Florida medical malpractice lawyer: What is a preventable medical error?

Florida medical malpractice attorney, Gary Roberts, says malpractice usually occurs when a medical professionals’ error causes damage or harm to a patient. These errors are most often preventable.

November 17, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–According to experienced medical malpractice attorney, Gary Roberts, with the Palm Beach law firm of Gary Roberts and Associates, negligence by a medical professional is not uncommon and is typically preventable. Errors by doctors, nurses and hospitals can include an error in diagnosis, treatment, or illness management. If negligence results in injury to a patient, a legal case for medical malpractice can arise against the treating professional.

Educated South Florida medical malpractice attorney, Roberts, asserts the following examples of preventable errors or negligent care by a doctor, nurse or hospital may cause a medical malpractice lawsuit:

-Errors in diagnosis and treatment
-Improper treatment
-Mismanagement of an illness or a disease
-Lack of informed consent
-Any other preventable error or negligent care

Knowledgeable West Palm Beach medical malpractice litigator, Roberts, states most medical professionals are highly educated and competent in their fields of expertise. He asserts most patients in America receive good care from conscientious medical personal and institutions. It is unfortunate when a clearly preventable error like those listed above occur. Patients and family members who have been injured by a doctor, hospital other health care professional or institution may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses.

Media Contact: Gary Roberts, a South Florida medical malpractice lawyer (561) 686-1800 [email protected]

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