Can I sue my doctor for Medical Malpractice in South Florida? Advocates USA in West Palm Beach
Every year millions of people put their lives in the hands of medical professionals, trusting the doctors’ ability to make them healthy. Doctors are humans, and unfortunately, they fall short too. When a patient becomes injured or dies as a result of a medical professional’s actions or lack of, it’s called medical malpractice or medical negligence. And when this happens, you can sue your doctors for medical malpractice in West Palm Beach and all of South Florida. With years of experience, our medical malpractice attorneys at Advocates USA, we know how to navigate these complicated cases so you or a loved one can receive the justice that is deserved. For a free consultation, contact us at 1-800-872-4878.
What Are The Requirements to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in South Florida? Advocates USA 1-800-872-4878
Some stipulations will need to be proven to file a malpractice lawsuit. If you or a loved one was injured or death occurred, the medical professional must have acted with negligence. Our medical malpractice attorneys must prove the following:
A patient/doctor relationship existed: This means you hired a doctor, and the doctor agreed to be hired. You can’t sue a physician that you overheard giving advice. You must show that you had a patient/physician relationship and that he/she personally treated you.
The doctor practiced negligent behavior: Not liking the treatment or results that were provided does not mean the doctor acted with negligent conduct and, therefore, liable for medical malpractice. You need to show that the medical professional caused harm, that a usual competent doctor, under the same circumstances, would not have. In most medical malpractice lawsuits, a medical expert is required to examine the case and determine how the doctor deviated from the medical standard of care.
The doctor’s negligence directly caused the patient’s injuries: This can be hard to prove, especially if the patient entered the doctor’s care with a preexisting condition. You need to show that your injuries are directly linked to the doctor’s incompetence, and a medical expert will typically need to testify to prove negligence.
Injuries caused specific damages: You can’t sue a doctor for medical malpractice if you didn’t experience any harm regardless of the doctor performing under the expected standard. If the patient was injured in any way, they could sue for:
- Lost work and lost earning capacity
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- More than average medical bills
We Can Help- West Palm Beach Malpractice Attorneys
Medical malpractice lawsuits in South Florida can be complicated, and it is best to consult the best malpractice attorneys at Advocates USA, 1-800-872-4878. In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations states you have two years from the date the injury occurred to file a lawsuit against the medical professional who caused you, or a loved one harm. Because Florida has specific rules, regulations, and procedures governing medical malpractice claims, consulting with one of our attorneys is critical.
You can contact us for a free consultation at 1-800-872-4878 or through our contact form. As contingent fee attorneys, you will not pay unless we can get you compensated. Advocates USA is attorneys for the injured, and we want to get you the justice that is deserved!