Are Medical Malpractice Cases Increasing?

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May 5, 2016
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Miami Attorney Explains Truth about Medical Negligence

With the rising number of medical malpractice claims in the United States, public perception has shifted into the negative, claiming that people who file medical malpractice lawsuits are just in it for the money, but that could not be further from the truth. In this video, Miami medical negligence lawyer Joe Kalbac explains how it is impossible for a medical negligence lawsuit to be frivolous due to the requirements of filing.

What some people do not realize about medical negligence is that, often, victims are subjected to ongoing physical and emotional trauma that can result in lifelong complications. Medical negligence lawyers help reverse this by fighting for victims of medical malpractice and exposing the gross negligence that can lead to catastrophic injury.

Video Transcription:

A lot of people claim that medical malpractice cases or medical negligence cases are all frivolous and the insurance industry, big business has done a good job of making the American public think that, but that’s not true, and let me tell you why not. Each and every medical negligence case by statute in Florida has to be reviewed by a medical specialist in the same field. Once that medical specialist reviews all of the medical records, reviews the standard of care, I can only proceed with the medical negligence case if that particular medical provider, that expert, gives me a sworn affidavit that there are reasonable grounds that medical negligence occurs. It’s not up to me, the lawyer, it’s up to other doctors to tell us whether or not there is a case. So I don’t see how you can have a frivolous case if I have an expert that says there are a good grounds for a medical negligence case.

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