What Is Medical Malpractice?
When a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional fails to provide a reasonable standard of care or acts negligently, the results can be devastating. As a victim of medical negligence, you may not know where to turn to receive help during this difficult time.
Why People Choose Spohrer Dodd
- Over $1 billion recovered
- Initial consultations are free
- 150+ years of combined experience
At Spohrer Dodd, our Jacksonville medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to obtaining maximum recovery for each client we represent. Our in-house consulting physician empowers and expedites the evaluation of potential claims.
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Who Can Be Held Liable in a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Medical professionals and organizations are held to what is known as a “standard of care” compensation. Healthcare providers against whom medical negligence claims can be brought include:
- Outpatient surgical centers
- Physician assistants
- Nurse practitioners
- Certified nurse anesthetists
- Home healthcare agency staff
Related claims can be brought against the manufacturers of healthcare products including orthopedic implants, wound vacs, and others. Our Jacksonville medical malpractice attorneys have decades of experience handling these difficult and demanding claims.
In-House Physician & Network of Skilled Professionals
To successfully represent victims of medical malpractice, our experienced trial lawyers closely monitor the persistent legislative changes that affect the ability of patients to recover compensation from healthcare providers who are negligent and cause injury or death.
In addition to our own in-house physician, we have long-standing relationships with a network of currently practicing prominent physician and nurse experts in multiple fields of medicine.
These resources are invaluable in allowing for thorough, prompt investigations of claims against healthcare providers, including identifying the applicable standards of care for the physicians and nurses whose care is being investigated and understanding how breaches in those standards of care can lead to serious injury and death.
To find out how we can help with your case, call (904) 637-7721. Your consultation is free, and we handle medical malpractice cases across Florida and the entire U.S.
What Is the Statute of Limitations For a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Medical malpractice claims are governed by a complex set of laws or statutes which dictate when a claim can be filed and what steps must be taken prior to filing a claim. The statute of limitations, for instance, is the law that governs when a claim must be filed.
Generally, a medical malpractice claim must be filed within two years of when the malpractice occurred or within two years of when an injury is discovered that is related to the malpractice.
There are exceptions, however, which means it is very important to contact an attorney familiar with malpractice claims and the laws which govern them to determine the date by which your claim must be filed. Once the statute of limitations expires, your ability to bring a claim is barred forever.
If you think you or a family member has been hurt by the negligence of a healthcare provider, it is very important not to delay in calling an attorney.
We've Handled a Wide-Variety of Medical Negligence Claims
Our attorneys are experts at identifying potentially liable parties and aggressively prosecuting a wide range of medical negligence claims, including:
- Surgical negligence
- Birth injuries
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Delays in cancer diagnosis
- Negligent administration of anesthesia
- Misuse of medical devices
- Nursing malpractice and negligence
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to diagnose an illness or injury
- Failure to properly treat a medical condition
- Prescription errors
Our team of medical malpractice attorneys and staff in Jacksonville work cohesively to represent the best interests of our clients by understanding and responding to the complex challenges inherent in these cases. We have secured significant monetary recoveries for our clients across the spectrum of medical malpractice matters.
Spohrer Dodd is recognized throughout the state as a leading medical malpractice firm
Our team works closely to pinpoint how, when, and why a patient’s injury or death occurred and who is responsible. Locally and throughout the state, individuals, as well as attorneys who do not specialize in this unique area of practice, seek out our firm’s attorneys to maximize the recovery to victims of medical negligence.
One example of this is McGarry v. Memorial Hospital, where our legal team prevailed in complex and contentious litigation involving incapacitating injury caused by medical mistakes. At trial, a jury awarded our client $7,165,000 to compensate him for his losses and degraded quality of life.
Do not let medical malpractice go unnoticed and unpunished. Call (904) 637-7721 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.