Were you or a loved one hurt due to someone’s negligence? Read these 3 medical malpractice tips, then give our Orlando attorneys a call today.
Choosing a Medical Malpractice Attorney
Selecting the right attorney for a medical malpractice case in Orlando is a little bit more difficult than some may think. Medical malpractice in the state of Florida is a very specialized and pretty difficult field that requires someone that’s very well-versed and experienced in that area of law. There’s a lot of requirements that you must do before you even make a claim. There’s some investigation that needs to be done. There are strict timelines to when these investigations must be completed by or you can lose your rights to pursue a medical malpractice claim.
The Medical Association of Florida has done a great job to protect their doctors, and they’ve made it extremely difficult for you to make a claim for any type of medical negligence. It’s important you find someone that’s done it in the past, that has the experience, and can give you a consultation whether you have a claim or not and can pursue that claim for you aggressively.
We invite you to give us a call. We’d be happy to discuss this or any other subject with you. Particularly for medical malpractice cases, they require a little more investigation than you normally would. With our experience, we’ll be able to give you an honest opinion about your case or any other questions that you may have.
Medical Malpractice Attorney Fees
Many times, during the consultations with our clients they ask, “How much is this going to cost me?” Fortunately, we charge on what is called a contingency basis, which means we only get paid in the even that there’s a recovery made on your behalf. This means that technically, at the beginning of a case, you don’t have to front any of the costs for either the attorney or the cost to prepare your case, and at the end we take a percentage.
For medical malpractice cases, it’s a little bit different. There’s some constitutional issues that we have to discuss related to what percentage we’re allowed to charge and what percentage we request to charge, and that’s something that needs to be discussed in a consultation setting once we know the specifics of your case and what it’s going to require to take your case forward. Initially it’s a free consultation and, if we do take on your case, there’s really no payment unless there’s a recovery. It’s a very low-risk thing for the client.
It’s important that you contact us. Feel free to contact us if you feel like you’ve suffered at the hands of a medical professional. Contact us and we’d be happy to help, happy to answer any questions you have, and the consultation is absolutely free. For this or any other questions, feel free to give us a call.
Medical Malpractice Case Value
As with motor vehicle accidents, clients typically ask us how much their case is worth how the value of a case is determined. For medical malpractice it’s unique. Medical malpractice cases tend to be aggressively litigated and defended by the insurance companies and the representatives of the doctors and hospitals. There are also very large insurance policies. We’re talking about insurance policies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In those types of circumstances, they can be as aggressive as they need to be when defending these claims.
The cost of bringing these cases to trial is pretty high. They can be anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 to $150,000. We’ve seen cases that have cost $300,000 in preparation, just to get to trial. The medical malpractice cases that are viable in Florida tend to be cases that have a significant value because of the economics; that’s the only way to make it economically feasible for a law firm or an attorney to take a case to trial.
How to determine the value of your case is difficult. A lot of people think that just because they’re injured, they have a case that’s got a significant value, and it may, but, under medical malpractice rules, it may not. It just depends. This is a non-answer, we understand, but it’s just incredibly difficult to really give an accurate measure of damages without seeing what the malpractice was, how clear it was, and what the type of injuries are. Suffice to say if an attorney does accept your case, it’s because they believe that there’s a significant value.
If you have any questions related to your specific case, if you can tell us a little bit more about what happened, a little bit more about your injuries, we would certainly be able to at least be able to tell you more or less the range of value of what your case may be worth. If you have those questions or to answer any other questions, feel free to give us a call.
Have you suffered harm at the hands of a medical professional in Florida and have questions about our 3 medical malpractice tips? Contact our experienced Orlando medical malpractice lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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