Medical malpractice arises from a medical professional’s negligence and can result in serious injury or illness. If you believe that you’ve suffered from a failure to diagnose an illness properly, unnecessary surgical procedures, inaccurate patient history, false or misread lab results, and more, you may be eligible for compensation.
Florida state law has a statute of limitations for medical malpractice that requires a claim be made within two years from the time of the incident or two years from the time the incident occurred. It also allows for two years from the time the incident should have been discovered had due diligence been done. According to the statute, an action, or claim, cannot be made after four years from the incident. Because of this limited time frame, action should be taken as soon as possible upon discovering or experiencing the effects of medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice can result in death, injury, emotional pain and suffering, and lost wages and can arise from medical, dental, or surgical diagnosis as well as the care of a healthcare provider.
Unfortunately, medical malpractice can be difficult to prove, so the sooner you contact a Florida medical malpractice attorney after realizing you may be the victim, the more information you may have that will help you win the case.
Attorney Garnes will work to build a case that proves you were the victim of medical malpractice and that your injuries are a result of the negligence of your care providers.
If your case is determined to be medical malpractice, you may be able to settle for the following:
- Medical Expenses: Medical expenses include hospital stays, medications, exams, tests, physical therapy, and more. Settlements can also cover medical accessories, including crutches and walkers.
- Lost Wages: Being out of work after an accident or injury can result in lost wages. A personal injury settlement can require the person at fault to pay for lost wages, including lost future income.
- Emotional Harm: In some accidents, the victim is left with emotional harm and may be able to receive compensation for pain and suffering or therapy to handle the emotional issues that arose from the accident.