We Employ Effective Strategies for Medical Malpractice Claims
Florida Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional or institution causes significant injury to a patient through negligence or omission. When a breach of duty of care occurs, there may be grounds for a legal course of action. Part of the original Hippocratic Oath is the promise of “first, do no harm,” and that oath remains relevant in today’s highly technical world of medicine. The current health care system places time constraints on the doctor-patient relationship, causing unnecessary and costly mistakes in the practice of medicine. Attorney William Ogle grew up immersed in the medical community. His father was a highly respected doctor in the field of Anesthesiology and his mother, a registered nurse. He is keenly aware of the legal principles governing the rights of patients and is a committed and dedicated advocate for victims of medical malpractice. He has successfully represented a vast number of claims against medical and dental professionals, hospitals, and other institutions.
Medical malpractice claims are the result of medical professional or hospital negligence in the areas of:
- Surgical errors or unnecessary surgeries, birth injuries, premature hospital discharge, poor aftercare, physician and other medical professional errors, wrongful death, failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, medication errors, failure to order or review medical tests, and others.
Establishing Criteria for Medical Malpractice
Certain criteria must be met based on a preponderance of the evidence under the law, for a successful medical malpractice claim. Health care professionals have a duty to provide a standard of care, which is an acceptable treatment course that a reasonably prudent health care professional would provide in similar circumstances. In a medical malpractice dispute, a breach of this standard of care must be established. There must be a causal link between the care provided and an injury that would not have occurred in the absence of negligence. The injury must result in significant harm for the patient in order to seek economic and non-economic damages. Examples of damages are permanent disability, wrongful death, loss of current and future income, pain and suffering, and the cost of medical bills. The usual statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim is two years from the date of occurrence. In the event that the injury resulting from medical malpractice is not immediately apparent, the statute of limitations can be extended to four years from the date of the occurrence.
At Ogle Law LLC, we have Decades of Success in Winning Medical Negligence Claims
Attorney William Ogle is a National Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, which is a testimony of his demonstrated skill and expertise in the field of law, as recognized by the legal community. He has been providing quality representation for his clients since 1982. The staff at Ogle Law LLC offers compassionate and personalized services for our clients and their loved ones. We understand the impact of medical malpractice and believe that health care professionals and institutions must be held accountable for negligent actions. Based on depositions in our review of the events surrounding the claim, examining pertinent medical records, and the testimony of expert witnesses, we can design a strategy for successful alternative dispute resolution or aggressive courtroom litigation. We will defend your rights so that you may receive the compensation that you deserve. We have offices in Daytona Beach FL and Gainesville, Florida and represent clients throughout the State of Florida. Our law firm can be contacted at (386) 253-2500.