You trusted a medical professional, expecting care and a path to recovery. Now, you face a new reality – one marked by unexpected complications or injuries you believe stem from medical malpractice. 

Here at James Horne Law, we understand the emotional and financial burden medical negligence can inflict. If you suspect you have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact James Horne. He is an experienced and compassionate medical malpractice lawyer in Palmetto, ready to navigate your case’s complexities and fight for the justice you deserve.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice, a type of personal injury case, occurs when a medical professional deviates from the accepted standard of care, resulting in injury to the patient. This deviation can be through action (performing a procedure incorrectly) or inaction (failing to diagnose a condition).

The standard of care refers to the level of skill and care a reasonably prudent healthcare provider would provide under similar circumstances. It’s important to note that this standard isn’t perfection. The law does not expect doctors or other medical providers to achieve ideal outcomes in every case. However, they are obligated to follow established medical practices within their specialty.

Liability in medical malpractice cases can extend beyond a single treating physician to include:

  • Surgeons,
  • Nurses,
  • Anesthesiologists,
  • Technicians,
  • Hospitals and other medical facilities,
  • Pharmacists, and
  • Other healthcare professionals (e.g., physician assistants, therapists).

Consulting qualified Palmetto medical malpractice lawyers is essential.  At James Horne Law, we can help you understand your legal options and determine the best course of action.

How Can a Medical Malpractice Attorney Help Me?

The aftermath of a medical error can be overwhelming. Medical bills pile up, and navigating the complexities of the legal system can feel daunting. Here are a few reasons an experienced attorney like James can make a difference in your case.

Collecting Evidence 

Building a solid medical malpractice case requires meticulous evidence collection. Your attorney will gather your medical records, consult with medical experts to establish the appropriate standard of care, and analyze any other relevant documentation. This in-depth investigation can be crucial in proving that a medical professional’s negligence caused your injury.

Filing Paperwork and Following Deadlines

Medical malpractice lawsuits involve a significant amount of paperwork and strict deadlines. For example, you generally only have two years to file a claim from when the medical negligence was discovered or should have been discovered. Otherwise, absent some exceptions, you will not be able to file a lawsuit.

An attorney will handle all the legal filings and ensure your case adheres to the court’s schedule. 

Dealing with Insurance Companies

Medical malpractice cases often involve complex negotiations with insurance companies. Skilled Palmetto medical malpractice attorneys have the experience and knowledge to navigate these negotiations effectively, ensuring you receive fair compensation. We understand insurance companies’ tactics and will fight for your rights throughout the process.

Possessing Legal Knowledge and Experience

Florida’s medical malpractice law requires specialized knowledge and experience. A qualified attorney will understand the legal standards for medical professionals and the types of evidence needed to prove a case.

We are dedicated to treating all clients with dignity and respect, providing clear communication and unwavering support throughout the legal process. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. Our team of experts can provide valuable insight into your options and help you navigate this challenging time.

What Medical Errors Do We Handle?

At James Horne Law, we understand the devastating impact medical errors can have on your life. Here are some of the most common medical errors we handle:

  • Misdiagnosis,
  • Delayed diagnosis,
  • Hospital-acquired infections,
  • Lack of informed consent,
  • Surgical errors,
  • Medication mistakes,
  • Improper care,
  • Leaving objects inside the patient,
  • Harming internal organs, and
  • Using the improper procedure.

This list is non-exhaustive. We have extensive experience in handling a wide range of medical malpractice cases. If you believe you’ve been a victim of medical error, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can evaluate your case and determine if it rises to the level of medical malpractice.

What Damages Can I Recover for Medical Malpractice in Florida?

If you prevail in a medical malpractice lawsuit in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation for a variety of damages, such as:

  • Medical bills,
  • Lost income,
  • Loss of future earnings,
  • Long-term care,
  • Rehabilitation,
  • Assistive medical equipment,
  • Pain and suffering, and
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

James can assess your specific case and determine the full range of damages you may be entitled to claim.

Speak to a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Palmetto Now

An experienced medical malpractice attorney is crucial in navigating complex legal issues and securing the compensation you need for your recovery. James has 12 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases in Florida. Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell have recognized him for his hard work and commitment to the law and his clients. 
Contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation.