How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help You In Filing A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice occurs where a patient is injured or harmed due to the negligence of a medical worker or medical facility. Injury can be caused by misdiagnosis or poor treatment, which would have been avoided if the defendant excised the right standard care.

Medical malpractice can result in devastating effects on the plaintiff such as pain and suffering, lost income, huge medical bills or even death. This makes Medical malpractice attorneys very helpful in pursuing compensation through a lawsuit against any party involved in medical malpractice.

In many instances, the medical malpractice lawyer will strive to strike an out of court settlement with the defendant. In case this fails, filing a lawsuit will be necessary. Since most medical malpractice cases are complex and demanding, an attorney with extensive experience in this type of cases will be required to help you navigate through intricate processes of filing the lawsuit. Here are some of the ways a personal injury lawyer will be helpful to you when filing a medical negligence case.

Identify and Summon All Responsible Defendants

Florida laws provide a limited time for filing medical malpractice cases, which typically is within two to four years after discovering the injury. This indicates that, in order to win a successful case, you should move with speed to file the lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires. The personal injury lawyer will be the right person to beat the legal deadline by speedily notifying all parties in the case about your intention of filing a lawsuit against them. This involves sending formal notification letters to all individuals whom you perceive to be responsible for your injuries. After sending out the notifications, the lawyer will provide a timeline within which the defendant is supposed to respond in writing.

Acquire Medical Expert Opinions

A personal injury lawyer has immense knowledge about medical professionals and medical providers. This vast know-how will help the attorney gather strong facts from respected medical experts to support the case. These findings will form an affidavit that will clearly show that the injuries were caused due to medical negligence.

Prepare for Court Trial

Once the attorney has gathered the necessary information about the lawsuit. The next step is the actual filing of a complaint in court that aims to prove your claim for the award of monetary damages for the injuries suffered. The lawyer will also be responsible for representing you during the trial. This includes giving an opening statement, presenting exhibits and evidence, making objections, and all other activities involved in the trial stage of a case.

In addition, the personal injury lawyer will provide indispensable support in:

  • Preparing written questions and answers, and exchange the same information with the defendant’s lawyer.
  • Preparing exhibits to use in front of the jury.
  • Preparing the client for the oral deposition taken by the opposing lawyer.
  • Communicating all details regarding the case to the client.
  • Setting up settlement conferences with the court or with private mediators.
  • Preparing of instructions for the jury and at the same time protecting against unfair instructions from the defendant’s side.

To this end, it is clear that the responsibilities of a personal injury lawyer revolve around using all means available to serve the interests of the plaintiff. Michael E Fenimore, P.A. law firm provides professional assistance to persons who require representation in personal injury claims. Visit or call us today at (850) 434-6064 for more information.