Medical Malpractice

If you or a loved one have been wronged by a healthcare professional, the personal injury attorneys at Beltz & Beltz can help you with your medical malpractice case.

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Medical Malpractice

If you or a loved one have been wronged by a healthcare professional, the personal injury attorneys at Beltz & Beltz can help you with your medical malpractice case.

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What to Do if You Are a Victim of Medical Malpractice

  1. Find a new doctor
  2. Get a lawyer
  3. Obtain a copy of your medical records
  4. Keep documented notes on your health
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Find a New Doctor

If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important that you seek out a new doctor as soon as possible. Your new doctor should review your medical records and correctly treat and diagnose you. It is of the utmost importance that you stop seeing the doctor who mistreated/misdiagnosed you and you start seeing a doctor who will properly treat and care for you.

Getting a Lawyer

Medical malpractice cases are extremely complex, so it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. It is important to find an attorney right away so your lawyers can begin building your case immediately. Your lawyer will also act as your main point of contact throughout your case. From the beginning of your case, your lawyer will be the point of contact with insurance companies, the healthcare facility, or anyone else involved in your medical malpractice case.

Obtaining Your Medical Records

Your medical records will play an important role in your medical malpractice case, so it is important for you to obtain a copy as soon as possible. Because these records contain information regarding your symptoms, medical history, any tests that have been performed, and medications prescribed, they can be used to prove that your doctor did commit medical malpractice.

Beltz & Beltz will obtain the necessary medical records needed for your case, and will have them properly reviewed at no charge to you

Keep Documented Notes

Even with a copy of your medical records, it is important to take notes documenting any symptoms or impacts that medical malpractice has had on your life. Be sure to keep a detailed journal of symptoms you are experiencing as a result of medical malpractice. It is also important to note impacts on your life, such as having to take time off work due to medical error. A good practice is to note every day how your medical malpractice has affected your life, as this can be used as evidence in your case.

What to Do if You Are a Victim of Medical Malpractice

  1. Find a new doctor
  2. Get a lawyer
  3. Obtain a copy of your medical records
  4. Keep documented notes on your health
medical malpractice
Make a Medical Malpractice Claim

Find a New Doctor

If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important that you seek out a new doctor as soon as possible. Your new doctor should review your medical records and correctly treat and diagnose you. It is of the utmost importance that you stop seeing the doctor who mistreated/misdiagnosed you and you start seeing a doctor who will properly treat and care for you.

Getting a Lawyer

Medical malpractice cases are extremely complex, so it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. It is important to find an attorney right away so your lawyers can begin building your case immediately. Your lawyer will also act as your main point of contact throughout your case. From the beginning of your case, your lawyer will be the point of contact with insurance companies, the healthcare facility, or anyone else involved in your medical malpractice case.

Obtaining Your Medical Records

Your medical records will play an important role in your medical malpractice case, so it is important for you to obtain a copy as soon as possible. Because these records contain information regarding your symptoms, medical history, any tests that have been performed, and medications prescribed, they can be used to prove that your doctor did commit medical malpractice.

Beltz & Beltz will obtain the necessary medical records needed for your case, and will have them properly reviewed at no charge to you

Keep Documented Notes

Even with a copy of your medical records, it is important to take notes documenting any symptoms or impacts that medical malpractice has had on your life. Be sure to keep a detailed journal of symptoms you are experiencing as a result of medical malpractice. It is also important to note impacts on your life, such as having to take time off work due to medical error. A good practice is to note every day how your medical malpractice has affected your life, as this can be used as evidence in your case.

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What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is defined as a legal cause of action that occurs when a medical or health care professional causes injury to their patient by deviating from standards in their profession. Medical errors and deviations from standards can include lapses in judgment, misdiagnosis, and preventable complications in care.

According to hospital records, the minimum annual number of deaths due to medical malpractice is between 25,000 and 120,000.

When can I make a claim?

In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is two years. This means that either the patient or their family member (such as a parent or guardian) has two years from the time they knew of an injury that they have reasonable cause to believe was the result of medical malpractice to come forward and make a claim.

Understanding the Damages of Medical Malpractice

It is important to understand the damages that you and your family can recover in a medical malpractice suit. Damages include loss of enjoyment in life, physical and mental pain and suffering, loss of future earning capacity, medical bills, and future medical expenses. If our personal injury attorneys accept your case, we will guide you every step of the way to ensure you and your family get the justice you deserve.

If you or a loved one believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice in the state of Florida, our personal injury attorneys are here to help.

Did you know: The top four states where medical malpractice occurs are California, Texas, Florida, and New York, respectively.

Understanding the Damages of Medical Malpractice

It is important to understand the damages that you and your family can recover in a medical malpractice suit. Damages include loss of enjoyment in life, physical and mental pain and suffering, loss of future earning capacity, medical bills, and future medical expenses. If our personal injury attorneys accept your case, we will guide you every step of the way to ensure you and your family get the justice you deserve.

If you or a loved one believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice in the state of Florida, our personal injury attorneys are here to help.

