- Anesthesia Error
- Failure To Diagnose
- Medication Error
- Retained Foreign Bodies After Surgery
When does medical malpractice occur?
Medical malpractice occurs when hospitals, doctors, nurses and other health care professionals fail to act reasonably or deviate from a reasonable standard of care. Medical malpractice results in serious personal injury or wrongful death to a patient.
Medical professionals have a duty to safely and correctly treat patients. They must always keep the best interest of the patient in mind. When doctors and nurses fail to listen to their patients, the consequences can be fatal. This is why it is critical for doctors to take a complete medical history from a patient if they want to have a correct diagnosis. Failing to listen can lead to a wrongful death or very serious personal injury to a patient.
In the event that you win a medical malpractice case, you may receive compensation for physical damages, financial, medical costs as well as pain and suffering induced to the plaintiff.
Medical malpractice cases arise from common errors including:
- Foreign bodies after surgery
- Anesthesia error
- Failure to diagnose
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Failure to treat
If a personal injury lawyer can prove that a negligent doctor, nurse, and/or other healthcare provider has committed medical malpractice in the State of Florida, they should be held accountable for the lifelong, avoidable harm and hardships they inflicted on their patients and their families.
What has to be proved to win a medical malpractice case?
In order to prove medical malpractice, negligence by a health care provide must be an immediate cause of the damages that the plaintiff has sustained. The plaintiff must also prove that the care received did not meet the “standard of care” for medical professionals under similar circumstances. The injured person must then prove that if he/she had been treated with the standard of care, the patient would not have suffered the injuries.
Statute of Limitations
Florida statute of limitations says you have two years to bring you lawsuit forward in order to be eligible to receive compensation for your damages.
There are some exceptions that will allow you to bring a suit forward up to four years after the occurrence. It is important to consult with a personal injury so that the facts or your particular claim can be reviewed and you are made fully aware of you legal rights and options.
What are the costs?
Along with all other types of personal injury cases, South Florid Personal Injury Center fees are contingent. What does this mean? It simply means that the our clients are not expected to pay fees or costs until we recover for them.