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Have you or a loved one been the victim of medical negligence?

Sands, White & Sands has focused specifically on representing injured person in cases involving medical negligence, also known as medical malpractice, for over 45 years. During that time, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured patients. We have developed a wide network of medical experts who serve as our consulting experts on these cases, including both practicing physicians and academics.

Contact our firm online or by calling (386) 258-1622 to learn how our Daytona Beach medical malpractice lawyers can assist you.

How Do You Know If You Have a Claim?

Most medical malpractice cases involve obvious errors on the part of the hospital or doctor. If you are saying to yourself, “That shouldn't have happened,” then you should at least speak with an attorney to discuss whether you have a potential claim.

You may have a medical malpractice if you or your loved one suffered injuries or complications as a result of any of the following:

  • Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Bed sores and/or hospital infections
  • Birth injuries (to either the infant or the mother)
  • Incorrect medication dosages and other prescription errors
  • Surgical mistakes, such as incorrect surgery site or leaving foreign objects in the body

This list is not comprehensive. If you feel that something isn’t right, reach out to one of us as soon as possible.

What to Do If You Think You Have a Claim

To see if you have a claim, first, contact our firm and speak with one of our legal assistants, who will take down the initial information and immediately discuss it with one of our attorneys. The attorney will review the claim and will contact you personally to discuss your concerns. He may also schedule a meeting with you to discuss the case in more detail and/or request that you sign medical authorizations so that the medical records can be obtained. Medical records that are ordered usually take between two to three weeks to be received, after which the attorney will review the records to determine if a potential claim exists.

How Much Do Medical Malpractice Suits Cost?

There is no cost for the investigation and no upfront fee for you. We do not charge our clients for any fees or costs unless a recovery is made on their claims. At our initial meeting, the attorney will go over the Attorney Fee Contract with you. Typically, the contract will provide that the attorney will receive a set percentage of any recovery on your negligence claim based on a fee schedule approved by the Florida Supreme Court and in use by law firms throughout Florida.

How long does a Medical Malpractice take to resolve?

Medical malpractice case typically take longer to resolve than most other types of negligence cases. Florida has a 90-day statutory pre-suit procedure for medical malpractice cases that must be completed before a lawsuit can be filed and the pre-suit rules require the plaintiff to obtain an affidavit from a medical expert attesting to a finding of negligence prior to the commencement of the pre-suit period. As a practical matter, this means that substantial time and resources must be expended in medical negligence cases before the filing of a lawsuit. Although we have often been successful in resolving medical malpractice cases in the pre-suit phase, medical malpractice cases are far more likely than motor vehicle negligence cases to settle later, often during mediation and shortly before trial.

To learn more, or to request your initial case evaluation today, call Sands, White & Sands at (386) 258-1622 or fill out a contact form.

Multi-Million Dollar Victories

Allowing Our Clients to Recover
  • $10,278,620 Verdict Workplace Injury
  • $7,650,000 Settlement Motor Vehicle Collision
  • $2,900,000 Verdict Medical Negligence
  • $1,505,820 Arbitration Verdict Medical Negligence
  • $1,400,000 Settlement Trucking Collision
  • $1,250,000 Settlement Product Liability
  • $1,057,385 Verdict Medical Negligence
  • $1,000,000 Settlement Product Liability
  • $750,000 Verdict Premise Liability
  • $450,000 Settlement Motor Vehicle Collision