Bonita Springs Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Experienced Legal Advocates for Your Malpractice Claim

Pittman Law Firm, P.L. is your dedicated partner in seeking justice for medical malpractice cases in Bonita Springs, Florida. Our legal team is committed to helping you navigate the complexities of medical malpractice claims and securing the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered due to medical negligence, our Bonita Springs medical malpractice lawyers are here to advocate for your rights and ensure accountability within the healthcare industry.

Call Pittman Law Firm, P.L. today at (239) 603-6913 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our medical malpractice attorney in Bonita Springs!

Common Causes of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can occur in various healthcare settings, from hospitals and clinics to dental offices and pharmacies. These cases typically arise from the following common causes:

  • Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis: Healthcare professionals may fail to correctly identify a medical condition or take an unreasonable amount of time to diagnose, leading to a worsened medical outcome.
  • Surgical Errors: Surgeons may commit mistakes during surgery, such as operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, or making errors during anesthesia administration.
  • Medication Errors: Prescription and medication mistakes can have severe consequences, including wrong drug administration, incorrect dosage, or medication interactions.
  • Birth Injuries: Obstetric malpractice can result in birth injuries to both the mother and the baby, such as cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, or other long-term complications.
  • Lack of Informed Consent: Medical professionals must obtain informed consent before treatment or procedure. Failure to do so can result in legal action.
  • Nursing Home Neglect: Elderly residents in nursing homes may suffer neglect or abuse, which can harm their health.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Medical Malpractice Claim?

In a medical malpractice case, you may be eligible to recover various damages to compensate for the harm caused by healthcare negligence. These damages may include:

  • Compensatory Damages: This category covers tangible financial losses like medical expenses, lost income, rehabilitation costs, and future medical bills resulting from malpractice.
  • Non-Monetary Damages: Non-economic losses involve intangible harm such as pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, mental anguish, and emotional distress.
  • Punitive Measures: In select cases, punitive damages may be granted to penalize healthcare providers or institutions for severe negligence or intentional wrongdoing.
  • Loss of Companionship: Family members can seek compensation for the loss of care and companionship resulting from medical malpractice.
  • Wrongful Demise Claims: In cases of fatal malpractice, surviving relatives may pursue wrongful death claims to cover funeral costs, lost financial support, and emotional distress.
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What is the Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Claim in Florida? 

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.

Contact Our Bonita Springs Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

Medical malpractice is a complex and often emotionally charged area of the law. At Pittman Law Firm, P.L., we are committed to helping the residents of Bonita Springs, Florida, who have been victims of medical negligence. Our experienced legal team is dedicated to seeking justice for our clients and holding healthcare providers accountable for their actions.

Contact Pittman Law Firm, P.L. today to schedule a consultation with our medical malpractice lawyer in Bonita Springs!

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