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Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Bonita Springs

Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Florida

When we entrust ourselves to a doctor, we expect him or her to help improve our physical condition. Unfortunately, even doctors and medical professionals make errors—sometimes errors that cause devastating consequences for their patients. If you or a loved one were injured as a result of a physician’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation through a medical malpractice claim.

Our Bonita Springs personal injury attorneys have over 20 years’ experience advocating for victims of negligence. When you enlist our help, you will be speak directly with our lawyer team, who will take the time to listen and help determine the best course of action for your situation.

Contact Pittman Law Firm, P.L. today for a free consultation. We return all calls and inquiries promptly, standing at the ready to help those in need.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is defined as:

“An act or omission (failure to act) by a medical professional that deviates from the accepted medical standard of care.”

Additionally, the medical professional’s deviation must have caused an injury in order to be considered a legitimate medical malpractice case. Medical professional can be held liable for medical malpractice if they fail to properly perform the duties they are reasonably expected to perform as a qualified physician, and if their error results in injury to the patient.

The most common medical malpractice cases involve the following:

  • Misdiagnosis of a serious condition or failure to diagnose
  • Injuries occurring during childbirth or prenatal care
  • A doctor prescribing the wrong medication
  • Errors during surgery
  • Anesthesia errors

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is a legal term for how long an individual has to file a claim against someone else before the claim will be discounted. In Florida, you must file a medical malpractice claim within two years after discovering your injury (or after the time that should have become aware of the injury), but no longer than four years after the medical malpractice took place.

Therefore, it is important to act quickly if you suspect that malpractice may have taken place. Our team can help you investigate the circumstances and help determine if you have a claim.

The two exceptions to the statute rules are as follows:

  • If the medical professional responsible for your injury intentionally and fraudulently concealed the malpractice from you, the statute of limitations will extend to seven years from the time the malpractice occurred.
  • If the injured patient was a child, the four-year statute does not apply prior to the child’s eighth birthday.

Keep in mind that with both of these exceptions, you will still only have two-years to file the claim after discovering the injury. The extended deadlines provide more time for you to discover that the malpractice took place, as oftentimes the effects of medical error take time to become manifest.

Bring Your Medical Malpractice Case to Our Compassionate and Experienced Advocates.

You should not carry the burden of your injury alone. If you or a loved one are suffering as a result of medical malpractice, we are here to pursue justice on your behalf. We can help you secure compensation for your recovery costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Contact us today to discuss your case in a consultation. Our Bonita Springs attorneys are always happy to review your case for free.

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    “I have found Ms. Pittman to be primarily concerned about my well being and making sure that I was medically the best I could be after the accident. Her recommendations of medical professionals was excellent and I never felt rushed to bring my case to a close. I will use her services again should the need ever arise.”

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    “I was involved in two car accidents and was referred to Pittman Law Firm after my second. Kristin took the time to sit down with me and completely review my case - missing no details. Any time that I have reached out to her, she has always gotten back to me quickly and makes sure to keep me updated on the progress of my case. Her care and compassion for her clients is very hard to find anywhere else and I truly feel that I am not just another client to the Pittman Law Firm; I am treated as someone that they will fight for justice for and make sure that I am treated fairly. I would recommend them to anyone that I care about and I appreciate the great service that they have provided me.”

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