Homestead is a cultural and suburban community located in southern Florida's Miami-Dade County. The city is especially known for its development boom, since new businesses and buildings have been rapidly expanding in the community since 2002. Today, Homestead is a diverse community with great schools and easy access to the famous Everglades National Park.
Homestead also has many medical facilities and medical professionals. Residents and visitors alike rely on these professionals to provide high quality medical care. In cases where medical negligence leads to fatalities or serious injury, Homestead personal injury victims do have recourse to legal claims under Florida law. Under Florida law, a patient may have a Homestead medical malpractice case in a situation where three specific elements are met:
1) Fault. In order to determine fault in a Homestead medical malpractice case, a plaintiff must be able to prove that a medical practitioner or facility failed to arrive at a reasonable and valid treatment plan based on a reasoned approach to the medical problem. It is often difficult to determine fault simply because different doctors may make different judgment calls in a medical situation even in similar circumstances. To show negligence, Homestead personal injury attorneys will often turn to medical experts and expert witnesses to determine whether a physician's course of action was negligent.
2) Damages. In order to pursue a Homestead medical malpractice case, a documented injury must have taken place. In situations where a Homestead misdiagnosis occurred or in cases where a dosage was in error, there can be no case if there was no ill effect from the mistake, even if it can be proven that negligence caused the problem.
3) Causation. Finally, a Homestead personal injury attorney pursuing a medical malpractice case must be able to show that negligence directly caused the damages or injury. In order to do this, the attorney must generally show that there would have been a different outcome if the omission or medical negligence had not occurred. In many cases, this can be difficult to prove, since in many medical malpractice cases a patient has underlying medical conditions which can be blamed for subsequent injuries, fatalities, and complications.
If you believe that you have a Homestead medical malpractice case, is important to consult with a qualified and experienced Homestead personal injury attorney who has experience in malpractice cases. If you think that you may have a case, contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free consultation. Charles Flaxman of the Flaxman Law Group worked in the insurance industry for ten years before graduating near the top of his law class and committing his life to helping personal injury victims in southern Florida. As a result, he has a unique insider's perspective when dealing with the powerful insurance companies that represent physicians, medical practitioners, and medical facilities. The full-service Flaxman Law Group law firm also has access to expert witnesses, private investigators, and many other resources to help you with your medical malpractice case. The Flaxman Law Group can take care of your case from beginning to end, allowing you to focus on healing. Contact the Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free evaluation of your case.