What is Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error. This means a doctor or medical professional did something his or her peers wouldn’t have. Medical professionals may obtain professional liability insurances to offset the risk and costs of lawsuits based on medical malpractice.”
This brings up a couple of good points and questions. What damages can be recovered? Also, what are the unique laws for medical malpractice in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Finally, given that medical professionals have malpractice insurance, why it is important to hold medical staff accountable for their wrong doings if you are suffering?
What Damages Can My Lawyer Recover in my Medical Malpractice Case?
If the negligence of another party can be proved, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from the party at fault. And oftentimes, insurance covers the loss.
You may be able to recover:
- Property Damages
- Diminution of Value of Property
- Past Medical Expenses
- Future Medical Expenses
- Money Spent on Care and Treatment
- Money Lost because of Injury
- Compensation for Pain
- Compensation for Disability
- Compensation for Loss of Capacity for Enjoyment of Life
- Compensation for Physical Impairment and Loss of Use
- Compensation for Scarring or Disfigurement
- Loss of Earnings / Wage Loss
- Loss of Capacity to Earn
- Damages to Spouse
- Damages to Children
- And More.
Medical Malpractice Laws Per States Florida, Georgia, Alabama
We are licensed in all three states and will discuss the unique situations with you personally.
Why is Finding Legal Representation Important for Everyone?
Accountability is important. We know that some people find it hard to sue. However, if you are suffering physical, emotional, financial pain as a result of a hospital or doctors negligence it is important to hold that doctor accountable. Doctors hold malpractice insurance for this reason exactly, to make sure you are medically, and financially compensated for their mistakes.
You also need to hold them accountable for the sake of their future patients. If a patient prior to you had experiences negligence and didn’t report it or hold that doctor liable wouldn’t you be upset with that patient for not sparing you this injury?
We invite you to review our verdicts, our accolades and awards, and what clients have to say about us and give us a call for a free consultation where our lawyers will sit down with you personally. John represents clients in Florida, Georgia and Alabama with passion and compassion.