Injuries resulting from incidents of medical negligence kill almost 400,000 people annually in our country. Cases involving medical negligence require expert witnesses and extensive fact-finding and discovery. The information involved that must be collected and analyzed is highly complicated and technical. Thus, these cases are expensive and consuming of time and resources. Paul Boone will review your situation to determine if you have a case based on an incident of medical negligence.
Many types of medical errors may constitute an actionable incident of medical negligence, including birth injuries, anesthesiological, surgical, and medication errors, incorrect or delayed diagnoses, and malfunctioning or defective medical devices.
In medical negligence cases, claimants must prove:
- the care rendered by a medical provider was below the accepted standard of care;
- the actions that constituted such care caused the resulting injuries; and
- damages were sustained as a result of these injuries.
Damages may be of an economic nature, such as loss of past and future wages, as well as past and future medical bills. Non-economic damages for pain and suffering may also be recovered. In some cases, punitive damages may be available if it is proven that a defendant acted with “reckless disregard.”
Individuals who believe they may have a claim based on an incident of medical negligence should not speak with the insurance company of the defendant physician, provider or hospital before talking to a medical negligence lawyer such as Paul Boone. It’s vital to know whether a medical negligence case is viable and Paul Boone can provide invaluable, experienced assistance in accurately making this determination.
If you believe that you or a family member has been the victim of medical negligence, contact Paul Boone immediately. In Florida, the statute of limitations is two years from the time that a patient knew or should have known that an injury occurred and that it was likely a result of medical negligence.
If you believe you might have a claim based on an incident of medical negligence, contact Paul Boone today for a FREE evaluation of your case. Call 904-448-4009 and talk to Paul personally today.