Your Outline To Florida Medical Malpractice ClaimsTampa Bay Legal News
If you are suffering from an injury or trauma due to negligence from your medical provider you might be wondering if you have a case for a medical malpractice claim. You aren’t alone, there are tens of thousands of individuals who suffer from damages at the hands of a medical or dental provider every year. The Florida medical and dental malpractice attorneys at Fulgencio Law will examine your case and provide you many of the answers to the questions you have regarding malpractice in the state. To help you understand how medical and dental malpractice is handled in Florida, the attorneys at Fulgencio Law compiled this outline to serve as a go-to reference.
Breach Of Duty
There are actions or inactions that can be done on the part of a healthcare provider that cause you illness, injuries, or distress. When the standard, accepted amount of care is not served your medical provider may have breached their duty to you. Some examples include:
- Not diagnosing or providing an improper diagnosis
- Not obtaining a full and accurate medical history
- Failure to properly assess the illness or condition
- Unclean or hazardous medical premises
- Error from anesthesia
- Birth injuries such as brain damage, permanent injuries from the birth process to the baby, or damages to the mother
- Surgical mistakes
- Incorrect administration of a procedure
- Administering medicine that is incorrect
These are just a few of the many circumstances that can lead to a medical malpractice claim. The damages you can pursue are similar to that of what can be pursued in a standard personal injury claim such as:
- Cost of medical treatment
- Lost wages due to inability to work
- Pain and suffering
- Final expenses like the cost of a funeral
While there is a multitude of situations that are considered as valid medical malpractice, not everything is a medical or dental malpractice circumstance. For instance, if you had surgery and you don’t like the outcome, that isn’t going to be enough for a medical malpractice claim.
The Complexity Of Medical Malpractice Claims
Filing a medical malpractice claim makes a lot of sense when you have sustained significant damages that have adversely affected your life. A death from a medical procedure would be an example of the need to file a claim. Paralysis or severe infection from negligence on behalf of your provider is also worthwhile reasons. If your damages aren’t that serious, taking the time and the money to pursue a claim may not be worth your time and you may have a difficult prospect of finding a lawyer who will take your case.
The good news is that when you bring your case to a Tampa personal injury lawyer at Fulgencio Law we can discuss your incident with you during a free consultation. We will verify whether you should move forward with a suit and provide a plan to do so or advise you otherwise.
Fulgencio Law serves the residents of Hillsboro County, Sarasota, Manatee, Pasco, Polk, and Pinellas Florida. If you have a valid claim, there isn’t much time to wait before you file. In Florida, there is a three-year statute of limitations that begins at the time of your injuries so waiting puts you in danger of missing the deadline and losing out on your ability to recoup compensation. These claims can take years to come to a conclusion and the sooner you get started the better for your ability to come by your much-needed compensation. Call the Tampa medical malpractice injury attorneys at Fulgencio Law today at (813) 463-0123.