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What do I need to prove to win my Florida medical malpractice case?

Every malpractice case requires four things. One, there must be negligence or malpractice by the doctor or hospital, their healthcare provider that’s involved. Two, there must be a connection between that negligence and the outcome, meaning the injury, and that’s called causation. There must be causation. Three, there must be damages. For example, if something happens and nobody is hurt or you do pretty well based on the outcome, it’s not really a successful case for us. So you need significant damages resulting from the negligence. That’s the third thing. And finally you need to ask the question, where are you going to collect the money from? So the case against hospitals are obviously easier to do that. Some doctors don’t have insurance, some have a lot of insurance, and so on.

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