If you’ve been injured because of a mistake by a health care professional you should immediately get a free case revaluation from Martin, Lister & Alvarez. We are one of the top Naples area medical malpractice law firms. Thanks to a very politically active medical community and insurance industry the medical malpractice laws strongly favor the defendant in Florida. For this reason, medical malpractice is a legal area many law firms are not qualified to handle.
We are Your Advocate
When you or a family member is injured at the hands of a person or organization that you sought out medical treatment from, emotions can understandably run high. But no matter how upset you may be the first thing you will need to do is determine if you have a medical malpractice case.
To have a case you’ll need to prove the following:
- A doctor or other medical professional made a mistake while treating you
- You were injured by that mistake
Being dissatisfied with your medical treatment is typically is not enough to prove that you were harmed. If for example you had a plastic surgeon perform cosmetic surgery on your nose your nose and you are unhappy with the way it looks you likely did not suffer any harm. However if you contracted an infection as a result of procedure that resulted in hospitalization or additional surgery then you may have a case.
The other issue is proving that the medical professional made an error. This becomes the battle of the expert witnesses. Errors are defined as an act or failure to act that is outside the standard of care generally practiced by other medical professionals.
It can get into a very grey area and insurance companies will fight hard because verdicts can run into enormous settlements. For this reason most medical malpractice cases take a long time. You will need a Naples law firm who has the resources and resolve to see the case through.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation.