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Category: Hospital Negligence

What Are the 4 Ds of Medical Negligence?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Hospital Negligence on January 6, 2021

Medical malpractice describes a hospital or practitioner’s preventable mistake harming or taking the life of a patient. If you sustain a serious injury as a result of medical malpractice, you have the right to file a lawsuit in Florida. However, it is your responsibility to prove your claim is more likely to be true than not true. Before you can recover financial compensation, you must prove the four Ds of medical malpractice. Duty The first D is a duty. Duty refers to the duty of care; specifically, a health care provider’s duty of care in a medical malpractice claim. All physicians, surgeons, nurses, dentists, and other health care practitioners owe legal duties of care to their patients. These duties of care help ensure proper patient treatment. They include:   Providing care to a patient even if he or she cannot pay. Listening to a patient’s symptoms. Respecting the patient’s requests…. read more

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice in Florida?

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Hospital Negligence,Medical Malpractice on March 19, 2020

Medical malpractice is a civil wrongdoing that can interfere with proper patient care and recovery. Even under the best circumstances, a patient may not make a full recovery after a serious illness or injury. When a physician or health care center breaches its duties of care or acts negligently, a patient may not have a fair chance at improving. If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice in Florida, act before the expiration of your statute of limitations. Failure to meet your deadline could lead to the loss of the option to file. What Is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice is an act or omission that a typical physician, nurse, surgeon, hospital or other health care entity would not have committed under the same circumstances, often resulting in harm to the patient. It can refer to many different mistakes that can cause physical injuries, illnesses, infections and wrongful deaths… read more

10 Reasons People Don’t Sue Their Doctors But Should

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Hospital Negligence,Medical Malpractice on June 5, 2017

You might have a medical malpractice case if a health professional fails to provide proper treatment, and that failure caused your injury. Generally, medical malpractice occurs when all four of the following apply: You had a doctor/patient relationship. Your doctor violated his or her duty of care (i.e., committed negligence). That negligence directly led to injuries or a poor health care outcome. Those injuries led to specific damages. In the medical profession, you’ll find most doctors are wholly devoted to their patient’s health. Unfortunately, you’ll find some who cut corners and don’t have their patient’s best interests at heart. These are the top 10 reasons people should sue their negligent doctors, but don’t: 1. They Like Their Doctor We all develop personal relationships with our health care providers. Sometimes, it’s hard to believe those who help us could do anything wrong. But, if your doctor misses an important diagnosis that… read more

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