty of a medical professional is not the duty to cure or even to guarantee a good outcome from treatment. Medical malpractice does not occur every time medical treatment proves unsuccessful. A healthcare provider’s duty, however, is to give good medical care according to accepted standards or, in the case of a specialist, accepted standards in that medical specialty. Medicine is not an exact science, and doctors are not required to be right every time they make a diagnosis. A misdiagnosis can be arrived at even when all proper tests are performed accurately or evaluated by a skilled doctor with the utmost care. A misdiagnosis becomes malpractice, however, if the doctor fails to obtain a proper medical history, order the appropriate tests, performs a substandard or inappropriate surgery or recognize observable symptoms of the illness

If you were injured due to substandard medical care and would like to discuss your legal rights, do not hesitate to contact us. The attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm have the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve your needs, and the skill to obtain the compensation you deserve. To reach our lawyers you may click email the firm, call 800-499-0551 from within the U.S., Skype BraisLaw worldwide or click Contact Us to select and complete a form for a free evaluation of your case.


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