It takes a great deal of experience to determine whether the poor surgical outcome was a known complication of the procedure or whether the surgical complication could have been avoided.
We receive numerous inquiries and questions about surgical errors and post-operative infections that cause tremendous damages to patients and their families.
Our Investigation Process
We first look at whether the surgery was really needed considering the risks that accompany every surgery, which include, but are not limited to, infection, excessive blood loss and death. Next, we look at the procedure to see if it was done correctly. Lastly, we look at the post-operative care to see if the surgical error was discovered and treated timely. Many times, the surgical error was a known complication of the procedure, but it is the surgeon’s lack of follow-up care in diagnosing the problem that leads to a catastrophic outcome.
Likewise, the development of a post-operative infection is a known complication of every surgery, so the question is whether appropriate and timely precautions were in place to prevent the infection, and whether the infection was diagnosed and treated effectively and timely after surgery. We have a team of experts in general surgery, infectious disease and other specialties to help us decide whether a valid claim for medical malpractice exists.
All of the initial investigation is done at no charge to you, and we will only be reimbursed for our costs if we resolve your claim to your satisfaction either by settlement or trial. Further, our services are provided on a contingent fee basis, so there is no charge for attorney’s fees unless we resolve your claim to your satisfaction either by settlement or trial. You must act quickly if you think you may have a medical malpractice claim because Florida has a very short statute of limitations in which to bring a medical malpractice claim.
The law as to when the statute of limitations ends in a medical malpractice case is very complex. Even if you have been told by another law firm that the statute of limitations has expired or you do not have a claim please call us to get our opinion. Many times we have been able to bring successful claims for clients that have been told by other lawyers that they do not have a valid claim or that their claim has been barred by the statute of limitations.
If you are looking for a law firm dedicated to the successful investigation and prosecution of medical malpractice claims involving issues related to surgical errors please call our law office at 813-264-4800 or email your questions to David Eaton.