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        “Excellent experience!”

        Excellent experience with very good results, I am very happy and satisfied with the Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz law firm I, especially Mr. Christopher Smith who at all times during the process of my case was very honest, correct and efficient. I highly recommend this firm and this attorney because they really made a big difference to the results in my case.

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        “Wonderful”

        Attorney Purtz and the entire staff have been wonderful. They went above and beyond. Highly recommended!

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        “This law firm is awesome!”

        This law firm is awesome. They were very thorough and attention to detail. If you have any issues that need quick results this is the one. Please always think of them for all your lawyer needs.

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        “Accident Case”

        Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice and Purtz, PA was the only law firm who would take our car accident case. Andrea Pleimling Smith was very thorough, explained everything in a very detailed fashion, and was easy to reach when questions arose. She kept us informed every step of the way. Without her, we would have suffered a severe financial loss due to an accident which was not our fault. Florida’s No Fault law is terrible and very unfair. Andrea and her team were very helpful in recouping all of the money we were required to spend!

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        “Thank you again for everything”

        Thank you again for everything you did for me. Your compassion and concern was greatly appreciated. I have all the faith in the world with you by my side. If ever I know someone who needs an attorney, I will recommend your office. Everyone I had dealings with was very professional. Good job.

        Terri D.

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        “Great Service”

        We have used Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz in the past and presently and they always provide great customer service. They are very knowledgeable and thorough in their representation and always go the extra mile to make sure we’re represented fairly. Highly recommend!

        Nick A.

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        Southwest Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers

        Serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Lee County, Naples, Collier County,  Port Charlotte, and Charlotte County, FL

        Going to the doctor should be a generally positive experience. You are supposed to get the treatment you need or a plan to get better. If you are a victim of medical malpractice, however, you likely have suffered harm at the hands of your doctors. If your trust has been betrayed by a medical professional, you might be able to file a claim for justice. The damages and injuries you’ve suffered because of the negligence of a doctor or medical care practitioner are significant and you deserve to get full and fair results with the help of our Southwest Florida medical malpractice lawyers. Reach out today and set up your free, first consultation.

        What is Medical Malpractice?

        After you’ve suffered harm, you might be wondering whether or not it really is a medical malpractice case. If you aren’t familiar with these types of cases, it can be quite normal to wonder whether or not you should even bother filing a claim. Of course, you should call on Southwest Florida medical malpractice lawyers to tell you for sure whether or not the wrongdoing that you’ve suffered is indeed malpractice. If, however, you have a general sense that you would have been better off had your medical care professional made different decisions and now you’re suffering unwanted and surprising negative implications then you very well may be eligible for compensation. Here are some examples of what medical malpractice cases are:

        Someone is on blood pressure medication that was prescribed to them by their doctor however when they go to the pharmacy to pick up their medication, they unknowingly are getting the wrong medication. The pharmacy did not fill their prescribed blood pressure medication but a very similar looking medication for something completely different. Not only are they being deprived of the medication that they need and suffering the repercussions from that but now they have to face all of the unwanted and unexpected side effects of this new medication that they are not supposed to be on. If this person were to pass out in their vehicle because their blood pressure dropped It could be fatal. This can be considered pharmaceutical error and it is a medical malpractice case.

        Another example would be if someone went to the emergency room complaining of severe pain in their lower abdomen and the doctor should have given them proper testing but they did not and they missed appendicitis and told him to go home because they thought it was gas pains this could be medical malpractice as well. Especially if they go home and the appendix bursts.

        When you file a case for medical malpractice it’s typically because of one of the following reasons:

        • missed diagnosis
        • delayed diagnosis
        • surgical errors
        • pharmaceutical errors
        • birth injuries
        • medical product liability

        It’s not uncommon for those who have suffered medical malpractice to have trauma and devastation in their life. The harm can be life altering. If you are still unsure of whether or not you should be filing a claim, we hope that you reach out to our Southwest Florida medical malpractice lawyers right away to get the information that you need. The sooner you reach out the better. We want to give you justice.

