Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida
Has your medical professional betrayed your trust? Did you or someone you love suffer catastrophic medical injuries or death caused by the negligence of hospital or nursing home staff? Where do you turn when you can no longer trust your medical providers? A Jacksonville malpractice attorney may be the answer. If your health care provider’s negligence resulted in paralysis, brain damage or wrongful death, you might have a medical malpractice claim. Birth injuries to children and mothers are another common ground for malpractice claims.
A claim of medical malpractice asserts that a health care provider deviated from the prevailing professional standard of care, thereby causing injury to a patient. Malpractice claims must be filed expeditiously, as there are strict time limits for bringing such actions. If you do not file within the time limit set by the statute of limitations, you will be barred from bring your claim later on.
What kinds of failures are addressed by medical malpractice claims? Some of the typical claims litigated in Florida courts include:
- Failure to perform timely C-section
- Improper medication
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
- Unreasonable delay in treatment
- Anesthesia errors
- Hospital, nursing or surgical errors
- Paralysis or other neurological injury
- Improper use of medical devices
- Bedsores/infections from improper treatment or neglect
If you or a family member has suffered injury at the hands of medical professionals, talk to a Jacksonville malpractice attorney about whether you have grounds for a successful medical malpractice claim, the level of compensation that might be available in light of the Florida legislature’s capping compensation for medical malpractice damages and what effects pending Florida legislation might have on your claim.
Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A. is a well-regarded, personal injury law firm that offers free consultations to discuss your medical malpractice claims. Our attorneys bring more than eight decades of collective experience in successfully assessing, negotiating and litigating medical malpractice claims to our clients’ satisfaction.