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Can You Sue a Doctor for the Wrong Diagnosis?

When you see a doctor for a health concern, you expect to receive answers and proper care. Unfortunately, even doctors make mistakes, and you may receive a wrong diagnosis.

Depending on the details of your case, you may have the opportunity to file a lawsuit for a wrong diagnosis. A medical malpractice attorney can investigate your situation to determine how to proceed with your case. 

Understanding Medical Malpractice Law

Medical malpractice law is the appropriate area of law for cases involving medical negligence that result in harm to a patient. This area of law falls under the broader area called personal injury law, which allows injured victims to pursue justice and financial compensation for the wrong done to them.

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional or facility has caused you harm through their actions or omissions. If you’re injured by a party’s negligence, you may be entitled to receive monetary recovery for your losses.

Medical Malpractice Cases in Florida

Every state has different procedures regarding medical malpractice cases. 

Before you’re able to file your lawsuit in Florida, you must first serve the negligent party with a notice of intent to sue. This is a written warning letting the party know you intend to sue for their wrongdoings and your resulting harm. 

This notice sets in motion a settlement process. If you’re able to settle within 90 days, you can forgo your lawsuit. However, if you’re unable to settle for what your case is worth, you can proceed with filing your claim in court.

Let a Skilled Medical Malpractice Attorney Handle Your Case

Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to navigate, but a qualified lawyer can handle your case from beginning to end. The attorneys at Shrader Mendez & O’Connell are ready to help you. Contact us via phone at (813) 360-1529 or online to schedule your consultation.

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