Medical Malpractice Requires An Attorney For Proper Identification
According to the National Library of Medicine, “medical malpractice is defined as any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes an injury to the patient.” This is informed by Florida statute Section 766.102, which defines the standard of care as the level of care, skill and treatment that is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers under similar circumstances.
Medical malpractice is a complex legal matter that generally requires an attorney’s assessment. If you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, you should contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible because the statute of limitation in Florida for medical malpractice lawsuits is only two years. The statute of limitation is a time set by the law that creates a deadline for filing a lawsuit.
The Florida statute of limitation for medical malpractice is two years from when the patient, family member or guardian either knew or should have known with reasonable diligence that the injury has occurred and there is a reasonable possibility that the injury was caused by medical malpractice.
Your Doctor May Have Committed Malpractice; What Do You Do?
When a malpractice injury occurs, malpractice attorneys can file suit against a doctor, nurse, hospital, or health care provider who was negligent in causing you harm. It is crucial that victims of medical malpractice speak with a veteran malpractice attorney because health care professionals will more than likely than not have defended against malpractice claims before.
At Williams & Ackley P.L.C., we have handled medical malpractice lawsuits and helped our clients get the compensation they are entitled to. Our legal team will evaluate your case and will always provide you with our honest opinion. We will advocate on your behalf and communicate every step of the process with you.
Come Speak With Our Attorneys
Call Williams & Ackley P.L.C. today at 727-361-2973 and speak with an experienced New Port Richey injury attorney regarding your medical malpractice case. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent-fee basis, which means there are no fees or costs unless we win. You can also send us a message online if you would prefer to write to us.