Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida | What to Know
Unfortunately, not every doctor is worthy of the trust that their patients put in them. Many doctors may behave negligently, causing their patients to suffer injuries or complications. If you have been injured by your doctor’s negligence, you are likely looking to recover compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim. To learn more about your eligibility for compensation, continue reading and reach out to our experienced Florida medical malpractice attorney.Get Your Case Started
How can I take legal action against my doctor for malpractice?
You will have to prove a few factors to file a successful medical malpractice claim against your negligent doctor. This is why you will need to retain the services of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. You and your attorney will first have to prove that you were the doctor’s patient and that they owed you a duty of care. Next, you will have to prove that your doctor breached that duty of care and that this resulted in your harm and cost you to suffer financial damages.
During this process, you must be aware that physicians will typically hire aggressive legal counsel who will work tirelessly to disprove your claim. This is why it is crucial that you retain the services of an attorney who is experienced in handling medical malpractice claims and will work to prove your claim at all costs.
What are the most common examples of medical malpractice?
There are various ways a doctor can behave negligently. The most common examples of medical malpractice are as follows:
- Hospital infections
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Misreading laboratory results
- Failing to order proper testing
- Failing to diagnose
- Premature discharge
You are likely entitled to compensation if you have been injured by your doctor in any of the above circumstances. Reach out to our experienced attorney to learn how we will assist you by gathering and presenting evidence to support your claim.
What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Florida?
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is generally four years in Florida. This means that you will have four years from the date of your accident to file your medical malpractice claim against your negligent doctor. Failure to file your claim may result in you being permanently time-barred from suing. To get started with this process as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced Florida medical malpractice attorney. We will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal.
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