Medical Malpractice can be one of the most devasting ordeals a family can face. We all rely on our doctors to help us when we are sick or injured. In almost all cases, our doctors provide us with the treatment and advice that we need to recover. There are some cases, however, when our doctors, and even hosppitals, do not fulfill their duties and we do not receive the necessary care. When a doctor neglects their duty to provide you with the care you need you may be entitled to damages due to medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice is defined in Florida as ordinary negligence on the part of a doctor that causes injury. There is no special sptandard for doctors that is different that other negligence standards. If a doctor or hospital’s conduct falls below the generally accepted standards of care, they can be held liable for malpractice.
In Florida, there is a two year statute of limitations to bring a medical malpractice action. There are also very strice “pre-suit” requirements, including obtaining an affidavit for an expert doctor to testify that there was in face malpractice, as well as filing pre-suit notice letters. This complicated system necessitates the use of an experienced attorney.
If you feel that your or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, please call the attorneys at Berger & Hicks to protect your rights.