To a hammer everything looks like nail. To a "risk management" department, every complaint is a potential lawsuit.
What you experienced is the initial reaction to the possibility of a lawsuit. What were you expecting? Candor? Collaborative discussion? Searching self-criticism? Those would require statements that could be used in a lawsuit as potential admissions. No one is going to give a "deposition" until they have to.
You need to get a lawyer. The hospital already did.
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In Flroida it is best that you obtain all of your medical records and meet an attorney who handles medical malpractice cases. That attorney will need to provide those revords to an expert who can assist in determining whether a medical malpractice case exists. I would suggest you see an Attorney, most will give you a free consultation.
This is how many medical malpractice cases re defended, by attacking you- the victim. Given your unhappy experience you could also file a complaint with your state licensing agency for doctors.
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I know an excellent medical malpractice firm in Palm Beach. Contact me via email through my Avvo profile (not by phone, as I will be unavailable by phone) and I can refer you. I don't know if Miami is too far for them, but if it is they can certainly direct you to someone reputable down there.
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