Medical Malpractice – what happens when a healthcare professional acts negligently?

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Being a medical practitioner is not an easy job.  Most people do not realize how fragile their bodies really are – and making them healthy and strong after an injury or sickness rarely happens overnight. Although most doctors and nurses do great work every single day, once in a while they make mistakes just like the rest of us.

Sometimes those mistakes are unavoidable… while other times, unfortunately, they are not.  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 can help you pursue a case against the negligent party.

Medical Malpractice

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.

Medical malpractice is a form of negligence that happens when an injury or wrongful death occurs due to 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. All medical providers, including doctors and nurses, have a duty to use the appropriate care and diligence to diagnose your illness and provide the proper treatment for such illness.

An important factor to note in the determination of whether a duty of care is met depends upon 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. In the case of a doctor who is a medical specialist, the standard of care is determined by the standard of good medical practice in that specialty within the community. At Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, P.A. we will help you to determine “duty of care” and many other important factors in your particular situation to see if you have a legitimate case.

Some of the types of medical malpractice that our attorneys pursue cases in are:

  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to properly diagnose
  • Birth injuries
  • Emergency room errors
  • Negligence in carrying out the surgery or treatment
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Brain injury
  • Hypoxia brain injuries
  • Hospital or home treatment negligence
  • Retained sponges or other retained instruments
  • Prescription errors

As with all type of cases, you only have a limited amount of time in which to pursue a medical malpractice case. Take control of the situation and get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Enlist the help of our attorneys that work on your behalf to pursue your case and obtain the recover that you deserve. If you or a loved one were injured as a result of medical malpractice or you simply have a question that has not yet been answered, please call Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne.

At Slinkman, Slinkman, & Wynne, P.A., we understand that Medical Malpractice can occur even with the best doctors or nurses. We help clients obtain payment for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering due to Medical Malpractice. If you want to learn more about how to go about hiring the right attorneys for you in a situation where you or your loved one has been injured or killed in a case of Medical Malpractice, then go to We also specialize in Accident & Serious Injury, Wrongful Death, Defective Products and many other types of legal situations where injury or death has occurred.

Whether you are in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, West Palm Beach or any other location throughout the state of Florida, you need to find and hire a law firm that has the level of knowledge and experience that will yield you maximum results, while also working with you throughout your particular situation until it is resolved. With over four decades of experience, that firm is Slinkman, Slinkman, & Wynne.

Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation. Our main office is located in south Florida in Jupiter at 1015 W. Indiantown Road, Suite 101A. You can contact us directly at (561) 686-3400, or via email at Check out our website at


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