The 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.
No Recovery, no fees or costs
Free initial consultations - Flexible office hours
Spanish-speaking legal staff
Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A.
236 South Lucerne Circle East
Orlando, FL 32801
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
View Related: Medical Malpractice Success Stories
Medical Malpractice Blog
- Miami Nurse Wins Medical Malpractice Suit, Awarded $21.6 Million
May 8, 2017
- Decision Challenges Florida’s Cap on Medical Malpractice Claims
July 21, 2015
- Florida Medical Malpractice and Your Rights
December 26, 2014
- Florida Supreme Court to hear another Case that could Test Limits in Medical Malpractice Cases
June 17, 2014
- Florida Judge Rules that New State Medical Negligence Law is Contrary to Federal Law
December 11, 2013
Verdicts & Settlements
- Newborn Against Hospital
Failure to Inform Parents:
$4.5 Million Recovery
- Negligent Prescription of Drugs:
- Wrongful Death
- Wrongful Death
Failure to Timely Diagnosis:
- Failure to Diagnose
- business5Mr. Cunningham is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney.
I would and have recommended Mr. Cunningham as an attorney. I am extremely happy with the service he has provided for me and my family. I will definately use Mr. Cunningham in the future if I ever need an attorney again.
- John, a Personal Injury client0.3