Medical errors are surprisingly common, but only a percentage turn into actual cases. In fact, more than 250,000 patients die each year as a result of medical errors, according to a study by Johns Hopkins, making it the third-leading cause of death in the United States.
With these statistics, it’s not shocking to see that medical malpractice attorneys are unfortunately in high demand.
At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we’ve dedicated our careers to fully understanding Florida’s medical malpractice laws, statutes, and court opinions to best serve our clients.
As the data shows, medical malpractice in Florida happens more often than it should. In most cases, the people who cause these unnecessary injuries and deaths are not held accountable. That’s where a medical malpractice attorney comes in.
What Makes a Medical Malpractice Attorney Different?
Compared to other attorneys in different industries, those in the medical malpractice field must serve as an expert in all fields of medicine, being able to not only understand medical terminology but also develop a full understanding of what it means in your case.
With medicine constantly advancing, we must continue to educate ourselves on the latest information, just as physicians do.
By working with top medical experts, we develop the facts, analyze the medical records, and bring in excellent doctors with tremendous experience in that field to confirm the malpractice.
Along with this, medical malpractice attorneys often specialize in specific areas of medical malpractice cases such as ophthalmology, orthopedic, brain injury, neonatal, cardiology, and cancer.
In order to succeed in this industry, a medical malpractice attorney should possess a unique skill set including:
- Legal expertise: Having the fundamental knowledge to prepare a case for trial throughout all its stages and keep it moving forward.
- Medical expertise: Understanding the science behind the medical terminology, and determining what led the patient to injury.
- Experience: You don’t want to be represented by someone who just dabbles in medical malpractice, especially when it takes years to grasp. Having celebrated our 30th anniversary, and as my 40th year as a lawyer that solely practices medical malpractice, we have decades of experience under our belts that allow us to negotiate the best possible outcome for our clients.
Taking on a Physician
From learning the science behind the medicine to incorporating it into a courtroom, we must do our part in getting all the facts.
Prior to beginning a case, we go through hours of extensive research, learn the ins and outs of every detail, and understand where the procedure went wrong. Every malpractice lawsuit necessitates that both sides have testimony and evidence from medical experts.
In short, this is a career that takes dedication and, above all, the desire to get people the help they need to move forward in their lives.
If you are still wondering whether or not you should hire one, read my previous blog post on the benefits of hiring a medical malpractice attorney here.
Every day at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we make it our mission to seek justice for our clients. With expertise in a multitude of practice areas, our attorneys will be with you every step of the way.
Over the last 30 years, we have secured innumerable successful verdicts and settlements throughout Florida and the nation. Our knowledge in medical malpractice, personal injury, and complex litigation cases can help you get the justice you deserve.