When you are injured or sick, you trust your doctor to provide the highest level of care possible. Unfortunately, not all clinicians deliver the same quality of patient care—leading to negligent treatment and medical malpractice. When this happens, you need an experienced attorney on your side to fight for your cause. Without this legal ally, you may not be able to adequately prove your case and receive the compensation you deserve.
With over 40 years of experience, the attorneys at Friedman & Friedman have a long history of success in medical malpractice cases across Florida. We’re here to listen to your problems, thoroughly investigate the details of your case, and provide unrivaled legal support. We can meet with you for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your specific circumstances—and help you determine whether you have a viable case.
For a glimpse of our experience, take a look at the case of Lazard v. Domesek M.D., where our client was awarded $21.6 million (including $18 million for pain and suffering). We know full well that this medical malpractice lawsuit may be the most important case of your life, which is why we are unrelenting in pursuing the best outcome for you and your family.
Most clinicians are reliable and professional, but even the most experienced medical expert can commit medical malpractice. This form of negligence occurs when a doctor fails to meet the expected standard of care while treating a patient, resulting in significant injury or death. There are several forms of medical malpractice—and it can happen at any point during care.
Examples of medical malpractice include the following:
Medical malpractice can severely impact your quality of life, causing physical and mental suffering, further expenses from additional medical care, lost wages, and even death in some cases. That’s why it’s so important to connect with a seasoned attorney to receive the most compensation possible for your case.
Understanding the elements of a medical malpractice case are important when proving that negligence took place. There are typically four elements to each med mal case: duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages. All four must be present and proven to win your medical malpractice case.
First and foremost, victims of medical malpractice must prove that their clinician owed them a duty of care. This is proven by showing there was an official doctor-patient relationship. The second element, breach of duty, is proven by demonstrating that the doctor failed to provide the standard of care a patient was owed.
The third element, causation, proves that the doctor’s breach of duty contributed to the patient’s injury or death. And the final element, damages, are the injuries or affiliations sustained due to the doctor’s negligence. In order for the medical malpractice case to be viable, these injuries must be serious enough to cause significant physical and emotional suffering, lost wages, or medical expenses.
An extremely important aspect to a medical malpractice case is the statute of limitations. This is essentially the time limit you have to file a claim. In Florida, you are given up to two years to file a lawsuit—with a blanket deadline of four years from the date the incident initially occurred. Speaking with an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible is the best way to confirm how much time you have left to file.
If you believe that you are a victim of medical malpractice, it’s critical to connect with an attorney from Friedman & Friedman. Our team has won a significant number of medical malpractice cases across the state of Florida, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. With our winning track record and total commitment to your cause, we’ll stop at nothing to meet your goals—and secure the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today to learn more about the Friedman & Friedman team and how we can serve you. We’re always here to help.