Wrongful Death: Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida
Florida residents often believe that deaths from medical malpractice fall under the same guidelines as typical wrongful death cases. This belief, however, is not the case.
Both the steps needed to make a claim and the individuals eligible to do so are the primary differences between these two case types.
At Flynn Law, our experienced team of trial attorneys is proud to serve the Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Petersburg areas in personal injury, automobile accidents, and criminal matters. If you’ve recently lost a loved one due to medical negligence, let us help you protect your rights and receive the compensation you deserve.What Has to Happen Before You Can File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
One of the most challenging aspects of medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits is the steps that need to be taken before you can file a claim.
Contrary to standard wrongful death cases, survivors must deliver reports from medical experts to corroborate their allegations. These reports must prove negligence has taken place and how it occurred. While this may seem simple, it’s usually not.
For an expert providing this type of document, it means going against their peers and admonishing their choices. Many individuals are unwilling to do this to protect their reputations and careers.
An experienced wrongful death attorney like the ones at Flynn Law can assist you in retrieving this report.Who Can File a Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Claim in Florida?
Compared to standard wrongful death cases, there are tighter regulations concerning the individuals who are qualified to file medical malpractice claims.
The only family members that can receive compensation in wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuits are the following:
- Children aged 25-years or younger
- Adult children who were dependent on the deceased for financial care
- Parents, if the child was 25-years or younger at the time of death
Each year in Florida, approximately 5,000 people die in medical malpractice situations. The families left behind do not always receive the compensation they deserve.
When you hire one of the attorneys at Flynn Law of Bradenton-Sarasota, you can rest assured that we will fight diligently to protect your rights. Our team of experts believes that every individual who’s unjustly lost a loved one at the hands of a medical professional deserves their day in court.
Please give us a call today at 941-800-1140 to set up a free consultation and get this process started.