According to the National Institutes of Health, medical malpractice (incompetent treatment) is a leading cause of death. We trust that our doctors and hospitals are trained and will give us the best treatment possible. We accept and trust their prescriptions, recommendations, scalpels and procedures. Unfortunately, sometimes the care given is sub-standard and the doctor or hospital inflicts major harm on us due to incompetence.
Many people think that doctors are required to carry medical malpractice insurance. Often, this is not true. Instead, many doctors do not carry insurance and, worse, protect assets so that even if a harmed patient were to prove that the doctor acted incompetently and obtained a judgment, there would be no way to recover the money. The doctor is supposed to be able to pay a judgment, but often they cannot. The law does, however, require that doctors who do not carry insurance post that fact in their waiting room.
We highly recommend that patients avoid physicians who do not carry insurance. Physicians, like the rest of us, must pay for the harm they cause to others. Carrying insurance is, in our opinion, the moral obligation of physicians, just as we believe that motorists should carry insurance in case they hurt other people.
At Cutler Rader, we have handled many, many cases and achieved excellent recoveries for patients victimized by doctors.
Contact us at (954) 913-CASE (2273) if you have been a victim of medical malpractice and we will fight for you and represent you for the injuries you have sustained.
Some of the prior Medical Malpractice Verdicts and Settlements handled by Mr. Cutler and/or Mr. Rader:
$150,000 settlement for man who suffered an injury during an ACL repair surgery.
$650,000 for woman who was burned when chemotherapy chemicals leaked into her arm tissue.
$750,000: Loss of vision in one eye due to the failure to provide timely care in a rehabilitation facility.
$850,000: Following a motorcycle collision, a team of doctors left a small piece of sponge in the patient’s body. The sponge moved around the patient’s body, eventually causing pain on erection and a diaper-rash type feeling. Originally, the doctors offered only about $150,000, but then three mock (non-binding) juries revealed to them how they misunderstood their case and suggested they pay over $1,000,000.
Confidential settlement for a woman who was improperly treated after being diagnose with cancer.
Confidential settlement for a woman whose husband died after not being treated properly following a stroke.