When you seek medical treatment, you have a right to expect your doctor to deliver care that meets accepted standards of the medical community. Despite that reasonable expectation, many people are injured every year by healthcare providers. If you were harmed by a medical professional, you may have the right to recover compensation from the at-fault individual or hospital. At the Law Offices of Randolph W. Adams in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I hold negligent doctors, nurses, and healthcare facilities responsible and pursue full recovery.
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider injures a patient through a negligent act or omission. Common malpractice claims include:
When dealing with complex medical and legal issues, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can be invaluable.
Florida’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims requires victims to file a lawsuit within two years of the date the injury was discovered or should have reasonably been discovered. However, most claims are barred four years after the date of the malpractice injury, regardless of when it was discovered. An exception exists when the defendant medical provider fraudulently concealed the injury. In these situations, the plaintiff has seven years from the date of the injury to initiate a lawsuit as long as the filing occurs within two years of its discovery. If you were injured by a negligent healthcare provider, it is important to obtain guidance from a skilled medical malpractice lawyer as promptly as possible.
If you or a loved one was injured by a healthcare provider in South Florida, the Law Offices of Randolph W. Adams in Fort Lauderdale, Florida can advise whether you may have a medical malpractice claim. To schedule a free consultation, call 954-660-6644 or contact me online.