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Ft. Lauderdale Medical Malpractice: Finding A Good Medical Malpractice Lawyer

July 13, 2011

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in America, killing 100,000 people every year.

From 1996 through 1999, Florida hospitals reported 19,885 incidents but only 3,177 medical malpractice claims. In other words, for every 6 medical errors only one claim is filed.

Why are the medical malpractice claims in Florida so low even though Florida is the fifth largest market for medical malpractice claims? The U. S. Department of Justice estimates that in 2003 (the latest available), medical malpractice is the second-toughest type of tort case for plaintiffs to win at trial, with defendant physicians prevailing in 63.3% of verdicts.

Florida medical malpractice claims are by no means easy to win. In my own back yard, many Ft. Lauderdale plaintiffs come into law offices but are hesitant to file a claim. Don’t be. Yes, medical malpractice is a highly specialized area of personal injury and can be complex and time consuming. But if you or a family member has been a victim of medical malpractice as a result of negligent or irresponsible behavior, you deserve compensation.

You just need to find the BEST medical malpractice attorney, a Ft. Lauderdale attorney with a track record of successful malpractice judgments and verdicts.

Don’t be fooled by the TV advertisements that air on Florida stations all the time inquiring about damages caused by a specific condition or a specific drug. In most cases, these central organizations will not bring justice to their clients. Generally, they are clearinghouses and get compensated by racking up referrals to attorneys they serve. If you believe you have a legitimate medical malpractice case, you’re better off contacting a LOCAL attorney.

Here are some other characteristics to look for in medical malpractice attorneys:

A good medical malpractice attorney will be familiar with fighting for your rights against hospitals, insurance companies, physicians, nurses, etc. Your medical future could be on the line. Choose a medical malpractice attorney that can be a strong voice for families and victims of negligent healthcare.The law firm of Lawlor Winston provides the very best representation to their clients – ensuring they are represented at the highest and most effective levels, focusing on protecting the rights of individuals and families. Practice areas include Catastrophic Personal Injury including Wrongful Death, Auto Accidents, Premises Liability, Insurance Bad Faith Disputes, Professional Malpractice, Commercial Litigation, Maritime/Admiralty, Labor & Employment Disputes and ERISA Claims. The firm is headquartered at 2211 Davie Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL33312. They may be contacted at 954-525-2345. Additional information about Lawlor Winston may be obtained from the Firm’s website at