Accident Attorney in Ocala Florida
Medical malpractice, otherwise known as medical negligence, involves the failure of a healthcare provider to adhere to the governing standard of care when treating a patient, resulting in injury to the patient. Most physicians are highly skilled and dedicated professionals; however, some are not. Medical malpractice covers a wide range of conduct such as misdiagnosis of a medical condition, failure to diagnose a medical condition, failure to provide appropriate treatment for a medical condition, unreasonable delay in treating a diagnosed medical condition, or the failure to obtain informed consent. Our firm’s attorneys are well-versed in this area of the law and are prepared to aggressively pursue or defend against such claims, including:
- Physicians Malpractice
- Hospital Malpractice
- Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Malpractice
- Products Liability
- Medication or Drug Reactions
If a doctor failed to diagnose a deadly condition, committed a surgical error, or prescribed the wrong medication to you or someone you love, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. According to the Florida statute of limitations, a victim must file the suit within two years of discovering the injury, or within four years of the negligent act itself.
Blanchard, Merriam, Adel & Kirkland provides the legal representation you need to build up your case. First, an attorney will assess your claim and determine if you were partly at fault for your injury. Such negligence is called comparative negligence: examples include failing to follow a doctor’s instructions and engaging in activities that one knows will aggravate a given condition. Comparative negligence will lower the potential settlement.
Your lawyer can then request an inquiry with the local medical board and hire investigators, photographers, and other experts to gather important paperwork, testimony, and other evidence supporting your case. The lawyer will negotiate a settlement that hopefully compensates you for medical bills, lost wages, and other matters, litigating only as a last resort.
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