Florida Medical Malpractice Attorney

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Why Do You Need a Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider's negligence results in harm to a patient. This can include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, and infections caused by improper care. An experienced Florida medical malpractice lawyer can help you secure compensation and justice. 

For those who have been injured due to the negligence of healthcare providers, your life has likely been turned upside down. The toll in money, time, and stress of dealing with negligent medical care on top of your initial illness can be devastating. The harm to your health may be irreparable and permanent. You deserve proven help to improve this situation as soon as possible.

At Osborne & Francis, we understand the disastrous impact that medical malpractice can have on a person's life. We are committed to fighting for justice and compensation on behalf of our clients, their families, and future patients in the state of Florida and beyond. 

If you need to speak to a local Florida medical malpractice attorney right away, reach out to us online or by calling (561) 293-2600 for a free, confidential consultation. For more information on possible compensation, the types of cases we handle, and more valuable information about our services and our results for clients just like you, read on.

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What Kind of Settlement Can a Florida Medical Malpractice Attorney Help You Secure?

Your Florida medical malpractice attorney may help you secure a settlement that covers:

  • Compensation for medical expenses: Your attorney can help you secure a settlement that covers the cost of medical treatment and related expenses, such as hospital stays, surgery, medication, and rehabilitation.
  • Lost wages and income: If you are unable to work due to your injuries, your lawyer can negotiate a settlement that compensates you for lost wages and income.
  • Pain and suffering: This category of damages is meant to compensate you for non-economic losses like physical pain and emotional suffering resulting from medical malpractice.
  • Punitive damages: In some cases, your attorney can help secure punitive damages, which are awarded to punish the healthcare provider for their negligence or intentional misconduct.
  • Wrongful death: If a loved one has died due to medical malpractice, your attorney may help you secure a wrongful death settlement that addresses losses. These may include funeral expenses, loss of income, and the profound emotional suffering of losing a loved one’s unique companionship.

It is important to note that each case is unique, and the type of settlement you may receive will depend on the specific facts of your situation. Your attorney from Osborne & Francis will work with you to determine the appropriate course of action, and help you pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

What Types of Injuries Does a Florida Malpractice Attorney Handle?

A malpractice attorney can litigate cases for a wide range of injuries resulting from medical malpractice or medical product liability. Here are some common examples of medical malpractice injuries our attorneys regularly handle:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis: If a doctor, physician’s assistant, or other healthcare provider fails to diagnose or timely diagnose a medical condition, it can result in serious harm to the patient, including unnecessary pain and suffering, missed treatment opportunities, and even death. 
  • Surgical errors: Surgical errors can occur when a surgeon makes a mistake during a surgical procedure, such as operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, or causing damage to adjacent organs or tissues.
  • Birth and neonatal injuries: Birth injuries can occur during childbirth and can result in serious harm to the newborn and/or mother. Examples of birth injuries include cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Other neonatal ICU injuries are also subject to medical malpractice lawsuits, such as necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn babies due to improper formula feeding.
  • Medication and anesthesia errors: Medication errors can occur when a healthcare provider prescribes a dangerous drug, the wrong dosage, or fails to properly monitor a patient's medication regimen, resulting in serious harm or death. Anesthesia errors can occur when a healthcare provider administers too much or too little anesthesia, causing serious harm or even death.
  • Infections: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) can occur when a patient is exposed to bacteria or other pathogens in a hospital or other clinical facility, resulting in serious harm or death.

This is not an exhaustive list — these are just a few examples of the types of injuries that a malpractice attorney can handle. If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured due to medical negligence or malpractice, it is important to consult with a Florida malpractice attorney as soon as possible so we can fully evaluate your case and potentially pursue the justice you deserve.


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Contact Experienced Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered from medical malpractice in Florida, don't hesitate to contact our team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers today. We understand the complexities of these cases and are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the compensation they deserve. 

At Osborne & Francis, our legal team offers a free initial consultation so you can discuss your case with us and learn more about your legal options. We also work on contingency arrangements, meaning you owe us nothing unless we win on your behalf (see our medical malpractice FAQs below for more details). 

Call us today at (561) 293-2600 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation. By reaching out, you take the first step towards seeking justice for your injuries, and securing the funds for a dignified future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Florida Medical Malpractice Lawsuit FAQs

How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?

If you believe that you have been injured due to medical malpractice, you should consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. We will evaluate your case and determine if you have a valid claim, and discuss your options for pursuing compensation.

How much does it cost to hire a medical malpractice lawyer?

At Osborne & Francis, our medical malpractice lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not charge anything upfront, and only get paid if we win your case. We do this because we understand our clients are going through difficult economic times after a medical malpractice injury — we invest our work, funds, and resources in advance to help alleviate your family’s financial burden.

Do I need an expert witness for my medical malpractice case?

Yes, in Florida you are required to have an expert witness testify on your behalf in a medical malpractice case. The expert must meet specific requirements under Florida Statute §766 and be qualified in the same area of medicine as the defendant. At Osborne & Francis, our firm has access to verified experts we can hire on your behalf. These witnesses help strengthen our argument and provide the proof of negligence the court needs to rule in a medical malpractice case. 

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Florida?

In Florida, the statute of limitations or filing deadline for medical malpractice lawsuits is 2 years from the date of the injury or from the date that the injury was discovered. Additionally, the length of a medical malpractice lawsuit can vary depending on the complexity of the case. A lawsuit could last only a few months, while others may take longer to reach a settlement or go to trial.

Contact Osborne & Francis at (561) 293-2600 to empower us to begin working on your case right away. We will meet all the relevant legal deadlines, and do everything in our power to secure a timely resolution so you and your family can move forward in peace.