Most patients agree medical malpractice should never happen. In an industry so many depend on for their lives, practitioners should use the utmost care in their craft. Unfortunately, not everyone in the health care field takes their duties seriously. If medical negligence recently harmed you or a loved one in Florida, the medical malpractice attorneys at Kelley | Uustal can help you fight for compensation. Contact us for a free consultation.
Why Choose Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys?
- We work hard to obtain the best possible results for our clients.
- We maximize compensation awards by digging deep to prove each case.
- We have years of experience handling complex medical malpractice claims.
- We custom-tailor our legal strategies for each client’s unique situation.
- We operate on a contingency fee payment arrangement for your convenience.
Do You Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
It is not easy to go up alone against a hospital, health care center or physician during a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical practitioners and hospitals often have strong insurance plans with providers that will try to escape liability for patient injuries and deaths. Hiring a lawyer can give you a better chance of obtaining fair compensation from the insurance company. Your lawyer can give you peace of mind for the duration of your medical malpractice claim in Florida.
Medical Malpractice Lawyer Fees – How Much Do They Charge?
With Kelley | Uustal, you do not need to worry about how to afford your medical malpractice attorney. We understand money is often tight after dealing with the expenses of a serious personal injury or illness due to medical malpractice. We wish to make legal representation available to everyone. That is why we offer our services on a contingency fee basis.
Our clients only pay if we win their cases. We never charge any fees upfront. If your lawyer does win your case, we will deduct fees directly from your settlement or jury verdict – never out of your pocket. The standard fee is 33%, but this may increase if your case has to go to trial. We make legal representation affordable.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Accept
At Kelley | Uustal, our lawyers have experience handling a wide variety of medical malpractice claims. We can bring cases involving surgical errors, anesthesia mistakes, medication mistakes, failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, birth injuries and other types of medical malpractice on your behalf. If you believe you have a case, contact our attorneys to discuss your situation. We can let you know if you have the elements necessary for a medical malpractice claim.
Florida Statute of Limitations – Medical Malpractice
A statute of limitations refers to a deadline by which you must file your personal injury or medical malpractice claim. Every state has statutes of limitations to encourage a plaintiff’s timely filing. In Florida, the deadline is two years from the date of the incident. This is half the amount of time a plaintiff has during a non-medical personal injury claim.
If you do not discover your injuries until a date beyond that of the actual incident, the clock will not start ticking until the date of discovery. A statute of repose (maximum time limit) exists on medical malpractice claims. Regardless of when you discover your injuries, you will have four years to file. File your claim as quickly as possible to avoid the risk of missing your deadline. The courts in Florida will typically dismiss cases not filed by the statute of limitations.
Call (954) 522-6601 Today
No patient deserves to become the victim of medical malpractice. If every physician and hospital obeyed the standards of patient care within the medical industry, preventable injuries and deaths would not occur. If a negligent or reckless physician recently caused your injuries or took the life of a loved one in Florida, you have rights. Preserve them with help from Kelley | Uustal. Request a free consultation to get more details about your case. Call our medical malpractice lawyers at (954) 522-6601 or contact us online today.