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The world of medical malpractice is complex. So, too, are Florida’s requirements for injured victims who wish to bring a case against a medical professional they believe to have been negligent against them. An experienced, qualified medical malpractice attorney has the skills it takes to navigate the state’s often complicated system.
Doctors have a contractual duty to provide you with appropriate care.
When it comes to medical malpractice, the duty of care a medical professional owes to a patient is much higher than the one people typically owe to each other. Doctors have a contractual duty to provide you with appropriate care. If a doctor’s careless actions (or inactions) cause you or someone you love harm, medical malpractice may have occurred.
To prove breach of duty in Florida, you must show that a medical professional owed you a high level of care, they breached that duty either negligently or intentionally, you experienced physical and/or financial harm because of it, and the harm was a direct result of the breach. To do so requires collecting sufficient evidence to convince the court a breach of duty of care occurred.
It’s important to keep in mind that medical malpractice is not necessarily caused by malicious intent.
If you or someone you know is in need of a medical malpractice attorney in Stuart, FL, our firm can provide the critical guidance and legal counsel you need. We understand how stressful the process can be and will help you determine whether or not you have a valid case and, if so, how to proceed. Contact the Law Office of Gloria Seidule today for a free consultation and to learn more about your rights.
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management. ... The patient must prove that the negligence caused the injury.
ess than 10% of medical malpractice claims that are filed go to trial before a jury. That means over 90% of claims are dropped, dismissed, or settled. Doctors won about 50% of trials in which there was strong evidence of medical negligence.
The most important thing is to begin documenting what happened. Document everything that happens after the malpractice. Dates of surgery, lab results, if you have a CT scan, the results of the CT scan. Document the names of the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers involved.