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Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Tallahassee, FL

Everyone makes mistakes. But when those mistakes are avoidable and they're made by trusted medical professionals, the results can be devastating. Unfortunately, holding doctors and hospitals responsible for the catastrophic damage they cause is extremely difficult and inordinately expensive due to the protections the Florida Legislature has given them by passing laws hostile to patients. It has reached the point to where we typically can only recover for patients who have catastrophic injuries whose lives will never return to normal.

If you have been catastrophically injured by a medical professional, please fill out the contact form on our website.

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

Of course, a doctor or other medical professional cannot cure any ailment immediately, and any failure to do so will not necessarily constitute medical malpractice. Further, any and all side effects are not indicative of medical malpractice.

Beyond this, under the terms of Florida Statute § 766.102, if you suffered an injury because of a health care provider, and if that injury is the result of negligence, this constitutes an incident of medical malpractice for which you may have a claim.

Why You Don’t Have a Medical Malpractice Case

It is important to note that within a medical malpractice claim, the same statute declares that it is up to you, the injured, to demonstrate that the injury was the result of a breach of professional standard of care by the medical professional. In this case, a skilled Tallahassee medical malpractice attorney can be invaluable to you.

Medical malpractice lawsuits are notoriously complex due to their technical nature, the burden of proof required, and the fact that the laws pertaining to these suits tend to favor medical professionals as opposed to patients.

The following some common reasons you may not have a medical malpractice case:

  • The statute of limitations has passed.
  • The doctor met the minimal standard of care required.
  • The doctor made an error, but you cannot prove it was more than likely the cause of your injury.
  • In a case of wrongful death, there are no eligible survivors to bring forth a suit.
  • You did not suffer quantifiable harm.
  • The cost of moving forward with a lawsuit is so great that it negates any award or settlement you would receive.
  • The adverse outcome of your procedure was one of its inherent risks.
  • The hospital or medical facility is protected by sovereign immunity, owned or administrated by a government authority, thereby limiting your ability to sue.
  • The doctor or facility is protected by the Baker Act (this typically applies in psychiatric cases where a patient receives treatment or is held against his or her will). This Act limits a patient’s ability to sue for such treatment.

Protecting Patients’ Rights Against All Odds

Although the odds may be against a patient in a medical malpractice case, there are situations where we can recognize that negligence has occurred and will be able to take a case to court. Fasig | Brooks fights for as many injured patients as we can, holding medical providers across Florida accountable for their wrongdoing.

We assist patients dealing with various areas of medical malpractice, including:

  • Emergency medicine;
  • Medical and prescription errors;
  • Surgical errors;
  • Anesthesia errors;
  • Misdiagnosis;
  • Hospital errors;
  • OB/GYN errors; and
  • Birth injuries.

Contact a Tallahassee Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

Recovering from an injury or other ailment can be a painful process, especially if it was made worse by the negligence of your healthcare provider. Although you should focus on your recovery, you should also know that Florida law gives you only two years to bring a civil claim to recover compensation for malpractice. Do not wait to involve an attorney who can protect your interests.

Call Fasig | Brooks at (850) 583-9409.

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