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Holding Healthcare Professionals Accountable: Medical Malpractice LAWYERs IN Panama City
If a doctor does his or her best to protect a patient and a patient’s health still declines, it might not be medical malpractice. As long as the doctor provided adequate care and looked out for the patient’s best interests, a poor patient outcome will not be the doctor’s liability. When a physician or health care center breaches its duties of care to a patient, however, a medical malpractice claim can arise.
At Wettermark Keith, our Florida Panhandle medical malpractice lawyers protect patients in Tallahassee, Pensacola, and Panama City. We’re here for clients with serious injuries, illnesses or deceased loved ones due to preventable medical mistakes. If you think you have a case, please contact us for a free legal consultation near you.
Why Hire Wettermark Keith?
- We’re unique from other firms in that we have the resources of a large mill-type office but provide the personalized care and attention of a small, boutique firm.
- We have more than 50 years of combined experience practicing personal injury and medical malpractice law.
- We’ve recovered more than $800 million collectively for our clients. We aren’t afraid of taking health care providers to trial, if necessary.
- We don’t charge upfront for our services on Florida Panhandle medical malpractice claims. You’ll only pay us after (and if) we win.
Why You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice claims often name powerful corporations as defendants, such as a major hospital in the Panhandle or a medical device manufacturing company. Going up against these parties as an injured patient can seem daunting. Hiring a lawyer, however, evens the playing field. A lawyer will give you the power to protect your rights and negotiate a fair compensatory award from any defendant. Your attorney can negotiate a settlement on your behalf while you focus on getting better from your injury or illness.
Medical Malpractice Cases We Accept in the Florida Panhandle
Medical malpractice is a broad practice area that can refer to many mistakes and errors in a health care capacity. Any action or omission that a reasonable and prudent health care provider or hospital would not have made in the same circumstances could constitute malpractice. At Wettermark Keith, our Florida medical malpractice lawyers accept many different types of claims.
- Diagnosis mistakes
- Medication errors
- Surgical mistakes
- Lack of informed consent
- Birth injuries
- Failure to treat
- Poor patient care
- Preventable infections
- Emergency room errors
- Dangerous medical devices
- Defective drugs
- Wrongful patient death
If you believe a doctor or someone else should have done more to prevent an injury, illness or loved one’s death, don’t wait to speak to an attorney. In Florida, you will have two years from the date of the act of medical malpractice to bring a civil claim. Missing your deadline generally means giving up any right to recover compensation.
Does Someone Owe You Compensation?
Filing a medical malpractice suit in Florida serves to accomplish many goals. It could bring your family justice and closure after a preventable incident at a hospital in the Panhandle. One of the main reasons for a lawsuit, however, is to obtain financial compensation for damages.
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life
- Disability accommodations
- Lost wages
- Legal expenses
- Wrongful death damages
You could be eligible to recover the costs of these damages and more with a medical malpractice suit in Florida. Discuss the potential value of your case today during a free consultation at Wettermark Keith.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Near You in the Florida Panhandle
If you suspect a physician, nurse, surgeon, hospital or another party of medical malpractice in relation to your injuries or damages, please contact Wettermark Keith to discuss your legal rights and options. We may be able to help you achieve justice and recover fair compensation. Call (850) 787-2040 today to schedule a free initial consultation in the Florida Panhandle.