Protecting the Rights of Patients: Fort Myers Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice is the failure of a health care provider to render medical care according to reasonably accepted medical standards in Florida. In other words, a medical provider does something that is not within acceptable medical practice, or fails to do something necessary for the patient’s good care.
TYPES OF MEDICAL PROVIDERS WHO COULD BE NEGLIGENT
Florida medical malpractice law permits a patient or his family to file suit against any of the following negligent healthcare providers:
- Medical Technicians
- Other professional medical or hospital staff
FLORIDA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LEGAL RIGHTS
Under Florida medical malpractice law, when a patient is injured due to medical negligence, the patient may bring suit. If the injuries are severe and disabling, members of the patient’s family (spouse, children, or parents) may also have a claim.
WRONGFUL DEATH IN FLORIDA
When someone dies as a result of medical malpractice, the patient’s family can file suit under the Florida Wrongful Death Statute. Tragically, Florida Medical Malpractice law prohibits parents from suing due to the medical malpractice death of a child if that child is over 25 years old. Likewise, a child may bring a claim for the loss of a parent only if the child is 25 years old or younger.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – CAPE CORAL HOSPITAL
The largest hospital provider in Lee County is Lee Memorial Health System (“LMHS”). LMHS owns and operates the following major hospitals in Lee County, Florida:
- Lee Memorial Hospital
- Cape Coral Hospital
- HealthPark Medical Center
- Gulf Coast Medical Center
LMHS also has more than 1100 physicians and about 10,000 employees, many of which are professional health care providers. Chances are that if you or family members are admitted to a hospital in Lee County, Florida, it will be a LMHS provider. While the vast majority of treatment within LMHS is excellent, there have been many documented cases of medical malpractice at these hospitals.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of medical malpractice at Lee Memorial Hospital, Cape Coral Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center or any of the hospitals within the LMHS, contact Fort Myers medical malpractice lawyer Jason Gunter for a free confidential case evaluation.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AT NAPLES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL SYSTEM (“NCH”)
nCH is the largest medical provider in Collier County. Although medical malpractice is not frequent, there have been many documented medical malpractice cases involving Naples Community Hospital.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of medical malpractice at Naples Community Hospital or any other medical provider in Collier County, contact Attorney Jason Gunter for a free confidential case evaluation.
EXPERIENCED FORT MYERS AND NAPLES MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER
Attorney Jason Gunter has experience in complex medical malpractice cases. Attorney Gunter has the resources and experience to help you and your family. Attorney Gunter handles medical malpractice on a contingency fee basis – there are no fees or costs unless you make recovery.
DO I HAVE A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE?
Contact attorney Gunter directly by any of the following methods for an immediate and free medical malpractice consultation and case evaluation:
- Call Attorney Gunter’s Office : 239.334.7017
- E-mail Attorney Gunter: Jason@gunterfirm.com
AREAS OF SERVICE
Medical malpractice lawyer Jason Gunter handles cases in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Estero, Bonita Springs, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda (and all other areas of Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County and Tampa). Contact Jason Gunter to protect your legal rights.
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