The decision to pursue a Florida medical malpractice lawsuit is a difficult and painful decision. It also usually occurs at a very difficult time. Usually, these legal actions occur after a loved one has been misdiagnosed or has received the wrong treatment at a medical care facility. Both misdiagnosis and medical malpractice can devastate families. They can lead to death, permanent injury, or serious complications. In many cases, a medical practitioner’s negligence or recklessness can cause immense pain as well as considerable medical bills, lost income, and other costs. When dealing with these challenges, it can be difficult to decide whether to seek legal action. In general, patients ask themselves the following questions before deciding:
1) Did the misdiagnosis or negligence lead to a serious injury or condition which resulted in lost wages, medical bills, and other damages? In most cases, Florida medical malpractice suits can move forward only if the patient has suffered due to a misdiagnosis or due to negligence.
2) Was there negligence or recklessness involved? In a Florida medical malpractice case, the plaintiff’s attorney must often show that a medical professional acted in a reckless or negligent manner, rather than simply making an honest mistake. A qualified Florida personal injury attorney will often investigate the case thoroughly in order to find any evidence of negligence.
3) Would another medical professional reasonably have acted differently? In many cases, a good Florida medical malpractice attorney will strive to show that a reasonable medical professional would have acted differently than the defendant, thus proving that negligence may have taken place. An attorney may call expert witnesses to the stand in order to prove this.
Often, it can be difficult to decide whether negligence or recklessness has taken place. In some cases, medical facilities attempt to minimize or hide possible problems and patients may not know enough about medical practice to be able to identify negligence. Often, discussing a suspected case of Florida misdiagnosis or medical malpractice with a qualified Florida personal injury attorney is the best option. A qualified Florida attorney is experienced enough to know whether a case is strong and meets the requirements for legal action. A good attorney can also advise a victim of their rights and ensure that a victim of medical malpractice does not inadvertently sign away any rights.
If you suspect that you may be the victim of medical malpractice, contact the compassionate and experienced team at the Flaxman Law Group today. The Flaxman Law Group helps medical malpractice victims in the Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami areas as well as throughout Southern Florida. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case.