MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CAN HAVE A DEVASTATING IMPACT ON VICTIMS
We often like to imagine doctors, surgeons, and nurses infallible. They hold the key to our health and, at times, our lives. Their knowledge of the human body is beyond most people’s comprehension, which means that we put our complete trust into their decisions. But, just like us, our health care professionals are human too, and therefore fallible. In fact, the mistakes that are made everyday in hospitals and medical facilities around the country cause the premature deaths of hundreds of thousands of patients. Moreover, thousands of patients suffer from chronic pain or prolonged illness due to the mistakes made by doctors and other health care staff. These injuries can cause massive medical bills, immense pain and suffering, and can even cause patients to lose their jobs if the injury creates a disability. If you have reason to believe that your doctor made a mistake in diagnosis or treatment, you may be owed considerable compensation. However, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Florida is just two years, which means there is usually no time to wait. You need to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney quickly to ensure your rights to assert a claim are not lost.
HELPING VICTIMS OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE NAVIGATE THESE COMPLEX CLAIMS
Many law firms in Florida advertise that they take on medical malpractice cases, but if you were to actually contact them with your malpractice inquiry, you will find that most do not actually take these cases. Or they will try to pass you off to another firm that does. There is a good reason for this - medical malpractice cases are not at all like any other type of injury case. They are complex, expensive, time and resource-consuming, riddled with legal and procedural hurdles, and most of all, they are the most hotly contested type of injury case. This is because liability is often harder to prove than a standard car accident or slip and fall. That means that litigating a medical malpractice case can take years and cost tens of thousands of dollars of the attorney's money. Insurance companies know all this, so they often drag out the case by continuing to deny the claim in the hopes that the victim's attorney will "throw in the towel" and settle the case for less than it is worth. At JJ Frick Law, we will not let insurance company denials frustrate our goal of working to get the best possible outcome for your medical malpractice claim.
PERSONALIZED LEGAL GUIDANCE
At JJ Frick Law in Orlando, our personalized, client-centric approach is perfect for victims of medical malpractice. While we do have certain criteria for these types of cases because we simply cannot take every medical malpractice case that walks in our door, you are guaranteed to speak directly to an attorney about your legal matter, not a paralegal or an intake specialist. You will be put directly in touch with the attorney who will be handling your case, should we decide to take it. We perform a thorough intake process in order to give your case a fair and honest evaluation. If we do decide to take your case, you will have a direct line of communication with your attorney.
PROTECTING YOUR CLAIM
Florida law sets limits on the amount of time you have to file a medical malpractice claim. While the statute of limitations on other types of negligence in Florida is four years, the statute of limitations for medical negligence claims in Florida is only two years from when you knew or reasonably should have known that medical negligence may have caused you injury. Contact us today to discuss your claim. JJ Frick Law is conveniently located in Orlando. In some cases, we can arrange to visit your home or hospital to ensure timely investigation and filing of your claim. If you or a loved one has been injured, call 407-716-9152 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.