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Category: Medical Malpractice

Can I Sue a Dentist for Medical Malpractice?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Medical Malpractice on August 8, 2017

A dentist is a medical professional who has completed years of training, passed a rigorous licensing exam, and participated in continuing education courses required to renew his or her license. As medical professionals, dentists are held to high standards when it comes to their treatment of patients, just as doctors and other health care professionals are. A dentist in Florida is required to provide a standard of care that is at least equal to that which another reasonably competent dentist practicing in the same area of specialization in Florida would deliver under the same or similar circumstances. So, the answer is yes, you can sue your dentist for malpractice. But to succeed, there are four elements that you will have to be able to prove. The 4 Elements Required to Prove Dental Malpractice 1. Duty of Care First, in order to sue a dentist, you need to establish that the… read more

10 Reasons People Don’t Sue Their Doctors But Should

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Hospital Negligence,Medical Malpractice on June 5, 2017

You might have a medical malpractice case if a health professional fails to provide proper treatment, and that failure caused your injury. Generally, medical malpractice occurs when all four of the following apply: You had a doctor/patient relationship. Your doctor violated his or her duty of care (i.e., committed negligence). That negligence directly led to injuries or a poor health care outcome. Those injuries led to specific damages. In the medical profession, you’ll find most doctors are wholly devoted to their patient’s health. Unfortunately, you’ll find some who cut corners and don’t have their patient’s best interests at heart. These are the top 10 reasons people should sue their negligent doctors, but don’t: 1. They Like Their Doctor We all develop personal relationships with our health care providers. Sometimes, it’s hard to believe those who help us could do anything wrong. But, if your doctor misses an important diagnosis that… read more

Can You Sue For Bad Plastic Surgery Results?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Medical Malpractice on May 22, 2017

What Is Plastic Surgery? Cosmetic surgery, commonly called plastic surgery, is different than other types of surgery because it is elective. A patient wishes to make a change to his or her body for some reason and hires a physician to perform the necessary procedures. Some forms of plastic surgery are not elective and are instead restorative procedures intended to repair an injured person’s appearance after suffering a disfiguring injury. In these situations, it is highly unlikely that a patient would want to sue his or her doctor for performing a restorative procedure. However, patients who choose elective surgery may feel as if they should they have some legal recourse if they don’t like the results. It’s vital to recognize the difficulty in pursuing these types of cases. Can “Bad” Results Be Considered Malpractice? Medical malpractice or hospital negligence defines any instance of a doctor or medical professional causing harm… read more

Can I Sue a Doctor for Prescribing the Wrong Medication?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Hospital Negligence,Medical Malpractice on May 15, 2017

Medical malpractice is a serious issue that impacts the lives of thousands of Americans every year. Malpractice takes many forms, but generally describes any time a doctor or health care professional causes harm to a patient through negligence (including hospital negligence), or acting in a manner that another reasonable and equally skilled professional would not in the same situation. Prescription errors are a common form of malpractice, and it’s important to know what to do if you find yourself ill or injured due to a prescription drug error. Establishing Medical Malpractice If you suffer an injury due to a doctor or other medical professional’s actions, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit to secure compensation for your damages. To do so, it is highly recommended that you retain the services of a personal injury attorney. Even cases that may at first appear straightforward can quickly spiral into complex legal battles,… read more