Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Advocating for Patients Who Were Harmed by Those Who Were Supposed to Help

Medical Negligence on the part of a doctor can turn what should have been a safe procedure into a nightmareWhen you entrust your health to a medical professional or health care facility, you expect to receive a certain standard of care. However, negligence on the part of a doctor, hospital, or other health care provider can turn what should have been a relatively safe procedure into a nightmare for patients and their families.

From a patient’s standpoint, a medical malpractice case can look pretty cut and dry. However, Florida’s medical malpractice laws are extremely complicated, and health care providers shield themselves with armies of attorneys to avoid being held responsible for patient injuries or deaths. At Rosen & Ohr, P.A., our knowledgeable and compassionate medical malpractice law firm in Hollywood, Florida, has spent more than five decades advocating for patients who have been harmed by those who should have been helping them.

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Throughout South Florida and across the state, our attorneys are recognized for:

Treating clients with the compassion they need to get through the toughest times. As one of our clients said after a medical malpractice case: “If you are ever faced with unexpected tragedy caused by negligence, Ron Rosen is the attorney to call. He is not just a lawyer, he cares about your devastation, you and your family. When he tells you to call him anytime, you truly can. Ron will always be there, especially at those moments when you wouldn’t expect a lawyer to be.”

Fighting fiercely for maximum medical malpractice settlement offers and verdicts. Our firm encourages potential clients to read our testimonials and review our case results, including one where we were able to secure a fair and just settlement for a child who was left with debilitating injuries by a doctor and a large South Florida hospital. 

Demanding justice for those who can’t afford to take on the system alone. We know that people who are facing medical malpractice cases have enough to worry about, without stressing over how much it costs to hire a lawyer. That’s why our firm offers free case evaluations and does not charge legal fees unless and until we secure compensation in your claim.

Contact us today to schedule a free case consultation with our dedicated medical malpractice attorneys in Hollywood, Florida.

  • Steps for Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Florida

    Medical Malpractice Claim in FloridaFlorida medical malpractice laws include strict time limits and steps to follow in order to pursue a claim. Before you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit, for example, you must participate in a pre-suit investigation.

    The steps for filing a medical malpractice claim include:

    1. Obtain an affidavit from a doctor confirming that your injury or condition is a result of medical malpractice. Our skilled attorneys can connect you with a medical specialist who has the level of experience needed to provide this detailed medical opinion.
    2. Send a notice of intent to sue to any parties that should be held liable in your medical malpractice claim. Our attorneys will also include the affidavit from the doctor in this notice to show proof of your claim.
    3. The defendant(s) will solicit a separate doctor’s opinion and launch an investigation into your claim. Health care providers and their insurers will immediately deploy their aggressive team of attorneys to try to disprove your claim.
    4. Both sides will collect evidence, such as medical records and other relevant documents. Our attorneys will build a solid case in pursuit of the full and fair compensation you deserve.
    5. The defendant(s) will have 90 days to decide how to respond. The pre-suit investigation could end in a medical malpractice settlement offer, or the health care provider could deny responsibility.
    6. Once the pre-suit investigation is concluded, you may file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys will go over all of your legal options to help you decide how to move forward in pursuit of the justice you deserve.

    The process for filing a medical malpractice claim in Florida is extremely complex, and you can be sure that health care providers and insurance companies will enlist a large team of lawyers to fight these claims. You deserve a strong advocate who will stand up for your rights against deep-pocketed health care providers.

    Schedule a free case consultation with our skilled medical malpractice attorney, and let us get to work on your claim. Contact us today to get started.

  • How Long Do You Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Florida?

    The time limit for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Florida varies depending on the circumstances of your case. In general:

    You have two years from the time you learned of (or should have discovered) the injury or condition to file a claim. However, the law places a time limit of four years from the date of the actual malpractice.

    If the health care provider tried to hide the malpractice, the time limit for filing a claim is extended to two years from when you discovered the injury. But even in these cases, the law places an overall limit of seven years from the date of the malpractice.

    In cases of medical malpractice involving children, there are exceptions for claims brought before the child’s eighth birthday.

    As soon as you suspect that you or someone in your family has been the victim of medical malpractice, you should contact an attorney who has extensive experience in these types of cases. At Rosen & Ohr, we will work quickly to schedule a free claim evaluation. Contact us today to learn how we may be able to help you.

  • Who Can Be Held Responsible for Medical Malpractice?

    Medical malpractice claims can be made against any person or entity that Florida law deems a “health care provider.” This includes:

    • Doctors
    • Surgeons
    • Osteopathic physicians
    • Podiatrists
    • Optometrists
    • Dentists
    • Chiropractors
    • Pharmacists
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory surgical centers
    • Emergency rooms

    In any health care environment, you may receive treatment from a range of professionals. So it is important to pin down exactly what went wrong in your treatment and who should be held responsible. Our skilled legal team will conduct a thorough investigation into your claim to identify every potentially liable party.

  • Types of Compensation We May Pursue in a Medical Malpractice Claim

    For anyone who has been harmed by medical negligence, it can seem impossible to put a dollar figure on the psychological and emotional pain and suffering you and your family have been put through. At Rosen & Ohr, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Hollywood, Florida, understand that no amount of money can turn back the clock, but we believe you deserve full and fair compensation to try to get your life back on track.

    Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may demand:

    • Payment for medical bills related to injuries that resulted from the malpractice
    • Compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering
    • Payment to account for disfigurement and disability
    • Lost wages, including diminished earning capacity if you can no longer do the work you used to do

    In some cases, our medical malpractice attorneys may also pursue damages on behalf of spouses, children, and parents to account for the loss of love, care, affection, and companionship.

    In Florida, under some situations, the law puts a cap on how much a victim of medical malpractice can recover in non-economic damages. That’s why you need a highly qualified medical malpractice lawyer on your side to thoroughly assess how this injury has affected and will continue to affect your life.

    Schedule a free case evaluation today by calling or filling out our online form.

  • Common Types of Medical Malpractice

    Although there are numerous types of malpractice claims, here are some of the most common cases our law firm handles:

    At Rosen & Ohr, P.A., we believe doctors should be held accountable for these kinds of terrible mistakes, and our goal is to determine as quickly as possible whether you have an actionable claim.

Let Us Evaluate Your Medical Malpractice Claim Today

If you or a family member has been seriously harmed due to a medical mistake, you need to speak with one of our skilled South Florida medical malpractice attorneys as soon as possible.

We will immediately assess your claim for free and go over all your legal options for pursuing compensation. You should also know that our firm will not charge you anything to get started on your case. In fact, we only collect attorneys’ fees if and when our team secures compensation for you.

Schedule a free case consultation by calling or filling out our online form now. Our compassionate South Florida medical malpractice lawyers serve clients in Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Aventura, Hallandale, Ft. Lauderdale, North Miami Beach, Miami, Sunny Isles, Cooper City, Dania Beach, Pompano Beach, Davie, Boca Raton, Tamarac, Hialeah, Kendall, Miami Lakes, Coral Springs, Miramar, Homestead, Broward County, Dade County, and Palm Beach County.