Orlando Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Take Legal Action & Protect Your Quality of Life
When you experience sudden pain or medical complications due to an injury or illness, your first natural instinct is to schedule an appointment with your doctor or, if necessary, visit a local urgent care facility. You logically expect hospitals and healthcare clinics to provide you with curative medications, life-saving surgeries, and other first-rate medical services. Unfortunately, medical staffers are so overworked and exhausted that they often see their patients as additional cases to quickly cycle through. The doctors, nurses, and surgeons at most healthcare facilities simply don’t have the resources, time, or energy to provide each patient with the attention and consideration their circumstances warrant. However, when patients don’t receive the care or treatments their conditions require, they often suffer from medical complications and exacerbated symptoms. In more tragic scenarios, this ultimate failure to provide a reasonable level of care can even contribute to a patient’s death.
Fortunately, Florida law allows patients and their families to file medical malpractice claims against negligent medical professionals. If you’ve been injured by the actions of a healthcare professional, contact the Orlando medical malpractice lawyers at Sekou Clarke Law Group. A successful lawsuit can yield damages that safeguard your quality of life.
We have the experience and resources to effectively represent your case. Call our Orlando medical malpractice attorneys at (407) 269-8774 if you’re ready to file a claim.
Recognizing a Case of Medical Malpractice
Before you can file a claim, it’s important to understand what constitutes medical malpractice. According to state and federal laws, medical malpractice occurs when a patient sustains an injury due to the actions, inactions, or omissions or a negligent healthcare professional. Your attorney needs to prove that the negligent party breached the standard of care by causing your injuries.
To save face in the medical community, hospitals and their legal teams usually protect their negligent employees even if leads to additional patient injuries. For this reason, it’s important to hire a firm that has the resources to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your case and research the practitioner’s overall career history. If your lawsuit is successful, you may be awarded both economic and non-economic damages by the court.
Examples of medical malpractice include, but is not limited to:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Lack of informed consent
- Failure to treat a condition
- Directly injuring a patient with equipment or a surgical tool
- Patient injury or disability due to contaminated surgical devices
- Surgery performed on the wrong body part
- Surgery performed on the wrong patient
- Anesthesia injuries
The Statute of Limitations
Under Florida law, plaintiffs have 2 years to file a medical malpractice claim. However, it’s important to contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible because there are nuances to this rule and a 4-year statute of repose to consider. Once the statute of limitations runs its course, you may not have the legal ability to file a claim against the negligent practitioner. Even if the court doesn’t refuse to hear your case, the defendant may be able to request a case dismissal based on the statute of limitations.
Retain Experienced Legal Counsel
At the Sekou Clarke Law Group, our Orlando medical malpractice lawyers can help you navigate this incredibly complex legal process. We understand how difficult it is to take legal action when you’re still recovering from an injury. You can leave all the legal details to our exceptional team. We are proud to stand up for the rights of our clients, and we aren’t afraid to litigate against hospital legal teams or insurance companies if it leads to positive case results.
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