For many people who have been seriously hurt because of medical negligence or seen a loved one suffer, the essence of a medical malpractice case is that their trust has been violated. The problem is that they trusted (and paid handsomely for) a doctor or hospital to uphold appropriate standards of care, and it didn't happen.
Unfortunately, medical malpractice cases are difficult and expensive to bring forward because:
- They rely on the testimony of doctors who must be willing to call their colleagues negligent.
- There may be limited benefit and maximum risk for the patient.
- These cases are technically intensive and allow for no margin of error.
- There is a short (two-year) statute of limitations in Florida.
- Physicians are protected by the presuit screening process. Plaintiffs are required to advise them in advance that they intend to sue — and give them the right to investigate the case.
- Caps on economic losses, which are considered unconstitutional in Florida, may be abolished.
Despite these drawbacks, some medical malpractice claims are appropriate; an experienced attorney can help you understand whether you have a case.
When You Need Highly Experienced Trial Representation
- A clear failure to perform a procedure correctly
- Gross negligence in surgery — such as the leaving of tools or sponges in a surgical cavity
- Administration of the wrong medication or another serious medication error that caused significant injury to a patient
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