Medical Malpractice Lawyers Serving Lakeland & Sebring
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Sessums Law Group, P.A. understands the anger and frustration victims of medical negligence feel. You trust medical professionals and facilities to provide quality health care. You rely on them to make you feel better, not add to your problems. We stand by your side to demand full and fair compensation from those responsible for reducing your quality of life.
What is a medical malpractice claim?
Medical malpractice or negligence claims typically arise from medical errors in diagnosis, medication dosage, health management, treatment or aftercare. Medical malpractice errors can also result from the failure to act, also known as an omission.
While Florida law allows patients to pursue compensation for harm incurred from sub-standard medical treatment, time limits for filing claims are strictly enforced. Contact one of our medical malpractice attorneys as soon as you learn of complications from negligent medical treatment.
What are some examples of medical malpractice claims?
Medical negligence can occur in any health care facility. Responsible parties may include doctors, nurses, staff or other employees of the facility. Examples of cases involving medical negligence include:
- Failure to diagnose — Negligence may arise from the failure to diagnose or treat medical conditions such as cancer, stroke or heart attack.
- Surgical malpractice — Surgical malpractice relates to the negligent performance of an operation, leaving instruments or foreign objects in a patient or failing to identify and properly treat postoperative complications.
- Birth injuries — Birth defects are sometimes caused by the medical malpractice of a physician, health clinic, hospital or pharmaceutical company.
- Medication errors — Errors sometimes occur due to incorrect dosage, failure to properly note known allergies or failure to avoid contraindications.
- Paramedic and EMT negligence — Emergency responders can cause serious, irreversible damages if they fail to follow correct protocol, make incorrect diagnoses or fail to keep accurate records.
What is the time limit in Florida for medical negligence claims?
The time limit for filing medical malpractice claims is two years in Florida. This means you or your attorney must file your claim in court within two years of the date the negligent act occurred or your claim is forever barred. Contacting Sessums Law Group, P.A., as soon as possible will help us evaluate your case for a potential malpractice claim and will help us identify who is the legally responsible party.
A few very limited exceptions exist in cases of fraud or where the negligence could not have been reasonably discovered by the patient. For example, some birth injuries caused by an obstetrician’s negligence can go undiscovered for several months or years.
Remember your attorney needs time to gather your medical records and other evidence before filing your case, so don’t hesitate to contact one of our personal injury attorneys if you believe you have a claim. We will be your advocate, take your case to trial and obtain justice on your behalf.
Contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Sessums Law Group, P.A. serving Florida to discuss your case today
Sessums Law Group, P.A. provides complimentary case evaluations in an accident and medical negligence cases. Legal services are provided on a contingency fee basis. Our offices are centrally located in Lakeland and Sebring, and we strive to provide personal service in a friendly atmosphere. Contact our Lakeland office at 877-826-5630, our Sebring office at 863-658-4796 or contact us online to set up a meeting. At Sessums Law Group, P.A., we stand for you!