When you are sick or injured, you trust healthcare experts to provide you with at least a reasonable standard of care in diagnosing and treating your condition. However, sometimes medical professionals make mistakes that lead to the injury or wrongful death of a patient. If this happened to you or a loved one, contact a Tampa medical malpractice attorney at Capaz Law Firm.
If you were harmed due to the negligence of a nurse, doctor, surgeon, dentist, psychiatrist, hospital or other healthcare provider, contact Capaz Law Firm. Call today for a free consultation.
If you believe you were injured due to your healthcare provider’s negligence, it is in your best interests to speak with a Tampa medical malpractice lawyer. Not only can a seasoned attorney help guide you through the proceedings, but they can also oversee the logistics of your case so that you can focus on getting your life back on track.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways we might be able to assist with your medical malpractice claim:
Typical forms of medical malpractice and negligence occur when medical professionals:
Medical malpractice leads to thousands of deaths and many more injuries in the United States every year. However, patients may suffer unexpected complications in even the most controlled environments, so it can often be difficult to tell whether your injuries are a case of malpractice or misfortune.
Let’s explore the elements that typically constitute a medical malpractice claim:
Medical malpractice can lead to a host of unexpected health complications, potentially changing your life forever. Not only may you be unable to work or return to your normal routines, it’s also likely you’ve been straddled with thousands of dollars in medical expenses due to your healthcare provider’s negligence.
Fortunately, many of these costs might be recoverable in your case. Let’s take a look at the three main categories of damages in a medical malpractice claim:
The moment you fall victim to medical malpractice, a clock starts ticking. Florida sets out strict deadlines for plaintiffs wanting to bring a lawsuit to the state’s civil courts. Typically, you will have up to two years from the day you were injured to bring a suit. Attempting to file outside of this window will probably result in your case being dismissed.
The state also enforces another restriction on plaintiffs planning to file a medical malpractice case. The statute of repose dictates that you may not sue a doctor or another medical professional if more than four years have elapsed since you sustained your injuries. As such, even if you were not aware that a healthcare provider’s negligence caused your health complications, the law will likely prevent you from bringing a suit against the liable party outside of this four-year period.
There are, however, a few exceptions that may grant you an extension. For instance, if you can provide proof that the medical professional misrepresented information, concealed their mistakes, or committed fraud, you may be granted additional time to file a lawsuit.
Due to Florida’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits, it’s important to file your claim as soon as possible. You have a limited amount of time to act. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, contact Capaz Law Firm. Call 813-440-2700 for your free consultation.
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