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How Does Signing A Consent Form Impact My Medical Malpractice Claim?

Signing a consent form can impact your medical malpractice claim because the doctor may be off-the-hook if it is a known risk and he did everything right and the known risk happens. He is not off-the-hook if he did NOT do everything right, whether it was a known risk or not. If he did everything right and there is not a known risk, and it is not on the consent form, it is often covered under “other things may happen that are not specifically mentioned on the form.”

The other thing that needs to be looked at is if something bad does happen, even if it is a known risk, then what was done, or not done to help. Sometimes there is a surgical procedure done, something bad happens and thereafter, instead of doing A, B, C & D, the doctor does not do anything; that can be the grounds for medical malpractice action as well.

What Sets You And Your Firm Apart From Other Attorneys That Handle Medical Malpractice Cases?

What sets me and my firm apart from other attorneys that handle medical malpractice cases is that I used to be a veterinarian. I can pretty much go over the records and in most cases, not all, I can make a determination without spending any of the client’s money as to whether this case is likely to be successful or not. As soon as you send records off, as many other firms do, to an expert to review there is a cost incurred and there is usually quite a significant cost of about $1,500 to $2,000. I have a pretty good handle both on the basis of my background in my previous career and also as a result of my legal experience reviewing medical records, knowing the routine, and knowing the arguments the opposing counsel will come up. These factors are more helpful to my clients in getting a good settlement as opposed to a mediocre one.

I also have extensive trial experience by virtue of the fact of working in the state attorney’s office. If push comes to shove, I am not scared to go to trial on these issues, and I am comfortable with knowing the rules as far as that is concerned.

Additional Information On Medical Malpractice Claims In Florida

The only thing I can say is there are a lot of large firms. You go in and you see someone and you go back and you see a secretary, and you go back and you see a paralegal. It might be many months before you see an attorney and that is probably going to be a junior attorney. Perhaps after six months, you might see the attorney who is going to be actually working on your case. The communication is going to be very limited and very difficult. Possibly by the time a year goes down the line that attorney might not even work there anymore. If you use this firm, you will be dealing with me. You will only see me from initial consultation through the settlement of the case either before or at trial. A lot of times, that is important, because people want to be talking to us in person because we know their case just as well as they do and we can proceed to their benefit.

For more information on Consent Forms In Medical Malpractice Claims, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (407)-228-2131 today.

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