Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Medical Malpractice
At Walborsky & Bradley, PLLC, in Panama City, our attorneys often answer similar questions about medical malpractice claims during an initial consultation with clients. To help you in the pursuit of justice against the medical professional who caused your injury, we answered common questions below.
When Should I Suspect Medical Malpractice?
In some cases, a medical error may be obvious such as a mishandled procedure resulting in ongoing pain. In others, you may only begin to suspect medical malpractice after learning a medical provider failed to follow the accepted medical procedure. A free consultation with an experienced malpractice attorney can determine if malpractice occurred.
How Do I Prove Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to act according to the accepted standards of care in the diagnosis or treatment of a condition. To have a valid claim you must prove:
- The existence of a medical professional-patient relationship.
- The medical professional acted negligently.
- The negligence caused your injury.
- The injury resulted in damages to you.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Filing A Claim?
Florida has a two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims. An injury victim has 24 months from when the harm was, or should have been, discovered to file a claim. If you do not bring forth a claim before the statute of limitations ends, you permanently lose your ability to file a lawsuit. Involving a lawyer right away ensures ample time to investigate the claim and preserve evidence to build a stronger case.
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