Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, the Palm Beaches and the Florida Keys
Although a doctor’s first rule is to “do no harm,” unfortunately either through negligence or inattentiveness they do make mistakes. Florida Law requires doctors, and all “health care providers” act in accordance with the prevailing “standard of care.” Aside from doctors, “Health care providers” include nurses, dentists, chiropractors, podiatrists, nursing homes and hospitals.
Examples of the various types of cases include, but are not limited to, injuries or death arising from violations of the standard of care due to:
- improper administration of anesthesia
- wrongly prescribed medication
- surgical errors
- emergency room negligence
- negligent operative techniques
- contraction of infection and general patient neglect
The “standard of care” means that the health care provider act in accordance with the standards of the community in which they are practicing medicine.
Victims of medical malpractice in Florida need to be mindful of the numerous restrictions placed upon them by various laws. Those include a restrictive statute of limitations, which provides the case must begin within two years of when the malpractice occurred, or should have been discovered by the victim. However, in no circumstances may the action be brought more than four years after the date of the actual malpractice.
There are also “caps” on the amount of non-economic damages. Those damages are usually for victim and their family’s pain and suffering. Those “caps” provide that those non-economic damages are limited to either $500,000.00 or $750,000.00, depending upon if the malpractice was committed by a doctor or a hospital. As such, it is imperative that the severity and permanency of all injuries claimed from medical negligence are addressed in a prompt manner.
We, at the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. have over 20 years of courtroom trial experience in helping the injured victims of medical malpractice recover the compensation they need to help put the pieces of their lives back together. We handle all types of medical malpractice cases throughout the State of Florida. We recognize and appreciate the difficulties in dealing with injuries caused by medical malpractice. We are ready and available to help you and your family with all of the issues involved I these complex and difficult cases.
If you or a loved one were injured in due to the negligence of a health care provider Fort Lauderdale, Miami-Dade, the Florida Keys or the Palm Beaches, we urge you to CONTACT the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A., either ONLINE OR by CALLING us:
(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys
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