When that does not happen, you could have a claim for hospital malpractice in Florida if you suffered injury or infections due to negligence. More than 250,000 preventable deaths occur yearly due to medical negligence in the US, as a Johns Hopkins Study revealed. Hospital malpractice claims are challenging to win, so you need a team of skilled medical negligence attorneys specializing in Florida hospital and clinic malpractice lawsuits. The proven and capable Tampa hospital malpractice attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett have a demonstrable record of helping families in Florida win or settle large hospital negligence claims.

Hospital Errors that May Constitute to Malpractice in Florida

Every hospital malpractice lawsuit is different. Furthermore, these are a few errors that are more common than others:

  • Medication errors
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Gross negligence
  • Birth injuries
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • Faulty or inappropriate medical equipment 
  • Poor supervision of the medical staff
  • Lack of coordination between anesthesiologist, physician, surgeon, and other medical specialists

Gross negligence in Florida hospital malpractice cases goes beyond ordinary negligence because reckless disregard and a lack of care impact patient safety. Proving medical malpractice in Florida can be difficult, so work with our experienced hospital malpractice lawyers at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett to pursue your claim.

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Statute of Limitations in Florida Hospital Malpractice Cases

You could sue for compensation if you or a loved one were injured in a Florida hospital because of medical negligence. You should note that the state has a two-year statute of limitations for hospital malpractice lawsuits. If you file the lawsuit within two years of the negligent act or when you realize it, you may retain your right to seek compensation and justice. The statute of limitations for patients involved in a treatment course begins when the treatment ends.

Exceptions in medical malpractice claims are rare but include the following:

  • Minors: Minors injured before the age of 12 have until the age of 14 to bring a claim
  • Undiscovered negligence: You may be able to bring a lawsuit within a reasonable amount of time from the time you realize your injury

Potential Compensation in Florida Hospital Negligence Lawsuits

If you or a loved one was injured in a hospital because of a medical error or negligence, you could be awarded damages, including:

  • Economic damages
  • Non-economic damages
  • Punitive damages

Medical malpractice law usually caps the amount of recovery through medical malpractice claims. In Florida, there is a cap of $250,000 for non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering) if you file a claim for hospital malpractice. But you can sue multiple parties for medical negligence with compensation not exceeding $750,000.

You should note that there is no cap on economic damages (such as medical bills and loss of wages) and punitive or exemplary damages (awarded in exceptional cases). Our hospital malpractice lawyers in Tampa have won and settled several multi-million dollar claims for injured Floridians.

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At Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, our capable and compassionate attorneys work hard to help anyone who suffered a loss or injury due to a hospital mistake. Our hospital malpractice attorneys believe that everyone deserves a right to fair compensation when they suffer injuries or lose a loved one due to the hospital’s negligence. To schedule your free and confidential consultation, call (727) 306-0273 or write to us online.

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