Uninsured Doctors And Medical Malpractice Insurance

Did you know that doctors in Florida are not required by law to carry medical malpractice insurance? Under Florida State Statute 458.320 physicians only have to demonstrate the financial responsibility to pay claims and costs associated with medical malpractice and liability lawsuits. They can demonstrate this ability by carrying professional liability insurance or by establishing an escrow account to cover such costs.

This is an unfortunate situation for consumers; without the requirement of medical liability insurance, many doctors forego coverage. When there is a medical malpractice situation, the injured patient can have a hard time finding a medical malpractice attorney to take their case. Many attorneys will shy away from cases that do not involve an insurance company because the damages awarded tend to be lower. Such cases are considered unworthy of their time and effort.

The Beregovich Law Firm Advocates For Patients

That is not how we see it at The Beregovich Law Firm. We believe that injured patients should be able to pursue justice and receive compensation for their injuries regardless of the financial backing of the defendant. We fight for patients’ rights – regardless of how deep the pockets of the physician may be.

You placed your trust in a physician to help you through an illness or injury and suffered because of it. Don’t be swayed into thinking there’s no point in filing a medical malpractice lawsuit if the physician doesn’t carry professional liability insurance. You can still pursue the matter in court and you can still be awarded significant damages.

Contact The Beregovich Law Firm at (800) 631-9009 or email us today to arrange a consultation with our Florida medical malpractice attorney.

When The Urogynecology Treatment Is Worse Than The Condition

What Kind Of Compensation Is Possible In Urogynecologic Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Urogynecology is a specialty area of gynecology concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the muscles and tissues of the female pelvic floor, including the bladder and pelvis. Some of the most common conditions urogynecologist treats are pelvic floor disorders and pelvic prolapse, bladder problems, and urinary incontinence.   Urogynecologists treat these conditions […]

What Kind Of Compensation Is Possible In Urogynecologic Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

What Kind Of Compensation Is Possible In Urogynecologic Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Sometimes we meet with clients who are reluctant to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. There are many reasons for this. Some don’t feel like their situation warrants a lawsuit. Others just want to feel better and don’t want to go through the challenges involved in filing a lawsuit. Still, others just want the physician to […]

Urogynecology Medical Malpractice Help From The Beregovich Law Firm

Urogynecology Medical Malpractice Help From The Beregovich Law Firm

Urogynecologists are physicians who specialize in the treatment and care of the female pelvic organs, tissues, and muscles, including the treatment of common pelvic floor disorders such as an overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic floor prolapse. Treatment options vary, depending on the condition and its severity, and may include surgical solutions […]

Types of Hysterectomy Malpractice

Types of Hysterectomy Malpractice

Hysterectomies are one of the most common gynecological surgeries performed in the U.S., but that does not mean they are without risk or always performed error-free. Hysterectomy malpractice can and does occur. During a hysterectomy, all or part of the uterus is removed. It is typically removed to resolve other health problems such as uterine […]

Vaginal Mesh: Complications Abound

Vaginal Mesh Complications | Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Vaginal mesh is a surgical screen that is made from synthetic or biological polymers. It is used to help alleviate problems of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in women by providing reinforcement or support for tissues and bones in the area. Vaginal mesh is surgically implanted into the vaginal wall to […]

Transvaginal Mesh For Pelvic Organ Prolapse Can Cause Problems, Even Years Later

Transvaginal Mesh For Pelvic Organ Prolapse Can Cause Problems, Even Years Later

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a disorder in which a woman’s pelvic organs may shift out of place and extend downward into the vaginal canal. In severe cases, the organs may bulge out of the canal. Organs that may be affected by prolapse are: the bladder, uterus, rectum, vagina, and urethra. The condition happens when […]

Beregovich Law Firm Emerges as a Leader in Florida Medical Malpractice Cases

Beregovich Law Firm Emerges as a Leader in Florida Medical Malpractice Cases

Andres Beregovich and The Beregovich Law Firm have been featured in yet another USA Today article that highlights the on-going problem of Florida physicians practicing without medical malpractice insurance. The article goes into the horrifying details of several cosmetic surgery procedures gone awry – and the patients who are out of luck trying to obtain […]

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The Beregovich Law Firm Stands Up To The Big Guys To Fight For Consumer Rights

Consumer Rights | Personal Injury | Beregovich Law Firm

Big corporations and large companies have several advantages over the “little guys” in court. Name recognition, a strong brand, a team of staff attorneys and deep pockets to name just a few. The thought of going up against well-known names or well-positioned companies is intimidating….and they count on that. Big players can afford to stretch […]

