They simply possess an excellent level of competence and expertise that most personal injury lawyers in the United States are still trying to learn from. Anyone who has mastery over a subject matter performs with ease and desired results are often achieved. This is the true mark of a professional: he does not stop until he wins excellence in his field; and in personal injury cases in the United States, Florida Accident Lawyers have what it takes to win.
It is a challenge to win in a medical malpractice case today. The road leading to a verdict favorable to the client is strewn with more stumbling blocks than what an ordinary case has to step or climb over. Understandably, the health care industry has power in the right places, and the resources to spend at will when necessary.
"Stumbling Blocks" to a Sure Win:
The task of Florida Malpractice Lawyers to win their client's claims against medical malpractice became even harder with the passage of laws in most states, which provides protection to medical practitioners. Unless a client's personal injury lawyer has solid experience in this field, a client's claim will be fraught with difficulty.
One of the legislations passed by most states is to establish limits or "caps" as to the amount that can be received by the plaintiff in a medical malpractice case. Damages can be awarded, but within the limits established by the courts. This apparently gives protection not only to medical professionals, but to the entire medical industry as this legislation covers hospitals as well. This legal limit extends to attorney's fees that the courts will allow should a medical malpractice claim wins.
In most states, unless an extension is accommodated by the courts in special cases, prescription period in filing claims against medical malpractice cases is only two years.
The "Seal of Secrecy":
One of the requisites to an indisputable medical malpractice claim to proceed is the issuance of a "Certificate of Merit" by an authorized third party who is a member of the medical community. His task is to review the case as to its merits, and when he finds out that there is legal basis sufficient enough to file a claim against a medical professional or a medical provider, which is the hospital, he executes the certificate.
What makes this a stumbling block is the fact that the issuing party is also a member of the medical industry, and most are unwilling to testify against a colleague. It is a real challenge to locate someone who will declare in writing that his fellow practitioner has performed a negligent act or has provided poor health care. This reluctance by doctors is what most Florida Lawyers refer to as "seal of secrecy" in the medical profession.
Shared Responsibility in some cases:
The medical community, though large and dispersed across the United States, has programs or associations where most of the medical professionals belong to. When a medical situation develops in a patient, it is not unlikely that a fellow consults another. Whatever procedure or medical approach is performed may not be the handiwork of just one professional, and filing a claim against one impacts those who may not have performed the malpractice, but in theory had. Similar to no. 4, this makes the situation sticky, and more likely, no one will deliberately point an accusing finger to someone. It may be a tough one, but Florida Lawyers are not undaunted by any challenge. They are equipped, they are ready. That's why they are the best.