Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Fiercely Protecting Victims of Medical Negligence in FL
When a medical provider acts negligently and lets their duty to protect their patients slip, the mistakes they make can and often do have devastating consequences. A minor surgery ends in a catastrophe. A curable disease goes undiagnosed until it becomes a death sentence.
A simple infection improperly cared for takes a limb. The wrong medication results in irreversible organ damage. Far too often, patients and their families are confused and wonder how things could have gone so horribly wrong.
At Gunn Law Group, P.A., our Florida medical malpractice attorneys strive to answer the pivotal question: “Why did this happen?” If the answer is unacceptable and egregious negligence led to catastrophic harm to a patient, our attorneys become powerful voices for justice.
Taking Complex Cases Other Law Firms Won’t
Medical malpractice cases involve not only complex issues of medicine and patient care but also are subject to uniquely intricate statutes and laws. At Gunn Law Group, P.A., our attorneys have the experience and understanding necessary to navigate both the medicine and the law behind each case.
We also have the resources required to match the vigorous defense mounted by medical providers and their insurers. This includes Attorney Lee Gunn’s experience in the 1990’s representing hospitals along with the firm’s access to knowledgeable, respected and credible expert witnesses.
Seeking Compensation in Catastrophic Medical Malpractice Cases
To keep our clients in center focus and feeling confident in their cases as they develop, Gunn Law Group, P.A. only accepts a limited number of medical malpractice cases at any given time. We do not clutter our desks with cases and risk distracting us from providing the attention your case deserves. Furthermore, we only accept cases that involve catastrophic injuries, such as incorrect amputations, preventable brain damage, or patient deaths.
Most other law firms stay away from such cases due to their complexity and difficulty, but we are proud to fill that niche by taking on high-stakes claims filed against major insurance companies and medical groups. No matter who is representing the opposition, we will be ready for whatever they can throw our way. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Florida will fight for your total compensation after being inexcusably injured or neglected by your medical provider.
Compensation that may be available in your medical malpractice claim includes:
- Costs associated with your past medical care
- Cost of future medical care necessary due to your injuries
- Wages lost or reduced due to missing work
- Pain and suffering you have experienced
Three Important Elements of Medical Malpractice Claims
We do not sugarcoat anything here at Gunn Law Group, P.A. because we believe it is crucial to always be open and honest with our clients. With that said, you should know that medical malpractice claims are more difficult than just about any other type of personal injury claim.
You cannot file a claim simply because your doctor did something you did not like or did not do something you would have preferred. There needs to be a clear, convincing preponderance of evidence that proves your medical provider committed medical malpractice as defined by liability law.
There are three elements to a viable medical malpractice claim:
- A healthcare provider and patient relationship gives rise to a duty on the part of the hospital, doctor or other provider to provide service that conform to the standard of care for that provider. Essentially, the care must meet the generally accepted practice standards under the circumstances.
- The healthcare provider breaches or violates the applicable standard of care owed to the patient.
- The violation causes injury to the patient that includes legal damages such as additional medical bills, lost wages, and pain, suffering, disfigurement and other “human” losses.
Filing a valid medical malpractice claim worth pursuing is inherently difficult. Unlike other cases, you cannot file a lawsuit until an expert has attested to the merit of the claim. And the health care industry and its insurers vigorously defend these cases.
Gunn Law Group, P.A. and our highly experienced Florida medical malpractice attorneys can provide you with a review of the medicine at no cost to you unless there is a monetary recovery. Call (813) 993-1448 to arrange a free initial case evaluation with our team.
Gunn Law Group, P.A. accepts most cases through referrals. If your law firm has a complex medical malpractice case that you do not have the bandwidth to manage, we would like to hear from you and see if we can help your client seek justice.