Medical Malpractice Lawyer
in St. Pete & Pinellas Park, FL
Injured by a medical provider
After you or someone you love have been injured due to the negligence or malpractice of a medical provider, you will need an experienced litigator by your side to manage the process of seeking recovery.
Medical malpractice in Florida refers to the professional negligence of doctors, surgeons, specialists, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers whose actions result in serious injury to the patient. This include medical errors, missed or wrong diagnoses, surgical mistakes, and other acts or omissions which cause a patient to become more injured or ill rather than healthier. It is premised on the claim that the medical provider breached the standard of care which is considered reasonable, acceptable, and appropriate among similar providers and that breach resulted in the patients injury.
Common examples include:
- Patient neglect
- Anesthesia errors
- Poor sanitation of instruments and equipment
- Misdiagnosis of conditions
- Negligently performed surgical procedures
- Postoperative negligence
- Surgeries performed without consent
- Premature discharge from a hospital
An injured patient must file their claim or lawsuit within two years of the time they knew or should have known the injury occurred and that it was likely due to medical malpractice, and within four years of the malpractice actually occurring. Though some exceptions exist, in most cases this is the required time frame.
Several forms of damages are available in a claim against the healthcare provider, these include: medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, loss of spousal support, and costs of future corrective surgeries
After you seek legal representation, your attorney will begin researching and gathering evidence to support your claim. Medical malpractice cases can take time depending on the nature and extent of injuries, finding experts, the insurance company’s willingness to negotiate, and court availability. In some cases, the insurer will provide a satisfactory settlement offer while in others it may be necessary to present your case to a jury.
Call us to discuss your case
Medical malpractice can be a complex area of law and this is not the type of claim most patients can handle alone. The attorneys of Oldham & Delcamp have experience dealing with the type of research, procedural requirements, negotiations, and trial preparation which are necessary to ensure you receive adequate compensation.
About Oldham & Delcamp
We understand the physical, financial, and emotional toll a car accident places on your life. Our legal team treats all clients with the respect and compassion they deserve. We stay in communication with you throughout the process so you are never wondering about the status of your case.
When another driver chooses to text and drive, drink and drive or runs a red light, their impact on your life is disastrous. No one should pay out-of-pocket for medical expenses resulting from an accident that was no fault of your own.
Sadly, many auto accidents result in a fatality. If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. While it doesn’t replace your loved one, it may protect your family’s financial future.
Call the office of Oldham and Delcamp Trial Attorneys today at 727-201-5458 to schedule a free consultation or visit us online. Oldham and Delcamp serve Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Citrus, Hernando Lake, and Marion Counties.
Don’t delay—the sooner we review your case, the sooner we can decide upon the best course of action for you. Time is of the essence due to the Florida statute of limitation for filing your case. Fight for the justice you deserve by contacting us as soon as possible. We can help as your slip and fall lawyer, DUI law and auto accident attorney as well as rear-end accidents attorney, trucking accidents attorney and premises liability lawyer. We can also help as your wrongful death attorney, assault and battery lawyer, and criminal theft attorney.