There are many valid reasons to pursue a medical malpractice claim against a doctor
A nurse or hospital whose negligence has caused you or your loved one serious permanent injury or death. No, money won’t bring your loved one back or heal the scars caused by malpractice, and you wouldn’t trade the injury or death for any amount of money. But a malpractice claim will clearly get the attention of the doctor, nurse or hospital, and force them to investigate the incident. Many times, a malpractice claim results in hospitals changing their policies and procedures to help keep the same thing from happening to someone else’s loved one. A doctor charged with malpractice will (or should) realize his/her mistake and take steps to correct it in the future. Malpractice lawsuits help make doctors more aware and help make health care safer for us all.
Any malpractice lawsuit must be forwarded to the Florida Board of Medicine, which investigates the issues independently and levies sanctions on the doctor, if necessary, including fines, probation, suspension of the license to practice, or requiring continuing medical education. For the family, a malpractice lawsuit can often answer questions about what really happened to their loved one when the doctors or nurses either won’t say, or
give conflicting stories. It’s a way for a family to get closure.