Medical malpractice

Medical malpractice

For easy reference, listed below are some examples of what may constitute a medical malpractice case:

  • an unexpected or very different result from a surgery or medicinal treatment
  • death from a procedure
  • severe injury that occurs as a result of “routine” treatments or surgeries
  • when the physician or doctor can give no reasonable explanation for the death or worsened condition of the patient

Any medical professional or medical entity can be held liable for the types of medical malpractice listed above. Although most may assume that only doctors and nurses can be held accountable, so too can many other types of healthcare providers.

Some common examples include:

    • Pharmacists
    • Chiropractors
    • Licensed vocational nurses
    • Paramedics
    • Surgeons
    • Hospitals
    • Registered nurses
    • Walk-in medical centers and clinics

It’s important to note that here in Florida, a medical malpractice action must be brought within two years from the date of the incident or from the date when the incident was or should have been discovered.