North Port Medical Malpractice Lawyer

At Boohoff Law, our North Port medical malpractice attorneys know how much trust you or your loved one have placed in your physician or healthcare professional. It can feel overwhelming when that healthcare professional has betrayed your trust due to negligence. It also does not help when their negligence caused a severe impact on your health. If medical malpractice injured you or a loved one, you deserve a champion in your corner who will fight to recover the proper compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Our North Port medical malpractice lawyers are ready to evaluate your rights, so please reach out to Boohoff Law for help today.

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Medical Malpractice

Find out What Your Case Is Worth

You can find out what you might recover after your free consultation with our North Port medical malpractice lawyers. Rest assured that we will never charge any fees unless we win compensation in your case. We know how to calculate your past and future losses, and we will never underestimate the damages you deserve for your preventable medical injuries.

Medical malpractice is an act of negligence performed by healthcare professionals where the negligent actions of the healthcare professional cause harm to their patients.

The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) reports about 12,414 medical malpractice cases reported annually. In Florida, the average medical malpractice cost per capita was $11.97 in a recent year, and patients filed hundreds of medical malpractice claims in Florida. Unfortunately, family members needed to file some of these claims for wrongful deaths due to fatal medical errors.

If medical malpractice injured you or a loved one, you have the right under Florida law to pursue legal action against the negligent healthcare providers. To learn more, contact the experienced North Port medical malpractice lawyers at Boohoff Law today.

Why Boohoff Law Can Make a Difference in Your Medical Malpractice Case

If the negligent actions of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional injured you, you need an experienced and determined medical malpractice team on your side. Boohoff Law represents victims of medical malpractice in North Port and the rest of Florida.

For more than ten years, Tatiana Boohoff has dedicated her life to fighting for victims’ rights no matter how injured or who caused their injuries. Call our office to schedule a consultation with a member of our team about your case. A North Port medical malpractice lawyer is ready to take your case and fight for your right to compensation.

Common Medical Errors That Lead to Medical Malpractice Claims

Healthcare providers can be guilty of a medical malpractice incident when a medical error happened.

A healthcare provider can make a medical error through:

  • Improper medical device treatment. Some healthcare providers are responsible for properly placing medical devices to help relieve a medical condition. When these same professionals improperly put medical devices like stents in a patient, patients can experience serious conditions like a lack of blood supply to other areas of the body.
  • Misdiagnosis. Healthcare providers can fail to diagnose patients accurately. This error can directly prevent patients from seeking the proper treatment for their condition and worsen their situation. Healthcare providers can also be guilty of misdiagnosing if they refuse to treat patients for underlying medical conditions.
  • Improper medication dosage. Healthcare providers commit this medical error when they fail to administer the correct medication dosage. Healthcare providers can also commit this error when they administer the wrong dosage of anesthesia to a patient.
  • Inadequate follow-up after medical procedures. Healthcare providers should follow up with patients after a medical procedure. If healthcare providers fail to provide adequate follow-up with patients after a procedure, they can be liable for medical malpractice.​

Reasons Why People Don’t File Medical Malpractice Claims

Even though the number of medical malpractice lawsuits is decreasing, it is not because medical malpractice incidents have declined. Most healthcare professionals like physicians will encounter at least one medical malpractice lawsuit before reaching 55. Medical malpractice victims decide not to file medical malpractice lawsuits for many reasons.​

Failing to Meet The Statute of Limitations

In Florida, a medical malpractice victim has a time limit of two years from the discovery of the injury to file a medical malpractice claim. If that two-year period has passed by the time the victim decides to file a claim, the court can deny or dismiss the claim. Do not risk missing the timeline to file. Start the claims process immediately after suffering an injury by contacting a North Port medical malpractice lawyer.​

Compromised Healthcare in The Future

Victims of medical malpractice are concerned that other doctors will compromise their standard of healthcare in the future if they decide to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. They are worried about whether physicians and other healthcare providers will refuse to treat them based on their decision to seek justice for their medical malpractice incident.​

Lack of Knowledge

Often, medical malpractice victims are not aware that they are victims of medical malpractice. They may not know their rights under Florida law to hold healthcare providers liable for their negligence. Other victims may blame themselves for their medical issues and may not be aware of the medical errors.​

Insurance Settlements

Insurance companies and healthcare centers will attempt to lowball a medical malpractice victim by offering a settlement to dodge a medical malpractice claim. Once the victim accepts the settlement offer, they can no longer take legal action against the healthcare provider. No matter what amount they offer to the victim, a settlement offer is always lower than the amount the victim would have received if the medical malpractice claim had gone to trial. ​

Long-Term Consequences of Medical Malpractice

A healthcare provider’s harm can have devastating consequences for medical malpractice victims.

