Medical malpractice is very frightening because it involves negligence by the very people that we trust with our lives. Unfortunately, there are times in which individuals are injured due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or even a pharmacist. It is rather unsettling, but it does happen. Because medical malpractice happens, we have represented clients who have been the victims. Their injuries have been lifelong and devastating. These clients come to us because they need a South Florida lawyer who knows the law and who can achieve a settlement for them that takes care of their past, present, and future medical expenses; their childcare costs; lost wages; and other expenses that the injuries have incurred.
Health Care Mistakes
There are different types of medical malpractice that include:
- Birth Injury
- Brachial Plexus
- Cerebral Palsy
- Child Injuries
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Doppler Ultrasound
- Emergency Room
- Fetal Distress
- Fetal Monitoring
- Heart Disease
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalophathy
- Optic Nerves
- Posterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (PION)
- Post Operative Visual Loss (POVL)
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Shoulder Dystocia
Unfortunately, medical neglect is something that is a growing problem all across Florida and the United States. While the insurance companies and the doctors they insure claim they are victims of patients and their lawyers, there are many of these cases in which juries find the doctors to be at fault. The courts are not as clogged with frivolous lawsuits as the insurance companies suggest. They cite that high medical costs are due to an increase in malpractice suits. The fact is, doctors make mistakes and injured people need to be compensated for the financial losses that result from the injuries that are sustained. So don’t worry about possibly filing a frivolous suit. We will look at the circumstances surrounding your case and will make that determination for you.
Statute Of Limitations
In Florida, there is a Statute of Limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. First, a South Florida attorney must file it for you before the tie expires. If the time expires, then the case can never be filed. The case must be filed within 2 years of the incident or from the time the incident was discovered or should have been discovered. No action can be taken more than 4 years from the date the incident occurred.
If the case involves a minor, the claim can be filed any time before the child’s 8th birthday, regardless of when the negligent act occurred as long as it occurred before 8 years of age. After the minor’s 8th birthday, the law applies to them as it applies to an adult.
Contact A Boca Raton Lawyer
If you feel that you have been the victim of medical malpractice or you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone within the medical community, let us know. We will be more than happy to evaluate your case so that we can determine if you have one and then inform you of the steps that need to be taken. To allow us to review the circumstances of your situation, call us at 561-361-9600. You will learn about your options, your rights, and what we can do in your unique case.