You go to the doctor to get better, trusting him or her to diagnose, treat, and monitor you appropriately. Unfortunately, not all health care providers give their patients the quality of care they deserve, and sometimes they cause more harm than good. When a health care provider’s negligence causes you injury, you have a right to feel upset – and to hold the provider financially responsible for your losses and expenses.
To determine if you qualify to file a medical malpractice claim, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine and speak to a member of our team. A Jacksonville medical malpractice lawyer may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Jacksonville, call (800) 747-3733
What Types of Damages Can I Collect for a Medical Malpractice Claim?
The goal of a medical malpractice claim is to make you whole again, which means returning you to the same financial situation you would be in if the injury had never happened. When making a medical malpractice claim, you can pursue compensation for all your losses and expenses related to the injury. That includes your current and future financial losses as well as non-monetary losses like emotional and psychological suffering.
We can help you recover damages for things such as:
- Medical expenses and rehabilitation
- Future surgeries or other procedures to correct the mistake
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Tell Us How Medical Malpractice has Affected Your Life
It can be hard to know the full value of your case on your own. When you work with our firm, we will:
- Start by listening to your story, reviewing your medical files, and taking the time to fully understand your physical and mental injuries and how they are impacting your life
- Create a detailed, comprehensive list of your losses so that we can fight for full recovery
- Talk to medical experts to get a clear picture of what your future medical needs will entail so we can include them in the demand for damages we send to the insurer
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What Types of Cases Qualify as Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice can describe a variety of cases. Our attorneys and support staff at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine handle a broad spectrum of medical malpractice cases in Jacksonville and throughout Florida.
Some of the most common types of medical negligence cases we assist clients with include:
- Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis
- Wrong-site, wrong-procedure, and wrong-patient surgeries
- Leaving surgical items inside of a patient
- Failure to warn a patient of the risks of a procedure or treatment
- Wrong medication, contraindicated medications, and dosage errors
- Pregnancy and labor and delivery
Keep in mind that a medical professional does not need to have acted improperly in order to be deemed liable for malpractice. Even if they failed to take necessary action, such as misdiagnosing your illness or failing to monitor a procedure, this could constitute malpractice.
Potentially Liable Parties in a Malpractice Case
Consider that doctors are not the only parties who could be deemed liable for malpractice. If another party’s negligence led to your injury or illness, we could hold them accountable.
Responsible parties in a malpractice case could include:
- Medical technicians
Do I Have a Valid Medical Malpractice Case?
All medical professionals must meet certain training and credential criteria to practice medicine. They must also adhere to specific standards and procedures. It is when they fall short of these standards and make unreasonable errors that medical negligence occurs.
Like with other types of personal injury cases, you must be able to establish negligence to win a medical malpractice claim. The doctor must have treated you in a substandard way that fell short of the normal standard of care that other doctors would have given you under the same circumstances.
An Example of Malpractice
For example, let’s say a patient goes to his doctor with signs of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, like a tell-tale rash, fever, vomiting, and aches. The doctor fails to recognize the signs, misdiagnoses the patient as having a general virus, and sends him home. The patient’s true illness remains untreated and he dies as a result. Because the doctor should have recognized the disease, he will probably qualify as negligent.
If you need help determining if your case qualifies, contact us today. Our attorneys can provide a free case evaluation to see if you have a valid medical malpractice claim.
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Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Medical malpractice cases are exceptionally complex. They require detailed investigation and collection of evidence, third-party medical analyses, and strict adherence to legal and insurance protocols. These are things that our personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine are specifically trained to do.
Plus, many health care providers, clinics, and hospitals – and their malpractice insurance companies – hire a team of lawyers to defend against malpractice cases. They often try to skirt liability and divert the blame elsewhere so that they do not have to pay victims. It would be intimidating for a patient to go head-to-head with the insurance attorneys, and most people simply do not know how to deal with technical issues like defenses, procedures, documentation, negotiation, and proceedings.
Our Jacksonville medical malpractice lawyers can assist with every aspect of your case, including:
- The initial investigation
- Gathering crucial evidence, including expert testimony
- Negotiating a settlement
- Litigating on your behalf during a court trial
- Filing all necessary paperwork and handling important documents and correspondence
- Handling all the legal details
- Advocating for your rights
Settlement or Judgment Amounts for Medical Malpractice Cases Vary
Keep in mind that medical malpractice cases can range in value from tens of thousands to millions of dollars. Because there is so much on the line, it is typically in your best interest to get advice from one of our lawyers before taking action. Our attorneys will fight for the highest compensation possible on your behalf.
Is There a Time Limit on When I Can File a Case?
Florida’s statute of limitations for most medical malpractice cases is usually two years from the date of the mistake (or from the date you realized or should have realized the mistake), per Florida Statutes §95.11(4)(b).
Failing to file within the allotted time will nullify your rights to compensation, so avoid procrastinating. The sooner you begin the claims process, the more time we will have to collect evidence and prepare your case.
Our Team Goes the Extra Mile for Your Case
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we will seek the best possible results for your legal case – and more. We take pride in going the extra mile for our clients, offering the following services:
- Helping you schedule important appointments connected to your case
- Providing you with your attorney’s phone number
- Responding to all your questions and keeping you regularly updated on your case
We know that during a time when you’re recovering from your injuries, you’re already facing enough challenges. We want to help make your legal process as smooth for you as possible.
We will get Started with no Upfront Cost to You
We do not charge for our legal services unless we win your case. We work based on contingency fees, which means that our fees are simply taken from your settlement or verdict.
You do not have to worry about paying anything out of pocket, which means that you’ll pay none of the following:
- Hourly rates
- Hidden fees
This way, you have access to legal representation and can have an advocate by your side during the process—without having to worry about financial concerns.
Take Advantage of Your Free Case Review
Call us today to learn more about your legal options and how we can represent your case. You can ask us any questions you may have, such as how much your case could be worth and how relevant laws may affect your case.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we are ready to get to work to seek the damages you need to recover from your injury. Let our firm get to work on your case today. Call us to get started.