The laws in Brevard County, Florida concerning medical malpractice cases are strict and make it difficult to bring a medical malpractice claim. There are a number of steps which must be complied with or you may lose the right to bring your claim. Malpractice claims also have a shorter statute of limitations than other injury type cases, so that delay may also cause you to lose the right to bring your claim.
It is the plaintiff, or injured person's burden to prove the case. In order to do that you must hire experts in the medical field to testify that the doctor did something below the accepted standard of care, and that the conduct caused damages. In addition, it is usually critically important to begin an investigation early, to avoid the problem of lost or discarded records or other evidence.
It is expensive to investigate, prepare and hire experts, so that the damages must be significant to justify bringing a claim. The doctor will likely be defended by a team that has extensive financial resources to hire the experts and do the research and investigation needed to fight against your claim. Make sure that the attorney representing you has the financial ability to compete with the defense.
If you are concerned that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, the first step is to get a free consultation with an attorney so you know your rights before you speak with the doctor or any hospital risk managers.
Medical malpractice cases are serious matters that require serious legal help. Telfer, Faherty, & Anderson, P.L. has represented the people of Brevard County for more than 30 years, protecting their rights against the carelessness of others. Telfer, Faherty, & Anderson, P.L. is local with three offices in Brevard County and is AV-1 rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest ranking a Law Offices can receive.
Established in 1976, the firm has four distinguished attorneys to represent you. The firm has been awarded the coveted "AV" rating from Martindale - Hubbell, the most authoritative legal rating source in the world. An "AV" rating is the highest rating available and is awarded only to select firms. Not all attorneys or firms are rated, and the "AV" rating signifies "legal abilities are of the very highest standard" and that "professional ethics are unquestioned."