If You’ve Been the Victim of Medical Malpractice Then You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

Posted by: DFX on Mar 31, 2017

surgery-688380_1920If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice then you may be wondering what many people in your position wonder: Do I really need to hire an attorney. The Florida Accident Attorneys are here to tell you that you absolutely do. At Gilbert & Smallman, we’ve dealt with a wide range of medical malpractice cases, including surgical accidents, pharmacy malpractice, and others. Read on to learn how we can help and then give us a call for a free case evaluation.

Any surgery has risks but that doesn’t mean errors are acceptable

Most surgeries are invasive and complicated. As a result, they are risky by nature. This leads many people to believe that since they’re knowingly taking on this risk when they agree to surgery, that they have no recourse if there’s a mistake. This is not necessarily true.

It all depends on whether your doctor deviated from what the medical community deems to be expected standards of care. If they do, and they harm you, then they may be liable for either being negligent or for failing to act in the manner they should have. We can help you by proving the three essential elements for a medical malpractice case.

The three elements necessary in any medical malpractice claim

If you want your medical malpractice claim to be successful, then we must be able to prove three things:

  1. Breach. In short, this means that the doctor who operated on you did not work at or above the expected standards – they breached their duty to care for you.
  2. Injury. We must also prove not only that you were injured but that the injury resulted from the breach in question.
  3. Damages. You must have had some sort of damages. This can be physical damages, financial damages, or even emotional or psychological damage.

If you’re not sure if you qualify, the best thing to do is to contact Gilbert & Smallman right away. We can talk with you about how these three elements apply to your specific case.

We have the experts you need

Most people would have trouble on their own trying to prove the three elements above. That’s why you need a personal injury attorney with access to the medical experts and with the medical knowledge to prove your case. Remember that Florida does have a statute of limitations for personal injury cases so it’s important to call us right away for your free case evaluation.