Reasons to Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney

By Osborne & Francis
July 18, 2024

Hiring a medical malpractice attorney is advisable when you have been injured due to a medical provider’s negligence, or you are having issues with your insurance company covering your care. A medical malpractice attorney can be an invaluable resource when attempting to secure fair compensation for your injuries.

At Osborne & Francis, we understand that it can be confusing to determine whether or not your situation warrants hiring a medical malpractice attorney to step in on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation with our experienced medical malpractice attorneys, you can reach us at (561) 678-0156 or contact our offices in Boca Raton or Orlando. Our team can provide the legal perspective you need to maximize your compensation.

A Delayed or Misdiagnosis Has Greatly Impacted Your Life

One of the most common reasons patients seek out a medical malpractice attorney is because they have sustained significant damages after being misdiagnosed by a medical provider. A misdiagnosis can lead to a medical provider recommending a treatment that is ineffective or causes the real condition to worsen. A delayed diagnosis may severely limit your treatment options, leading to issues like reduced mobility and irreparable tissue damage. In the worst-case scenario, an untreated or incorrectly treated injury can reduce your lifespan.

In many cases, the additional medical bills are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to injuries related to misdiagnosis. For example, other losses may include:

A medical malpractice lawyer will be able to help you anticipate what losses you are likely to incur in the future and calculate the total value of your damages.

Your Illness or Injury has Worsened Because of a Mistake

There are a number of ways a medical provider can violate the standard of care and compromise your health. When a medical provider makes a mistake that violates the standard of care, you may be able to recover compensation if it has led to further injury or illness. Let’s say a surgeon used the wrong size implant to replace your hip after you shattered it in a slip-and-fall accident

As a result, you cannot walk properly without pain or instability, and you need revision surgery to replace the implant with one that is the correct size. Since the surgeon’s negligence made your original injury worse, they could potentially be held liable for your additional medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Another Doctor Has a Differing Opinion About Your Treatment

If your second doctor's opinion is significantly different than your first doctor’s, that may be an indication that your first provider missed critical details in your diagnosis or failed to explore all viable treatment options. Medical providers are required to meet the standard of care

A provider who fails to properly identify and implement treatment that another provider with comparable knowledge and skills would have completed successfully may meet the criteria for medical malpractice. Proving that your first provider was negligent will require persuasive evidence and numerous medical documents, which a medical malpractice attorney can help you condense into a cohesive claim for damages.

Your Doctor Isn’t Taking Your Concerns Seriously

When you go to a medical provider for help, and you are met with suspicion or hostility, that can impact the quality of your care. If your doctor has dismissed your symptoms, and that has led to an injury that resulted in damages, you may have a medical malpractice case. For example, let’s say you go to the doctor complaining of persistent fatigue, lack of appetite, and mood swings, but your provider dismisses your concerns as normal stress. 

Meanwhile, your depression goes untreated, leading to self-harm and suicidal thoughts. The intangible harm done to your mental or physical health as a result of a provider’s negligence is potentially eligible for compensation. A medical malpractice attorney will be able to help you connect the chain of causation in order to establish liability.

You’re Having Trouble Filing Paperwork on Your Own

Insurance paperwork, especially health insurance paperwork, can be complicated and overwhelming to deal with when you’re in the midst of recovery. As medical malpractice attorneys, we regularly handle dense paperwork on tight deadlines. Rather than risk making mistakes that could jeopardize the value of your claim, hire a professional who specializes in medical malpractice claims to review your insurance paperwork to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are owed.

Insurance Companies are Stressing You Out

When you have been injured or become ill due to a physician’s negligence, the last thing you want to be concerned about is making sure the insurance company properly compensates you for your medical treatment, lost wages, and loss of quality of life. Maybe they’re refusing to cover the cost of a surgery you needed or are dragging their feet when it comes to reimbursing you. Medical malpractice lawyers will advocate for your interests to the insurance company, whether that be the negligent party’s insurance carrier or your own. They will be familiar with the process of filing a medical malpractice claim and understand how to expedite the process.

Why You Should Choose Osborne & Francis to Represent You

Not every personal injury lawyer specializes in medical malpractice. It is a highly technical area of personal injury law that requires expert knowledge and diligence in detail. The medical malpractice attorneys of Osborne & Francis can offer you personalized attention from one of our award-winning representatives and access to our wealth of expertise in this area.

Our team has a reliable history of securing fair settlements for our injured clients. We have accomplished this by adopting a results-driven and client-centered approach. Former clients often recommend us based on their experience with our team. If you are looking for a tenacious advocate to maximize your compensation and hold a negligent healthcare provider accountable, the medical malpractice attorneys of Osborne & Francis are ready to support you. 

Call Osborne & Francis to Speak to an Experienced Malpractice Attorney

At Osborne & Francis, you can depend on our team to work tirelessly for the results you expect. During our years of service, we have remained committed to client satisfaction, which we have accomplished through our communication policy, work ethic, and attention to detail.

Our trial attorneys will relentlessly argue for maximum compensation for your medical malpractice claim. As one of Florida’s leading personal injury law firms, we have the resources and tenacity required to secure you the compensation you need for medical expenses, reduced earning capacity, and even wrongful death damages.

If you have been injured by a medical provider’s negligence or are struggling with the insurance process, a medical malpractice lawyer can offer you the guidance you need. To schedule a free consultation with our top-notch medical malpractice attorneys, you can reach us at (561) 678-0156 or contact our offices in Boca Raton or Orlando. We are happy to assist you by explaining your legal options, reviewing the process of filing a personal injury claim, and evaluating your damages.


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