In an ideal world, we would all be able to trust health care providers
without fear of being harmed by negligent care. While many of us are able
to trust the medical professionals who treat us, many more patients are
harmed every year as a result of receiving subpar care. The injuries sustained
can range from mild to severe, life-threatening, or even fatal.
Why do such egregious mistakes happen in an industry where people’s
lives are at stake? Some of the most common medical malpractice cases include:
- Wrong medication or wrong dosage
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Unnecessary delay of treatment
- Surgical errors
Many of these cases are caused by miscommunication, neglect, or substandard
treatment. If you are harmed by a medical professional, it is crucial
that you seek the legal assistance of an attorney who is experienced in
this area of practice. It can make a difference in your chances of successfully
obtaining the compensation you will need to recover from your injuries.
Here are some reasons why you should consider hiring a medical malpractice attorney:
Doctors are not alone: Before you try to go through this on your own, keep in mind that you will
also be up against the hospital the doctor works for as well as their
insurance company. They are all going to have lawyers on their side who
are well-versed in the law. They are not alone, so why should you be?
In some cases, the hospital administration or insurance company might
also attempt to persuade you to accept a settlement by warning you that
an attorney will take a portion of your compensation. The fact is that,
even with legal fees, it is still in your best interest to hire an attorney
to maximize compensation.
Knowledge of the law and medicine are a must: The law is complex enough on its own, but in medical malpractice cases,
an additional complexity is added to the mix. This does not necessarily
mean you need an attorney with as much medical knowledge as a doctor,
but a skilled and experienced attorney will have resources, such as medical
experts, to conduct in-depth research. Without this knowledge, it will
be rather difficult to prove negligence. An attorney will have more access
to the witnesses you need than you are likely able to obtain on your own.
Time is not on your side: A medical malpractice case requires a lot of time. You will need to obtain
certain medical documents and records, research diagnoses and treatments,
and find a medical expert to validate your claim. If you are also struggling
to recover, this can all be so time-consuming that you might end up exceeding
the statute of limitations. Having an attorney on your side means having
someone who has done this time and time again taking care of tasks that
would otherwise slow you down. Get the expertise you need to avoid missing
out on your chance to receive the compensation you deserve.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Orlando
When medical professionals fail to provide the standard of care that is
expected of them, you need to hold them accountable for their actions.
At The Maher Law Firm, we are dedicated to representing victims of medical
malpractice and will fight for the compensation you need and deserve during
this difficult time. For passionate legal advocacy, reach out to our firm today.
Contact us at (855) 338-0720 to get started with a free consultation.