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Medical Malpractice

Medical Negligence kills more people in the United States each year than automobile accidents. The medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton will continue to assist clients in medical malpractice actions throughout Florida, including clients from Spring Hill, New Port Richey, Ocala, Tampa and Gainesville. We have helped people who have suffered from such tragedies as:

  • Birth Injuries
  • Failure to Diagnose Cancer
  • Surgical Errors
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Medication Overdoses/ Errors
What is Medical Malpractice and How Long do the Injured Have to File a Claim?

Simply stated, medical malpractice is the negligence of a health care provider that causes an injury. In other words, a doctor, nurse or health care facility acts in a way that does not comport with good medical practices, or fails to do something necessary for the patient's good care.

Generally, in Florida, a medical malpractice case must be filed within two years from the time of the incident or from the time the damage is discovered-- or should have been discovered. No action can be taken later than four years from the date of the negligent incident. However, in some extreme cases, if a person was not aware and could not have known that they had a legitimate medical malpractice case, Florida law allows them to file a lawsuit within a year from the time they were notified. This is referred to as the "statute of limitations" and can be confusing for people who are not familiar with Florida laws. That's why if you have been injured by medical negligence, you need to call an experienced lawyer to protect your rights. Email or call our Hernando County and Pasco County medical malpractice lawyers to find out how to preserve your rights.

We Will Go to Trial For You

While we seek a fair settlement in every case we handle, we build every case with an eye toward trial so that when property owners, and the insurance companies that represent them, do not make a fair settlement offer, we can fight for you in court. In order to press our opponents, we aggressively build cases from the beginning.

Our representation does not cost our clients anything until they are first compensated for their injuries. If you have been injured a result of doctor or health care facility negligence, please contact us for a consultation.

 
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