Serious injury or death can result from medical negligence. If your or a loved one’s condition worsened due to medical malpractice, an Orlando medical malpractice attorney with Bogin, Munns & Munns’ office can represent you in your pursuit of financial recovery.
Determining If Your Situation Fits the Definition of Medical Malpractice
All healthcare providers are to perform at the highest standard of care for all their patients. Although many of them meet this standard, some of them can fall short, in that they:
- Are not trained properly
- Misdiagnose or fail to correctly interpret test results
- Fail to diagnose
- Give a delayed diagnosis
- Make a surgical or anesthesia error
- Administer the wrong medication
- Refuse to treat the patient
It might be difficult to pinpoint who was liable, but it is often one or more of the following parties who are to blame:
- The attending physician
- The ultrasound technician
- A nurse
- A pharmacist
- A medical facility
How Can We Prove the At-Fault Party was Responsible for the Malpractice?
The evidence we collect will be the backbone of your case. We can use:
- Medical expert testimony, as they can testify and elaborate on what they would have done had they been your physician
- Medical records, including diagnostic test results, imaging scans, and medical history
- Video surveillance, if available
- Photos of your injuries
- Your testimony, explaining your struggles and condition since your treatment with your doctor started
Once we have gathered all the documentation and support we need, we will work to prove that the four elements of negligence existed in your malpractice case:
- The medical provider was to give you the utmost care while treating you.
- They failed to provide the care you need.
- There was a direct causal relationship between their breach of duty and your injuries.
- You are now suffering financial and non-financial consequences.
Note that your condition worsening or side effects don’t always constitute medical malpractice, but you can count on your lawyer to use their connections and resources to get to the bottom of what happened.
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What a Medical Malpractice Attorney at Our Orlando Office Can Do for You
Medical malpractice cases are among the most complex, so trying to navigate the legal system while healing from your injuries can seem like an insurmountable task. That’s where our lawyers can take charge.
You can rely on our legal team to:
- Search for and organize evidence
- Hire a medical expert to testify
- Review your medical records
- Look over the liable party’s insurance policy
- Demonstrate how the medical provider was negligent
- Interact with and negotiate a settlement with the other party’s insurer
- Act in accordance with state-imposed deadlines
- Argue your case in court, if need be
This case is yours, and even though we are the ones handling it for you, you should still be a part of it. In turn, we will provide frequent updates and are available to answer any questions you may have in terms of the legal process.
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You Have the Option to Seek Related Damages
It’s not right for you to fend for yourself because of someone else’s negligence. Therefore, you could be entitled to recover compensation for your losses, such as:
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning capacity
- Past and upcoming medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
Please accept our condolences if your loved one passed away due to their malpractice-related injuries. In that event, you could recover the costs of their funeral and burial arrangements, medical bills, lost income, your loss of family support, and more.
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Bogin, Munns & Munns Work for Medical Malpractice Clients on Contingency
When you work with a lawyer on our team, we will provide our services for you on a contingency-fee basis, so:
- We require no upfront or out-of-pocket advancements on our pay.
- There are no hourly fees or lump sums involved.
- We take our payment only if we secure compensation for you.
As such, this payment structure limits your financial risk.
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Time Limits on Filing a Lawsuit After Medical Malpractice
Florida places time restrictions on filing medical malpractice lawsuits.
- Generally, claimants have two years to take action from the day the malpractice was discovered or should have been discovered, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(a).
- At the latest, you have four years from the date of discovery of the injury to file suit, depending on the details of your case.
Exceptions to these timeframes are plausible but rare, so make sure you get started on your case as soon as possible. If we try to file when the deadline has already expired, the court might not allow you to seek compensation. Then, the liable party will no longer be held accountable for your damages.
What You Can Do Now to Prepare Your Case
To help lay the foundation for a valid malpractice case, there are a couple of things you can do, such as:
Continue Medical Care
Not only is it important to ensure your injury heals or your illness improves, but it also shows the insurance company the connection between the medical provider’s negligence and your ailments.
Also, follow your prescribed treatment plan all the way through. If your doctor gives you orders, take them. You don’t want the insurer to be able to poke holes in your case and claim you made your injuries worse.
Don’t Post About Your Malpractice Experience Online
It can be tempting to share your experience with your medical provider on Google Reviews or even on a social media platform. However, we advise you to refrain from engaging in this matter online. If the insurance company sees your posts, they may find a way to twist your words to fit their bottom line or conclude that you weren’t that hurt.
Get Started on Your Orlando Case Now
Since 1979, Bogin, Munns & Munns has been dedicated to helping medical malpractice victims throughout central and north Florida recover the fair compensation they are entitled to recover under the law. Now, our attorneys in Orlando are ready to help you pursue what you need.
To begin your free consultation with one of our team members, call us today at 407-578-9696.