        You can set up a free consultation with us as soon as possible.

        Reach Out Right Away

        When you are filing a claim for medical malpractice in Florida you have to be aware that you are being held to the legal timeline. You have a deadline which is known as the statute of limitations. In Florida the statute of limitations is four years and you cannot bring your case past this timeline or else you will be barred from receiving compensation for your injuries and damages.

        We understand that for years sounds like a long time. However when you are Recovering from medical malpractice your natural priority is going to be to take care of yourself and get better again. It’s often not someone’s priority to think about the legal implications of what they’ve just experienced and when you don’t have it at the top of your mind years can go away without you realizing that you are not only missing your deadline but losing out on your only chance of justice.

        Furthermore you should note that medical malpractice is a little bit more complicated when it comes to the statute of limitations. While you are held to four years from the date of your incident that can be extended because you may not have discovered that you were a victim of medical malpractice for a little bit of time. The law allows for you to file your claim within four years of discovering that you were a victim of medical malpractice could make the timeline a little bit longer than four years from when it physically happened to you. For example you might not notice that somebody left gauze in your abdomen during surgery for quite some time.

        We hope that you take no delay in reaching out to our Southwest Florida medical malpractice lawyers as Time is fleeting and your case is going to be stronger the sooner you reach out to us. We want to get started right away building a strong foundation for your case and we want to get on the fence before the insurance company gets wind that you might be bringing a case against a medical practitioner because then it becomes much harder.

        How Medical Malpractice Cases Work

        Your case begins as soon as you discover that you were a victim of medical malpractice. Sometimes that immediately after the incident. Very obvious sign that you were a victim of medical malpractice would be if you had the wrong surgery performed on you and now you are recovering from an abdominal surgery when you should’ve received surgery on your leg for example. You would know right away. If, however, during your scheduled abdomen surgery forceps were left in your body, it could take you a week or sometimes even longer to draw the correlation between the pain and suffering you’re going through to the surgery and perhaps there was something left behind.

        From there you should reach out to a lawyer after you get the medical attention you need. We understand getting medical attention after you’ve already had your trust violated by a doctor can be hard but it’s extremely important for your well-being.

        Once you meet with a lawyer for a free consultation and have them fighting for your side we can go forward with the investigation of your case and identifying the liable party so we can properly file this claim and get started on getting you justice.

        Something that we emphasize regarding these cases is that our Southwest Florida medical malpractice lawyers will fight very hard for your justice because we know that this is your one and only chance to go up against the liable party and hold them accountable. You will likely be offered a settlement award from the insurance company after you file your claim and more often than not this first offer is going to be lower than what you deserve. Ultimately, it is your choice whether or not to take it, but we will give you advice on whether or not we believe this to be fair. If we think that you deserve and can get more, we can go forward and fight for more. If need be, we can take this case all the way to trial to fight for your justice 

        Although you are allowed to try to handle this case without the help of Southwest Florida medical malpractice lawyers, we strongly advise you not to do that. You are far more likely to get the results you are entitled to with the help of somebody who does this on a daily basis and knows how to handle all of the challenges and nuances of a complicated lawsuit.

        Your compensation comes from the insurance company in the form of money damages for economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses are your financial losses, such as medical bills and expenses related to your injuries. Non-economic losses are more personal. They have to do with your pain and suffering and mental health. If you’ve suffered trauma from your medical malpractice and you are in therapy because you have a reduced quality of life, that’s an important factor in determining compensation for you.

        Call Our Southwest Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today

        We are passionate about giving injured people the representation that they need after their rights have been violated by medical care professionals. You should never have to put up with being treated negligently by a doctor. If you have suffered injuries and damages after being a victim of medical malpractice, we hope that you reach out to us as soon as you possibly can. We fight for our clients as if they are our own family. If you are looking for strong representation, call our Southwest Florida medical malpractice lawyers today for a free consultation.

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        We have used Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz in the past and presently and they always provide great customer service. They are very knowledgeable and thorough in their representation and always go the extra mile to make sure we’re represented fairly. Highly recommend!

        Nick A.

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