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Fighting To Recover After Suffering From Medical Malpractice

When you go to a doctor or hospital for help, you are putting your very life in their hands. As you receive treatment from these medical professionals, you are at your most vulnerable, and any mistake made by them can have devastating and lifelong consequences for you. When the reckless or negligent actions of a doctor, nurse or other professional result in an avoidable injury, someone needs to hold them accountable for their actions and the consequences of them.

At our Ocala office of Piccin & Glynn, our lawyers have more than 70 combined years of experience representing individuals through their malpractice claims, and we are prepared to put our decades of experience to work for you. We have won settlements worth well over a million dollars, and we are prepared to put the full extent of our legal skills and knowledge to work for you.

What Is At Stake In These Accidents

The consequences of leaving a surgical device in a person or an anesthesia or medication error can jeopardize your ability to walk, talk, think, work or have a relationship. Our goal as your personal injury attorneys is to win a settlement that covers the current and future costs of your injuries, including:

  • Lost income and loss of earning potential
  • Medical expenses, including future treatment and surgeries
  • Relocation and renovation costs to adapt to a disability
  • The loss of personal relationships, including marriages and social interactions.

If your loved one has passed on from this accident, we can also help you pursue compensation that includes funeral and burial expenses, as well as a lifetime of lost contributions to your family.

How We Resolve These Claims

Insurance companies and medical providers often fight back to minimize their liability for your injuries and the compensation they pay you. One common tactic in these situations is offering the victim a fast settlement that is a lowball offer worth far less than the victim deserves.

We can act on your behalf to identify these insulting offers and reject them while negotiating for something that accurately reflects the costs of your injuries. While negotiating is often the preferable resolution method, as it is usually quicker and simpler, sometimes litigation is necessary. In these cases, we will stand up for you in court to earn every penny you deserve for what you went through.

Do Not Settle For Less After Suffering From Malpractice

After these accidents, a hospital representative may approach you and suggest that leaving lawyers out of this can be easier for everyone. Do not make the mistake of representing yourself in these cases, as you may be the one left holding the bill for your recovery as a result.

Instead, call our office to meet with a Florida attorney who will advocate in your behalf through your recovery. Call 352-558-8480 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice in Florida

1. What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional deviates from the accepted standard of care, resulting in harm or injury to a patient. This can include errors in diagnosis, treatment, medication, or aftercare.

2. How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case in Florida? To determine if you have a medical malpractice case in Florida, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Generally, if you’ve suffered harm due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, you may have a case. Factors such as the standard of care, causation, and damages will be considered.

3. What is the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Florida? In Florida, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases is generally two years from the date of the incident or discovery of the injury. However, there are exceptions and nuances to this rule, so it’s crucial to seek legal advice promptly.

4. Can I sue for medical malpractice if I signed a consent form? Signing a consent form does not necessarily waive your right to pursue a medical malpractice claim. However, it can complicate the case. The validity of the consent form and the extent of the information provided to you before signing will be factors considered in your case.

5. What damages can I recover in a medical malpractice case in Florida? In Florida, victims of medical malpractice may be entitled to various damages, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related losses. An attorney can help assess the full extent of your damages.

6. Do I need expert testimony to prove medical malpractice in Florida? Yes, expert testimony is typically required to establish medical malpractice in Florida. Medical experts provide opinions on the standard of care, whether it was breached, and how it resulted in harm to the patient.

7. Can I file a medical malpractice claim against a hospital or healthcare facility in Florida? Yes, you can file a medical malpractice claim against a hospital or healthcare facility in Florida if their employees or agents acted negligently, resulting in your injury. Hospitals can be held liable for the actions of their staff under the doctrine of vicarious liability.

8. Is there a cap on damages for medical malpractice cases in Florida? As of 2022, Florida law places caps on non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering) in medical malpractice cases. However, these caps may vary depending on factors such as the severity of the injury and the number of claimants involved.

9. How long does it take to resolve a medical malpractice case in Florida? The timeline for resolving a medical malpractice case in Florida can vary widely depending on factors such as the complexity of the case, the willingness of the parties to negotiate, and court scheduling. Some cases may be settled relatively quickly, while others can take years to reach a resolution.

10. How much does it cost to hire a medical malpractice attorney in Florida? Many medical malpractice attorneys in Florida work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you receive compensation through a settlement or verdict. The fee is typically a percentage of the recovered amount. Initial consultations are often free, allowing you to discuss your case with an attorney without financial risk.