Do Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Hurt Doctors?

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August 12, 2016
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Miami Medical Negligence Attorney Explains Why Lawsuits Are Necessary for Victims

Doctors receive unique protections from medical malpractice lawsuits due to laws passed in Florida under pressure by hospital insurance companies. Our law firm has fought extensively to protect our clients who have suffered at the hands of negligent doctors and the insurance companies that protect them. Are these laws necessary to protect doctors, or do they disproportionately harm the medical profession?

In this video, Miami medical malpractice attorney Joe Kalbac explains why these doctor protections are unnecessary, as well as his background with the medical field. Our medical malpractice attorneys handle cases from our law office near Miami.

Video Transcription

Laws in Florida have been passed to protect doctors, hospitals and insurance companies and it’s an ongoing battle between the trial lawyers, between the lawyers at Colson Hicks Eidson, and our legislators as to need to protect our clients and their ability to receive fair compensation for medical errors. Do I think doctors need to be protected by these laws? Absolutely not. Doctors take a responsibility to provide the standard of care to each and every patient, just like we all take a responsibility to drive our vehicles safely. So I don’t see any reason why the doctor should be protected. I come from a family of doctors, I’m sort of the black sheep of the family, they support the cases that we and I handle because they are cases that deserve to be followed and deserve to be investigated, but I have the benefit from my family of receiving extra help, of being around the medical field, being around hospitals, doctor’s offices and things of that nature. I know how doctors work. Contact our lawyers at 305-476-7400 or contact our website at for more information.