New Legislation Aims To Protect Patients From Uninsured Plastic Surgeons

New Legislation Aims To Protect Patients From Uninsured Plastic Surgeons

Florida has become a medical tourism hotspot, adding $6 billion to the state economy every year. It sounds like a boon for the state, but there is a dark side. A lack of consumer protections have led to an alarming situation where patients are suffering injuries, or even dying, after what are considered routine cosmetic […]

Florida Lawmakers Finally Address Medical Malpractice At Cosmetic Spas

Medical Malpractice | Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice

After years of watching women suffer at the hands of poorly regulated cosmetic surgery clinics in Florida, the state legislature is finally enacting some protections for consumers. Just this month, USA Today reported that the Florida State Legislature had passed legislation that would allow the state to punish plastic surgery facilities, shut down the worst […]

Beregovich Law Fights For Victims Of Medical Malpractice In Florida

Florida Medical Malpractice Attorney | Beregovich Law Firm

Reports of medical malpractice involving Florida cosmetic clinics are on the rise. Marketed across the country as affordable, simple, and safe, the reality is that many of these procedures are anything but – and patients pay the price. Unfortunately, Florida does not require physicians to carry medical malpractice insurance, which puts consumers at a disadvantage […]

It’s Past Time For Florida To Address Medical Malpractice Loopholes

Medical Malpractice | Florida Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice

Florida may finally be addressing some of the biggest problems in the state’s “medical tourism” industry and all we can say about that is it’s about time! The state has become a magnet for cosmetic surgery clinics due, in part, to its non-existent medical malpractice laws and consumer protections. While some argue that this has […]

“Perfect Storm” Of Lax Liability Laws In Florida Allows Medical Negligence Reports To Build Up

Medical Negligence | Cosmetic Surgery Medical Negligence

Examining the alarming rise in illnesses and injuries associated with certain cosmetic procedures in Florida, USA Today has published an investigative piece that takes a hard look at how cosmetic surgery clinics sacrifice patient safety in favor of lining surgeon and clinic wallets – and they seem to do it without fear of legal repercussions. […]

Recent Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Highlights Loopholes In Florida Licensing

Recent Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Highlights Loopholes In Florida Licensing | Medical Negligence | Cosmetic Surgery Medical Malpractice

The Beregovich Law Firm recently represented a client who has suffered greatly after what was supposed to be a routine outpatient cosmetic procedure. Our client traveled all the way to Florida from California for liposuction and a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, only to wake up in the emergency room, losing blood fast. The facts of […]

Injured By Medical Malpractice? There’s A Time Limit To File A Lawsuit

Injured By Medical Malpractice? There's A Time Limit To File A Lawsuit

The realization that you’ve been injured as a result of the medical care you received can lead to many feelings: shock, anger, frustration, and sadness. One thing it should also compel you to feel is determination. If you suspect that you have a medical malpractice situation on your hands, the very last thing you want […]

Is It Medical Malpractice? How To Determine If You Have A Medical Malpractice Claim

Is It Medical Malpractice? How To Determine If You Have A Medical Malpractice Claim

It can come as a shock when you first realize that you may be in a medical malpractice situation. We are often so focused on our recovery that we seldom stop think that maybe the care we received has something to do with our lingering problems or complications. Once the thought enters the mind though, […]

The Most Common Examples Of Medical Malpractice

The Most Common Examples Of Medical Malpractice

Anytime a person suffers an injury as a result of a physician’s care, there’s a question as to whether or not medical malpractice occurred. In short, medical malpractice happens when a healthcare provider (an individual or a facility) fails to provide reasonable care to their patient. This includes making a decision or taking an action […]

What Is Considered Medical Malpractice?

What Is Considered Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice lawsuits arise after a person has been injured as a result of the care they received or, in some cases, did not receive from a physician, healthcare provider, hospital, or clinic. The key component in medical malpractice suits is that the injury was caused through a negligent act or omission on behalf of […]

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Uninsured Discount Surgeons A Threat To Public Health

Uninsured Discount Surgeons A Threat To Public Health

Outpatient cosmetic surgery is a popular health trend in Florida, but the ease of access hides a darker side: uninsured doctors and patient injuries. The Beregovich Law Firm recently represented a patient who suffered severe injuries after a botched Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. Our client underwent a routine outpatient procedure but, afterwards, experienced loss of […]

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Yes, It Is Possible To Recover Damages From Uninsured Doctors In Florida

Yes, It Is Possible To Recover Damages From Uninsured Doctors In Florida

When injured patients learn that physicians in Florida are not required to carry medical malpractice insurance, they often feel anger and despair at the thought that they won’t be able to sue the physician for medical malpractice and will have to cover the costs of their injury themselves. This isn’t entirely accurate. While it is […]