Naples Medical Malpractice Lawyer
As a patient, you trust your Florida physicians and health care professionals to provide quality, safe medical care. However, mistakes can occur, leading to serious bodily harm and even death. While it may bring you some sense of relief to know that you have legal options, medical malpractice claims are among the most complex of all personal injury cases. Beyond the legal issues, there are complicated, technical medical concepts. Plus, you must comply with a distinct set of legal requirements when filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, in addition to the court procedural rules that apply to other types of cases.
At Freidin Brown, P.A., we’re committed to holding health care providers accountable when they make critical, negligent errors. Our team has in-depth knowledge of the relevant medical malpractice laws, and we have extensive experience bringing these cases to court. As a result, you have an edge when it comes to developing a solid strategy to get full compensation for your losses. Please contact our office to set up a free consultation with a Naples medical malpractice lawyer today, and read on for some important information about your rights.
Legal Basis of Florida Medical Malpractice Claims
For an incident involving a medical error to be actionable, the victim must prove four essential elements:
- The health care provider must owe you a duty of care, which typically arises out of the doctor-patient relationship when you seek treatment or consultation;
- You must have evidence of a breach of duty, where that physician deviated from accepted standards in the relevant medical field;
- There must be a direct link between the breach of duty and your injuries, such that you wouldn’t have been harmed but for the breach;
- You must be able to show that you suffered damages because of the medical malpractice incident.
In addition, though it’s not an element, there is a requirement to comply with Florida’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice. Under this law, you have two years after the negligent act occurred in which to file a lawsuit. This time period may be extended to four years in a medical malpractice case, since you may not discover your injuries until long after the event.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
At Freidin Brown, P.A. our Naples medical malpractice lawyers offer legal advice and counsel in the following areas:
- Failure to diagnose a medical condition, such as cancer;
- Birth injury errors;
- Surgical mistakes;
- Negligence in treating heart attack and stroke;
- Medication errors;
- Hospital negligence; and,
- Many more.
We’re dedicated to getting the highest compensation you deserve as a victim of medical malpractice, including monetary damages for medical costs, lost wages, pain, suffering, and others depending on the details of your case.
Consult with a Naples Medical Malpractice Lawyer for Free
If you were injured or lost a loved one through a health care provider’s negligence, please contact Freidin Brown, P.A. to speak to a member of our team. We can set up a no-cost case evaluation at our offices in Miami or Fort Myers to review your circumstances and determine how to proceed.