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Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer Discusses the First Step in a Medical Malpractice Claim – Investigation

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Dec 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Florida medical malpractice lawyer, Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD discusses the first step in bringing a medical malpractice claim – the investigation process

Florida medical malpractice law and procedure is governed by the Florida Medical Malpractice Act.

If you believe you have potential medical malpractice claim, you will contact a lawyer. The lawyer will perform a consultation. During the consultation, the lawyer will listen to your story and ask pertinent questions regarding the medical care and treatment.  If the lawyer believes there is a potential case, he will take the First Step in a Florida Medical Malpractice claim and that is investigate the claim.

During the investigation process, the lawyer will obtain all necessary medical and hospital records.  Once the information is obtain, either the lawyer or somebody else will review and outline the information so he/she has a handle on the timeline and the medical care provided.  Next, the lawyer will retain the required medical experts depending on the issues in the case.  The expert will be provided with the medical documentation so they can review the medical care provided to the patient.  Once the expert has reviewed the information, he/she will conference with the lawyer and give the lawyer his/her opinion as to whether or not the healthcare providers involved committed malpractice or not.  If the expert is on board and supports the patient's contention that he/she was a victim of malpractice, the expert will prepare an affidavit of corroboration.  Once the lawyer receives the affidavit of corroboration, the case will move on to the next step, “Notice of Intent”.

If you have any question about a potential Florida medical malpractice claim, contact Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer Guy S.  DiMartino, DC, JD at (352) 267-9168 or fill out the internet consultation box on the right side of the screen.

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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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