Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Each state defines malpractice within a similar scope but with significant differences. Florida defines medical malpractice just as it defines medical negligence. The only exception is for emergency room malpractice suits. Florida introduced the “Good Samaritan” law that requires a much more stringent set of proofs in order to win the case.
Medical malpractice is contingent upon the standard of care given to the patient at the time of treatment. Every patient has the right to reasonable care. Negligence by the medical provider is generally defined as having had a reasonable amount of knowledge that the medical care given was not properly administered.
The judge is responsible for explaining the exact law to jury members, clearing up any misconceptions about the law and answering legitimate questions the jurors may need answered to come to the correct decision in the case. The jury then determines the verdict as to whether the patient should be compensated or not.
Expert witnesses are generally called to testify in medical malpractice cases as to what reasonable care would have been in the case. Experts give a view of what is normal and standard care in a particular set of circumstances.
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