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Understanding Medical Malpractice Cases

By Smith & Stallworth  Feb. 2, 2011 3:04p

Medical malpractice is the term used for when a doctor, nurse or other medical professional commits a reckless or negligent action that causes illness, injury or death to another person. Medical malpractice is extremely serious, and can result in an enormous range of different types of injuries or illnesses. Doctors are held to a strict code of ethics and responsibilities that demands the utmost in care and attention when treating patients. When they fail in this duty, it can have catastrophic effects for their patients. These healthcare professionals can be held liable for their negligent actions and forced to pay compensation to the victims of their negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or illness due to the reckless or negligent actions of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, contact a Tampa personal injury attorney as soon as possible for legal guidance.

In medical malpractice cases there is often a statute of limitations in which a person is required to file a claim for malpractice within a certain period of time, with only very specific exceptions made for unique cases. This means that if you are injured, or contract an illness or disease due to a doctor's actions, you must act quickly in order to seek compensation. These types of cases are very serious because a doctor could not only cause you injury, but could even do something as severe as removing the incorrect organ, unnecessarily amputating a limb, or even incorrectly diagnosing and giving dangerous medications to you which you do not need and can harm you because they are unnecessary.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Tampa, Florida

When you have suffered an injury due to negligence on the part of a doctor or other individual, a medical malpractice claim can help you recover compensation for your case and allow you assistance with your medical expenses that you may incur due to the additional injuries or illness. At Smith & Stallworth we can investigate your case and will fight aggressively to protect your rights if we are able to determine that you have a case against a medical professional, hospital or other medical establishment.

Contact a Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorney from our law offices today for effective and dedicated legal assistance for your case.

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