Choosing the right Florida medical malpractice lawyer is essential to the success of your case. It involves getting referrals and researching ratings, ensuring your legal team has comprehensive experience in this field, offers compassion and empathy, and has the resources to win. When you’re injured by medical malpractice, an experienced lawyer will help you file your claim, investigate the facts surrounding your injury, and fight to recover compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial damages you’ve suffered.
At Kogan & DiSalvo, we leverage our extensive knowledge, real-world experience, and the authority of medical experts to present your strongest, most compelling medical malpractice case.
Proving Medical Malpractice
To prove you’re the victim of medical malpractice and seek damages, there are a few facts your attorney will need to establish, which include the following:
- A Medical Provider Had a Duty of Care – Your lawyer needs to establish that you or a loved one were under a medical provider’s care.
- The Provider Did Not Act Within an Accepted Reasonable Standard of Care. This means that while you were their patient, your provider failed to take reasonable medical action that adhered to accepted healthcare practices.
- You Were Injured Directly by the Lack of Care – The provider’s negligence must have caused you physical, mental, emotional, or financial injury for you to seek damages.
- Filed Within Florida’s Statue of Limitations – Generally, any claim or lawsuit for medical malpractice must be filed within two years of the personal injury.
If you aren’t sure if your claim meets all the criteria for a medical malpractice case, you should still talk to an attorney. The clock is ticking; the earlier you get an attorney as your advocate, the better. Your lawyer will help you understand your rights, work to investigate your claim, obtain the opinion of an expert witness, manage the process, and fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
What to Look For in a Florida Malpractice Lawyer
The malpractice attorney you choose will have a dramatic impact on your case and its chance of success. You’ll rely on them for accurate information and professional representation to providers, insurance companies, opposing lawyers, and the court system. You need to make sure you’re making the best possible choice for your malpractice claim in Florida by following the steps outlined below:
Referrals and Ratings
Ask your friends and family members for referrals, check out the ratings of lawyers you’re considering, and visit their web pages to read testimonials. These are all generated by real people–just like you–who were injured, confused about their rights, or facing an uphill battle against providers and insurance companies. Most importantly, the reviews and testimonials are all from victims who needed help with a Florida personal injury case.
Experience in Medical Malpractice Cases
Some lawyers are generalists, offering legal services that range from civil litigation to criminal defense and family law. Personal injury attorneys focus on helping those injured due to another party’s negligence. It ensures your legal team has more specialized litigation experience and a more nuanced understanding of the legal issues faced by malpractice and medical negligence victims.
Compassion and Empathy
You’ll work closely with your lawyer as they fight to hold the providers who injured you accountable, protect your rights, and get the compensation you deserve. You want a lawyer who gets to know you and sees you as more than just a file number. You want an attorney who is invested in your claim and your recovery.
The Resources to Win
You need a skilled and experienced lawyer backed by professional staff and the resources to investigate your injury, work with medical experts to prove your claim, file the case, and litigate it before a judge or jury, if necessary.
Medical malpractice victims are often already juggling lost wages, medical bills, prescription costs, and an uncertain future. That’s why Kogan & DiSalvo offer a free initial consultation and back our services with a simple guarantee: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay legal fees.
When you visit a doctor–whether for a regular check-up or a medical procedure–you expect to be treated professionally, with competent medical care delivered in a safe environment per established medical practices and protocols. When they fail to uphold these standards, serious injuries often result.
We’re ready to fight for the compensation you need after a medical malpractice injury. There’s no cost or obligation to speak with us about your injury, get the personal attention your case deserves, and take the first step toward getting your life back. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with a compassionate member of our team.