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What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

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Medical malpractice is defined as a health care worker or provider failing to render proper care with accepted medical techniques or principles. This is a vague definition and is open to interpretation. You are entitled to receive adequate and safe care from medical professionals. Obviously, mistakes happen and some procedures are difficult and dangerous by nature, but when physicians don’t use reasonable caution, that’s when medical malpractice occurs.

If a patient is injured or killed due to negligence, the victim or the victim’s family is entitled to damages. Medical malpractice can often be difficult to prove, and the majority of the time it goes unnoticed and unreported by the patients.

If you think you have a medical malpractice case, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney. There is a two-year statute of limitations from the time the injury occurs for when you can file a claim in Florida. The discovery process in these cases can be extremely long and complicated, and the longer you wait, the more difficult it becomes.

Do not take the word of physicians or a hospital when it comes to questions about medical malpractice. Contact an attorney who is looking out for your rights.

Wooten, Kimbrough & Normand, P.A.—Orlando personal injury attorneys.