When you need the services of a medical malpractice attorney in South Florida, the firm of Cohen and Juda, P.A., has the experience and skill to handle your case. For over 30 years, our personal injury attorneys have offered quality and effective representation, including the practice area of medical malpractice cases.
Medical malpractice lawsuits in Florida have complicated requirements, which is why you’ll need professional legal help with your case from a personal injury lawyer.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys Who Will Represent You Personally
Both founders at Cohen and Juda formerly worked for big insurance companies before establishing the firm in 1999. That valuable experience has given them the knowledge and skill to handle any medical malpractice lawsuit in Florida, no matter how complex.
We’ll sit down with you (at no charge) and discuss your case in detail to determine your unique needs. Then we’ll form a plan if we agree to proceed with your case. If you or a loved one has been the victim of negligence or malpractice from a healthcare provider, call us today at 954-424-1440 to schedule your free consultation.
What Constitutes a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in South Florida?
Doctors, healthcare professionals, and medical providers each have a legal duty to provide competent care to their patients. When a healthcare provider doesn’t uphold those standards of care, the results can be devastating to their patient’s health and quality of life.
Examples of common medical malpractice cases include:
- Surgical errors
- Wrongful death
- Improper medication or dosage
- Premature discharge
- Failure to provide aftercare services
Many people think that only doctors are liable for medical malpractice damages. However, that’s false. Nurses, dentists, care homes, chiropractors, psychiatrists, and other medical facilities and providers also have the same duty of care standards. If you suffered an injury due to a provider’s negligence, misconduct, or error, you could legally seek compensation for your injuries with the help of a medical malpractice attorney.
Florida’s Pre-Suit Filing Requirements
Medical malpractice cases in Florida have special pre-suit requirements to deter people from filing frivolous lawsuits. Florida Statute 766.106 requires you to initiate an investigation of your claim before you can file. After the investigation, you are responsible for notifying each defendant in the suit by certified mail (with return receipt) of the impending lawsuit you intend to file.
In addition to the investigation and legal notifications, you’ll also have to gather some critical information. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Medical records and health information release authorizations
- A list of every medical provider for two years before your injury occurred
- A list of all the doctors and medical providers you’ve seen post-injury
- Medical records and affidavits from experts supporting your malpractice claim
You may think that the pre-suit filing process sounds complex or tedious, but if you don’t complete the requirements correctly, a judge will most likely dismiss your lawsuit before it even gets off the ground.
When you choose our personal injury law firm as your medical malpractice attorneys, we’ll handle the filing process and help you complete every requirement successfully. We have over 30 years of experience handling personal injury cases, including medical negligence and malpractice.
Why Should You Hire an Attorney for Medical Malpractice?
Did you know that you only have two years from the date of your injury to file a medical malpractice suit under Florida law? The statute of limitations is one of the first and most important reasons why you should hire a medical malpractice lawyer to handle your case.
Even if your case makes it past the pre-screening process, that’s only the beginning. You’ll need to prove that the medical care you received breached the standard duty of care a similar medical expert would provide in the same situation. Also, you’ll have to prove that a lapse in care from a medically negligent doctor was the direct cause of your injuries.
Another requirement is providing testimony and affidavits from expert witnesses to support your case. Any small error in the filing requirements can result in a dismissal of your suit.
When you hire an experienced medical malpractice attorney like a member of our team at Cohen and Juda, you’ll have a knowledgeable legal professional fighting tirelessly on your behalf. Every client who walks through our doors gets exceptional representation, personal care, and the hard work and effort of our extraordinary legal team.
Contact the South Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Cohen and Juda: We Will Represent You Personally
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to medical malpractice in South Florida, you’ll need to hire a professional medical malpractice attorney. Contact us at the law firm of Cohen and Juda today at 954-424-1440 in Plantation, Florida, to schedule your free consultation. Should you choose to hire our legal team, we’ll be there for you every step of the way.
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