Because bringing a medical malpractice suit is time-consuming, very costly, and requires expert testimony, obtaining an attorney is essential for any malpractice case. Florida medical malpractice laws establish strict time limitations for filing claims and dictate a very tedious pre-suit process that must be complied with. Additionally, Florida laws have recently been changed to place restrictions on some of the monetary amounts that can be recovered
Not every medical error results in injury, and not every injury following medical care is related to a doctor’s mistake. Most medical malpractice lawyers require a serious injury or death before they will consider investigating a potential claim. However, when medical malpractice causes severe damage or death, you have every right to consult with a lawyer and discuss your potential claim. Medical errors cause severe and ongoing financial hardship and a claim may be the only way to way to cover needed care for a loved one and pay for exorbitant medical costs.