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.