Find Out If You Have a Valid Medical Malpractice Claim
We trust our physicians, surgeons, and other medical professionals to care for us and our health. The expectation is that we will be treated under the accepted standard of care. It is a terrible shock to discover that a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, or other professional has committed an act of medical negligence.
When a medical professional commits malpractice, an innocent person can suffer injuries, complications, or die as the result. Are you or a loved one the victim of medical malpractice? Talk to our legal team at Farah & Farah so we can evaluate the situation and advise you how to move forward. Call our St. Augustine accident lawyers at (904) 549-6302 for a 24/7 free consultation.
Medical Errors That Lead to Complications or Death in St. Augustine
There are many medical errors that put patients at high risk of death or serious complications, and these errors could take place at any of the various hospitals, clinics, medical or dental offices in the St. Augustine area, including but not limited to at any of the following medical facilities:
- Flagler Hospital
- St. Augustine Medical Clinic
- Good Samaritan Health Clinic
- Healing Arts Urgent Care
- Anastasia Urgent Care
- Crescent Beach Care
- Townsend Clinic
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
Common errors that can occur in a medical setting can include the following:
- Failure to diagnose
- Wrong diagnosis
- Medication errors
- Anesthetic errors
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Pharmacy errors
- Dental malpractice
- Hospital-borne infections
Medical Negligence: How Common is It?
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that medical negligence is the third most common cause of death, following heart disease and cancer. A medical malpractice claim can be filed against any medical professional or facility if the provider’s negligence leads to an injury or damages to the patient. Forbes Magazine reports that medical errors kill about 400,000 patients in the USA on a yearly basis – a staggering number.
Are You a Victim of Medical Malpractice in St. Augustine?
If you or a loved one has been the victim of malpractice, we urge you to connect with our professional team at Farah & Farah immediately. Medical malpractice cases must be filed within the statute of limitations in Florida. Under Title VII, Chapter 95, section 2(b), the Florida statute reads as follows: “An action for medical malpractice shall be commenced within 2 years from the time the incident giving rise to the action occurred or within 2 years from the time the incident is discovered, or should have been discovered with the exercise of due diligence.” There are some cases in which a case can be filed later, and our legal team can advise you if your case falls within these exceptions.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in St. Augustine
To file a medical malpractice case, it is necessary to establish that medical negligence was a direct cause of the damages to the patient. A full investigation into the facts will require collecting medical records, interviewing witnesses, and calling upon our professional resources such as medical experts and others for supporting statements and evidence.
We carefully develop our cases, and we are proud of our many successes in medical malpractice claims filed on behalf of our clients, including a $5 million settlement in a case in which a client suffered a brain injury in a hospital emergency room. We are committed to holding medical professionals accountable, as well as the facilities in which they practice, when they fail to provide patients with the accepted standard of care.
Call (904) 549-6302 today for more information and a no-cost case consultation. No legal fees unless we win – and we like to win.