Medical Malpractice

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Orlando Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical Malpractice Claims

When you get sick orsuffer an injury, you have no choice but to trust your care to doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. Usually, you are safe in their capable hands, but sometimes, they make careless mistakes and put you in grave danger.

If you are injured in the latter situation, you can trust Maaswinkel Law, P.A. to help you through this difficult time of your life.

Contact us online or call us at to discuss your legal options.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider fails to act according to the recognized “standard of care” in their field, and a patient gets hurt as a result. To violate the standard of care, a medical professional must do something different than a colleague would have done in a similar situation. For example, if a surgeon operates on the wrong limb during a routine surgery, they can be found liable for medical malpractice because another surgeon would have operated on the correct limb under similar circumstances.

Ultimately, the standard of care is used to determine whether or not the doctor was negligent or careless. Medical malpractice is a claim based on medical negligence, and proving these types of claims can be extremely difficult.

Nevertheless, our Orlando medical malpractice lawyers are up to the task. Call us today for a free consultation.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

Whether you are receiving routine treatment or inpatient care, you can be the victim of medical malpractice.

Some common types of medical malpractice claims include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Aftercare errors
  • Medication errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Infections
  • Premature discharge
  • Inadequate training
  • Improper use of medical devices
  • And more

In many of these situations, medical providers fail to listen to their patient’s needs or ignore their medical history. Sometimes, mistakes happen while the patient is under anesthesia or undergoing surgery. Some medical errors are so severe that they are known as “never events,” or serious reportable events that should never happen. Examples of never events include performing wrong-site surgery, leaving foreign objects inside the body, and using contaminated drugs and/or medical devices.

If you have been harmed in any of the circumstances above, Maaswinkel Law, P.A. can help.

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Since medical malpractice injuries are not always discovered right away, the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice claim works differently than other personal injury claims. According to Florida Statutes section 95.11(4)(b), you have two years from the date you were injured or in some cases, the date you discovered your injury to file a claim. If an injury victim is under the age of eight at the time of their injury, this statute of limitations may be extended. If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, it’s imperative that you contact an attorney to understand your opportunities and to understand the statute of limitations for your specific circumstances.

Determining Liability

Although serious medical errors can occur in any healthcare environment, the standard of care is lower in emergency rooms or other high-stress situations. Still, some mistakes are unacceptable no matter where they happen. Because liability for medical malpractice is determined largely by the standard of care, we will need to recruit expert witnesses to help with your case.

Fortunately, Attorney Gregory C. Maaswinkel has been in practice since 1997 and has access to valuable connections and resources. Not only can we help you present the evidence of your claim, but we can also build your case by recruiting expert witnesses and fully evaluating both your injuries and the care you received.

How A Lawsuit Can Help

Medical providers and insurance companies spend billions of dollars resolving medical malpractice claims each year. A successful medical malpractice lawsuit can help you recover from your injuries and secure your future.

Potential damages include:

  • Payment for your initial medical care
  • Compensation for all care you needed as a result
  • Reimbursement of missed wages
  • Funds to account for your pain and suffering
  • And more

Contact Maaswinkel Law, P.A. Today

With decades of experience in medical malpractice claims, our firm can help you pursue the damages you are entitled to. We also understand the gravity of your situation and treat you with care and compassion at all times. When you accept medical treatment, you expect to be healed – not harmed. Our firm helps you when your medical providers let you down, and we won’t let you get taken advantage of by medical professionals, institutions, and insurance companies.

Call us at or contact us online for the representation you deserve.

Your initial consultation is free, and we will not charge you legal fees unless we win your case.

What Sets Us Apart

Truck Accident

$1,000,000

43-year-old female client rear-ended by a landscaper pick-up truck in Orlando, Florida. She underwent neck surgery and suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. The insurance company denied that the truck accident caused a brain injury.

Workers’ Compensation Injury

$600,00

A 55-year-old male client injured on the job when a tractor-trailer rear-ended his work vehicle in Brevard County, Florida. As a result of the accident, he injured his left shoulder rotator cuff and underwent a lower back lumbar fusion paid for by workers’ compensation. His wife recovered compensation for loss of consortium (the damage to their marital relationship).

Car Accident

$600,000

A 40-year-old female client was involved in a rear-end car accident in Polk County, Florida. As a result of the accident, she suffered injuries to her neck and back. The at-fault driver’s insurance company offered $9,000.00 to settle without a lawsuit. We refused to accept that offer and filed a lawsuit for our client. The insurance company hired a doctor who testified the accident was not the cause of her current pain but rather her pain was due to her age and weight.

Tractor Trailer Accident

$600,000

A 10-year-old male client that was a passenger in an SUV when it was hit by a tractor-trailer. The truck driver was traveling at an unsafe speed for the weather conditions on a rural country road in Lake County, Florida. He sustained broken legs as a result of the truck accident. The insurance and trucking company wrongfully claimed our client was not seat belted in the SUV.

Truck Driver Injured at Work

$480,000

Combined personal injury and workers compensation recovered for a 41-year-old male truck driver who was injured while on the job in Manatee County, Florida.

Construction Site Injury

$355,000

This is a feature block that you can use to Combined personal injury and workers compensation recovered for a 44-year-old male construction worker injured on a construction site in Titusville, Florida when a subcontractor driving a truck negligently backed into our client, pinning his hand to a concrete structure.

Car Accident

$350,000

We won a combined personal injury and underinsured motorist (UM) recovery for a 61-year-old female client who was driving a vehicle in Sanford, Florida when the defendant changed lanes and struck her in the passenger side.

Careless Driving Accident

$350,000

We recovered $350,000 for a 42-year-old male client who was rear-ended by a careless driver in Sarasota, Florida.

Slip & Fall on the Job

$335,000

We won a combined personal injury and workman compensation recovery for a 36-year-old male client who was injured on the job when he slipped and fell on ice cubes while delivering food supplies to the back kitchen of a restaurant in Jupiter, Florida.

Slip & Fall a Thrift Store

$295,000

We recovered $295,000.00 for a 56-year-old female who slipped and fell on a handicap ramp at a thrift store in Orlando, Florida.