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According to the law in Florida, Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider's is negligent in the treatment of a patient and that negligence causes injury. In order to prove negligence, it must be demonstrated through expert evidence that the medical practitioner deviated from the established and accepted standard of care in the relevant profession. Therefore, not all medical mistakes constitute medical malpractice.
If you live in Florida and you believe that you may have suffered injury as a result of an medical malpractice by either a healthcare professional or facility, you may have a legitimate medical malpractice claim. It is important to contact a Florida medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible after your injury occurs, so that you can start filing a case. Contact me to schedule your free case evaluation. If it appears your case is potentially meritorious, we can have the relevant medical records reviewed by an appropriate expert to give an opinion on your case.
I have more than 20 years experience in complex litigation matters, the bulk of which has been medical malpractice. I also have experience in pharmaceutical and medical product liability litigation. My specific experience involves cases such as brain damaged babies; failure to diagnose; defective pacemakers; infant shoulder dystocia; failure to treat; prescription errors; and anesthesia errors.
1) How long do I have to file a medical malpractice case in Florida?
According to the Statute of Limitations, the patient has two years from the discovery of the injury that was likely caused by malpractice (or from when the discovery should have been made).
2) How long will it take to resolve a medical malpractice claim in Florida?
Medical malpractices claims can be quite complex, requiring expensive experts to sort through the issues. The medical practitioner's medical malpractice insurance carrier will also be involved. These insurance companies are in the business of vigorously fighting your claim. As such, these claims take many months and often years to resolve.
3) What type monetary damages are available?
In Florida, pain and suffering damages are capped at $1 million. However, a prevailing plaintiff is also entitled to lost earnings and resulting medical expenses (economic), both past and future. Punitive damages may also be available if it is proved that the defendant intended harm.