Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Put 25+ Years of Experience on Your Side
Safety laws and regulations exist to protect us from harm. When big businesses,
negligent medical professionals, or individuals breach these safety regulations,
this puts the community at risk. It's time for consumers to stand
up to negligent businesses and individuals, and hold them responsible
for their actions.
Demand justice and a higher standard today - we all deserve to be safe.
Whether you or a loved one has been hurt by a dangerous drug, defective
medical products, or any other form of medical malpractice, David C. Rash
P.A. is ready to protect you. He has taken on large corporations and successfully
held wrongdoers responsible for their failures to follow basic laws. Dedicated
to enforcing the law, we want to make our community a safe place for us
and our future generations.
Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations in Florida
When we encourage you to not hesitate, we do not exaggerate. Florida State
has some of the strictest statutes of limitations for medical malpractice
cases in the country. If you believe that a medical practitioner has caused
you harm due to negligence or wrongdoing, you only have
two years from when the injury occurred or from when you should have known about
it to file a lawsuit against them. Waiting beyond the statute of limitations
permits the court to automatically throw out your case, no matter how
much evidence you may have gathered against the liable party.
If the harm of the malpractice is not readily known, such as in a lingering
illness or infection, you may file beyond the two year statute of limitation
but not if four years have passed since the original occurrence. Additionally,
even if fraud was intentionally used to hide the consequences of medical
malpractice from you, the patient, the statute of limitations is just
seven years. You must reach out to a medical malpractice attorney quickly
to ensure that your rights are not forgotten.
We Believe in Justice for All
We accept all forms of medical malpractice cases in Florida. Medical practitioners
are respected and revered for helping people recover from the worst of
wounds or ailments, but they still must be held to the highest of standards.
When someone's health is on the line, there must be no allowance of
negligence, or else a devastating injury or complication can arise in
virtually any situation.
Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice in Florida are:
Misdiagnosis: Patients depend on their doctor to tell them what is wrong when the cause
is not clear. Failing to diagnose an issue, or diagnosing it as another
condition altogether, can be incredibly dangerous, exposes patients to
incorrect remedies, and is the root of many malpractice cases.
Retained surgical items: A negligent surgeon may actually leave surgical instruments, such as gauze
or temporary stitching, inside a patient. If the foreign object comes
loose, the patient may experience dangerous side effects.
Hospital acquired infections: It is estimated that one-in-five patients will become infected with a dangerous
illness or disease while staying at a hospital for other health issues.
When proper procedures are followed and patient safety is kept in focus,
there is no such thing as an unavoidable infection.
Anesthesia errors: Anesthesia used to put a patient to sleep before a surgery is useful but
inarguably dangerous. It is so hazardous when given in the wrong dosage,
an anesthesiologist must administer the anesthesia to ensure no side effects
occur, such as hypothermia, paralysis, or death.
Medication allergies: There is no medication that is entirely harmless to absolutely everyone.
Doctors and pharmacists must identify potential allergic reactions in
patients before allowing them to take a drug or dosage, or else they risk
life-threatening allergic reactions.
Protecting Your Future
Medical malpractice often causes more harm than the original condition
that brought a patient to their doctor or clinic in the first place. With
one critical mistake, such as an
unnecessary surgery or unaddressed
birth injury, the patient and their loved ones may suffer the consequences for years
to come, if not permanently. When you seek compensation through a lawsuit
with our Florida medical malpractice lawyer's help, all avenues will
be thoroughly reviewed to make certain that you get the money you need
for today, tomorrow, and beyond.
Rewarded compensation should provide for:
- Initial medical costs
- Lifetime rehabilitation or treatments
- Lost wages or reduced earning potential
- Reduced standard of living (emotional suffering)
It Costs You Nothing to Learn Your Rights. Don't Wait,
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