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Medical Malpractice

Medical MalpracticeThe vast majority of Florida's healthcare professionals are competent and caring people. There are, however, some physicians, nurses and hospitals that have demonstrated a tendency to be careless in the care and treatment of their patients. When this occurs, the results for the patient can be catastrophic.

In order to bring a legal suit against a healthcare provider in the state of Florida, the injured patient must first engage in what is commonly known as the "pre-suit" process. This process is often time consuming and expensive and involves collecting all of the patient's relevant medical and hospital records and presenting those records for review to qualified healthcare specialists. Before any case can be brought against a healthcare provider the experts reviewing the patient's records must conclude that there are grounds for a good faith belief that there was negligence in the care and treatment of the patient which caused the patient harm.

In order to prevail at trial, the patient bears the burden of proving that the alleged actions of the healthcare provider represented a "breach of the prevailing professional standard of care for that healthcare provider". Proving that a standard of care was breached requires expert testimony and, for that reason, medical negligence trials are often referred to as a "battle of the experts".

If you or a family member have been injured…or lost a loved one…because of suspected medical negligence it is important to investigate the claim promptly. The statute of limitation for medical negligence cases is much shorter than for the typical accident and injury case. Regrettably, many patients wait too long to investigate their claim only to find out that the time for bringing the claim has expired and their claim is barred by the Florida statute of limitations.

Because of the enormous commitment of time and financial resources to successfully prosecute a medical negligence claim, Mr. Cunningham is only able to consider cases involving catastrophic injury or death. If you, a family member or loved one believe you may be the victim of medical negligence please call for an appointment to discuss you legal rights. Contact our Florida medical negligence death attorney, James O. Cunningham, today.

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Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A.
3117 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY

Serving central Florida clients in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Titusville, Tavares, Sanford, and Leesburg, including Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Brevard County, and Lake County

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Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
                 (877-354-6587)
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373