What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in Florida?
Under Florida Statutes §766.101, medical malpractice occurs when medical professionals—such as nurses, providers, surgeons, radiologists, hospitals, and other healthcare personnel—fail to provide a reasonable standard of medical care to patients, resulting in preventable harm.
The statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Florida is generally two years from the date the injury was discovered or should have been discovered. Before filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, a pre-suit process must be followed, which involves notifying the healthcare provider of the intent to sue and investigating the claim.
If a medical malpractice claim is successful, the injured party may be entitled to compensation for various damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
It’s important to seek sound counsel from a qualified medical malpractice lawyer who can help fortify your case with relevant evidence, present a compelling argument to back up your claims, and negotiate effectively on your behalf with involved parties (such as insurers and medical organizations) to recover damages.
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Proving Medical Negligence in Tallahassee
To successfully bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against an offending physician, provider, or medical organization, petitioners must establish various key elements, including:
- Duty of Care: To effectively establish medical negligence in Florida, you must prove that your provider owed you a certain standard of medical care.
- Breach of Duty: Injured patients must establish that their provider breached the aforementioned duty of care through medical negligence. In other words, claimants must prove that the liable party deviated from the standard of care expected from similar professionals in similar circumstances.
- Damages: To initiate a medical malpractice lawsuit, victims must show that the harm resulting from medical malpractice is compensatory (e.g., there are recoverable damages to be sought). A medical malpractice lawyer can help clients pursue maximum compensation for their suffering.
- Causation: Causation is the most important element to establish in any medical malpractice case. Injured patients must prove that the medical professional's negligent actions directly caused the patient's injury.
Advocating for Injured Patients in Tallahassee
Our Tallahassee attorneys represent clients in various legal matters, from birth injury claims to workers' comp disputes to nursing home abuse lawsuits. No matter the complexities of your claim, our team has over 15 years of experience to guide your steps with wisdom and clarity, empowering you to pursue justice after being wrongfully injured by someone else’s negligence. If you’re preparing to file a medical malpractice claim in Tallahassee or the surrounding area, look no further than our passionate attorneys to protect your rights and seek fair compensation.
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