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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.

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, our malpractice lawyer in South Florida wants 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 attorney in Florida quickly to ensure that your rights are not forgotten.

WE BELIEVE IN JUSTICE FOR ALL

Our malpractice lawyer in South Florida accepts 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.

We Have Recovered Millions for Our Clients

  • $15,000,000+
    Recovered for businesses and individuals who were damaged by the BP Oil Spill.
  • $9,000,000
    Cruise line crew member injury case.
  • $4,000,000,000
    Helped in litigating landmark tobacco class action case in Miami.
  • $3,500,000
    Railroad locomotive engineer injury case.
  • $2,500,000
    Recovered settlement for mother who died from cervical cancer due to negligence of laboratory and doctor, both of whom misinterpreted and misreported biopsy specimen as benign when it was actually cancerous. Settlement is significantly more than arbitration damage caps for medical malpractice cases in the state.
  • $2,200,000
    Settlement in a cruise line crew member wrongful death case.
  • $2,000,000
    Medical malpractice case brought on behalf of a 73 year old woman against the hospital and intensive care doctors who misdiagnosed and failed to timely diagnose her encephalitis resulting in brain damage
  • $1,150,000
    Medical malpractice severe injury case resulting from a failure to monitor and treat preeclampsia.
  • $725,000
    Settlement in a cruise line crew member wrongful death case.

What is Informed Consent?

Given that most medical procedures and treatments come with some risks, it is the responsibility of every doctor to provide their patients with information regarding the proposed treatment or procedure in order for them to make a decision whether or not they should undergo the treat, procedure or test. Without this essential information, a patient cannot truly make an informed decision.

To obtain a patient’s informed consent, a doctor would generally require him or her to sign a consent form that states the risks associated with the treatment or procedure. However, a patient’s signature alone does not prove informed consent. It is crucial that a doctor fully discuss the procedure and its risks with the patient and for the patient to understand. Informed consent is not required in some cases. These situations include:

  • Emergencies: During a medical emergency, there is generally no time for risks to be described to a patient, especially when it is a matter of life and death. Therefore, a patient cannot sue for lack of informed consent, even if he or she would not have allowed the treatment.
  • Emotionally fragile patients: When a patient is in distress and refusing needed treatment, a doctor might not be required to obtain the patient’s informed consent. For example, if a patient is suffering from a life-threatening brain tumor, but the removal of it frightens the patient, the doctor could be vague in his or her description of the risks.

We Protect 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, schedule a consultation and get help today!

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