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February 18, 2020
Medical malpractice occurs when you suffer damage because of your health provider’s negligent actions. Examples of medical malpractice can include receiving the wrong medication, experiencing surgical errors, having an incorrect diagnosis, and much more. Filing a medical malpractice claim can help you obtain compensation for your damages.
However, before you can obtain compensation for your medical malpractice case, you must successfully show the actions of your medical provider caused you harm. Naturally, the task of proving the negligence of your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider is easier said than done.
You must also make sure you file your medical malpractice claim within the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim, which in the state of Florida is two years after your discovery of your injury.
Overall, there are many steps to filing a medical malpractice claim in Florida. Thankfully, a medical malpractice attorney from the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can help you file your lawsuit against your negligence medical provider. The following can help you understand the complex nature of proving medical malpractice.
Claiming your medical provider’s treatment resulted in your damages isn’t enough to file a medical malpractice claim. You must first establish that the doctor, nurse, dentist, pharmacist, or other provider was indeed your medical provider. Essentially, you have to prove you were under the care of the medical provider who caused you harm.
Afterward, you will have to prove that the medical care you received was subpar to that of other medical providers. For example, if the surgical instruments of your medical provider were dirty before your operation, this could be an example of a breach of duty in your care.
You will then have to prove that the medical provider’s treatment caused your damages. Using the dirty surgical instrument example above, if you were to suffer from a severe infection after your surgery, you would have to prove that your infection came from an unsanitized operating area.
Medical bills, emotional distress, lost wages, and more are potential damages you can receive compensation for in your medical malpractice claim. Because the insurer of a medical provider won’t readily accept being accused of medical malpractice, filing your claim won’t be easy.
Luckily, a medical malpractice lawyer can not only help you gather proof of your medical malpractice, but they also help you file your claim.
Don’t allow the insurer of your medical provider to prevent you from recovering damages from your medical malpractice case. The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo are here to help you fight for a fair settlement.
If you need a medical malpractice attorney who is ready to fight for your compensation, call The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo at 561-659-6366. You can also fill out the online contact form located at the bottom of this page.