Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer
While many healthcare providers deliver quality patient care and take their legal duty to do so seriously, some harm their patients through negligence. When this happens, patients and their families can sustain considerable losses that affect them physically, financially, and emotionally. The effects of such negligence can last for weeks, months, or even years, and sadly, in some cases, medical mistakes can be fatal.
At Freidin Brown, P.A., we take medical injuries seriously, and we understand how a physician’s careless mistakes can turn your life upside down. It may be a relief to know Florida law provides you with legal options through a medical malpractice lawsuit, and we’re here to help you navigate the process. Please contact our office for a case evaluation to learn more about how our Florida medical malpractice lawyers will fight for justice on your behalf.
Overview of Florida Medical Malpractice Cases – What You Need to Know
The basis of a medical malpractice claim is medical negligence, which may exist any time a healthcare provider does not deliver care reasonably and responsibly.
The reasonableness and propriety of a physician’s treatment decisions are measured against another hypothetical doctor with the same background and under the same circumstances in which your injury occurred. If your practitioner deviated from the standard of care, they may be liable for damages.
Medical malpractice is more widespread than you may expect. Johns Hopkins Medicine reveals that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Mistakes in diagnosis, providing care, and other preventable issues cause more than 250,000 deaths every year.
Our Florida Firm Focuses On Medical Malpractice Claims
At Freidin Brown, P.A., we serve personal injury victims, but medical malpractice claims are our core practice area. Medical malpractice cases are complex legal matters, and we know that not just any law firm can handle the challenges of these cases. You must trust the law firm you hire to lead your malpractice claim.
Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to this very precise discipline and have decades of experience in handling medical malpractice cases throughout Florida. We believe your case will be in good hands if you choose us to represent you. We have the knowledge and experience to do what is necessary to recover the money our clients need for recovery.
Our Florida medical malpractice attorneys fight for clients in a wide array of medical error scenarios, including the following:
- Failure to diagnose stroke, cancer, or other medical conditions
- Failure to provide treatment or follow-up care
- Errors and delays in diagnosing (misdiagnosis)
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors, including wrong dosage, wrong medication, wrong patient, and adverse drug interaction mistakes
- Surgical errors and complications, including wrong-site surgeries, unnecessary surgeries, or botched medical procedures
- Prenatal errors and birth injuries
- Hospital negligence
- Emergency room errors
- Lack of patient supervision
- Premature patient discharge
- Dental malpractice
- Chiropractic malpractice
We Demand All Recoverable Compensation for Florida Medical Malpractice Victims
Monetary damages in a medical malpractice case aim to make you as whole as possible after suffering harm because of a practitioner’s negligence. If successful in proving your claim, our Florida medical malpractice attorneys can recover economic and non-economic damages for:
- Costs arising from your negligent medical care
- Medical bills to treat medical malpractice injuries
- Lost income and future earning capacity if your injuries affect your occupation
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and psychological harm
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Losses representing the harm to your personal relationships
We Help Florida Families of Fatally Injured Malpractice Victims
If your loved one suffered a fatal medical malpractice injury, please accept our condolences for your loss. We realize this is a challenging time for you and your family. We can make seeking legal recovery easier if you wish to hold a negligent party accountable for your relative’s death.
Our wrongful death attorneys can seek the maximum compensation on behalf of their estate and surviving family members. Awards may include damages your loved one could have sought had they lived and compensation for losses you suffered because of their death. We can pursue the following:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of your loved one’s income and future financial support
- Loss of your loved one’s services
- Loss of your family member’s companionship, protection, and guidance
- Survivors’ mental pain and suffering
Our Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys Seek and Get Results
At Freidin Brown, P.A., our selectively chosen team is committed to providing personalized legal representation that achieves results. We understand that a medical error can upend your life, so we want you and your family to have the monetary resources you need to move forward and heal.
Our lawyers are trial-tested and have extensive medical malpractice litigation experience. Our case results include more than 20 verdicts exceeding $1 million. Below are some of the awards we have recovered for our clients:
- $38 million for the family of twin boys blinded due to a failure to properly screen and diagnose them following their premature birth.
- $12.7 million for the family of a 5-year-old child who suffered a brain injury caused by negligent care.
- $9.75 million for a mother who sadly suffered an ischemic stroke after a cesarean section.
- $5.5 million for a pregnant woman injured by negligent emergency department care.
Contact Freidin Brown, P.A. today for a free consultation. You can learn more about how we can fight for financial awards for you or your loved one during a free and confidential consultation.
