Brandon Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Brandon, FL Hospital Error Lawyer
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If you or a loved one has suffered from harm caused by any negligent act or omission in the medical industry, you might want to consider contacting our Brandon Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Whittel & Melton to find out more about filing a medical malpractice claim. Victims of medical malpractice in Florida can trust our attorneys at Whittel & Melton as we are a team you can trust to be honest with you about your odds of recovering financial compensation and you can depend on us to do exactly what we say we will.
We know doctors, hospitals and all medical staff have a wide range of resources at their disposal, which means that they can pay enormous amounts of money to corporate defense attorneys to keep medical malpractice victims at bay. This is where we can come in and assist you so that you don’t have to worry about spending high dollar amounts to hire the legal representation you deserve.
At Whittel & Melton, our legal team has the experience needed to fight against the odds and help you obtain justice and financial compensation. We want your claim to be successful, and will do everything in our power to see to it that you recover financial compensation from the person or facility responsible for your suffering.
Sadly, medical malpractice is quite common in the United States and often results in catastrophic injuries and even death. Perhaps the worst part of medical malpractice is that many victims never file a claim against the at-fault party because they fail to realize they were even a victim of malpractice or because they select the wrong lawyer to handle their case who has no experience dealing with these rather complex legal matters. At Whittel & Melton, we specialize in medical malpractice claims, which means we understand the ins and outs of these cases and the tips and tricks the other side often uses to escape blame. We are here to help you in Brandon and throughout the state of Florida, so we welcome you to contact us for a free case review so that you can better understand your chances of recovering a monetary award. We will answer any questions you have and discuss the next steps to take in order to have a successful lawsuit.
Contact our Brandon Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Whittel & Melton today at 813-221-3200 or contact us online for a completely free consultation.What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the failure of any medical professional to take appropriate care of their patient’s according to what is considered reasonable to their expertise. This can be any errors or omissions that negatively affect the patient.
There are many medical mistakes that can constitute medical malpractice. Below is a list of common types of medical malpractice cases that we have handled:
- Failure to diagnose
- Delaying a diagnosis
- Poor follow up after surgery
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Mistakes with anesthesia
- Emergency room mistakes
- Early discharge
- Bone fractures
- Brachial plexus
- Cardiology mistakes
- Delayed C-section
- Erb’s palsy and cerebral palsy
- Failure to monitor patient`s health
- Anesthesia errors
- Hospital infection
- Wrongful birth
- Nursing home errors and abuse
- Wrongful death
- Wrong site surgery
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Allergies regarding medication
- Wrong use of medical tools
- Wrongful death
Medical malpractice lawsuits usually involve delicate and intricate matters that can be drawn out for years. Our goal is to handle your case with the sensitivity and urgency needed to obtain the best possible outcome. We want to make sure you are adequately compensated for everything that you have had to endure as a result of the malpractice in question. We will not stop fighting for you until we have achieved justice.What are Grounds for Medical Malpractice?
In order to pursue a medical malpractice claim, the victim must show that the harm they suffered resulted in some form of injury, disability, loss of income, pain/suffering/and or hardship, or significant medical bills.Do’s and Don'ts for Medical Malpractice Claims
If you believe you were the victim of medical malpractice, then we recommend reviewing the following recommendations:
- Contact a health care specialist that handles the type of injury or harm that you suffered as a result of the medical professional’s mistake so that you can start receiving proper care. Remember, your health comes first and is the most important thing.
- Don’t sign any documents related to the injuries.
- Don’t accept any agreements without speaking to your lawyer first.
- Contact our Brandon Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Whittel & Melton at 813-221-3200 for a free consultation or contact us online.
Doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies usually won’t come forward and accept any blame in cases involving medical malpractice, but on the slim chance that they do, we strongly advise to NOT sign any documents or agreements that they present to you without having your attorney review them first. Signing anything may bar you from filing a claim in the future for compensation, and any settlement they offer may not be anywhere close to what you are actually entitled to. The insurance company involved just wants the matter to go away quietly so they will offer a lowball settlement with the hopes that you will waive your rights to any future lawsuits regarding the incident in question. Before doing anything, speak with us first so that we can give you our honest feedback.How Do I Know if I Have a Valid Claim?
The best way to understand if you were a victim of medical malpractice is to consult with our experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Whittel & Melton. We are happy to meet with you for a free consultation to help you understand whether or not you were the victim of malpractice. When you meet with us you have absolutely nothing to lose, we will just help you better understand your rights and if you can seek financial compensation. Call us today at 813-221-3200 or contact us online so that you can set up a free meeting with us.What Financial Compensation Can I Recover in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
It is very important to understand that every claim is unique and has its own sets of challenges, so the financial value of each claim all varies and depends on the unique situations you have suffered through.
Our Brandon Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Whittel & Melton will review your claim and investigate all the details of your case so that we can help you recover from all the pain you and your family has suffered due to a medical professional’s avoidable mistake.
The compensation you may be entitled to may include all medical bills, including past, present, past and future bills, surgeries, medications, therapies, etc. will also be taken into account. If you are unable to work, then you may also be granted compensation for all your lost wages along with non-financial losses like pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, and any other damages that you need to be compensated for as a result of medical malpractice.What is the Cost of Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
We work on what is known as a contingency basis, so we get started working on your case for completely free. We will assume all of the financial risk so that you do not have to. If we are able to recover compensation for you, then we will take a percentage of your award which we will fully discuss with you before we agree to work together.
The percentage that we take from your award or settlement is in strict accordance with the Florida bar association, and can range from 30% when there is no litigation involved and less than 40% if the case proceeds to trial.Contact Us Now at 813-221-3200
If you or a relative or family member has been the victim of medical malpractice, then you need to contact our attorneys at Whittel & Melton today so that we can get started reviewing your case for free. If you wait too long to file a claim, then you may not be able to seek compensation, so we strongly recommend acting sooner rather than later. Call us now at 813-221-3200 or contact us online anytime to request a free consultation. We have several offices throughout the state of Florida and in the Brandon/Hillsborough County area.