Wellington Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Whether you’re seeing your doctor for a routine check-up, are receiving treatment for a disease or condition, or have had a surgery scheduled, you expect your doctor to treat you with a high level of care. As such, it is nothing short of shocking when you suffer harm as a result of your doctor’s lack of care. At the law office of Smith & Ball Injury Law, our Wellington medical malpractice lawyers are here to support you if you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice. Call our law firm directly today for support.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed as a result of a doctor’s failure to exercise the medical standard of care owed to a patient. The “medical standard of care” refers to the same level of care that another physician of similar background and training in the same circumstance would exercise. Types of medical malpractice might include:
- Surgical errors;
- Delayed diagnosis;
- Treatment errors; and
Damages Recoverable in a Medical Malpractice Case
If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you may have suffered debilitating harm, medical bills that you would not have incurred otherwise, a worsening of your original condition, pain and suffering, and other serious losses. Our Wellington medical malpractice lawyers strongly believe that you deserve to be compensated in full for your losses. By filing a medical malpractice claim, you may be able to:
- Hold the at-fault doctor or hospital liable for your harm;
- Help to deter the hospital/doctor from committing malpractice again in the future;
- Recover compensation for the value of your medical expenses, lost wages, and noneconomic losses. There is no statutory cap on the amount of damages recoverable in a medical malpractice case in Florida.
Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice Claims
While there is no limit on the amount of damages that you can recover in a personal injury claim, there is a limit on how much time you have to file a lawsuit. In Florida, you have four years from the date that the injury/malpractice occurred to file a lawsuit. That being said, the discovery rule may extend this. For example, if you don’t discover your injury until three years after it originally happened–as may be true in a case involving a piece of surgical equipment left within the patient–then you have two years from the date of discovery to file a suit.
Call Our Wellington Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit on your own is intimidating and complicated. At the law offices of Smith & Ball Injury Law, our Wellington medical malpractice attorneys are well-versed in the process of bringing forth a medical malpractice claim, can bring on experts to support your claim, and know what it takes to win cases like these. If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, you’re not alone. Don’t hesitate to take action – call our lawyers today for a free consultation and to learn more about your options. We are here to serve you.