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No one expects their doctor to make a mistake. No one expects the hospital or clinic where they seek help to mix up their records or make other administrative errors that result in the delivery of improper treatment. Yet, these types of mistakes are alarmingly common, and many patients and parents find themselves in need of legal representation. Each Tallahassee medical malpractice lawyer at our firm knows this all too well.
If you believe that your medical condition was not timely diagnosed, if you received the wrong medication, if your child suffered a birth injury, or if you have any other reason to believe that you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, it is important that you speak with an attorney promptly. At Searcy Denney, our personal injury practice handle medical malpractice claims against health care providers throughout Florida and Georgia. We have decades of experience helping individuals and families recover their losses; and, if you are entitled to compensation for medical malpractice, we can make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
As a result of our Tallahassee medical malpractice lawyer’s extensive experience, we have successfully represented clients in cases involving virtually all types of medical mistakes. This includes securing just compensation on behalf of individuals and families in cases involving:
Birth injuries can result from medical mistakes during pre-pregnancy planning, pregnancy, labor and delivery. Errors in neonatal care can cause, and potentially exacerbate, various types of injuries and illnesses as well. We handle cases involving all types of birth injuries, including (but by no means limited to) cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, anoxia, hypoxia, shoulder dystocia, bone fractures and spinal cord trauma.
Medication errors can range from overdosing and underdosing patients with prescribed medications to administering one patient’s medications to another. We handle cases involving inpatient and outpatient medication errors, including anesthesia errors during surgery.
Misdiagnoses are the most-common form of medical malpractice. This includes failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis and providing an incorrect diagnosis. Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in cases involving misdiagnoses of cancers, traumatic injuries, birth injuries and numerous other medical conditions.
In the health care setting, all types of mistakes have the potential to lead to devastating consequences for patients and their families. In addition to cases involving birth injuries, medication errors and misdiagnoses, we also represent clients in cases involving:
Much like medical misdiagnosis and medication mistakes, surgical errors happen more often than many people realize, and the consequences can be severe. Below are some examples of common mistakes made during surgical procedures:
Many other errors can occur, but these are the most common. Regardless, if something seems wrong following your surgery, you should speak with an experienced Tallahassee medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.
It requires extensive schooling and training to become a surgeon, which is why it is so shocking that surgical errors still happen. Even though surgeons are some of the most highly-trained people in the medical profession, the following can still lead to mistakes:
It is incredibly difficult for non-lawyers to sort out what happened during your surgery and determine whether it constitutes medical malpractice. If you’ve suffered as a result of a surgical error, you should contact a Tallahassee medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.
As a patient, parent or other family member, there is no easy way to know if you have a claim for medical malpractice. A doctor’s or other health care provider’s mistake only constitutes medical malpractice if it represents a deviation from the requisite standard of care.
To find out if you have a claim, you will need to speak with a Tallahassee medical malpractice lawyer. At Searcy Denney, we have several medical malpractice lawyers who have decades of experience representing patients and families in Florida. Our lawyers will carefully evaluate your case, and we will let you know if we believe we can recover just compensation on your behalf.
Florida has a two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims. This “limitations period” runs from the date that you learned—or reasonably should have learned—about your health care provider’s mistake.
Florida also has what is known as a “statute of repose” for medical malpractice claims. Under this statute, you only have four years to file a claim regardless of when you discover your health care provider’s malpractice. However, there are some exceptions, and we encourage you to schedule a free consultation at Searcy Denney regardless of how long it has been since you or your loved one received substandard care.
No, there is not currently a limit on how much patients and families can recover in medical malpractice claims in Florida. While Florida has a statutory cap on medical malpractice damages, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that this cap is unconstitutional—and therefore unenforceable. As a result, the amount you can recover in your medical malpractice case will be determined exclusively by the financial and non-financial costs of your health care provider’s mistake.
There are several ways a medical malpractice lawyer can help you if you or a loved one has received substandard care in a Tallahassee medical facility. For example, when you contact Searcy Denney, our team will:
Filing a medical malpractice claim in Tallahassee can be expensive. However, at Searcy Denney we cover all of the costs of our clients’ claims while they are pending. We will only take your case if we believe we can help you take home financial compensation, and we will only bill for our fees and costs if we help you secure a settlement or verdict.
If you have questions about the quality of medical care you or a loved one received in Florida or Georgia, or if you would like more information about pursuing a claim for medical malpractice, we encourage you to contact us for a free initial consultation. To speak with a Tallahassee medical malpractice lawyer in our office as soon as possible, please call 800-780-8607 or request an appointment online today.