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Lake Worth Medical Malpractice Lawyers

You trust physicians and other medical professionals to deliver quality patient care, so it may come as a shock to know statistics on the frequency of medical errors. According to LeverageRx, a liability insurance marketplace for doctors, Florida ranks third among all US states for med mal claim payouts, totaling almost $347 million every year. Your life could be forever changed if you suffered harm because of negligence by a healthcare provider, so it is a relief to know that you have options under state medical malpractice laws.

However, the legal process for med malpractice claims is far more complicated compared to other personal injury cases. Because there are strict rules and requirements, it is wise to trust our attorneys at Smith, Ball & Báez for assistance.

Please contact our firm right away to schedule a complimentary consultation with a Lake Worth medical malpractice lawyer. Dial (561) 500-HELP today.

Florida Medical Malpractice Laws

Liability for medical errors technically falls under the legal practice area of personal injury, but these cases are a unique subcategory. Under Florida’s statute on medical negligence, you must prove that your doctor deviated from the standards considered acceptable in the medical profession. You also need evidence that this deviation was the direct cause of your injuries, and you suffered harm as a result.

The most common grounds for medical malpractice claims are:

  • Prescription errors;
  • Surgical and anesthesia mistakes;
  • Misdiagnosis of a medical condition;
  • Birth injuries; and,
  • Negligence by hospitals and clinics.

The Legal Process for Recovering Compensation

Like other personal injury cases, you will most likely be dealing with an insurance company in a medical malpractice matter. Many claims are resolved by agreement, but insurers are often reluctant to settle for a fair amount because payouts affect their profits. If the company will not agree, you must go to court to recover compensation for your losses.

Our lawyers at Smith, Ball & Báez will provide essential legal support throughout the medical malpractice claims process, and we are ready to represent you in court. One of our most important tasks will be conducting a pre-suit investigation as required by law. During this stage, we will also obtain a medical expert’s sworn statement that there is a good faith belief that medical malpractice occurred.

In addition, our team will:

  • Advocate on your behalf in settlement negotiations;
  • Represent you in connection with med mal mediation or arbitration proceedings, which may be required by statute or court order;
  • Fight for your rights in court to recover compensation for your losses, including medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and others.

Consult with a Lake Worth Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

If you suffered bodily harm because of a medical mistake by a healthcare provider, you need skilled legal representation to help with your legal remedies. To learn how our team will fight for your rights, please contact Smith, Ball & Báez to set up a free case assessment.

Begin your case with our team by calling (561) 500-HELP or filling out our online form.

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    No case is too big; we'll utilize our large network of experts, connections in the legal community, and deep well of resources to help you win.

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