You Deserve a Positive Future—Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Navigate the Complex Legal System for You
Osborne & Francis is respected nationally by our peers for our trial-tested reputation. South Florida is our home, where we continue to protect victims’ rights and achieve maximum compensation if you’ve been injured by medical malpractice.
Across the country and here in Florida, medical malpractice and negligence claims are often complex and require significant attention to detail and high level of legal skill. Payouts from medical malpractice claims rose to $3.6 billion dollars in 2012. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our experienced attorneys work with all parties involved in medical malpractice cases, including insurance companies, hospitals and other healthcare providers, defense counsel and expert consultants to provide comprehensive and sound legal representation. Your best chance of receiving maximum compensation for your injuries is to receive quality legal advice and establish a relationship with a reputable medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
Our South Florida medical malpractice attorneys help you recognize and understand whether you have been a victim of negligence or malpractice and the next steps to take if so.
According to the law in Florida, medical malpractice is considered negligent actions or behaviors by healthcare providers that lead to death or injury. Healthcare providers should practice a standard of care, skill, and treatment that is acceptable and appropriate in comparison to similar providers. Healthcare providers include:
Medical malpractice claims commonly arise from:
Regardless of what type of injuries you have suffered, Florida medical malpractice law requires that all medical malpractice claims be filed within two years from the date of injury or the date you discovered the injury. Even beyond this, no medical malpractice claim in Florida may be brought four years beyond the date of injury unless there is intentional fraud, concealment or misrepresentation by the healthcare provider. It is important that you seek legal counsel as quickly as possible to determine whether you have a case that qualifies for compensation. If you’re uncertain, don’t hesitate, contact us and we will discuss the particulars of your situation. There is no fee for calling our medical malpractice attorneys at Osborne & Francis.
What you need to know about the State of Florida, medical malpractice cases, and sovereign immunity
The principle of sovereign immunity limits the amount of damages victims are able to recover from the state and its agencies and subdivisions. State agencies and subdivisions include the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, state universities, counties, municipalities and certain corporations. This is important for cases involving medical malpractice. In Florida, sovereign immunity caps damage amounts at $200,000 per person and $300,000 per claim if you were injured by a physician who is employed by the state.
Our Florida medical malpractice attorneys understand the state law, and always take the time to communicate with you throughout each stage of the process and provide you with the education and resources you need to make sound decisions for your case.
Our medical malpractice attorneys in South Florida know how to navigate the complex legal challenges that may drag on for years and involve up to a dozen parties.
There are many details and guidelines associated with medical malpractice claims that must be dealt with during your pursuit for compensation. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our personal injury attorneys provide personalized representation designed to ease the emotional and financial burdens you’re facing and resolve your case successfully. For a free consultation, contact our medical malpractice attorneys by calling 561-293-2600 or contact us online.