As a law firm with decades of experience pursuing justice, the medical malpractice attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen have a distinguished and long track record of securing favorable verdicts and multi-million dollar settlements for our clients.
Our experience and successes have given us the opportunity to share some of the important lessons we have learned and answer many of the questions we are commonly asked to help victims of medical malpractice understand their legal situation or even prevent future incidents.
Here are some of the most popular posts our team has written.
3 Ways to Prevent Being a Medical Malpractice Victim
The first blog on this list, and arguably the most important, is GRYC attorney Patrick McArdle’s story about the steps you can take to prevent yourself or a loved one from being a medical malpractice victim.
When faced with a medical emergency, people can be vulnerable, and many of the cases we see are the result of medical personnel who are negligent of their patients’ needs.
To protect yourself from that negligence, we suggest that patients ensure they bring a friend or family member to advocate on their behalf, that patients question their doctor’s conclusions or the diagnosis they receive and that you seek an additional medical opinion after receiving that diagnosis.
If you are interested in learning more about the processes behind making a medical malpractice claim and some of the legal work our team does, we recommend you check out the rest of the blogs mentioned below.
What Makes Medical Malpractice Litigation Different?
In this post, William Partridge discusses what makes medical malpractice different from other types of litigation. One of the primary reasons is that jurors tend to have an inherent bias towards medical professionals and physicians.
Nearly every juror has sought medical care from a doctor and as a result, often trusts their legal testimony based on the personal experience they have had with them and their positive opinions about the profession.
Common Defenses in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Cases
Another benefit of our team’s experience is that we have encountered nearly every legal defense imaginable. Rachel Furst shares some of the most common arguments she has seen healthcare professionals raise in her medical malpractice cases.
Those arguments include blaming the plaintiff for the incident, shifting fault to another healthcare provider or a denial of all liability. While every claim has its own set of facts and complex issues, these are a few of the defenses our team has successfully fought against, time and time again.
The 5 Steps for a Successful Medical Malpractice Investigation
Many of our clients are familiar with the trial phase of a case, but the investigative steps our team takes before a claim goes to trial are less known and equally important.
Patrick McArdle’s story provides a breakdown of the five steps necessary for a successful medical malpractice investigation that will position your case for success in the future.
How Long Will My Medical Malpractice Case Take to Complete?
After our clients learn about the five investigative steps Patrick outlined above, as well as the remaining trial and post-trial work we do, many ask how long their medical malpractice case can take to complete.
As Eric Halsey explains, that is a difficult question to answer because every lawsuit has its own unique set of circumstances that can greatly vary how long the entire process lasts. At the bare minimum, a case lasts from nine month to a year and a half if it is resolved before reaching a jury.
On the other end of the spectrum, it can take up to a decade to receive a verdict if a case is ordered to be retried after reaching the Florida Supreme court. No two cases are the same—but it is very rare for them to take less or more time than the scenarios Eric discusses.
Can I Make a Medical Malpractice Claim for a Deceased Relative?
Last but not least, one of the more specific questions our team commonly receives is: Can I bring forward a medical malpractice claim on behalf of a deceased relative for my pain and suffering?
Rachel Furst says the simple answer is “yes,” but there are several guidelines and restrictions to keep in mind before considering a medical malpractice claim on behalf of a deceased relative.
It’s also important to ensure you fit into the categories of people who are eligible to make such a claim, and that none of the restrictions that could make that claim ineligible apply to your circumstances.
If you are reading through these posts because you or somebody you love is seeking representation and needs assistance, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen can help. Check out our practice areas page to see what our teams specialize in and fill out the form at the bottom of our home page, or call +1 (888) 296-1681 for a free consultation.