Medical negligence, also known as “Malpractice”, may result in serious injuries and even death, leaving victims and families searching for answers.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of what you believe to be medical malpractice, contact our law firm for a free consultation, today. It is essential that potential claims be promptly assessed and appropriate action be taken to investigate the claim, preserve evidence, and determine whether or not a claim is meritorious.
This process is often times challenging in light of the reduced time period associated with the applicable Statute of Limitations. Stark Injury Law has the knowledge and experience to handle complex cases involving injury, having resolved claims by way of pre-suit settlement, and during the course of litigation, having acted as lead or co-counsel on numerous malpractice claims.
What is Medical Malpractice?
We have determined that there is much confusion over what constitutes medical malpractice.
Unfortunately, perspective clients may be of the belief that an unanticipated or bad result constitutes medical negligence; that is simply not the case. Factually, doctors and health care workers are required to provide care at acceptable standards, and may be held accountable should they fail to do so, thereby causing injury to the patient.
Common Causes of Injury or Death from Medical Negligence or Malpractice:
Failure to diagnose a medical condition.
Failure to properly treat a medical condition.
Failure to properly perform a surgical procedure.
Failure to obtain a patient’s consent prior to performing a procedure.
At Stark Injury Law, we have represented victims of medical malpractice, for the reasons listed above. We have knowledge and experience in utilizing the technical “pre-suit screening” procedure required by Florida law as a condition required to pursue a medical claim.
If you or someone you know has been permanently injured or lost a loved one due to what you believe may be medical negligence, call to schedule a free consultation to assess the claim and determine its merit.
The death of a loved one is always a difficult and heart-breaking situation. The grief is only magnified when the death occurred due to a wrongful act of another person.
The purpose behind a wrongful death claim is to balance the harm and compensate family members of the deceased for funeral expenses, medical bills, lost earnings and emotional trauma.
While nothing will make up for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death recovery will ease the financial consequences of the loss and serve the interest of justice.
Who Can Bring a Lawsuit?
In the State of Florida, only those who qualify as survivors can maintain a wrongful death claim. Accordingly, the initial determination to be made by legal counsel is whether or not one is qualified to initiate a claim.
Our firm will determine whether or not the client would qualify as a survivor under Florida law, and if so, we will assist in identifying what damages may be recoverable and provide for the filing of a probate estate as is required to initiate a wrongful death claim.