Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are trusted every day to care for the health of people throughout the world. While appointments, procedures and treatments often go smoothly, some do not. Medical mistakes do occur and can be devastating for an entire family. If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice and need help, ask a Pensacola medical malpractice lawyer first.
We at the Pensacola office of Phil Hall, P.A., understand the emotions that often accompany medical malpractice and other personal injury matters. Our firm is committed to guiding you through every stage of filing a claim as well as conveying the impact that the injuries or illnesses have had on your life.
Even a minor medical error can cause a serious injury, a current illness to worsen or, unfortunately, death. Regardless of how the error changed your life, the fact remains that it did change your life. The medical professional responsible for the mistake and their malpractice insurer, as well as other parties, should know the full scope of the mistake.
We believe that pursuing compensation for damages, losses and injuries is more than medical reports and paperwork. We believe that translating the harm that has been caused and telling your story is just as important. A family dynamic is often changed after a medical error, due to the inability of one member to participate as they once did. This should be one of the main things insurers consider, as it is difficult to put a number on this aspect of the situation. Your family time is invaluable, and we seek compensation with that in mind.
Whether you have suffered a heart attack or stroke, have been affected by cancer or have had another type of health condition, it is essential that your health is cared for properly. Medical malpractice can encompass many different types of cases, including:
When medical professionals fail to uphold a professional standard of care, they could be held liable for malpractice.
Medical negligence is an essential aspect of a medical malpractice claim. Healthcare providers are held to the professional standard of their industry. This means that, for a provider to be considered medically negligent, their action or inaction that caused the injury must be outside this professional standard of care. If another provider with similar knowledge and experience would not have acted the same way, the accused provider would be considered medically negligent.
There are several elements in a medical malpractice claim that have to be proven, and medical negligence is only one aspect. A successful malpractice claim must prove the following:
If you believe that you or a loved one suffered an act of medical negligence and are a victim of malpractice, discuss your case with an experienced Florida malpractice lawyer. They can review your situation to determine if you meet the requirements to file a malpractice claim. An attorney is also an invaluable resource for gathering evidence to prove each element of malpractice.
The value of a medical malpractice claim relies on the injuries, damages, and long-term effects on a person’s life. More severe injuries typically result in higher-value settlements. When a medical provider is determined to be at fault for a patient’s illness or injury, they are liable for all economic and noneconomic damages that the patient suffered.
If you or a loved one was injured due to the carelessness and negligence of a medical professional, you could recover any losses resulting from their actions, including:
An attorney can help calculate the true cost of your injury.
The team at our firm is there with you throughout your medical malpractice case. Trust us to have your best interests in mind. For more information or schedule a free consultation, call us at 850-760-2156 or contact us online.