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Birth Injury FAQs

Searcy Denney has represented injured patients in medical malpractice lawsuits for 35 years. Our lawyers have dedicated their careers exclusively to injury recovery and have developed the substantial resources and knowledge to take on the biggest corporate hospitals and insurance companies in the country.

Read our answers to frequently asked questions and call a Florida birth lawyer to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights.

  1. How do I know if I have a medical malpractice claim?
  2. Is there a deadline for filing a medical malpractice claim?
  3. The hospital has offered me a settlement, should I agree?
  4. Can I sue the nurse who injured my child?
  5. Will I receive money for the future care of my child?
  6. What is my medical malpractice case worth?
  7. Will civil damages put my child’s Social Security benefits at risk?
  8. What if I cannot afford to pay a lawyer to represent me?
  1. How do I know if I have a medical malpractice claim?
    Medical malpractice claims are complex. Whether you have a claim depends upon the facts of your case and the applicable law. We recommend you consult with a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. Searcy Denney offers a free case assessment so there is no risk in learning about your rights and options.
  1. Is there a deadline for filing a medical malpractice claim?
    Florida’s statute of limitations sets a strict deadline for filing a medical malpractice claim. You have two years from the date you were injured or two years from the date you discovered or should have discovered your injury, but you must file a lawsuit within no more than four years of the date of injury.
  1. The hospital has offered me a settlement, should I agree?
    Do not agree to a settlement until you have spoken with a qualified medical malpractice lawyer. Once you sign a settlement agreement, you may waive your rights to any additional compensation to which you may be entitled.
  1. Can I sue the nurse who injured my child?
    You can sue any medical professional or facility that had a duty of care to you under the law, breached that duty, and caused you damages as a result of the breach. Potential defendants include specialists, doctors, physical therapists, nurses, hospitals and labs.
  1. Will I receive money for the future care of my child?
    When calculating damages, our attorneys consider future costs as well as past losses. Searcy Denney consults with experts to determine anticipated damages associated with the lifelong care of your injured child.
  1. What is my medical malpractice case worth?
    Every case is different, with unique facts and individual damages. Our attorneys conduct a thorough analysis of your claim to evaluate its worth.  Some claims are meritless while others can be valued at millions.
  1. Will civil damages put my child’s Social Security benefits at risk?
    If handled incorrectly, a large settlement could put Social Security benefits in jeopardy. Our attorneys set up a special needs trust and other similar funding vehicles, when appropriate, so that your child can benefit from the settlement funds without losing crucial Social Security support.
  1. What if I cannot afford to pay a lawyer to represent me?
    Searcy Denney handles your medical malpractice claim on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any attorneys’ fees or costs until we win damages for you. In the unlikely event we recover nothing, you owe us no lawyers’ fees. We explain our billing policy thoroughly before you retain our firm so you know what to expect.

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West Palm Beach

Searcy Denney 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-6601
Toll-free: (800) 780-8607
Phone: (561) 686-6300
En Espanol: (800) 220-7006

Tallahassee

Searcy Denney The Towle House, 517 N. Calhoun St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1231
Toll-free: (888) 549-7011
Phone: (850) 224-7600
En Espanol: (800) 220-7006


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