New Port Richey Medical Malpractice Attorneys On Your Side
In 2016, Florida hospitals paid out between $100 to $300 million in medical malpractice settlements. Overall, wrongful death was the leading claim in 2016 with a total of 30 percent of all medical malpractice claims.
When you go to a hospital, you expect a certain standard of care you would not get just anywhere. Doctors are supposed to take care of your injury, ailment, or other medical issue and help you return to your health. If you believe your doctor was negligent and caused an injury, or in the most tragic case, wrongful death, please contact our New Port Richey office for a free consultation.
Before you file a medical malpractice claim, it is important for you to understand everything that goes into this process. If you incurred a personal injury or lost a loved one, you are undoubtedly under an extreme amount of stress. We want you to know that our law group is here to help you understand your rights and fight for just compensation.
In 2016, Florida hospitals paid out between $100 to $300 million in medical malpractice settlements. Overall, wrongful death was the leading claim in 2016 with a total of 30 percent of all medical malpractice claims. If you or a family member experienced medical negligence in a New Port Richey hospital, you should take action before the statute of limitations passes.
Were you or your loved one treated at Morton Plant North Bay or All Children’s of Pasco County? Our medical malpractice lawyers are ready to listen to your case. What do you need to know about medical malpractice lawsuits before you turn to legal services?
What a Medical Malpractice Case Entails
Know your legal rights. Pasco County abides by Florida state statutes on medical malpractice.
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.”
Simplified, Florida law defines medical malpractice as a doctor, nurse, medical professional, or hospital failing to provide the appropriate standard of care and in result causing a personal injury or wrongful death. Our New Port Richey medical malpractice attorneys are here to prove that your health care professional acted with negligence. Whether it was an “accident” or not, our medical malpractice lawyers in Pasco County are here to help you understand your legal rights. Let’s start with some of the basic terminologies on medical malpractice:
Medical Negligence: We’ve talked a lot about medical negligence. So what exactly is it? When a doctor, nurse, or hospital does not provide the appropriate standard of care for a patient’s condition, the patient may be injured or suffer wrongful death. To win your medical malpractice case, our lawyers must prove medical negligence. We can discuss the specifics of your case in your free consultation.
Standard of Care: Our medical malpractice attorneys in New Port Richey know some of the best medical experts around. We will find witnesses that can testify to the standard of care you should have received to prove that your type of treatment was not warranted. Standard of care refers to the basic medical procedure or treatment that a doctor with a similar background would give you to treat an ailment. We can discuss your options for expert witnesses during your free consultation.
Statute of Limitations: Under Pasco County law, the statute of limitations says there is a specific amount of time when you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit to prove medical negligence, personal injury, or wrongful death. Florida law typically gives you two years after discovering the injury to hire a medical malpractice lawyer. We will have to discuss the options you have in your free consultation.
We’ve reviewed the basic medical malpractice terminology, now let’s move on to the process. At Denmon Pearlman, we want only the best settlement your lawsuit can buy. Let’s discuss the process our New Port Richey medical malpractice attorneys will take to get the compensation you deserve.
The Legal Process of a Medical Malpractice Case
Our law group has a firm belief that our clients deserve compensation for their pain and suffering. We will start the process with an investigation in the Pasco County hospital where you were treated. Our medical malpractice attorneys will interview every witness and medical professional we can find that was present during your treatment. Our law group needs all the information we can get to build the best possible medical malpractice case.
Once our law group gathers all of the information we can from your doctors, nurses, and witnesses, we will review your hospital records from the incident. We will then send this information to our medical experts so that they can review your patient file and determine their recommendation for treatment. Once we have their testimony, we can prove medical negligence if the standard of care was not up to par.
Our injury lawyers will also find financial experts to testify on our client’s lost wages. You shouldn’t have to lose your wages in addition to your health. Our medical malpractice attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve to make up for the money you lost while unable to work. Medical negligence is a very big deal, and our law group does not take it lightly. We want you to get the retribution you need to most past this financially and emotionally.
Along with medical bills comes the battle with insurance companies. You have enough on your plate. Let our personal injury attorneys help you negotiate with the insurance adjusters to reduce your payment on medical bills. If you suffered a personal injury or a loved one was lost due to wrongful death, we will present the evidence to your insurance company. We will fight to get as much covered as possible before your settlement. We can discuss more of the details specific to your case in your free consultation.
Plus, our medical malpractice attorneys only take you to the Pasco County courtroom if absolutely necessary. Our goal is to settle out of trial, but if we think there’s a greater chance to recover money in the courtroom, we will urge you to press forward. We want our Florida doctors to be held responsible for their actions, so let us help you get the compensation you so rightfully deserve.
The Right Law Firm Can Prove Negligence
At Denmon Pearlman, we are committed to justice. Our New Port Richey medical malpractice attorneys have extensive experience in the Pasco County courtroom. With hard work and dedication, we have proven medical negligence time and time again with sufficient evidence. If a doctor causes our client injury, we won’t stop until we’re sure that doctor never has the opportunity to injure another patient again. Let us help you win financial retribution as well as non-economic damages.
What are non-economic damages? In short, it’s compensation for your pain and suffering. Damages are paid out to the plaintiff when their law firm can prove that the injury caused mental and emotional hardship. In 2014, the Florida Supreme Court ruled to eliminate the damage caps on this right. Florida law now allows settlements for non-economic damages up to $1 million.
Our law firm’s medical malpractice lawyers are ranked the best of the best. Making the Trial Lawyer’s Association’s Top 40 Under 40 list, our medical malpractice attorneys know how to take an aggressive approach against big hospitals that refuse to admit fault. You need us on your side.
Plus, you pay us nothing up front. Our fees come out of the settlement.
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