The long-term consequences of medical malpractice can leave these consequences:

  • Physical. The medical errors of healthcare providers can cause patients to experience injuries from scarring and birth injuries. Patients injured by surgical equipment can experience immense pain, and medical devices can even remain stuck inside a patient’s body.
  • Mental. Before the medical malpractice incident, patients may have trusted their healthcare providers to help alleviate their medical conditions and act in their best interest. After the incident, patients can experience emotional trauma and stress. They may have a difficult time trusting healthcare providers after the incident.
  • Financial. The healthcare provider’s negligence may cause the medical malpractice victim to spend additional money treating the actual medical condition. The healthcare provider may have to perform additional procedures and provide long-term treatment performed to treat a preventable condition. Medical malpractice victims may also need to take time off from work and their daily lives to resolve their medical needs.​

Start Working With Our North Port Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today

A medical malpractice incident can inflict severe emotional and physical trauma on the victims. Like all personal injury incidents, it is possible to prevent medical malpractice incidents. The medical mistakes of healthcare providers can cost a victim their stellar health and, in some cases, their lives.

Even if victims are lucky enough to notice the medical error before it is too late, the emotional stress that a medical error can cause can be overwhelming. At Boohoff Law, we understand that it is scary to place your trust in healthcare providers, only for those healthcare providers to act negligently and cost you your life.

Healthcare providers whose careless actions cause you significant damage should not get away with it. If they are not held accountable for their acts of negligence against you, they will continue to perform those negligent acts on someone else. ​

Major Healthcare Providers in North Port

One of the reasons medical malpractice victims decide not to pursue legal action against healthcare providers is fear of losing out on healthcare services in the future. Some victims may fear that proceeding with a medical malpractice claim will lead to refusal of healthcare services from the primary healthcare providers in North Port.

Some of the major healthcare providers within the area include:

  • Sarasota Memorial North Port ER & Care Center
  • Prime Health of North Port
  • CAN Community Health
  • CenterPlace Health
  • ShorePoint Health North Port

What separates Boohoff Law from other law firms is that our medical malpractice lawyers are not afraid to take on these major healthcare providers. We are ready and willing to fight against these significant healthcare providers and insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive the appropriate compensation.

Call Boohoff Law North Port Medical Malpractice Lawyers Now

Some of the most tragic injuries are due to medical malpractice incidents. These incidents can often result in the premature death of thousands of patients. The team at Boohoff Law understands how traumatic a medical malpractice incident can be for you and your family. We’re here to help you enforce your rights to compensation under Florida law.

If you suffered an injury due to a medical professional’s actions or inaction, complete our contact form, or call our office at (941) 888-0848 for your consultation with a North Port medical malpractice lawyer at Boohoff Law today.

Boohoff Law North Port Office Location

14900 Tamiami Trail North Port,
FL 34287
(941) 260-0376

North Port Medical Malpractice FAQs​

What types of healthcare professionals can be liable for medical malpractice?

In addition to physicians and nurses, healthcare professionals like dentists, therapists, and pharmacists can be liable for medical malpractice. Depending on the nature of the malpractice incident, lab technicians can also be liable for incidents involving misdiagnosis and incorrect test results. ​

How do I know if medical malpractice caused my injury?

Not every mistake that a healthcare provider makes will result in a medical malpractice claim. Healthcare providers are subject to the same standard of care that every healthcare professional must practice. In the healthcare industry, a standard of care is the same basic care and skill that every professional must practice towards their patients. When a healthcare provider fails to practice the standard of care as another healthcare provider, that failure can be considered a detour and an act of negligence. ​

What damages can I pursue in a medical malpractice claim?

Some of the damages that you can pursue legal action for include:

  • Medical expenses. You are entitled to pursue compensation for any past and future medical expenses caused by your medical malpractice incident.
  • Lifecare expenses. The injuries from your medical malpractice incident may be irreversible, and you may have to rely on personal care services for the rest of your life.
  • Lost income. The injuries from your medical malpractice incident may force you to take time off from your occupation, affecting your way of generating an income and financially supporting yourself.
  • Pain and suffering. Dealing with your medical malpractice incident’s emotional and physical trauma might have caused you to experience significant pain.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life. Depending on the severity of your incident, you may have suffered a life-threatening injury like a stroke or amputation. These injuries can affect your ability to continue engaging in the activities you enjoy.
  • Punitive damages. Punitive damages punish negligent parties found guilty of malicious and willful misconduct. They deter others in the same line of work from engaging in the same actions.​
How can a North Port medical malpractice lawyer help me?

Medical malpractice claims are one of the most complex personal injury claims to fight because they rely on the expertise of the medical industry. You must assemble and interpret multiple medical documents and seek medical witnesses to testify. An experienced North Port medical malpractice lawyer can work with you to ensure that you have all the necessary documentation.

The correct documentation includes medical records, insurance policy details, and medical reports. A North Port medical malpractice lawyer is also qualified to interview the appropriate medical witnesses for your claim. Our medical malpractice lawyers are qualified to gather the appropriate witnesses to explain your injuries and how they happened. ​

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