Going to the hospital can leave any Floridian with anxiety. After all, Floridians typically only go to the hospital when you have been injured, are experiencing symptoms of some sort of illness or receiving treatment for a medical condition. Despite our fears, though, many of us wind up feeling comfortable in what we assume are competent hands of medical professionals. Tragically, as was discussed in last week’s post, medical mistakes can affect anyone at any time and the results can be devastating.

Those who are harmed by medical malpractice can have a long, difficult road to recovery ahead of them. It could take months, even years to physically recover. Yet, others are left with lifelong disability, disfiguration and pain as a result of the error.

Additionally, victims of hospital negligence often suffer from financial losses caused by the errant medical professional. Medical expenses can accumulate, and lost wages from missed work can leave a family in financial turmoil.

Though, this can all be overwhelming. There is actions one can take to try to recover losses incurred via medical malpractice. The first step for many in this situation is to discuss the matter with an experienced attorney, like those at Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A. A legal professional can assess the case in light of relevant statutory and case law, giving the victim a clear sense of where their case stands and its chance of success.

Then, should the decision be made to pursue the claim, our legal team aggressively pursues all avenues to impose liability and recover compensation. We stand up for our clients in settlement negotiations and in court, striving to show negligence, causation and the full extent of harm suffered. T

Though medical malpractice lawsuits are often about recovering compensation, our firm recognizes that it is about so much more. Every day, we work with our clients to help them achieve a sense of justice and closure in hopes of deterring medical professionals from acting negligently in the future and putting other innocent individuals in harm’s way.