Orlando Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Are you struggling with excruciating pain, changes in your mobility, serious health issues, or other challenges because a healthcare provider in Orlando, Florida made a mistake? Payer Personal Injury Lawyers is here to help. Call us today at (407) 648-1510

As a victim of medical negligence, you have rights. Our experienced Orlando medical malpractice lawyers can help you take on the negligent provider and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Since 1999, Payer Personal Injury Lawyers has been a leading advocate for victims of medical malpractice in Orlando. Our award-winning Florida litigators have helped clients take on powerful hospitals and insurance companies, recovering life-changing monetary awards in the process. To date, we’ve won in excess of $100 million for clients like you.

Benefit from a top-rated legal team with over 28 years of collective experience. Contact our law office in Orlando, FL to set up a free consultation.

How Payer Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been the Victim of Medical Negligence in Orlando, FL

How Payer Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been the Victim of Medical Negligence in Orlando, FL

Thanks to provider-friendly laws, medical malpractice lawsuits are notoriously challenging. Insurance companies, hospitals, and healthcare providers also have considerable resources at their disposal to fight lawsuits. Payer Personal Injury Lawyers is here to help you level the playing field and set you up for the financial victory you deserve.

Our Orlando personal injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to making things right for accident and injury victims. We provide full-service, top-tier representation so that you have the opportunity to focus on yourself, your family, and your recovery during this difficult time.

When you turn to us for help, you can count on us to:

  • Launch a thorough and independent investigation into your medical care and the circumstances surrounding your injury
  • Carefully analyze medical charts and records, provider notes, hospital policies, photographs, witness statements, video footage, and other evidence 
  • Prepare an affidavit backed by medical expert testimony, as required by Florida state law
  • Build a compelling legal case that highlights the provider’s negligence and outlines the damages you’ve suffered as a result
  • Bring in medical experts to corroborate your allegations and provide guidance throughout the claims process
  • Aggressively seek a top-dollar payout during settlement negotiations
  • Reject unreasonably low offers and fight for you at trial in Orange County, if necessary

There’s no need to worry about the cost of an attorney when you choose Payer Personal Injury Lawyers. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Orlando work on contingency. You’ll pay nothing unless we win your medical negligence case.

Give our team in Orlando a call to set up a time for a free case assessment. We’re always here to help – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to situations where a doctor (or another healthcare provider) breaches the duty of care owed to the patient. More specifically, the provider fails to satisfy expected standards of care when treating a patient. 

Healthcare providers are held to high standards. After all, they often benefit from more than a decade of education, training, and experience. We expect them to lean on everything they’ve learned and done to protect our health and lives. 

If a physician falls short of what’s expected of them – and a patient gets hurt or is killed as a result, they can be considered negligent and subsequently liable in a medical malpractice claim. It’s important to note that the patient’s injury cannot be a reasonably anticipated outcome of the treatment they’re receiving. 

In Florida, the standard of care for medical professionals is the “level of care, skill, and treatment” that’s “recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers” under the circumstances.

What Causes Most Medical Errors?

Medical mistakes, errors, and omissions can happen for a lot of different reasons.

Some of the leading causes include:

  • Provider fatigue
  • Communication problems
  • Understaffing
  • Failing to listen to a patient’s concerns
  • Technical failures
  • Use of improper technique
  • Poor skills
  • Patient management errors

It’s important to identify the underlying reason for or cause of a healthcare provider’s negligence. Payer Personal Injury Lawyers will thoroughly investigate your situation and dig deep to uncover exactly where and why things went wrong. This information will be critical to the success of your medical malpractice lawsuit.

Who Can Be Liable For Medical Malpractice in Orlando?

Depending on the specific facts of your medical negligence case, potentially liable parties might include:

  • Primary care physician
  • Surgeon
  • Emergency room physician
  • Medical specialists, such as an OBGYN or oncologist
  • Nurse
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Hospital administration
  • Hospital staff
  • Midwife
  • Chiropractor

Ultimately, any provider that assumes responsibility for your care or treatment can be liable for a medical error. 

What Do I Have to Prove to Win a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Orlando?

Medical malpractice is a matter of negligence. Negligence involves establishing four elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages.

Specifically, you’ll need to establish:

  • The provider owed you a duty of care because a provider/patient relationship existed
  • The provider breached the duty of care owed to you through some action or failure to act
  • The provider’s actions (or failure to act) were the actual and proximate cause of your injury, which was not a reasonably anticipated consequence of the treatment you received
  • You can point to specific damages you’ve suffered as a result (e.g., medical bills for further treatment, a sudden loss of income due to disability, etc.)

It’s important to demonstrate that another provider of the same specialty would have done things differently, and, in turn, you would have likely avoided injury.

Advocating For Patients in All Types of Orlando Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice can occur at any point in time while you’re under the care of a medical professional. 

At Payer Personal Injury Lawyers, we fight for clients in all types of medical negligence cases, including:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Missed diagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Cancer misdiagnosis
  • Prescription errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injury
  • Surgical error
  • Failure to treat
  • Emergency room errors

Whether you’ve been injured or have experienced the wrongful death of a family member because of an act of medical malpractice, Payer Personal Injury Lawyers can help. Put our 28+ years of collective experience and $100+ million dollar results in your corner. Call us for help today.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Victims of Medical Negligence in Florida?

Florida law permits plaintiffs in medical malpractice litigation to pursue compensatory damages.

Compensatory damages include economic awards and non-economic awards.

Economic damages make you financially whole and offset the costs related to your injury, such as:

  • Current medical expenses
  • Future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Lost wages and income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Nursing care and assistance
  • Out-of-pocket expenses, including travel for necessary medical care

Non-economic damages help to compensate for the harder-to-value trauma you experience as a victim, such as:

  • Chronic physical pain
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

Punitive damages, intended to punish a medical professional for their negligent or wrongful actions, can also be awarded in an Orlando medical malpractice lawsuit. State law allows punitive damages when there’s clear and convincing evidence of intentional misconduct or a reckless disregard for the victim’s health or safety. 

Expect the hospital and insurance company to try to drive down the value of your case. Count on our medical malpractice attorneys in Orlando to fight to get you every cent you deserve. We’ll work closely with trusted experts and specialists as we analyze how your medical care has changed your life and what it’s cost you. 

Our goal won’t just be to win but also to get you a result that really reflects what your medical malpractice claim is worth.

Is There a Deadline For Filing a Florida Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Yes. Florida law provides a two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits.

This gives you two years from the date of a provider’s negligence or the date your injury is discovered to take legal action. Thanks to a statute of repose, you’ll have no more than four years to file a lawsuit and demand compensation.

Once time runs out, you will no longer have the opportunity to assert your rights and hold the negligent healthcare professional responsible for the harm they’ve caused.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Orlando Medical Malpractice Lawyer

You’ve been injured because a doctor made a critical mistake when providing treatment. As a victim, you have rights. Our Orlando medical malpractice attorneys have the experience and knowledge of Florida medical negligence laws you’ll need to achieve top results.

We’ve won more than $100 million for our clients. Now, we’re ready to help you win big, too.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our legal team in Orlando to schedule a free consultation. We’re here to help whenever you need it most, 24 hours a day.

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6735 Conroy Rd STE 332, Orlando, FL 32835
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