If you or a loved one is harmed by the negligence or carelessness of a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical professional in Florida, it is important to speak to an experienced Florida medical malpractice lawyer. Florida law allows you to seek recovery for the harm you or your loved one has suffered. However, to obtain compensation for your injuries you typically must show the following elements:
- The health care professional owed you a duty of care
- The professional fell below (or breached) that standard of care
- You suffered injury or damages that the law will recognize
- There is a connection between your injury and the professional’s breach
Here are just some examples of medical malpractice claims that exist:
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Missed laboratory results
- Surgical errors
- Unnecessary surgical procedures
- Failure to receive informed consent
- Wrong medications
- Insufficient aftercare
There is a two-year statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim. This means you have two years starting from the date of the injury or when you reasonably determined you were injured to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Please call attorney Warren Chin and the lawyers at Eastmoore, Crauwels & DuBose for a free consultation.