We Will Build a Case Proving Your Medical Malpractice Injury Resulted From a Florida Health Provider’s Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is more than just a bad medical outcome. As noted earlier, it occurs when healthcare providers, hospitals, and medical facilities deviate from accepted practices, and their substandard care harms a patient.
However, proving malpractice can be challenging and requires building a case based on solid medical evidence. Our firm has served clients in Miami, Fort Myers, and across Florida for more than 45 years. We regularly consult medical experts and know what it takes to support a patient’s claim.
The evidence we can use to demonstrate medical negligence caused your injuries includes the following:
- Medical records
- Lab test results and diagnostic imaging
- Eyewitness testimony regarding your care
- Opinions from doctors, nurses, and medical experts
- Records of previous medical malpractice complaints made against the provider or facility
We Take on All Your Legal Issues So You Can Focus on Your Health
In addition to gathering evidence, many other things go into constructing a solid medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. Our Florida malpractice attorneys will do the work while you turn your time and energy toward healing or caring for your hurt family member. We will:
- Investigate your malpractice injury and determine liability
- Prove how and why medical negligence occurred
- Prepare and file malpractice insurance claims against all those at fault
- Identify and assess all your damages
- Handle case-related paperwork, deadlines, phone calls, emails, and meetings
- Assign at least two lawyers to your case to assist with strategy and development
- Negotiate for the maximum compensation possible
- Defend you from bad-faith insurance tactics or pressure to settle for less than you deserve
- Listen to you, answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with frequent and timely updates
- File a medical malpractice lawsuit and represent you at trial if necessary
We Can Represent You With No Upfront Fees or Costs
Because we never want our clients’ current financial situations to stand in the way of seeking economic justice, we represent Florida medical malpractice patients without fees or costs. Because we take cases on contingency, our services will never cost you up front or out of pocket. Instead, we receive payment only if and when we obtain compensation for you.
How Long Do You Have to Pursue a Medical Malpractice Case in Florida?
Many medical malpractice cases begin with an insurance claim, which you should file as soon as possible. Doing so can ensure evidence gets collected and preserved and gives you the maximum time to resolve your case before Florida’s statute of limitations expires.
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11 (4)(c), you have two years from the date of the incident or from the date of discovery to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in civil court. If you do not resolve your claim or take legal action before the deadline expires, you may be unable to secure compensation. If other deadlines apply to your case, our attorneys can advise you further.
What Should You Do If an Insurance Company Offers You a Medical Malpractice Settlement?
If you receive an initial settlement offer from an insurance company, you should beware. Insurance is a business, and companies often look to increase profits by keeping payouts low. Their initial offer may not fully satisfy your losses. This is especially true if you are undergoing treatment and do not know what your future medical needs are or how much they will cost.
Once you hire legal representation, the insurance company (and its lawyers) should not contact you directly. If they do, remain calm and polite, but do not go into detail about your injuries or how they occurred. Do not accept any offer without consulting your medical malpractice lawyer. Instead, ask that further communications go through your attorney.
Additionally, you can protect your medical malpractice claim by attending all your medical appointments and following your doctor’s orders. You should also avoid any activities that could worsen your injuries or that the insurance company could allege caused them.
How Long Does It Take to Resolve a Florida Medical Malpractice Case?
It’s difficult to say how long it takes to resolve a medical malpractice case. No two cases are the same, and all involve different facts, circumstances, injuries, medical complications, and other unique factors that can influence a case’s outcome. The legal process can take place over months or years, so it’s important to have a realistic outlook as you begin the process.
When you work with a personal injury attorney on your case, they can update you on all developments and manage your expectations about the case’s timelines and deadlines. No matter how long it takes, you will have an experienced attorney looking out for you and your financial recovery.
Because of the uncertainty of how long a Florida medical malpractice case can take, we encourage you to reach out to our law office promptly so we can start building your case. You should also take note of Florida’s statute of limitations, as it will help you track how much time you have to file your legal action.
Review Your Legal Options With Our Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
For more than four decades, Freidin Brown, P.A. has represented thousands of clients. We work hard for them, protecting their rights and fighting for their best outcomes. If you or a loved one is recovering from a medical malpractice injury in Florida, we can help.
For more information on the professional legal services we offer for medical malpractice cases, please contact us. Our Florida medical malpractice attorneys are committed to assisting patients who have suffered devastating losses because of preventable healthcare provider errors, and our firm specifically focuses on cases involving medical errors.
We can set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options and next steps. We can provide personalized advice about your rights and remedies after reviewing your situation. You can start on the road to recovery now. Connect with us today.