When you visit a medical professional for treatment, you expect to receive a competent level of care to treat your illness or injuries. However, not all medical appointments and hospitalizations end in successful outcomes and even worse, sometimes patients are injured by the negligence of a healthcare provider– in fact, you can suffer additional injuries or a worsening condition.
If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in Florida, you can receive compensation to recover from your damages through a malpractice lawsuit. For your representation, look no further than Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC. Contact our office today to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC can provide representation for your medical malpractice case. Our clients choose FGBO for our extensive litigation knowledge, affordable representation, and wealth of resources and network.
One of the most difficult things for patients to determine is whether he or she has been a victim of medical malpractice. In the case of medical malpractice, most victims are not sufficiently medically educated to know if someone made an unreasonable medical mistake. Even more complicating is the fact that patients must trust and rely upon healthcare providers to give good medical care or identify when poor medical care was given. This reliance is further complicated by the fact that healthcare providers tend to protect each other when a medical mistake is made.
So how do you know to call Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC to obtain the advice of a skilled and experienced medical malpractice lawyer?
Medical malpractice can encompass numerous types of injuries and illnesses. If you suffered an injury and suspect that it may be the result of a medical professional’s negligence or failure to provide competent care, you may have the basis of a medical malpractice claim. Here are some examples:
When you undergo surgery, you expect that the surgeon will complete the procedure safely and efficiently. However, surgical errors can occur or may not be noticed in a timely fashion. Other examples of surgical errors include leaving a foreign object in your body, not timely detecting a surgical complication, performing unnecessary surgery that results in complication or worsening of condition, or performing surgery in the wrong site.
When you go into the emergency room, you want to receive correct care quickly and efficiently. Emergency room errors can occur when doctors fail to attend to you in a timely manner, discharge you without giving you adequate care, or perform any other error that leads to further damage to you and your body.
Many preventable mistakes can lead to birth injuries. Common errors that occur in the delivery room include the misuse of forceps or vacuums to deliver a child, failure to monitor the fetal monitors during labor, or ignoring a mother’s vitals in the labor room. The mother and the child can suffer significant trauma and injury, including oxygen deprivation, permanent disability, and internal bleeding. The child can suffer birth injuries such as cerebral palsy due to botched or delayed delivery or even death to the mother and/or child. This type of negligence not only can cause a lifetime of pain and disability, but they can also lead to an endless and unbearable financial burden that could have been avoided
These do happen and should be immediately investigated not only by law enforcement but also your medical malpractice lawyers. Healthcare facilities have a duty to prevent these occurrences from happening and if they do happen we can help you enforce your rights.
Bedsores, pressure sores, and decubitus ulcers are serious injuries with long term and sometimes life-threatening consequences. If you or a loved one develops a bed sore while admitted to a healthcare facility, our lawyers may be able to help you.
Many patients are very susceptible to falls while in healthcare facilities due to their medical condition, medications, or other factors. When an injury results from a fall in a hospital or nursing home, our lawyers can investigate the incident and seek compensation for your injuries and associated financial costs.
One of the most common forms of medical malpractice is the failure to diagnose or rendering the wrong diagnosis. Doctors can miss crucial medical conditions or diagnose a condition as another one. Without a proper diagnosis, the condition may worsen and may even progress past a treatable point, which can lead to injury or death.
Prescribing or administering medication that the patient is allergic to, over prescribing medications, or administering medications to the wrong patient have all been sources for medical malpractice lawsuits. This type of malpractice can have longstanding or even deadly results.
Your doctor can only discharge you from the hospital if you are in the proper condition to receive this discharge. However, prematurely discharging you is a form of malpractice because you can suffer additional consequences. You can experience a worsening injury or illness, and some patients even die as a result of an undetected condition or medical hazard the doctor failed to treat.
According to Florida’s statute of limitations, you must file a medical malpractice claim within two years of discovering the injury or when you should have reasonably discovered the injury. At the latest, you have four years from the date of when the malpractice occurred under some circumstances. For this reason, it is important to immediately call if you suspect that you or a loved one was the victim of medical malpractice.
Before you can hold a medical professional responsible for medical malpractice, you must serve him or her a notice of intent to sue the professional. This notice should include an affidavit from a medical professional that states that you have a valid claim. Our lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced in navigating the very complex statutory rules and regulations that must be followed before you can pursue such a claim.
If you suspect that you are a victim of medical malpractice, it is important that you contact our office as soon as possible. There are many legal prerequisites that must be followed before a case can be pursued and failure to do so can adversely affect your potential case. If you believe you are a victim of malpractice, follow these steps.
Have you suffered injuries from medical malpractice in Florida? FGBO can help. Contact our Tampa offices today to schedule your free consultation and discuss your legal options.
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