Medical malpractice (negligence) occurs when physicians, healthcare providers, or hospital personnel make a medical error or mistake that falls below a reasonable standard of care, and when their negligence causes
- Permanent disability
- Serious injury or
There are clear standards set out for doctors and healthcare providers to ensure patients are cared for. Mistakes do happen in medicine, and usually, a simple mistake does not constitute negligence. However, if a doctor or healthcare provider does not meet a minimum standard of care (medication dosage errors, surgical errors, improper care or nursing care, for example) then you might just have a medical negligence case.
When a person is injured by a negligent medical professional or facility, Florida medical malpractice law allows them the opportunity to recover compensation to become “whole” again. In other words, injured patients can sue the negligent party to obtain medical malpractice damages for monetary losses including medical expenses, future medical expenses, and lost wages and marital benefits.
Emotional and mental anguishes such as pain and suffering and loss of life’s enjoyment can also be causes for compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Costly medical bills can cause financial devastation to patients and their families following medical malpractice, especially if they unable to earn a living as a result of their injuries or health status.
Malpractice can be difficult to prove in court. In order to prevail, we need to show that the healthcare provider failed to meet a reasonable standard of care and that this directly caused your injuries and damages. We consult with the best medical professionals, nurses, and physician experts to enable us to convincingly prove your case.
Ahava Law Group Specializes in Victim’s Rights
If you or a loved one has been injured because of medical malpractice, please contact the skilled civil trial attorneys at Ahava Law Group, P.A., for a free consultation regarding your legal rights.
Ahava Law Group, P.A., has a solid reputation and a long tradition of representing victims of medical malpractice. We are aggressive and have actual trial experience in complicated medical malpractice cases. If you feel that you or someone you love has been harmed by medical negligence, please contact us for a free consultation regarding your legal rights.
Our medical malpractice attorney Jovita Ahava, Esq. practices in Brandon, Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, FL. Call (813) 626-1234 in Hillsborough or (727) 362-1234 in Pinellas county to protect your rights under Florida law.
Statutes of Limitations
There are strict laws in the State of Florida that limit how long a person can wait before filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. If a lawsuit is not filed prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations period, then your right to sue may be forever lost. Therefore, it is very important that you take action immediately so the statute of limitations period does not expire.