When we go to a medical facility, whether that is our primary care physician, walk-in clinic, hospital, or any other health care provider; we are putting our full faith and trust in their practice and professionalism. We have all heard the stories and news reports of the surgeon who amputated the wrong foot, or the doctor that operated on the wrong kidney. While these grossly negligent stories seem few and far between they were devastating to the patient that it happened to.
As a West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney I am appalled at the vast number of phone calls that my office receives telling me about how their doctor missed an easy diagnoses of cancer or rushed them through their appointment so quickly that they prescribed a medicine that the patient was known to be allergic to. This type of careless and rushed attitude has sent medical malpractice insurance rates sky high.
The simple fact of the matter is that few people know anything about medicine, so when we see a doctor and they tell us that everything is fine we are willing to accept that with one hundred percent certainty. After all, they have been through years of training and know exactly what to look for. But when a medical provider rushes you through an appointment and does not take the time to learn everything there is to learn about your symptoms a disaster is bound to happen. If this happens to you or a loved ones the results can not only be devastating they can be deadly. You owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and the other patients that are going to see this medical care provider to seek the advice of a qualified West Palm Beach personal injury attorney. They will be able to examine the facts of your case and help you determine if you have any legal recourse and what actions should be taken.