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Medical Malpractice Reforms

The medical community is under attack, yet legislation has been slow to recognize the problem and address the issues.

Amendments to current laws that are not based on science are sorely needed, as the current standard supports a highly litigious relationship between patients and physicians.

Everyone wants proper and appropriate medical care that is easily accessible for all Americans, but not every medical intervention is bound to be successful in achieving its purpose. Too often, the result is that good doctors are caught up in legal battles that threaten their ability to treat patients because of medical malpractice claims.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice should be an avenue for redress for patients who have been harmed by intentional negligence or wrong done by a physician. Unfortunately, there is no filter for this process in place that effectively weeds out complaints that are not based on medical science.

In the end, it is patients and their families who are hurt by a flawed legal system when it comes to medical malpractice filings. It ultimately stops physicians from providing their patients with every option of medical care at their disposal.

What Is Medical Malpractice Tort Reform?

Medical malpractice tort reform is a focused effort on the part of lawmakers to update current laws regarding malpractice complaints, so they are based on science and not emotion.

Unfortunately, this is a slow process, and in Florida, it is not a top focus for politicians.

Right now, medical malpractice tort reform is happening on a case-by-case basis. That is, rather than looking at the current law as it stands, we can base our arguments on the outcomes of medical malpractice cases in Florida that were supported by current scientific research to help clients build a strong defense against malicious or unfounded malpractice suits.

What Is the Current State of Medical Malpractice Reforms in Florida?

Every time a medical malpractice case comes before a judge in Florida, we have the opportunity to move the reform of medical malpractice forward.

While it is important to ensure that patient quality of care is protected, and that individuals who have been harmed by active and malicious negligence are appropriately compensated for their loss, it is also important to ensure that medical professionals are not targeted and blamed for negative medical outcomes that are beyond their control.

Get Help Fighting a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

As a boutique law firm dedicated to supporting the medical community in South Florida, our goal is to help physicians and other medical personnel maintain their licenses, learn from perceived mistakes, and become stronger in their profession rather than allowing malpractice suits to tear them down.

If you would like to learn more about what a medical malpractice defense could look like in your case or get advice on how to proceed in addressing a malpractice claim made against you or your clinic, contact us at Florida Healthcare Law Firm to set up a consultation today.