Medical Malpractice Attorneys | Tampa and St. Petersburg
Tampa and St. Petersburg
Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Everybody makes mistakes in life, but when medical practitioners or healthcare providers make mistakes, the effect is usually devastating and can last a lifetime. Florida Medical Practitioners are known for practicing good medicine, but sometimes a mistake that could have been avoided is made, which can compromise the health or well-being of a patient.
If it comes to your notice that a medical practitioner is not abiding by the acceptable standard of care while administering medical treatment on you or a loved one, you can sue him or her for medical malpractice.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is best defined as negligence (act or omission) by a health care provider in which the treatment provided fails to meet the acceptable standards of practice in the medical community, thereby causing injury or death of the patient.
The medical malpractice claims may involve the following:
• Medication and prescription errors
• Surgical errors such as operating on the wrong part of the body.
• Lack of or inadequately informed consent
• Failure to diagnose, order appropriate test, or act on the test result
• Birth injuries.
• Infections acquired in the hospital.
However, an injured patient can file for medical malpractice claims for a multitude of damages against a negligent doctor or healthcare provider.
Medical malpractice damages can include:
• Medical bills.
• Mental, emotional, and painful anguish
• Loss or reduction in wages due to time spent on a sick bed following medical malpractice.
• Loss of care or support following a wrongful death.
• Other inconveniences associated with medical malpractice.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Case in Florida
There is a two (2) year limit to filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Florida.
This limit takes effect from the day the patient knew or should have known that an injury occurred. The reason being that this time limit on filing a medical malpractice case “reflects a legislative determination to curtail frivolous claims, promote settlement, and reduce the high cost of medical malpractice insurance.”
Hence, if you have sustained injuries or lost a loved one following medical malpractice, then you need the services of a local medical malpractice attorney. Pipas Law Group malpractice attorneys are dedicated to getting the compensation you are entitled to under Florida laws. Our malpractice attorneys achieve this by doing the following:
• Filing a claim
• Attempt to negotiate a settlement offer
• File a lawsuit
• Litigating the case
• Taking the case to trial or other alternative dispute resolutions.
Tampa & St. Pete Medical Malpractice Attorneys
#1. We offer you free and no-obligatory consultations
Do not worry about lawyer’s fees and charges when you want to contact us to file a medical malpractice claim on your behalf.
Our medical malpractice lawyers in St. Pete and Tampa offer free and no-obligatory consultations and case review.
#2. We help establish the essential elements required to file a claim
In Florida, a proof of the existence of the following four (4) elements must exist before a medical malpractice case is filed.
1. A healthcare duty was owed by the healthcare provider or hospital
2. The healthcare duty was breached due to non-conformity to healthcare standards
3. The bleach in healthcare duty resulted in the injury or death of the patient
4. The patient suffered or suffers considerable damage or loses whether physical, psychological or emotional
Providing that these elements exist may be hard for you to accomplish alone. Moreover, you will find the assistance of a Pipas Law Group attorney very beneficial in establishing these facts.
#3. We’ll help you recover full compensation
As your experienced and expert medical malpractice attorneys, we can legally represent you to ensure you get a favorable compensation from the negligent parties or their insurance companies. We can bring your case to a favorable resolution via settlement, alternative dispute resolution or even trial.
#4. We Cover the Costs
The Attorneys at Pipas Law Group work on a contingency fee basis. This simply means that you won’t have to pay a lawyer fee until compensation is obtained from the negligent parties in the case.
It would be very difficult for you to get a favorable compensation following medical malpractice without the help of a medical malpractice lawyer.