Despite the low percentage of winning a medical malpractice suit in Florida, working with a lawyer is paramount—you deserve to hold the liable party or parties responsible for your injuries. In a 20 year study published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, it was shown that physicians and medical providers typically win the majority of… Read More
This is our FAQ on medical malpractice cases. Medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult to prove. The authority of doctors and the strength of the legal teams in hospitals make it hard for plaintiffs to prove that a doctor’s actions harmed them. So you must go in prepared by having an experienced malpractice lawyer on your side like the team at Chalik Law.
All malpractice cases rest on three things. The easiest one is proving you’re injured. A second opinion can prove this. The next thing is to prove that the injury was caused by something they did.
This can be obvious. For instance, if a surgeon leaves a medical sponge inside of you after surgery and it shows up clearly on an X-ray, chances are pretty high that the surgeon screwed up. However, even if you can prove they did something that hurt you there’s a third hurdle to overcome.
Medicine is not an exact science. Things can always go wrong. Medical professionals have standards of practice. If you get hurt but they operated within the standards of practice then you’ll have a much tougher fight. But if they did do something they shouldn’t have, then they are negligent and will be forced to pay up.
If you choose to pursue a malpractice case, be prepared for a fight. But know also that most doctors carry malpractice insurance. If it starts to look like you may be right about a malpractice claim, you might be able to get a hefty settlement. Your lawyer can tell you if it is fair and can help keep you out of any forced arbitration, which will not be in your favor.
Yes, you can sue a plastic surgeon for medical malpractice in Florida. A plastic surgeon is a licensed medical practitioner, and just like any licensed medical practitioner, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit against him if you have a legitimate claim for a medical error. We go to doctors and other medical professionals trusting… Read More
The short answer is no, you cannot sue a doctor for pain and suffering. You can sue for medical malpractice, however, and be awarded damages for pain and suffering. If you believe that you have a claim against a medical professional for malpractice in Florida, you must keep in mind that Florida law imposes limitations,… Read More
If you have suffered harm or injury because of poor medical treatment from a medical provider, or an error in diagnosis from your physician, then it is likely that you have a medical malpractice case. Usually, the standard that is used to determine if a doctor was negligent is whether a competent doctor would have… Read More