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Medical Malpractice

What is Medical Malpractice?

As patients, we put a lot of trust in health care profes­sionals to find out what’s wrong and do what’s necessary to make us better and, for the most part, they do a wonderful job. But when a health care provider acts negli­gently, it’s called medical malpractice, and it can cause the serious injury or death of a patient.

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Medical malpractice covers many different areas including:

  • Improper or delayed diagnosis
  • Improper care
  • Negli­gence in performing surgery
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to obtain a patient’s informed consent
  • Abandonment of a patient

The legis­lature has adopted many special rules that create hurdles that must be overcome when seeking justice for Florida medical malpractice victims.

Consumer & Attorney Medical Malpractice Challenges in Florida

Medical malpractice is very compli­cated area of law and presents challenging medical and legal issues. As you can under­stand, inves­ti­gating medical malpractice cases takes time. And, there is a statute of limita­tions — in other words, a specific time period set by the law — for medical malpractice claims. In Florida, depending on the situation, the statute of limita­tions can be as short as two years from the date of the malpractice. Once the statute of limita­tions has expired, even the most negligent health care provider can escape liability.

To learn more about medical malpractice, please watch the video below:

Video: Important Medical Malpractice Information (3:02)

Wayne Hogan explains medical malpractice and what the statute of limita­tions means for consumers.

If You Suspect Medical Malpractice

So if you or a loved one suffer what you believe is medical malpractice, you will want to consult a Jacksonville medical malpractice attorney with the background and experience to take on the inves­ti­gation and prose­cution of these types of cases.

Do not delay if you suspect medical malpractice. Give your attorney the time necessary to do a full inves­ti­gation to decide if the case can and should be prose­cuted.