Although you may trust your family physician or specialist, and believe that they have your best interests at heart, this does not mean that they are infallible. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes too. However, a doctor’s error in providing your treatment can have devastating consequences for you and your family. If you think you have been the victim of a doctor’s error, you should not face this alone. You need professional legal help from a seasoned medical malpractice attorney to help you recover damages you have suffered, and put you on the track to obtaining the treatment you need to make a full recovery.
Some of the most frequent errors made by doctors include misdiagnosis, childbirth injuries, medication errors, anesthesia errors, and surgery errors. Millions of patients have been affected by their doctor’s errors. If you have been a victim of doctor error, know that you are not alone and help is available from a Tampa doctor errors lawyer.
Seeking Financial Recovery Following Doctor’s Errors
In order to recover damages when you believe a doctor’s error is the cause, you must first be able to prove that a doctor patient relationship existed. You can’t recover damages or compensation if a doctor gives you advice at a social gathering. He or she must actually be your doctor. Also, just because you are unhappy with the treatment you received from your doctor, it does not mean that they made an error for which you can recover compensation. The error must have been the cause of your injury or condition you are now suffering, and the damages you are seeking to recover must be clearly measurable. The loss of enjoyment of life, physical and mental pain and suffering, and loss of wages or future earning capacity can be measured in dollars and cents.
Special damages can be awarded for additional medical bills incurred due to the doctor’s error when a doctor knew or should have known that he was acting in a harmful manner when treating your condition. An example of this would be leaving a sponge inside your body during one surgery, to create a need for you to come back and have a second surgery. Damages can also be recovered for the wrongful death of a loved one, whereby the heirs of a deceased patient can recover monetary compensation for the doctor’s error which caused the death of their loved one. A compassionate attorney from our firm in Tampa could help you and your family pursue justice on behalf of your loved one following a wrongful death caused by doctor’s errors.
Filing a Claim within the Legal Time Limits
It is crucial to act quickly when you discover you or your loved one may be the victim of doctor error. In Florida, a legal cause of action must be brought within two years of the time you knew or should have known that a doctor made an error in your treatment. Because this is a very complex and technical determination, you should always consult a medical malpractice attorney as quickly as possible in order to avoid having your case thrown out by the courts. When you contact us at Distasio Law Firm, we will immediately schedule you for a consultation so that we may discover the facts of your case.
Time is truly of the essence when seeking to recover damages for the error of a doctor. Do not wait unnecessarily and lose what chance you may have to be made whole for the losses you may have suffered. We will treat you with respect and dignity, employ a team of medical experts to fully research your claim, and determine whether or not you have a legal cause of action. Of course, as in all personal injury matters, we do not charge you a fee unless we recover compensation for you. If you have been the victim of doctor error, please do not hesitate to get a legal opinion. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case with a knowledgeable Tampa doctor errors attorney.
The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best doctor errors lawyer in Tampa? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.
Knowledge and Experience Handling Doctor Errors Cases
Your lawyer should not only know Florida medical malpractice law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling hospital and doctor error cases. Scott Distasio has been handling these cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.
Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.
Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.
Reach Out to a Tampa Doctor Errors Attorney at Our Firm
If you or your family member suffered avoidable harm due to a doctor’s negligence, contact Distasio Law Firm. A Tampa doctor errors lawyer can investigate your case and help you pursue justice within the state’s statute of limitations. Call now.