When you are sick or hurt, you count on doctors to make you better. A frightening study from 2016, however, showed that medical malpractice claims more lives than many of the conditions that doctors treat. In fact, in the United States, it is the third-leading cause of death, ahead of strokes, Alzheimer’s, and even accidents. More than 250,000 people die each year as a result of medical malpractice.
You deserve compensation if you suffered as a result of a doctor’s negligence. Unfortunately, winning your case is not always easy. According to data from the U.S. Department of Justice, courts heard nearly 2,500 medical malpractice cases in 2005. The plaintiff was successful in less than a quarter of those cases. But there is some good news in there: if you do win your case, you can win big. The median award in a medical malpractice case—or $400,000—is more than 17 times the median award in a typical tort case.
To have the best chance of being one of the winners, you need the most skilled and experienced attorneys fighting your case. You need the team at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine. We have a reputation all over Florida as the state’s personal injury experts and we have helped many medical malpractice victims win huge settlements. We can put our knowledge, experience, and extensive resources to work for you. Call 800-747-3733 today for a free consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer in Punta Gorda.
The Attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine Gather the Evidence Necessary to Build a Winning Case on Your Behalf.
Winning a medical malpractice case requires that we demonstrate several things to be true. We must also back each key point up with substantial evidence. To win damages in your case, we must prove the following.
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You Hired the Doctor to Provide You With Medical Services.
We must demonstrate that you had a doctor/patient relationship with the responsible party. Otherwise, you are not eligible to sue the doctor for medical malpractice. We can establish this relationship through medical records, bills, insurance statements, witness accounts, and other evidence.
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The Doctor Exhibited Negligence.
We have to show that the doctor or medical facility exhibited negligence in the course of treating you. Several types of evidence might show this, but generally, the most effective kind is the testimony of medical experts. Our attorneys have a broad network of experts we can call to provide testimony in your case.
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The Doctor’s Negligence Caused Your Injury.
The final step to winning your case is proving a causal link between the negligence of the doctor and your injury. Again, medical expert testimony can be powerful here. We can also draw on many other types of evidence, such as your medical records and even the doctor’s own statements.
It is important to note, medical malpractice cases involve many complex criteria and a strict statute of limitations. Our attorneys understand how to file a medical malpractice claim in accordance with the law.
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What Type of Compensation Can I Win in a Medical Malpractice Case?
When it comes to your medical malpractice case, our goal is not only to win, but to ensure that you get every dollar of compensation for which you are eligible. As we have established, medical malpractice cases often involve huge sums of money. You do not want to risk leaving a big chunk of that money on the table by going with a less-capable medical malpractice lawyer.
Let us put our winning track record to work for you. We can win you some or all of the following damages.
Medical malpractice usually results in additional medical bills, often with exorbitant fees. You should not have to bear the cost of these bills yourself. We pursue the responsible party for both your current and expected future medical bills.
Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Capacity
Any serious injury can force you to miss work while you recover. If you are unable to work, we pursue the responsible party to compensate you for your lost income. The same is true if your injury reduces your ability to work in the future. We seek damages for your reduced earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering from a medical malpractice injury can be physical. Alternatively, it can involve mental anguish and psychological pain, including anxiety and depression. Either way, you deserve compensation for your suffering and we pursue it aggressively.
Loss of Consortium
When certain medical procedures go wrong, one potential effect is a loss or reduction in sexual function. A good example is a botched vasectomy. These are rare, but when they happen, we can pursue damages on behalf of both you and your partner for loss of consortium.
Perhaps the worst result of a medical malpractice incident is when a loved one loses their life as the result of a doctor’s negligence or preventable error. You deserve compensation for your loss. We help you get it by pursuing a wrongful death case against the responsible party.
Punitive damages amount to additional compensation rewarded in extreme cases that involve more than mere negligence. Generally, plaintiffs are eligible for punitive damages in medical malpractice cases when the doctor demonstrated malicious behavior or a reckless disregard for safety. In the course of investigating your case, we can identify if you are eligible for punitive damages.
In a medical malpractice case, the skill of your attorney is of the utmost importance. While many plaintiffs do not win these cases, the ones who do regularly take home big awards. The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can give you the best chance of counting yourself among the winners.
We have a track record of success winning big settlements for medical malpractice victims. Let us put it to work for you. Come in for a free consultation with our experienced attorneys. Our advice is free and we do not get paid until we recover money for you. Call 800-747-3733 today for an appointment.
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