Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Every year more Americans are killed through medical negligence than die in automobile accidents. The Florida medical malpractice attorneys of Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A. help people who have suffered from such tragedies as:
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In Florida, and indeed across the nation, medical neglect and mistakes are a growing problem, yet many doctors and insurance companies claim to be "victimized" by patients and lawyers, claiming that the courts are clogged with "frivolous" lawsuits that drive up the cost of malpractice insurance and the practice of medicine.
These objections are difficult to reconcile with the fact that numerous executives in medical industries take home multi-million dollar salaries every year. In addition, the doctors' claims contradict the results of a United States Congressional Budget Office report, which concluded that malpractice insurance premiums represent less than one percent of all national health care costs. To learn more about medical malpractice law, please visit our Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions.
We Lend Our Experience to Fighting for Patients
Levin, Papantonio has committed three attorneys to handle medical negligence claims fighting the above misconceptions while fighting to get our clients the money they need to pay expenses arising from their injuries. We have had tremendous success in this area; in one hospital negligence case we gained a $31.1 million verdict for our clients. Visit our Verdicts and Settlements page.
Over the years, our firm has had the opportunity to assist in medical malpractice cases nationwide. Throughout Florida, our practice also encompasses Pensacola, Santa Rosa County, Panama City, Escambia, Calhoun, Gulf, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington Bay, Jackson, and Tallahassee, FL, and our work extends to Mobile, Alabama and other communities in the southeastern United States. Click here for a free case evaluation.
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FAQ's Relating to Medical Malpractice Law in Florida
What is Medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the negligence by a healthcare provider that causes an injury.
What is the statute of limitations?
The "Statute of Limitations" refers to the time in which you or your Florida medical malpractice lawyer must file your lawsuit, or it will be forever barred. If you file your lawsuit after the required time has expired, your case will be thrown away.
How Long Do I Have to File My Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
In Florida, your medical malpractice case must be filed within 2 years from the time of the incident, from the time the incident is discovered or should have been discovered. No action can be taken later than 4 years from the date of the incident.
A claim for a minor can be made until the time of the minor's 8th birthday regardless of when the negligence occurred, so long as it occurred before age 8. After a minor's 8th birthday, the deadlines run as they do for an adult.
More than one year has passed from my injury and I didn't know that my injury could have been prevented. Can I file a lawsuit now?
In some extreme cases, if you were not aware and should not have known that you had a legitimate medical malpractice case, the Florida law allows you to file your lawsuit within a year from the time you were notified. Email or call our medical malpractice lawyers to find out if you still have a chance to file your lawsuit.
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Please contact us to learn more about how our Medical Malpractice attorneys can help you receive compensation for your injury. Contact us today for a free legal consultation.
For more of our firm's past medical malpractice lawsuits, please visit our Verdicts and Settlements page.