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Gainesville Medical Malpractice Lawyers

You may be eligible to file a claim for damages if you were hurt due to the actions or inaction of your medical provider. For more than 40 years, our Gainesville medical malpractice attorneys have been helping victims of medical injuries hold their health care providers accountable for their suffering. We’ll fight just as hard for you.

If you’ve experienced an injury, had your quality of life destroyed, or suffered the wrongful death of a family member because your health care provider made a mistake, we can help. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers across Florida can help you fight for the financial accountability you deserve.  

Since 1979, Farah & Farah has been committed to protecting the rights of accident victims and grieving families in Gainesville and throughout the Sunshine State. With the financial resources needed to take on powerful hospitals and insurance companies, our award-winning Florida trial attorneys have won over $2 billion in settlements and jury awards for clients like you.  

Don’t let the hospital scare you into accepting a deal for less than your medical malpractice case is worth. Call our law office in Gainesville, FL, at (352) 505-8093, or contact us online and put our top-rated litigators on your side. Your initial consultation is free.

Why You’ll Want To Work With Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Gainesville

Holding your doctor or other medical provider responsible for your injuries after an error can be overwhelming. Although the process can be complex, you don’t need to navigate your medical negligence claim alone.   

Working with a Gainesville personal injury attorney is the best way to ensure you give yourself the best chance at the maximum compensation possible. At Farah & Farah, we know what it takes to hold large medical corporations accountable for your medical injuries and get you the compensation you need to recover.   

Here are some of the reasons why you’ll want to work with us:   

  • Our medical malpractice case results are no accident, with millions recovered on behalf of injured patients and devastated families in Florida. 
  • We’ve been a trusted advocate for accident victims in Florida for over four decades. 
  • Our attorneys embrace a client-centric approach to litigation, which puts client needs above all else. 
  • Our founder Eddie Farah is a proud University of Florida alum, so we are dedicated to giving back to the community through charitable donations and community service. 
  • Client reviews and testimonials highlight the compassionate, honest, and dignified representation we provide every person we represent. 
  • We assign every client a team of legal professionals who can leverage their experience and skills to take on even the most powerful opponents.  
  • When you work with our injury law firm, you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. 

We are always here to provide the assistance and guidance you need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us at (352) 505-8093 to speak with a team member to learn more about your legal options for compensation and how we can help.

How Our Gainesville Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help Maximize Your Recovery

Our award-winning Gainesville medical malpractice lawyers will handle every aspect of your claim so you can focus on your physical health, emotional well-being, and path to recovery.

You can count on our experienced legal team to do the following and more:

You’ll get through this, and Farah & Farah will be there to help every step of the way.

Decades of Experience with a Variety of Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases are incredibly complex. You’ll want to work with an attorney with extensive experience representing clients in all types of medical malpractice disputes.  

At Farah & Farah, we’ve spent more than four decades helping clients win top results in medical malpractice cases involving the following: 

It’s simple: experience matters in medical malpractice cases. Put ours to work for you and set yourself up for the maximum financial recovery you deserve.

What’s the Statute of Limitations on Florida Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Florida is two years from the date of the date an injury is discovered or within four years of the date of the medical service in question where the negligence occurred, whichever comes first.   

It’s essential to contact an experienced Gainesville medical malpractice attorney immediately if you suspect your doctor has made an error in your care or treatment. If the statute of limitations expires before you act, you’ll lose the right to demand the justice you deserve.

What Types of Compensation Can I Get If I’ve Been the Victim of Medical Negligence in Gainesville?

Under Florida law, victims of medical malpractice have the right to seek compensatory damages from their negligent provider and other liable parties, including nurses, anesthesiologists, surgeons, and hospitals.  

Compensatory damages fall into two distinct categories: economic and non-economic.  

Economic damages are awarded to offset the verifiable and projected financial costs you experience, such as the following:  

  • Current medical bills 
  • Future medical expenses for reasonably necessary treatment 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Lost wages and income 
  • Disability 
  • Nursing assistance 
  • Funeral expenses 

Non-economic damages are awarded to compensate for the harder-to-value life changes and suffering you experience as a victim of medical negligence, including the following: 

  • Pain and suffering 
  • Chronic physical pain 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder 
  • Emotional distress 
  • Loss of consortium, or loss of the benefit of the family relationship 
  • Reduced quality of life 
  • Disfigurement 
  • Inconvenience  

In a limited number of cases, punitive damages may also be available. However, you must establish clear and convincing evidence of intentional misconduct or gross negligence.

Are There Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages in Florida?

Florida statutes cap non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases to $500,000 per claimant, with a maximum of $1 million in cases with specific circumstances. However, a 2017 decision by the Florida Supreme Court ruled these caps unconstitutional. Although the statute has not been updated to reflect the ruling, the caps are not enforceable.

What Do I Have to Prove to Win My Gainesville Medical Injury Case?

In Florida, medical malpractice occurs when your doctor fails to provide the same level of care as another doctor with similar training and background would in the same situation.  

When you file a medical malpractice claim in Gainesville, you will need to satisfy the following four elements of medical negligence:   

  • A provider-patient relationship existed, and, as a result, the provider owed you a duty of care. 
  • The provider breached the duty of care by failing to meet accepted standards in the medical community. 
  • The provider’s actions or inaction were the direct and proximate cause of your injury or loved one’s death. 
  • You’ve suffered damages.  

Suffering an injury isn’t enough to win your medical malpractice case. You must prove that the injury directly resulted from your doctor’s mistake or error. You must convince a jury that your claim, as supported by evidence and facts, is more likely true than not.  

At Farah & Farah, our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience building successful negligence actions for injured patients like yourself. We understand the best approaches to these complex legal matters and know which evidence and arguments are most compelling.

Medical Malpractice FAQs

Here are some of the common questions our medical malpractice lawyers in Gainesville hear when working with injured patients.

Are Medical Errors Common?

Medical errors are so common that they’re widely regarded as the third leading cause of death in the United States. It’s estimated that anywhere between 250,000 and 400,000 Americans are killed yearly because of medical mistakes. Research suggests that roughly one-third of all doctors will be sued for medical negligence at some point during their careers.

What Are My Rights If Medical Malpractice Causes the Wrongful Death of a Family Member?

Through a wrongful death lawsuit, you can potentially hold your family member’s doctor and their affiliated hospital responsible for a range of damages, including:   

  • Medical expenses incurred before death. 
  • Lost wages and financial support from which you would have benefited if your family member survived. 
  • The value of lost services and support. 
  • Loss of consortium, or loss of the benefits of a family relationship. 
  • Loss of companionship of a spouse. 
  • Loss of parental guidance and instruction. 
  • Funeral expenses.  

While money will not turn back time or bring your family member back, it can help to provide some closure and force the provider to take full responsibility for the consequences of their mistakes.

Call Our Experienced Gainesville Medical Malpractice Lawyers for Help Today

Farah & Farah is a leader in personal injury litigation in Gainesville, Florida. Since 1979, we’ve helped clients take on powerful hospitals, well-funded insurance companies, and highly-regarded medical professionals and win top results.   

If you’ve been the victim of medical negligence, call our law office in Gainesville at (352) 505-8093 to discuss the details of your case with our trusted legal team. Your first consultation is free, so contact us to get started today.


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