Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Florida
Answers from experienced Boca Raton medical malpractice attorneys
Medical malpractice is a complicated and subjective part of Florida law. The medical lobby has convinced the Florida legislature to make it increasingly challenging for the victims of medical negligence to recover the compensation they deserve. You need an aggressive and experienced Boca Raton medical malpractice attorney to recover the full and fair compensation for the harms you have suffered. At Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A., we specialize in representing negligence victims in their pursuit of compensation and accountability.
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At Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A., we serve client throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties. Our Boca Raton medical malpractice attorneys provide free initial consultations to answer all your questions about your legal options. You can make an appointment by calling us at (561) 293-2600 or contact us online.
Can a case be reopened after it is settled?
It is generally impossible to reopen a case once you sign a settlement. That is why it is important for you to not sign anything or make any statements to the doctor’s representatives before you speak with an experienced Florida medical malpractice attorney.
Do only doctors commit medical malpractice?
There is a common misconception that only doctors can commit medical malpractice and be held accountable for it. The truth is that any person or entity the provides health care (including nurses, technicians, therapists, physician assistants, etc.) can commit medical malpractice.
Is a misdiagnosis automatically malpractice?
No, a misdiagnosis is not always grounds for a medical malpractice claim. Errors in diagnosis become grounds for a lawsuit when the physician was negligent or careless in their diagnosis of a patient. Their obligation is to do what a reasonable doctor to do with a patient in the same situation.
How long will my case take?
There is no time limit on how long a case can last. It generally takes anywhere between 1-3 years for a settlement to be reached or for a case to go to trial. This depends on the type of evidence available, court delays and the willingness of the defendant to agree to a reasonable settlement.
What is the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim?
The statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims is generally two years from the day that the harm occurred. There are some exceptions. The most notable exception is that juveniles have two years from their 18th birthday to file a lawsuit.
How do I know whether I have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Medical malpractice is often subtle and can be difficult to prove. The basis for a case is that the medical professional must have caused you harm by not living up to their duty of care to their patient. Your best course of action is to take advantage of a free initial consultation with our Boca Raton medical malpractice attorneys if you have any questions about whether you have a claim.