We all trust and expect that medical professionals will provide treatment with the utmost care and attention to detail; after all, our very lives are at stake. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional, fails to deliver proper care. When an injury or deteriorated health condition occurs through negligence or by omission of a crucial action, this can be the basis for a medical malpractice claim.
Medical malpractice can be the result of diagnostic errors, treatment errors, issues in providing the proper follow-up care, or issues managing one’s health. Often, a patients’ health deteriorates due to human error that stemmed from poor oversight or plain carelessness. In the worst of scenarios, a patient can lose his life due to the lack of proper care. When one’s quality of life considerably deteriorates or a life is lost, it is especially important to seek justice. Florida medical malpractice attorneys are available to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your loss.
Unfortunately, medical errors have risen to the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. While doctors and care providers don’t intend to cause harm, mistakes are made on a daily basis. Sometimes, these mistakes can drastically affect a person’s health. With the help of our attorneys, it may be possible to file a lawsuit against the doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider whose negligence has caused deteriorated health conditions or the death of a loved one.
At The Finizio Law Group, P.A., we hold medical providers accountable for their actions when those actions hurt the people they are intended to help. Our Florida medical malpractice attorneys have litigated several medical malpractice and hospital negligence cases with favorable results. Common cases include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Emergency room malpractice
- Hospital negligence
- Surgery errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Radiology and lab errors
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries and neonatal care
The statute of limitations in Florida is just two years for a medical malpractice claim. In general, this means that you have just two years from the date that the malpractice was committed to file a warning to the doctor or hospital you intend to sue, not two years from when the injury resulted in deteriorated health or death. However, the actual amount of time you have depends on your specific circumstance.
At The Finizio Law Group, P.A., we have been helping families pursue medical malpractice claims in Florida for over 35 years. Speak with a knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney today to discuss your case for free. Allow our attorneys to help your family by calling 954-645-7700 or contacting us online.