Medical malpractice is a much more common problem in the United States than is understood by the public. Studies show that as many as 200,000 or more deaths per year are attributed to medical malpractice. This does not even include the negligent acts which result in injury but not death. However, just a small fraction of those negligent acts lead to a medical malpractice claim.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, you need to consult a Medical Malpractice Attorney as soon as possible to have your claim reviewed. Time is of the essence in Florida with respect to filing a medical malpractice case because the statute of limitations is only 2 years. In other words, if you believe that you, or someone you love, has been injured by a doctor or other health care provider, action must be taken as soon as possible to preserve any potential claim.
Understanding Medical Malpractice in Florida
Medical malpractice cases arise when a medical professional causes injury to a patient during the course of treatment. A victim of medical malpractice can file a claim against the responsible party in order to recover compensation for his or her injuries.
In order to file a successful medical malpractice claim you must show that:
- A relationship existed between you and a health care professional.
- The doctor was negligent when treating you.
- The doctor’s negligence was the direct cause of your injury.
- Your injury led to damages, such as lost wages and medical bills and/or pain and suffering or death.
If you are able to provide evidence that all of these conditions are satisfied, you can receive compensation for your associated medical bills, lost wages, mental anguish and any other consequences you experienced because of the doctor’s negligence.
Why You Need an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you are considering filing a medical malpractice claim, hiring a qualified attorney is essential. Medical malpractice claims are some of the most litigated and expensive cases that we have in Florida. The statutory procedures required in order to simply file a medical malpractice claim are very specific, and must be followed to the letter, or a dismissal of your potential case could occur. If a Florida attorney is not intimately familiar with the medical malpractice statutes, your potential case could be lost before it even begins. Josh Frick has reviewed and litigated literally hundreds of medical malpractice actions in his career. Moreover, only a select few plaintiff’s attorneys in central Florida can say they have tried multiple medical malpractice cases before a jury in Florida. Josh Frick is one of them. When you hire Frick Law you can be sure that your case will be handled by someone who knows medical malpractice laws and procedures and is qualified to evaluate your case, and take it all the way to trial if nessesary.
Contact Frick Law
If you are thinking about filing a claim against a health care professional guilty of medical malpractice, you need representation from a qualified attorney who has experience with these cases. At Frick Law, we understand how medical malpractice cases work, and we can help you maximize your chances of success. Please contact the office today to schedule a consultation or to learn more about filing a claim.