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  Medical Malpractice

MUST READ! Keeping Doctors Accountable!
Bills before FL Senate and House – call your local legislator….

There are currently twin provisions in Florida Senate and House bills that if passed would allow doctors to shove arbitration agreements in front of their patients that would cap all recoverable damages to whatever arbitrary amount a doctor would choose in the event of a medical mistake. This means three things to consumers: ……More

IMPORTANT! Medical negligence cases about to disappear from Florida…

Your state legislators are busy trying to make it impossible for people injured or their relatives killed by negligent doctors from finding a lawyer to hire for medical malpractice cases. At this point, we turn down 1,999 out of 2000 calls we get because the legislature has made them more difficult to win and too expensive to pursue. Meantime, a doctor who operates on somebody’s wrong leg might get a warning and a $5,000.00 fine from the Florida Board of Medicine. ……More

Medical Malpractice
A study commissioned by Harvard University states that tens of thousands of cases of medical malpractice go unreported each year. Many of these cases result in death or serious impairment or injury to the patient. Florida, like most states, has placed very strict limits on lawsuits against medical doctors and we know these limits. In the State of Florida, before you can sue a physician, you must first hire another physician to investigate the incident. The physician that you hire must then draft an affidavit setting forth the negligence of the treating physician. That affidavit must then be mailed to the treating physician who has 90 days to investigate the claim himself. At the end of the 90-day pre-suit screening period, the doctor can demand arbitration, otherwise the case can proceed to court. In any event, it is a very expensive and time-consuming process. Obviously these rules and regulations are meant to discourage people injured by the negligence of a physician from bringing a claim against that physician. In fact, the cost of the pre-suit screening period is such that most medical malpractice lawyers will not look at “minor” or “small” cases. It is unfortunate that the legislature has afforded medical doctors this extra type of protection, resulting in a great deal of unreported medical malpractice in the state.

We help our clients steer through the maze of rules and regulations. We will find an appropriate medical doctor to investigate the case and, when appropriate, provide us with an affidavit stating that the treating physician was negligent. We will aggressively pursue a medical malpractice claim through this pre-suit screening period and then in court. The statue of limitations for medical malpractice claims is half the length of time that the statute of limitations is for regular negligence claims. If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible so you can preserve your right to bring a claim.

We have put together a list of information helpful to those dealing with medical malpractice. Please view the pages below:

 
 

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