Medical Malpractice and Vehicle Accident Cases
 
I am Joseph F. Diaco, Jr. from Diaco Law. I have over 20 years of experience in dealing with Florida’s complex medical malpractice laws and the strict pre-suit requirements needed to bring a medical negligence claim. When you or a loved one find yourself in a situation requiring hospitalization or extensive medical care there are some precautions that you can take to ensure you or your loved one is treated properly by the doctors, nurses, technicians and hospitals who provide care and treatment to them.

Doctors and nurses are wonderful people, and medicine is amazing. Unfortunately, mistakes can and do happen. These mistakes can lead to devastating injuries and even death. Far too often, these mistakes were completely preventable had the healthcare provider simply complied with the standard of care.

If you or a loved one is hospitalized, here are some important tips to obtain a better understanding of your medical situation and, ultimately tips that can lead to better care and a stronger doctor/patient relationship.

First: Take extensive notes. Whenever possible, get the name and specialty of the doctor and write down the information they are providing to you. It is stressful to be in the hospital, and memory fades with time.

Second: If you or your loved one are incapacitated or sedated, always be sure to have a family member present to advocate for you. The old adage “the squeaky wheel gets the oil” holds true, even in a hospital. Sometimes simply having a presence at the hospital and being an involved advocate for your loved one can make all the difference.

Finally, if you suspect that medical negligence has caused you or a family member to sustain an injury or death, do not hesitate to contact Diaco Law. Florida law limits the time to bring a claim for medical malpractice to 2 years from the date you knew or should have known of the medical negligence, but never longer than 4 years. It takes time to fully investigate a medical malpractice claim, so don’t delay if you suspect your or a family member has been the victim of medical negligence.

If you would like further information about a potential medical malpractice claim or any other type of injury claim issue, call Joseph F. Diaco, Jr. at Diaco Law at 888-SOS-FIRM or you can reach him online at Diacolaw.com.