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You know your doctor made a mistake and you know you have suffered injuries. The next step is understanding that you need to meet the strict legal burdens to recover compensation for the medical negligence.
Searcy Denney has 40 years of experience recovering damages for injured patients. We have the substantial knowledge, skills and resources to prove each element of your medical malpractice claim.
To prevail on a medical malpractice claim, you must prove each element. Regardless of whether you are suing a doctor, specialist, nurse, hospital, lab or another medical professional or entity, the basic elements are the same:
Proving that your doctor made a grave error is not enough, nor is proving you are injured. You must also show that your doctor caused your injuries. Our attorneys clearly and definitively link your doctor’s actions of omissions to the injuries you sustained.
The defense often tries to break this crucial link by claiming your injuries were pre-existing, caused by an intervening event or simply unrelated to the doctor’s mistake. Our lawyers anticipate these tactics and immediately lay the groundwork for disproving the defense’s assertions.
Your medical provider is held to an accepted standard of care of a similarly situated professional. For example, your orthopedic surgeon would be expected to act in accordance with the credentials, knowledge and skills generally demanded of orthopedics. However, your family doctor would not be expected to possess the intricate knowledge and skills of an orthopedic specialist, but would be expected to have more general medical knowledge.
We consult with respected specialists about what constitutes an accepted standard of care within the relevant occupation. In consultation with these experts, our attorneys prove the standards within the particular profession and the manner in which your doctor fell short of those standards.
In order to collect compensation, you must prove the losses you suffered or will suffer in the future. Putting a price tag on your pain, suffering, disabilities, disfigurement and loss of the enjoyment of your life may seem impossible. We recognize that no dollar amount can replace what you truly lost.
However, every Florida medical negligence attorney at our firm is highly skilled in calculating the legal damages you are entitled to for your losses. We consider every factor that could render a higher settlement or verdict.
Searcy Denney proves the elements of your medical malpractice claim. To discuss your claim and legal options for free, call our experienced attorneys at (800) 780-8607. Under our contingency fee arrangement, you owe us nothing if we do not recover damages for you.