Although circumcision is one of the simplest procedures that surgeons perform, complications still can—and sometimes do—arise. A mere flick of the wrist at the wrong time can cause devastating damage to the urethral opening, urinary tract, penile tissue, or surrounding nerves. Failure to provide adequate aftercare can also be problematic, resulting in severe infections and—in the worst cases—loss of the organ entirely.
If any of this sounds familiar and your penis is now compromised because of a medical procedure gone wrong, you deserve justice. The easiest way to determine whether you have grounds for a claim is by calling a penis injury attorney—and you should do so as soon as possible for the following reasons:
1. Valuable Evidence May Be Time Sensitive
Every winning penis injury claim is supported by sufficient evidence of both liability and damages. Depending on the circumstances, however, such evidence may not be available indefinitely.
Once those at the clinic realize you’re suffering complications, for example, they might be inclined to alter your medical records so as to erase their own culpability. Eyewitness testimony also becomes notoriously unreliable as time passes. By hiring a lawyer right away, you’re giving your legal team the opportunity to gather potentially time-sensitive evidence while it’s still available.
2. The Immediate Damages May Be Easy to Overlook
The sooner you call an attorney, the sooner you can start tracking your recoverable damages. Those who put off seeking legal counsel, on the other hand, aren’t usually as diligent about tracking losses as their lawyers would be.
In other words, if you hire an attorney right away, you can be sure you’ll end up seeking the maximum payout possible. That might include some combination of the following damages:
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of enjoyment in life;
- Emotional distress;
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages; and
- Loss of future earnings.
3. The Liable Party May Refuse to Cooperate
Although most personal injury claims are settled, there’s always the chance that the party liable for your penis injury will refuse to cooperate. Should they be unwilling to offer a fair payout—or accept liability at all—you’ll have no choice but to file a formal lawsuit. And in Florida, you’ll have a limited amount of time to do so.
The typical statute of limitations for personal injury suits in Florida is four years from the date on which the cause of action was discovered (or should have been discovered through reasonable diligence); however, medical malpractice claims generally have a filing deadline of just two years. If you attempt to bring your suit after the applicable deadline has passed, it will likely be dismissed.
Discuss Your Claim with a Penis Injury Lawyer in Florida
At Emerson Straw, we’re determined to bring victims of medical malpractice to justice. If your life was forever changed by a negligent surgeon, we’ll help you gather the evidence needed to hold him or her financially accountable.
Not all personal injury firms are equipped to handle penis injury claims, but you can be sure we have the knowledge, resources, and experience to see such malpractice claims through to the end. Call (727) 821-1500 or fill out our Online Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with a penis injury attorney in Florida.