Getting Answers To Florida Medical Malpractice Questions
When a health care practice is responsible for your medical malpractice injury, you will likely have more questions than answers.
Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about medical malpractice.
What are some examples of medical malpractice individuals have recovered from?
There are many different types of medical injuries that could give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, common examples include injuries from anesthesia mistakes, surgical errors, failing to properly inform a patient of the risks of a procedure, prescribing the wrong medication or dosage or conducting the wrong surgery.
How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim?
Injured parties have two years from the date of their injury to file a medical malpractice claim in the state of Florida. This does not mean that parties should wait the full two years to file a claim. Starting the case early ensures evidence is preserved and fresh for examination.
The hospital has offered me a settlement for the medical injury. Should I take it?
No. You should never rush into accepting a settlement offer without first consulting an attorney. In many cases, insurance companies offer lowball settlements that do not adequately take into account the compensation you need today and in the future. They are not your advocates. Before accepting any offer, let a lawyer you can depend on review your case to determine if the settlement offer accurately reflects what you need and deserve.
What types of compensation can I potentially recover if I win a medical malpractice case?
The compensation you receive for your injuries should match the total cost of the consequences of your injuries. Compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, physical and emotional therapy and rehabilitation. Depending on your circumstances, there may be other types of damages you can pursue.