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Medical malpractice occurs when treatment by a healthcare provider falls below the accepted standard of care in the medical community and leads to the injury or death of a patient. If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, Amber Hall, Attorney at Law, PLLC may be able to file a lawsuit against the doctor, nurse, hospital or healthcare provider who was negligent in causing the injury. Professionals in the healthcare industry are expected to uphold high standards and conform to certain duties of care.
Moreover, medical malpractice is professional negligence committed via the act or omission of a health care provider such as a doctor, dentist, nurse, or other health care provider.
When a patient is injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, the patient must prove the following elements to succeed in a medical malpractice lawsuit:
The State of Florida has a two-year statute of limitations in medical negligence cases. Generally, this means that the lawsuit must be brought within two years from the time the patient, family member, or guardian knew or should have known with reasonable diligence that the injury occurred, and where there was a reasonable possibility that medical malpractice caused it.
Florida also has a “statute of repose,” another harsh provision in its civil laws. This means that absent fraud, concealment, or misrepresentation, no person may sue a health care provider more than four years after the actual malpractice incident. The effect of this rule is that even if the injured party does not know or couldn’t be expected to know that some negligent act caused the injury, he or she cannot bring a claim four years after the incident occurs in most circumstances.
Call Amber Hall for a free consultation and to have all your questions answered regarding your injury.
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About Amber Hall Law, PLLC
Amber Hall, Attorney at Law, PLLC is a boutique law firm, specializing in wrongful death and personal injury. The firm also consults in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: contract negotiations and crisis management.
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