When health care is needed, people place their trust and their lives in the hands of medical professionals in hospitals, nursing homes, and various types of outpatient facilities. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of medical malpractice cases are filed in the United States every year due to allegations of health care professionals breaching the standard of care. When a medical procedure does not go as planned, it can cause severe health complications. A recent study by John Hopkins University suggests that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in our nation. Sadly, most medical malpractice injuries and wrongful deaths are preventable.
If you or a loved one has suffered significant harm or death caused by medical malpractice, an experienced medical malpractice attorney can evaluate the circumstances and help you recover damages. At Lyons Legal, LLC we are passionate about holding accountable those medical professionals that have caused harm. Attorney Jarian Lyons has personal experience with medical malpractice due to the loss of his 24-year-old cousin from a lack of proper medical attention. He knows the devastation and grief a family endures in these cases. Because of that trauma, he chose to pursue a law degree to represent those that suffer significant harm or those families that unexpectedly lose loved ones.
One of Attorney Jarian Lyons’ cases includes a young woman who lost her life during a routine hysterectomy. He has been a legal advocate for various patients who suffered anesthesia errors. In addition, Attorney Lyons has represented clients who suffered the life-threatening and long-term effects of bedsores that occurred in hospitals and nursing homes due to the healthcare provider’s negligence.
Medical malpractice is a negligence claim, as defined under Florida Statute 766.102. For a plaintiff to prove a medical malpractice case, they must establish the four critical elements of negligence: duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. This process involves gathering evidence from medical experts and patient records to demonstrate that the defendant failed to uphold the accepted standard of care for their profession. If the plaintiff can successfully establish these elements, the defendant may be held liable for any resulting economic and non-economic losses. Even if a patient has signed a waiver for a procedure, it does not protect a medical provider from gross negligence.
The statute of limitations is the time you have to file a claim for medical malpractice. In Florida, the statute of limitations is two years from the time the incident occurred or two years from the time the injury should have been reasonably discovered. The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of death.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, it is in your best interest to consult with legal counsel as soon as possible. At Lyons Legal, LLC, we have a solid commitment to excellence in the practice of malpractice law. Let us help you understand your legal rights and options.
We have proven success in negotiating settlements and achieving verdicts for economic and non-economic damages. Non-economic damages compensate for pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and disfigurement. Economic losses include medical bills, future rehabilitative costs, and lost earning capacity. In wrongful death cases, the families may be entitled to additional compensation.
We know that medical malpractice injuries occur every day. We are available seven days a week to discuss your case and legal options. Call us now at our Central Florida office at (407) 720-7990 for unparalleled, individualized service. We will provide you with the legal advice and representation that you deserve.