Medical malpractice may be defined as a failure to provide adequate medical care that is the result of negligence or error. A negligent doctor, surgeon, or any other healthcare professional could cause injury to you and your loved ones.
It’s important to understand how to file a lawsuit if you have been harmed by a negligent doctor. This article will explain the process of filing a lawsuit and what you should do if you believe that you have been injured due to medical malpractice.
At the Doctor Lawyer Firm, we’re committed to helping clients who have suffered an injury due to medical negligence. We encourage you to contact us if you believe you are the victim of such malpractice. Read on to learn more about medical malpractice, and contact our office if you have any questions.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the failure to provide adequate medical care due to negligence or error. It can also be a failure to diagnose, treat, or prevent illness. There are many potential causes of medical malpractice, including a lack of due care and insufficient training.
If you believe that you have been injured due to medical malpractice, contact an attorney immediately. Your attorney will help you learn more about your legal rights and options for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
How Do I File a Lawsuit?
The first step to filing a lawsuit is understanding what your rights are. All medical malpractice lawsuits begin with speaking with an attorney. Once we understand your claim, we will file it on your behalf to begin the process. As medical malpractice attorneys, we gather evidence, conduct interviews, research medical records, and more — all to ensure that you get the legal representation you deserve.
The Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Process
One of the first steps your attorney will take is to get an affidavit from your doctor. This effectively confirms that your injury is the result of medical malpractice. From that point, the defendant is allotted 90 days to respond. While it’s possible that a settlement will be reached within those 90 days, most medical providers opt to fight medical malpractice lawsuits in court.
When the 90 days are up, your attorney will then officially file your medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf. In the state of Florida, a complaint must be filed within two years after the date of the incident in order to maintain legal liability. That said, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. This will afford your legal counsel plenty of time to investigate your claim and gather evidence as it pertains to your injury.
The Importance of Hiring an Attorney
It is important to hire an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice. The law can be complex, and you need someone with expertise in the field of medicine to help you navigate the legal system. At the Doctor Lawyer Firm, we have experience in both the legal and medical systems. As such, you can trust that you will be represented to the highest standard.
If you were injured due to medical malpractice, you could be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys will fight to get you the maximum award if a settlement can’t be reached. We understand the challenges that medical negligence presents, and we will do everything we can to see that you are made whole.
We know you likely feel overwhelmed at the idea of taking a stand against the medical establishment. That’s why you need the expertise of the Doctor Lawyer Firm on your side. Our extensive experience increases your chances of a favorable outcome, so don’t delay in seeking our assistance.
Were You Injured Due to Medical Malpractice?
When you enlist the services of the Doctor Lawyer Firm, you get experienced attorneys who have extensive backgrounds in both the medical and legal fields. This is essential when taking on the medical industry. So contact our attorneys today to start a conversation.
Meet Our Attorneys
Matthew Sowell: With more than 30 years of experience practicing law, Matt has secured millions of dollars for his clients. His entire career has centered on helping medical malpractice victims, so you can trust that you’re working with an attorney who knows how to navigate the legal system.
Fadi Chakour: Fadi is a medical doctor who stopped practicing medicine and started practicing law. After treating patients of medical negligence and seeing first-hand the harm it causes, Fadi decided to offer his expertise to the legal profession. As such, he is a master of medical malpractice litigation.
Combined, the team of Sowell and Chakour brings extensive knowledge, experience, and insight to the table, ensuring that you’re getting expert legal counsel in all matters concerning medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury because of medical negligence, we invite you to call the Doctor Lawyer Firm right away at 1-833-MedMals. You may also fill out our online contact form to get started.
The information in this blog post is for reference only and not legal advice. As such, you should not decide whether to contact a lawyer based on the information in this blog post. Moreover, there is no lawyer-client relationship resulting from this blog post, nor should any such relationship be implied. If you need legal counsel, please consult a lawyer licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.