If you or a family member has been injured as a result of medical malpractice or medical negligence please contact our office or an attorney of your choice as soon as possible for the legal advice you need regarding a complicated area of the law. In many states recovery in a medical malpractice practice case is limited by statute in many ways. Florida and many other states have a two-year statute of limitations in order to file a lawsuit against a doctor or hospital or medical malpractice. This two-year statute of limitation provides guidelines requiring injured patients to file a lawsuit within two years of the time the medical negligence took place or two years from the discovery of the medical malpractice. In any event, the lawsuit must be filed within four years of the medical malpractice event or the patient is barred from recovery.
In addition, in medical negligence and malpractice cases, a pre-lawsuit screening process is also a prerequisite for filing a lawsuit in some states such as Florida. This process for seeking compensation in the case of medical malpractice is very complex and that is why you need to contact an attorney at our firm as soon as you discover that the negligence of a doctor, hospital or other medical provider has resulted in injury to you as the patient. Attorneys fees are extremely limited in these types of cases and the accused doctors insurance carriers have a right to conduct an informal investigation into the matter before you as the patient can file a lawsuit.
If a medical provider is found to be negligent and guilty of malpractice in three or more instances as adjudicated in court then normally the State of Florida will suspend their license to practice medicine. However, medical malpractice litigation is a very expensive and many cases can cost over $100,000 just preparing to go to trial because many expert witnesses are usually needed to support a case of medical malpractice. In addition, the theory of comparative negligence is used in many states such as Florida which can affect a case of a patient if he doesn’t exactly follow the instructions of his physician when he or she is being treated.
Please feel free to contact our office for a free consultation if you have sustained injury due to a medical procedure. In some instances, our firm may recognize the name of the doctor involved in the case and he may have had numerous claims filed against him in the past which could help support a case of medical malpractice. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to provide you with a free consultation regarding your possible medical malpractice claim. It is not recommended that you return to the same physician so that he can repair the damage he may have already done if you believe you have suffered a medical negligence or malpractice injury due to an initial procedure performed by the same doctor. We have offices to serve you in Aventura, Pembroke Pines, Doral and Weston, Florida as well as in New York and Colorado.