Robert E. Turffs

Attorney At Law


4837 Swift Road. #100-11
Sarasota, Florida 34231

Phone: (941) 953-9009
Fax: (941) 953-5736

What is Malpractice?

Malpractice, generally speaking, is a failure to use a reasonable level of skill and diligence in treating a patient. This standard of care is based on the prevailing level of skill and diligence of medical professionals in the same or similar fields.


Before a patient may sue a doctor, the patient must obtain a sworn affidavit from a medical professional which testifies that the accused doctor breached the standard of care. Without this document and without meeting other procedural requirements, there can be no medical malpractice law suit in Florida.