St. Petersburg Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you think about the people that you trust most in the world, especially as it pertains to your health and wellbeing, your doctor is likely at the top of the list. Indeed, most of us trust our doctors–sometimes without asking questions or questioning their wisdom–to diagnose us, treat us, prescribe medications, and even operate on us. While most of the time medical treatment goes as planned, there are situations where things go wrong. Indeed, when a medical professional commits an act of malpractice, a patient may suffer a severe adverse result. At The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group, our St. Petersburg medical malpractice lawyers can help. Reach out to us today to learn more.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider breaches the standard of care that is owed to a patient. That standard of care is known as the medical standard of care, which is the same extent of care which another doctor of similar training and experience would exercise in the same situation.
Medical malpractice might include:
- Medication errors;
- Failure to diagnose;
- Failure to treat;
- Surgical errors; and
Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Florida
Medical malpractice claims can be complicated, in large part because most doctors have lawyers who are protecting them against liability. What’s more, those who are pursuing a medical malpractice claim will need to recruit experts to testify to the fact that the healthcare provider in question did indeed breach the standard of care owed to the patient. Indeed, a plaintiff is required to provide an affidavit that’s signed by a medical expert stating that the claim is valid before the case can even proceed.
What’s more, medical malpractice claims (as well as other civil actions in our state) are subject to a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is two years from the date of discovery, and never more than four years from the date that the incident occurred.
You Deserve to Be Compensated
While these types of claims are indeed complex, this should not be something that bars you from taking the legal action that’s necessary to recover the damages award that you deserve. When a healthcare provider breaches the standard of care owed to you, you can hold that provider liable for the value of your economic and noneconomic losses. Our lawyers will help you to build your claim, prove malpractice, prove damages, and ultimately negotiate your settlement.
Call Our St. Petersburg Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
If you are the victim of medical malpractice or a loved one of yours has been harmed due to malpractice, our law firm wants to help. The process begins by calling our law office and requesting a free consultation with one of our St. Petersburg medical malpractice lawyers. From there, we can advise you of your best options and next steps to take and, if you decide to hire us, we can start working on your claim immediately.
To schedule a free case consultation, please call our law firm directly or send us a confidential message today.