Medical malpractice is a serious type of tort, or wrongdoing, that occurs when a healthcare professional deviates from the accepted standard of patient care. If you have been harmed by the negligence of a doctor, surgeon, or another medical practitioner in Jacksonville, Florida, the attorneys at Bailey & Glasser, LLP can assist you with the complex claims process. Our medical malpractice team is committed to fighting for the rights of injured patients.
Why Choose Bailey & Glasser, LLP?
- We are highly experienced medical malpractice attorneys with a law firm history of more than 3,000 cases and $2 billion achieved in settlements and verdicts for past clients.
- Our law firm has significant resources, knowledge, and experience in medical malpractice law. We can handle even the most challenging cases.
- You will not owe your medical malpractice attorney anything in legal fees unless we succeed in securing you financial compensation.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Licensed healthcare providers must adhere to the highest standards of care when treating their patients. The medical industry has numerous rules, regulations, and protocols for how to properly care for patients. Any deviation from these standards can constitute medical malpractice if it results in harm or injury to a patient.
A medical malpractice claim is a type of civil lawsuit that could potentially be filed by an injured patient or patient’s family member if this type of tort causes an injury, illness, or death. Medical malpractice cases are built on four key elements: a doctor-patient relationship, a violation of the standard of care, causation for the injury, and damages suffered.
During a medical malpractice claim, you or your attorney must prove that the defendant committed an act or omission that a reasonable and prudent doctor would not have in similar circumstances. In addition, there must be proof that this breach of the standard of care is what caused your injury, illness, or infection.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Physicians can fall short of the required standards of care in many ways that are harmful to patients. Medical malpractice is a nuanced practice area that can involve a wide variety of negligent acts or omissions committed by healthcare practitioners.
Common examples include:
- Medication errors
- Surgical mistakes
- Anesthesia errors
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Birth injuries
- Improper sanitation and infections
- Medical product liability
Doctors, nurses, surgeons, pharmacists, hospitals, and medical device manufacturers may all be held liable (financially responsible) for a patient’s injury or death with a medical malpractice claim in Jacksonville. The liable party or parties will depend on the circumstances.
What Is the Statute of Limitations?
In Florida, the statute of limitations on filing a medical malpractice claim is two years from the date of the harmful event, in most cases. If the victim does not discover his or her injury right away, the clock won’t start ticking until the date of reasonable discovery. There is also a statute of repose of four years, meaning no more than four years can pass from the date of the malpractice, regardless of when the injury is discovered.
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys to Learn More
Medical malpractice is one of the most complicated types of personal injury cases filed in Florida. There are many specific laws you must follow to have a valid claim. The best way to protect your rights and best interests is by hiring an experienced medical malpractice attorney to represent you.
At Bailey & Glasser, LLP, our legal services extend beyond medical malpractice. Our experienced team also specializes in handling cases related to truck accidents, defending victims of dog bites, and pursuing justice in wrongful death claims. Regardless of the personal injury situation you’re facing, our Jacksonville-based attorneys are committed to providing comprehensive legal assistance to help you navigate the complexities of the law and secure the justice and compensation you deserve.
Bailey & Glasser, LLP has been helping injured patients seek justice against negligent healthcare providers for many years. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with a claim. Call our Florida law office at (727) 894-6745 to request a free medical malpractice case consultation.