Port St. Lucie Doctor Error Lawyer
Medical negligence comes in many forms at many times. Doctor errors could occur at any point in the patient care process. Failure to refer patients, inadequate diagnosis, and inadequate treatment are the most common doctor mistakes. Most of these errors cause serious injuries.
Many doctors aren’t well-versed in specific areas. That’s especially true of general practice doctors. The standard of care requires these doctors to immediately refer patients to specialists when necessary. However, many doctors refuse to do so, usually because of insurance issues or ego issues. Time issues often cause misdiagnosis issues. Doctors who spend little time with their patients learn nothing meaningful about their conditions or symptoms. As for treatment, some doctors are conservative by nature. Others are aggressive by nature. Either approach could be a problem.
At Freidin Brown, P.A., our Port St. Lucie doctor error lawyer works hard to obtain maximum compensation in these cases. This hard work includes reaching out to colleagues and non-legal professionals, like independent doctors, when necessary. More importantly, this hard work means paying close attention to details and not quitting until the end.
Why Should We File a Medical Negligence Case?
Lots of people ask this question. No legal paperwork can reverse the effects of a medical mistake. So, for many victims, filing a claim seems pointless, especially if a health insurance company or other source covered some or all of the victim’s medical bills.
This relief is often temporary and incomplete. Most health insurance companies don’t cover injury-related costs. When they find out what the bills were for, they often demand repayment. Furthermore, insurance benefits never cover pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other noneconomic losses. Instead, victims must suffer on their own and in silence.
Furthermore, a medical malpractice case is about more than compensation. These cases force doctors to accept responsibility for the mistakes they make and change the way they approach patient care. Essentially, a single medical malpractice action helps prevent future incidents, so other families need not go through the same thing.
How Do We Find the Right Port St. Lucie Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Any lawyer in Florida could handle a simple negligence case. However, there’s usually no such thing as a “simple” negligence case. Insurance company lawyers use legal loopholes to fight these claims tooth and nail.
Only the best attorneys can obtain maximum compensation in these cases. The “best” lawyer might not be the best one for you. To make this decision, as you speak with lawyers, focus on the following areas:
- Accessibility: Overly-accessible lawyers are usually a bad sign. There’s usually a reason an attorney has few clients, and it’s normally not a good reason. At the same time, your attorney should be responsive to your questions and inquiries. Your lawyer, and not a non-lawyer paralegal, should be there for you.
- Dedication: Beware of the lawyer who handles a few negligence cases on the side, no matter how capable or trustworthy or well-recommended the lawyer is. Personal injury law is a unique area. Only a dedicated lawyer has the passion necessary to see your case through to the end.
- Experience: As the old saying goes, there’s no substitute for experience. Attorneys learn things in the real world they couldn’t possibly learn in school. This experience should include trial experience. Your lawyer should be ready, willing, and able to go the distance for you.
Compensation in a medical negligence case usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Additional punitive damages are usually available in these cases as well.
Count on a Hard-Hitting St. Lucie County Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Port St. Lucie doctor error lawyer, contact Freidin Brown, P.A. Attorneys can connect victims with doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.