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Actions Speak Louder Than Words Regarding Medical Malpractice Claims

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Dec 05, 2012 | 0 Comments

Florida medical malpractice lawyer, Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD, talks about the alleged medical malpractice epidemic which doesn't jive with one of the country's largest medical malpractice insurance carriers, ProAssurance, making plenty of money.

In all forms of media there is plenty of rhetoric about all these frivolous medical malpractice cases chasing good doctors out of town, raising medical malpractice insurance rates, and raising the cost of medical care.  This rhetoric is simply not true.

Pursuing a Medical Malpractice claim

Bringing a medical malpractice claim in Florida is a long and expensive undertaking.  Only about 22% of the cases that go to trial get a verdict in favor the injured person.  With odds like this, the cost of pursuing a Florida medical malpractice case and the years that these cases take, ask yourself; why would a lawyer take these cases? The answer is because they care about doing the right thing and helping patients injured or killed by medical negligence.

If Medical Malpractice is running so rampant – why is ProAssurance making so much dough?

A recent report noted that ProAssurance Corp., an Alabama based medical malpractice insurance company that writes medical malpractice insurance policies in 42 states including Florida, posted 60.1 million dollars in net income for the quarter ending September 30, 2012.  This was up about 13 million dollars from the same quarter last year.

Now if medical malpractice claims were so out of control, why would ProAssurance show such a strong income?

If you have any questions about a legitimate Florida medical malpractice claim, contact Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD at (352) 267-9168 or fill out the Internet consultation form on the right.

About the Author

Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+


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