Doctors are supposed to be medical professionals we can trust to make the hard decisions about our health and well-being. If you trusted a healthcare provider in Bradenton to treat or diagnose your ailment properly and they failed, resulting in personal injury or wrongful death, you need to call our Bradenton medical malpractice attorneys for a free consultation.
Understand the steps you need to take to file a medical malpractice claim before you start the process. If you have a personal injury or lost a loved one due to a doctor’s negligence, we want you to know our medical malpractice lawyers are here to make this process as easy as possible.
Over 100,000 Americans suffer each year from medical malpractice involving personal injury or wrongful death. If you or a loved one experienced medical negligence from a doctor, nurse, or hospital staff at Blake Medical Center, Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota, Englewood Community Hospital, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, or another healthcare facility in Manatee County, please schedule a free consultation with our Bradenton medical malpractice lawyers.
First, let’s discuss everything you will need to know before your free consultation with our medical malpractice lawyers. Be prepared when you unveil the details of your medical malpractice claim and speak knowledgeably to your legal representation. What do you need to know about medical malpractice?
Florida’s state statutes go in depth to discuss medical malpractice definitions, processes, and restrictions.
In Title XLV, Chapter 766 of Florida state law, Florida State Statute 766.102 states: “In any action for recovery of damages based on the death or personal injury of any person in which it is alleged that such death or injury resulted from the negligence of a health care provider as defined in s. 766.202, the claimant shall have the burden of proving by the greater weight of evidence that the alleged actions of the health care provider represented a breach of the prevailing professional standard of care for that health care provider. The prevailing professional standard of care for a given health care provider shall be that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers.”
In other words, Florida law recognizes medical malpractice when a doctor, nurse, or hospital fails to provide the standard of care sufficient for treating an ailment or injury. Instead, the doctor, nurse, or hospital causes a personal injury or wrongful death due to negligence.
What terms do you need to know for your medical malpractice claim? Familiarize yourself with the following topics before scheduling your free consultation with our medical malpractice lawyers. That way, when you contact our Bradenton medical malpractice attorneys, you already know the basics of what your lawsuit entails.
Medical Negligence: What is medical negligence? When a doctor, nurse, or hospital deviates from the standard of care for a condition or ailment, the patient could end up with a personal injury, or in the worst case scenario, a wrongful death. This is the backbone of every medical malpractice suit so make sure you gather all the information you have to show your medical malpractice lawyers during your free consultation.
Standard of Care: If an expert medical witness with a similar background can testify that there is another, more effective method of treatment that is more widely used, then the doctor’s negligence is validated and proven to be below the normal standard of care. Our medical malpractice lawyers will make sure that we find multiple expert witnesses to prove that a different approach could have avoided this medical mistake altogether.
Statute of Limitations: Under Bradenton law, there is a time frame in which you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit to prove medical negligence, personal injury, and/or wrongful death. Depending on your specific case, there may be differing regulations. However, Florida law usually gives you two years after discovering the injury to hire a medical malpractice lawyer and file a lawsuit.
Now that you know the terminology related to medical malpractice cases let’s discuss what the process will look like once you hire your medical malpractice lawyer.
In Manatee County, our law firm has a reputation for getting our clients the results they need. Denmon Pearlman’s medical malpractice lawyers begin by gathering information from the Manatee County hospital where you were treated. Our law firm’s medical malpractice lawyers will interview your doctor, nurses, and every hospital staff member you interacted with during your visit to get the answers we need to build your case. We will get input from every witness we can in order to build your strongest case against your doctor and the hospital.
Once our medical malpractice lawyers gather information from all of the witnesses, we will review your healthcare records related to the incident. Our law firm will also contact medical experts to testify on the proper standard of care. The more doctors we get on your side, the better our chances will be of retrieving a larger settlement.
We will also find a financial expert to testify on your lost wages. If you could not work due to your personal injury or a loved one’s wrongful death, our medical malpractice lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve to make up for time missed at work. Medical negligence is a big deal. Our medical malpractice lawyers take these cases very seriously, which is why we fight for all of the compensation we can to help you pay your hospital bills and gain emotional stability.
Now that we started discussing medical bills let’s talk about your insurance company. You’ve already suffered a personal injury or wrongful death. The last thing you need right now is to deal with a rude insurance adjuster who won’t listen to your side of the story. Let our medical malpractice lawyers present the case to your insurance company and reduce your bills before the settlement. You shouldn’t have to do this alone. Schedule a free consultation to learn more about what our medical malpractice lawyers can do for your specific case.
We only go to trial if absolutely necessary. Our lawyers do everything in their power to keep your medical malpractice case out of trial, but if we know there will be a considerable difference in the settlement, we may press you to move forward. We will fight to prove your doctor’s medical negligence because we believe no doctor should get away with personal injury, fatal misdiagnosis, or wrongful death.
At Denmon Pearlman, we believe in justice. Not only do we passionately pursue every case that moves us to act, we have extensive experience proving our cases in the courtroom. With hard work and dedication, our medical malpractice lawyers fight for the settlement you deserve. If a doctor injures a Manatee County resident, we won’t stop until we’re sure that doctor never has that opportunity again. Let us help you win financial retribution as well as non-economic damages.
Based on your pain and suffering, non-economic damages are paid out to plaintiffs that have experienced mental and emotional suffering due to the doctor’s negligence. The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled to eliminate the damage caps on pain and suffering. Previously, these damage caps only allowed pain and suffering settlements up to $1 million. However, Florida law now recognizes a higher settlement for the devastating costs of more serious cases.
Our medical malpractice lawyers are ranked in several of the nation’s most exclusive award lists. Several of our lawyers are named in the Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyer’s Association, while others are rated 10/10 on Avoo, the leading lawyer service marketplace.
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