Medicine is amazing but medical malpractice and mistakes can and do happen.
Frequently these mistakes are preventable if a healthcare professional follows simple protocols. It can be hard to simply understand how medical malpractice can happen, but sadly it can.
Medical Malpractice Tips
If you or a loved one are hospitalized, there are ways to help you obtain a better understanding of your situation. We can take standard care of:
- Take extensive notes
- If you will be sedated, you will want to have an advocate present to speak for you
- Do not hesitate to speak to an attorney if you or a family member has been injured due to medical malpractice.
- Ask for medical records
It is important to note that Florida law limits the time to bring a medical malpractice claim to two years from the date of the injury or the date you should have known about the injury. Florida law will not allow you to file a medical malpractice claim if it has been more than four years since the date of the injury.
Additionally, it’s crucial you explain every detail to your attorney. You cannot leave out any information when explaining, this is why it’s important to take notes. Act fast as well, the quicker we can get working on your case, the better odds you have.
If you or a family member has been injured due to the failure of a healthcare professional to follow standard protocols, it is important that you retain a competent and experienced attorney. For a free case evaluation, contact the office of Joseph F. Diaco, Jr. at 888-SOS-FIRM.