Did you know: The top four states where medical malpractice occurs are California, Texas, Florida, and New York, respectively.

When can I make a claim?

In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is two years. This means that either the patient or their family member (such as a parent or guardian) has two years from the time they knew of an injury that they have reasonable cause to believe was the result of medical malpractice to come forward and make a claim.

What to do if You Think Your Baby has Suffered from Medical Malpractice

Having a baby should be one of the most exciting times of your life. However, that is not always the case.

The pain that parents have to endure when they have to watch their baby have heart surgery or other risky procedures is a pain like no other. This pain can be even more devastating when the baby ends up disabled or even dying as a result of medical procedures. Parents may be told that the injury or death of their child was one of the risks of the procedure when in reality it was the result of medical malpractice.

No parent should have to suffer through this pain, which is why the personal injury attorneys at Beltz & Beltz will fight to get the justice you deserve for you and your baby.

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What to do if You Think Your Baby has Suffered from Medical Malpractice

Having a baby should be one of the most exciting times of your life. However, that is not always the case.

The pain that parents have to endure when they have to watch their baby have heart surgery or other risky procedures is a pain like no other. This pain can be even more devastating when the baby ends up disabled or even dying as a result of medical procedures. Parents may be told that the injury or death of their child was one of the risks of the procedure when in reality it was the result of medical malpractice.

No parent should have to suffer through this pain, which is why the personal injury attorneys at Beltz & Beltz will fight to get the justice you deserve for you and your baby.

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Tripp Sebring

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Tripp Sebring is a practicing trial attorney at Harold L. Sebring & Associates, PA (Sebring Law) in Bradenton, a law firm he founded in 1998. He also practices “of counsel” with the law firm of Beltz & Beltz concentrating his efforts on medical malpractice litigation. Mr. Sebring received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University and his Juris Doctor from Stetson College of Law in 1993. For over 25 years, Mr. Sebring has litigated and negotiated numerous complex medical malpractice cases culminating in results valued well in excess of a million dollars.  One of Mr. Sebring’s trials concluded with a 12 million dollar verdict against Tampa Bay’s largest hospital.

Mr. Sebring is part of a distinguished Florida family with a lifelong dedication to the legal profession. Justice Harold L. Sebring, Sr. was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida and presided over the Nazi War Crimes Trials A/K/A the Nuremberg Trials, in Nuremberg, Germany.

Mr. Sebring’s practice focuses entirely on medical malpractice on behalf of the injured, however he also has a wealth of experience in many different types of litigation.

Tripp Sebring

Of Counsel

Tripp Sebring is a practicing trial attorney at Harold L. Sebring & Associates, PA (Sebring Law) in Bradenton, a law firm he founded in 1998. He also practices “of counsel” with the law firm of Beltz & Beltz concentrating his efforts on medical malpractice litigation.

Mr. Sebring received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University and his Juris Doctor from Stetson College of Law in 1993. For over 25 years, Mr. Sebring has litigated and negotiated numerous complex medical malpractice cases culminating in results valued well in excess of a million dollars.  One of Mr. Sebring’s trials concluded with a 12 million dollar verdict against Tampa Bay’s largest hospital.

Mr. Sebring is part of a distinguished Florida family with a lifelong dedication to the legal profession. Justice Harold L. Sebring, Sr. was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida and presided over the Nazi War Crimes Trials A/K/A the Nuremberg Trials, in Nuremberg, Germany.

Mr. Sebring’s practice focuses entirely on medical malpractice on behalf of the injured, however he also has a wealth of experience in many different types of litigation.

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Our Experience with Medical Malpractice Cases

Larry Beltz has spent a significant portion of his career successfully representing those injured or the families of those who have died as a result of medical malpractice.

Like her father, Jennifer Ruth Beltz has always been fascinated by the complex world of medicine. She has spent over 20 years practicing in areas of the law so closely tied to the healthcare industry and has a unique window into the medical malpractice world. Jennifer Ruth Beltz worked briefly on the defense side of medical malpractice cases, which helped her gain a deeper understanding of how medical providers and their insurance companies try to defend these medical malpractice claims. Her experience with the medical world as it relates to the law makes Jennifer Ruth Beltz an invaluable resource for someone seeking legal counsel in this multifaceted area.

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If you or someone you love has been wronged by medical malpractice, contact us today.

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Our Experience with Medical Malpractice Cases

Larry Beltz has spent a significant portion of his career successfully representing those injured or the families of those who have died as a result of medical malpractice.

Like her father, Jennifer Ruth Beltz has always been fascinated by the complex world of medicine. She has spent over 20 years practicing in areas of the law so closely tied to the healthcare industry and has a unique window into the medical malpractice world. Jennifer Ruth Beltz worked briefly on the defense side of medical malpractice cases, which helped her gain a deeper understanding of how medical providers and their insurance companies try to defend these medical malpractice claims. Her experience with the medical world as it relates to the law makes Jennifer Ruth Beltz an invaluable resource for someone seeking legal counsel in this multifaceted area.

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