What is medical malpractice?

Florida medical malpractice refers to professional medical negligence committed by doctors, surgeons, specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers that results in serious injury to the patient. Medical malpractice encompasses many different types of negligence, including medical errors, missed or wrong diagnoses, surgical mistakes, or anything else that causes a patient to become more injured or sick instead of healthier.

Is it possible to sue a hospital or a doctor even if I’ve signed a waiver?

Every medical procedure, including surgery, has certain levels of risks involved. In most cases, before you undergo a medical procedure, the patient must sign a series of waivers/clauses stating and agreeing that they understand all of the risks and are still willing to go forward with the procedure. These waivers do not shield medical professionals from liability for medical negligence. However, these types of waivers, along with other protections in place for healthcare providers, do make medical malpractice cases more complicated, so anyone injured while receiving medical treatment should definitely review their case with a well-experienced attorney.

If you have sustained injuries or damages within Florida because of a serious and avoidable medical or surgical error, you may be eligible to recover monetary compensation under Florida law. Medical malpractice cases can take a long time to resolve, and insurance companies vigorously defend them. This simply means that one must fight fire with fire. We at Epperson and Rich PA have the medical knowledge and legal expertise to effectively assist you with your case and represent your interests throughout the entire case process.