If you believe you were a victim of medical malpractice in a Land O’ Lakes doctor’s office, clinic, hospital, or any other type of medical facility, we want to discuss your case with you today. A Land O’Lakes medical malpractice lawyer may be able to build a case and hold the doctor or facility responsible for the damages you suffered.
Distasio Law Firm offers free case reviews as a part of our complimentary initial consultation. If we believe you have a strong case for compensation, we will file your claim or lawsuit on a contingency basis. Your family will pay nothing out-of-pocket, and we only collect our fees if we recover a payout for you.
You can reach one of our seasoned injury attorneys by calling now. Consultation calls are completely free.
Understanding Medical Malpractice in Land O’ Lakes, FL
Medical malpractice is a popular topic in the Florida Senate. Senate Bill 80, which focuses on specifying a calculation “for damages in personal injury or wrongful death cases,” failed to pass from the judiciary in 2019.
Physicians must have medical malpractice self-insurance to practice in the Sunshine State under Florida Statute § 627. Under Florida Statute § 766 there are certain situations where victims can file suit against their doctor, clinic, hospital, or another liable party. This may allow victims to hold the negligent party accountable for their malpractice-related damages, including injuries, treatment, and other related expenses.
This process generally requires providing evidence that the medical care provider in question deviated from the acceptable standard of care and that this caused the patient to suffer:
- Preventable injuries
- The development of significant complications
- Preventable reactions or side effects
- Advanced illness and possibly death
- Or other harm or losses
Medical malpractice can occur in many ways. Some of these ways that may allow us to build a case and recover a payout include:
- Missed diagnosis
- Mistakes related to not taking or disregarding a patient’s history
- Failing to run laboratory tests, properly read the results, or disregarding results
- Surgical errors including wrong-site surgery or unnecessary surgery
- Items left inside the patient during surgery
- Medication errors, including the wrong medicine or the wrong dose
- Premature discharge or poor follow-up
- Birth injuries
- Defective medical devices or drugs
If you are wondering whether you may have a viable medical malpractice case, reach out to a skilled Land O’ Lakes attorney at Distasio Law Firm today. Call to talk with a member of our team for free about your situation and possible legal options.
Let a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Handle Your Case
When our team of dedicated attorneys takes on a medical malpractice case in Land O’ Lakes, we handle all aspects of the case. We remain focused on protecting our client’s rights and navigating the process necessary to hold the negligent care provider accountable.
Our legal services may include:
- Discussing your case and possible outcomes with you
- Gathering evidence in your defense
- Producing medical expert testimony in your defense
- Demonstrating the value of your injuries to negotiate your settlement
- Negotiating with the insurer and communicating with the courts on your behalf
- Defending your rights throughout the process
When we take on a medical malpractice case, our clients can focus on healing and getting back to as normal a life as possible.
Call Distasio Law Firm now for a free evaluation of the facts of your case. If we believe we can build a case to hold your doctor accountable, we can go to work for you right away.
Recoverable Damages Following Medical Malpractice in Land O’ Lakes
When we investigate a case and collect evidence to prove you suffered injuries as a victim of medical malpractice, we will also gather evidence of the resulting damages you suffered. This documentation can allow us to pursue a payout based on the fair value of your expenses from the event. Recoverable damages may include:
- Current and future medical treatment
- Current and future lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- And more
If you believe your beloved family member lost their life because of medical malpractice, we may be able to help your family recover wrongful death damages. Wrongful death cases have their own unique legal guidelines in Florida and a Land O’Lakes medical negligence attorney can explain them to you. A legal team member can discuss these with you during your free case review.
Statute of Limitations on Land O’ Lake Medical Malpractice Legal Action
Florida Statute § 95.11 defines the time limits for pursuing compensation by filing a lawsuit after some type of injury or accident. When it comes to medical malpractice, Florida law usually allows two years from the date the victim discovers their injuries, but no more than two years total from when the injuries occurred. An attorney can help you understand the deadline that applies to your medical malpractice case.
If you miss the deadline to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you may lose the right to do so. If you lose the right to sue, an insurer may be less willing to offer you a fair settlement no matter the credibility of your evidence of malpractice.
Discuss Your Case With a Land O’ Lakes Medical Malpractice Legal Team
If you suffered harm because of your medical care provider’s reckless or negligent actions, you may be able to hold them accountable and secure compensation based on the damages you sustained.
A member of Distasio Law Firm’s medical malpractice team can help. We offer free initial consultations and case reviews to victims of Land O’ Lakes medical malpractice.
Call today to talk with a Land O’ Lakes medical malpractice lawyer about your case.