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Mark J. Leeds P.A.
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Fast Facts: Medical Malpractice

10 Fast Facts about Medical Malpractice Lawsuits that you should know.

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice cases are not always successful.

Medical Malpractice cases are hard, costly and not always successful.

Shorter time limits for a medical malpractice lawsuit than for most types of personal injury cases.

There are shorter time limits for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit than for most types of personal injury cases. Even experienced medical malpractice attorneys have to worry about how much time remains to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, so, call for a free consultation as soon as possible.

There has to be medical evidence

In Florida, even before your personal injury lawyer can file your medical malpractice case there are many procedures and requirements to be completed. These include, but are not limited, to getting a written sworn statement from an appropriate health care provider that there was medical negligence. That’s right, even before filing the lawsuit there has to be some medical evidence besides your say-so.

Finding the right expert witnesses is a concern

Finding the right expert physician witnesses is a giant concern. Also, usually a lot of medical records need to be very, very carefully reviewed; more reasons why you should consult a qualified experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as you can.

Doctors are not required to carry malpractice insurance!

In Florida, you have to have insurance to own and drive your car. But if you are a doctor, even if your negligence killed a mother of ten kids, you are not always required to carry malpractice insurance!

Doctors are prone to amnesia

Doctors stick together. So, when some other doctor tells you in a low voice that they would not have done something another doctor did, do not expect them to remember that they told you that. They are prone to amnesia when asked to be a witness for you.

Write a short summary about your possible malpractice case

Write a short (short!) summary about your possible malpractice case that is quite clear and not angry. Send it to your medical malpractice lawyer. Nowhere else. It will help both of you focus on the issues, and will help your attorney to understand the basic facts more easily.

Keep Records!

Keep a file folder of bills and records. A calendar of appointments, doctor names, what was done and said, and who was present, are very helpful for the future, and it may be good to bring to an interview or free medical malpractice and medical negligence case consultation

your age and health are taken into consideration

Honestly, your age and health are considered quite a bit by most medical malpractice lawyers in most cases. If you are 98 years old and want to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice over a smaller injury, it is going to be tougher to find a medical malpractice lawyer to represent you.

These cases take so long, and settle far less frequently than most other kinds of personal injury or accident lawsuits, so that – bluntly – if you were to pass away before the case was concluded, and your death was not related to the medical malpractice claim, the claim’s value may be severely diminished by your death.
Harsh? Yes… Unfair? Yes… But this is a point you need to know about.

Good medical malpractice cases are not easy to spot or evaluate

Good medical malpractice cases are not easy to spot or evaluate. Your opinion is not a jury verdict. Your opinion is not evidence. By the same thinking, a lawyer who says that you have no case is not the final verdict. Get a second opinion from another medical malpractice lawyer if you feel strongly that the first lawyer who turned your case away was not making the right decision.

Remember, different lawyers may not make the same decisions about cases being good or being bad

Office Location and Service Areas

Mark J. Leeds, P.A. handles cases throughout Florida from his Fort Lauderdale office.

Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:
Broward County:
Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.
Miami-Dade County:
Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.
Palm Beach County:
West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.
Collier County:
Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Marco Island, Estero, Sanibel and throughout the greater Collier area.

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