As a Miami medical malpractice law firm, Jeffrey R. Davis, P.A. has represented many victims who have undergone unnecessary procedures causing permanent injuries and even wrongful deaths. Recently, HCA,the largest for profit hospital chain in the United States (163 facilities) after an investigation uncovered that as late as 2010 some of its cardiologists in many Florida hospitals were performing unnecessary cardiac procedures. These hospitals included Cedars Medical Center in Miami, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Lawnwood Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Palms West Hospital. It was reported that at Bayonet Point a 44 year-old man who arrived at the emergency room complaining of chest pain suffered a punctured blood vessel and a near fatal episode after he underwent a procedure than an outside expert believed was unnecessary. In addition, a woman with no significant heart disease went into cardiac arrest after a vessel was cut by a cardiologist when the doctor inserted a stent.
Bringing a medical malpractice claim is extremely complex. Moreover, Florida laws are designed by the legislature to protect doctors and medical facilities. For example, these are a few of the restrictions placed by Florida law on medical malpractice claims:
- Florida doctors may practice medicine in Florida without malpractice insurance;
- A medical malpractice claim must be initiated within two years of the alleged incident;
- Before suit can be filed against a medical provider, a pre-suit notice must be filed followed by a pre-suit period for investigation;
- Florida law dictates under what circumstances a doctor may be liable for medical malpractice and when they have immunity;
In addition, many times a medical malpractice claim involves multiple parties including the doctor, nurse, their employers, the hospital, and other medical providers. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of medical malpractice it is important that you speak with an attorney regarding your case as soon as possible. An attorney will need to research your claim and determine whether a claim can be brought. This all must be done within the two year statute of limitations.
The attorneys at Jeffrey R. Davis, P.A. have 25 years of experience representing victims of medical negligence throughout Florida. We have the resources, knowledge, and experience to litigate claims against hospitals, doctors, and other medical providers. Contact us for a free consultation regarding your potential medical practice case.