When you are sick or injured, you rely on the expertise and skill of a trained doctor to help you recover. Unfortunately, it is a reality that everyone makes mistakes, including doctors.
When a doctor acts below the standard of care expected of a medical professional, the results can be both serious and devastating. Medical malpractice can arise from a variety of situations, including:
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
- Incorrect prescriptions
- Surgical mistakes
- Retained sponges and other objects
- Improper anesthesia
- Birth injuries
- Pharmacy errors
- Other acts falling below the standard of care
The victim of medical malpractice has the right to recover financial compensation for their injury. However, the process of presenting a medical malpractice claim in Florida can be complex and difficult without the assistance of an experienced attorney.
Building Your Malpractice Claim
In order to pursue a claim for medical malpractice, the victim must provide timely notice of the negligent care to the provider and other relevant entities, and must obtain the opinion of a qualified expert that the care rendered by the provider fell below the standard of care. Additionally, various laws impose complete bars on bringing a medical malpractice action if the claim is not filed within certain time frames.
Therefore, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible if you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice.
The attorneys of Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb are experienced in handling medical malpractice claims and in navigating the complexities of the various Florida laws governing claims against medical professionals. Whether through settlement or trial, our attorneys represent individuals and families who have become the victim of substandard medical care.
FREE CONSULTATION AND NO ATTORNEYS FEES UNLESS YOU RECOVER COMPENSATION FOR YOUR CLAIM. Please complete the form on this page or call 941-365-7171 to speak with a team member at our Sarasota office today. Our personal injury divison serves clients throughout Florida, including clients in Sarasota County and southwestern communities such as Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, & Venice.