There is a two-year statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice case in Florida. This means that an injured person (or the family or guardian of an injured or deceased person) has two years from the time that he or she found out (or should have found out) that a health care provider might have caused the injuries or death to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Insurance companies in Florida are allowed six-months of this two-year time frame to evaluate your claim before your medical malpractice lawyer can even file your lawsuit. Unless you retain a Florida medical malpractice attorney to begin investigating your medical malpractice case immediately, you could forfeit your right to compensation if the two-year deadline passes.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., we are known for our ability to successfully deal with insurance companies so that your right to receive compensation for your injuries is protected and upheld. Our Ft. Lauderdale medical malpractice attorneys will work quickly and efficiently to push your case through to the Florida courts.
Grounds for Medical Malpractice
Medical care and treatment are supposed to make you better, not worse. Primary care physicians, nurses, dentists, surgeons, hospitals, and other health care providers are required to provide a reasonable standard of care to patients in Florida. Failure to do so can be grounds for a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit against any liable parties.
Failure to diagnose, wrong diagnosis, surgical errors, prescription errors, delayed diagnosis or treatment, birthing errors, performing the wrong procedure, failure to properly monitor a patient, improper administration of anesthesia, medical lab errors, and negligence are just some of the errors that can lead to a patient becoming injured or dying because of medical malpractice.
If your injuries or the death of a loved one occurred because a medical provider was negligent, careless, or reckless, you could sue to receive damages for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost benefits, ongoing medical care, burial or cremation costs, funeral expenses, and other related costs.
Zealous Legal Representation & Personal Attention
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale medical malpractice attorneys will work with a team of qualified medical experts that can examine your injuries and medical records and testify on your behalf. We will not be dissuaded from representing you just because your medical malpractice case might be challenging to prove. We will fight hard to get you the compensation that you are entitled to, while giving you the personal attention that you and your case require.
Our Florida personal injury attorneys make it a point to monitor the medical care that all our patients receive because we want to make sure that you are getting the care that you need. We also have a list of qualified and trusted doctors that specialize in different kinds of injuries. We make this list available to all our personal injury clients.
Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. represents injured patients and family members of medical malpractice victims that have died in hospitals and other medical facilities in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, other cities in Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County, and throughout Florida.
To request your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, contact us online or call Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. at (954) 356-0006.