Many people find that the most practical and affordable way to file a malpractice suit is to hire a medical malpractice lawyer.
While anyone can file a malpractice suit, most people do not have the legal knowledge to fully protect and exert their rights under Florida’s complex liability statutes. This makes filing without an attorney very difficult.
A medical malpractice lawyer with our firm can help you recover compensation and justice so that you may focus on resting and recovering from your injury or illness.
You do not pay upfront costs and there are no attorney fees unless your lawyer is successful in recovering the compensation you deserve.
Malpractice Suits Should Have Careful Legal Guidance
Medical malpractice is among the most complex of personal injury cases. You must show a direct and relevant link between a doctor’s action (or omission) and your injuries or illness. You also must prove how this injury or illness caused damages in the form of medical expenses, lost pay, and other losses.
You should also know that malpractice insurance carriers may use certain tactics to deny, delay, or downplay the seriousness of your claim. These insurance carriers typically have lawyers who try to get you to settle as quickly and cheaply as possible.
That is why many people choose a lawyer who will stand up to the insurance company and hold a negligent doctor accountable.
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Benefits of a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The complexity of malpractice suits makes it challenging for most people to tackle on their own. A law firm that accepts medical malpractice cases, on the other hand, has the resources and staff to take care of these necessary details.
A medical malpractice lawyer can:
- Establish grounds for medical malpractice.
- Identify all liable parties.
- Collect evidence, testimony, and documentation against these liable parties.
- Communicate on your behalf.
- Negotiate or litigate to pursue compensation and justice.
You will have the peace of mind that your legal rights are protected throughout this process.
Four Elements in a Malpractice Suit
A malpractice suit must include evidence of the following four required elements:
- Your doctor owed you a duty of care to follow accepted medical practices and standards.
- Your doctor breached this duty in some way.
- This negligence caused your injuries.
- You have damages because of your injuries.
Typical Chain of Events in a Malpractice Suit
The first step is to call a medical malpractice lawyer who offers free case evaluations. This is an honest assessment of your case to help you understand what legal options may be available to you.
In our experience, a medical malpractice suit against a doctor involves:
- Thorough examination of the circumstances of your case, including what happened before, during, and after the time you were injured.
- Secure subject matter experts who can assess how the doctor’s actions or failure to act caused your injury or illness.
- Review your medical records, test results, and diagnosis to understand your injuries or illness.
- Research prior malpractice complaints or disciplinary actions.
- Careful valuation of your damages to show how you have suffered as a result of your injury or illness.
Once a medical malpractice lawyer has built a strong case for liability and negligence, it is time to pursue compensation.
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Multiple Liable Parties Are Common in a Malpractice Suit
Most medical malpractice cases have multiple parties who may have had a direct or vicarious involvement.
Some of the people who can be named in a malpractice suit include:
- Primary care doctors.
- Nurse-practitioners or physician assistants.
- Registered nurses.
- Hospital administrators.
Medical facilities can also be held accountable, and include:
- Surgical centers.
- Urgent care centers.
- Walk-in clinics.
- Private practices.
- Labs and imaging centers.
- Skilled nursing facilities.
- Rehabilitation facilities.
Some medical malpractice cases are the result of defective medical devices.
You May Not Have to Sue to Recover Compensation
Just like other professionals, doctors rely on referrals and other aspects of a good business reputation. Similarly, hospitals do not want the negative publicity from a medical malpractice lawsuit.
A medical malpractice lawyer may be able to recover compensation for you by negotiating a fair insurance settlement.
Some of the damages that can be awarded in a medical malpractice case include:
- Restorative or corrective medical treatment.
- Lifecare expenses.
- Lost pay.
- Diminished earning ability.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of consortium.
Of course, a medical malpractice lawyer with our firm can take your case to trial if the defendant will not negotiate in good faith.
We Invite You to Call Us Today
To learn more about filing a malpractice suit against a doctor, please call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for a free case evaluation: (844) 638-1822.