Robert E. Turffs

Attorney At Law


4837 Swift Road. #100-11
Sarasota, Florida 34231

Phone: (941) 953-9009
Fax: (941) 953-5736

Does a bad surgical result mean malpractice occurred?

The lack of a successful result does not necessarily mean that malpractice occurred. Many times doctors exercise the highest possible level of care, using up to date knowledge and outstanding skill, but the optimal result does not occur. Under these circumstances, malpractice does not occur. On the other hand, if a treatment is not successful because a doctor provide care below prevailing standards in his field, there very well may be malpractice.