If a Trinity, Florida, doctor, or another medical care professional committed negligence that resulted in your injury, our team is here for you. When a medical professional’s carelessness requires you to seek additional medical care, you may be able to take legal action to hold them accountable. A Trinity medical malpractice lawyer from Distasio Law Firm will review your situation to see if we can represent you.
Our diligent personal injury attorneys will evaluate the strength of your case today. We understand what it takes to build a viable medical malpractice claim and pursue compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering. We may be able to hold the liable party responsible for the injuries you sustained and the damages you endured. Our team can pursue justice and compensation on your behalf based on contingency. You can learn more during a free consultation with our team.
You May Be Able to Recover Damages in Your Trinity Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice can cause victims to:
- Suffer serious injuries
- Develop life-threatening complications
- Live with a terminal illness that may have been curable if diagnosed earlier
The economic and non-economic costs of this type of negligence can be astounding, especially when victims suffer life-long consequences. A proactive Trinity medical malpractice attorney will work with the facts of your case and the evidence available to prove the doctor and/or facility is liable for your damages.
We commonly pursue compensation for:
- Current and future medical treatment and care
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Other damages we document while building our case
If a member of your immediate family died because of medical malpractice injuries or complications they suffered as a result, you may be able to secure wrongful death damages under Florida Statutes § 768.21. These include both economic damages sustained by surviving family members and their non-economic losses, as well.
Our Founding Attorney Knows How to Build a Solid Trinity Medical Malpractice Claim
At Distasio Law Firm, our founding attorney has over 30 years of experience and knowledge navigating personal injury law in Florida. As a board-certified trial lawyer, founding attorney Scott Distasio has successfully represented clients in insurance settlements and the courtroom. Our case results prove it.
Our personal injury firm is committed to putting our clients and their needs first. We go the extra mile, which sets our team apart from other personal injury law offices. Hire us and expect to see The Distasio Difference.
Building a Medical Malpractice Case
Florida medical malpractice law requires us to enlist a medical expert witness’ help to prove these cases. Our team’s network of physicians and specialists will review the facts of your case, determine if malpractice occurred, and help us gather evidence to support your claim.
Working with a medical expert witness is just one step we will take to prove your claim and show the liable party is accountable. We take the time to fully understand your case and gather essential evidence. This could include:
- Relevant medical records
- Witness statements
- Additional expert testimony
We May Be Able to Settle Your Case Without Going to Trial
You can count on our team of committed medical negligence lawyers in Trinity to commit the financial resources and time your case deserves. We want to help you hold the doctor who caused your pain and suffering responsible based on the facts of your case.
Our diligent attorneys work toward reaching a settlement agreement in medical malpractice cases without taking the case to a Trinity court. However, we will file a lawsuit and go to trial if it makes sense to do so. Our team is always prepared, capable, and willing to represent our clients in the courtroom when that is the best option for them.
Understanding Medical Malpractice Laws in Trinity, Florida
Florida’s medical malpractice statutes allow victims to hold a doctor or other care professional accountable when patients suffer injuries or require additional treatment because of medical negligence. While everyone makes mistakes, doctors should not deviate from the expected standard of care. When they do, the patient may hold them legally accountable for any adverse effects on their health and well-being.
Medical malpractice may occur in various ways, including:
- Missed diagnosis
- Inadequate or inappropriate patient history or ignoring the patient’s history
- Misreading, disregarding, or failing to obtain laboratory testing results
- Wrong-site surgery, incorrect surgery, or unnecessary surgery
- Other surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Premature discharge or poor follow-up care
- Birth injuries
Medical malpractice cases are often difficult to prove, and our dedicated attorneys in Trinity will need to take specific steps to ensure a strong case. We must support the claim with the right evidence, including an expert’s assurance that the doctor did not provide the same standard of care as another doctor who:
- Had the same training
- With similar experience
- Practices in the same geographic area
We review potential medical malpractice cases for free and may be able to help you hold the doctor who caused your injuries accountable. Doctors are responsible for providing patient care to the best of their ability, following certain procedures and protocols. Not following these protocols could lead to a malpractice claim or civil lawsuit.
Florida Has Strict Deadlines for Holding a Doctor Responsible for Malpractice
All states have timelines for how long an injury victim can sue the at-fault party or parties. Under Florida Statutes § 95.11 (4)(b), Florida codifies a two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice. However, this is not the whole story. Consider:
- In general, you may have up to two years from the date you discovered or could have discovered the medical negligence that led to your injuries.
- In birth injury cases or cases when the injured party is very young, it may be possible to toll or extend this deadline.
- Under some circumstances, such as when the liable party is a government-owned hospital, there may be additional deadlines.
Our Trinity medical malpractice attorneys can determine the deadlines that apply when we review your case. We encourage victims to contact us as soon as possible after discovering they may have been the victim of malpractice. This is the best way to ensure they meet the deadlines, and we can protect their rights.
Speak with a Trinity Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
If you face preventable injuries and pain and suffering due to a doctor’s negligence, you deserve to have someone you trust fighting for you. At our firm, our team members compassionately dedicate their time to helping clients hold the liable parties responsible. You can discuss your case with a Trinity medical malpractice lawyer for free. We are here to help.
Call today so that the Distasio Law Firm team can evaluate your case today.