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.
It is not uncommon to read the phrase “personal injury attorney” without possessing a solid understanding of what the phrase means. A personal injury attorney in Tampa, FL is a legal professional who provides representation to individuals who have been hurt as the result of the negligence of a company or person. The personal injury lawyer will be knowledgeable in, and have more experience in the area of law established to relieve people who have suffered harm from the wrongful acts committed by others. The lawyer will often work on legal matters involving a traffic collision, injuries suffered while at work, medical malpractice and a variety of other cases. Most importantly, the personal injury attorney will help you navigate through the rough waters after your injury has occurred.
I will offer you peace of mind that your personal interests are well-represented, I will protect your rights and do whatever possible to get you the best results on your case. I will offer you advice with respect, keep you informed about the progress of your claim and I will deal with the stress of communicating with the involved insurance agencies.
There are key elements that go into each Florida personal injury case that a Tampa personal injury Lawyer must prove.
The key elements of a Florida personal injury case.
To establish whether there is a legitimate personal injury claim, three factors must be met in all cases. The factors are:
- Incurred Damages
- Causation of the injury
A personal injury case can include: any of the following:
- Dog bites, or bites from other animals
- A slip and fall
- Injury at the workplace
- Injuries from faulty products
- Medical Malpractice
- Physical assault
- Sports injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress or harm
- Loss of Consortium or Companionship
If you have been hurt in an accident due to the negligence or someone else, or you want to discuss a legal claim for a loved one, Diaco Law welcomes your call at 813-SOS-FIRM.
Modern medicine can be amazing, but preventable mistakes do happen when a healthcare professional fails to follow all of the appropriate protocols. Joseph F. Diaco, Jr. Esq. announced on Monday that his Tampa, FL law office would be accepting and reviewing medical malpractice claims alleging that a physician, or other medical professional made a mistake that caused either you or a family member to become injured. Medical malpractice claims can include, but are not limited to:
- Negligence during pregnancy or birth
- Mistakes in prescribing or administering medication
- Errors during surgery
Joseph F. Diaco Jr. Esq. explains that it is important for anyone who believes that they may have been injured due to medical malpractice to act quickly. Florida law limits the time during which a medical malpractice claim may be brought. There is a two year statute of limitations that requires you file notice of the potential claim within two years from the date you knew or should have known of the possibility of medical negligence, but in no event more than four years from the date of the injury or death.
Joseph F. Diaco, Jr. Esq. is encouraging individuals and surviving family members who believe an injury was incurred due to failure to follow specific medical protocols, to call his office at 813-221-7978 for a free case evaluation from a competent and experienced attorney.
Practice areas covered by Diaco Law include personal, injury, nursing home abuse, commercial vehicle injury, medical malpractice, automobile accident injury and wrongful death. In spite of a broad scope of practice areas, Joseph F. Diaco, Jr. is known for his hands-on approach with each client. Diaco Law is conveniently located at 5025 West Lemon St., Ste 100, Tampa, Florida 33609. Joseph F. Diaco, Jr. can be reached by telephone at 808-SOS-FIRM.