Florida Medical Malpractice 1
Florida medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider, doctor, nurse, dentist, dental office or staff, pathologist, neurologist, oncologist, cardiologist, toxicologist, pharmacologist, technician, nursing home or staff, hospital or hospital worker in the state of Florida whose performance of duties deviates from a standard of practice of those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient or patients.
Medical malpractice cases are based on the concept of negligence. The Florida medical malpractice lawyers at Leesfield Scolaro will help recover damages for clients who were harmed because the health care provider failed to meet the required standards of skill and care, in accordance with generally accepted standards. Every Florida medical malpractice case that we investigate is analyzed by a team including medical malpractice attorneys, nurses, and physicians to determine if your claim meets the threshold requirements of the law.
We understand that Florida medical malpractice cases must be handled in a timely manner. Florida has a two-year statute of limitations in medical negligence cases, which means that the lawsuit must be brought within two years from the time the patient, family member, or guardian knew or should have known with reasonable diligence that the injury occurred due to medical malpractice. Florida also has a "statute of repose," which means that unless there is fraud, misrepresentation, or concealment, one can never sue a health care provider more than four years after the actual malpractice incident.
Recently, we secured a $8,800,000 settlement for a 34-year-old wife and mother for negligent medical care and treatment. In another case, we achieved a $2,500,000 settlement where a neonatal neglect caused the loss of a premature baby's hand when an intravenous line was wrongly inserted into an artery instead of a vein while the infant was in the neonatal unit of the hospital. For a complete list of Leesfield & Partner's Florida medical malpractice representative results, go to our Verdicts and Settlements section.
To contact one of our experienced Florida medical malpractice trial lawyers call our Miami law office today at 800-836-6400 or click here for a free and full case evaluation.