Clearwater Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Pinellas County Hospital Negligence Lawyers
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If you or someone you love has been harmed by medical negligence, then you can count on our Medical Malpractice Lawyers to help you understand what steps to take next. At Whittel & Melton, our team of medical malpractice attorneys have been fighting these types of cases for years, obtaining justice and compensations for families that have suffered from serious injuries, harm, and even death at the hands of medical professionals. Our Clearwater Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help you better understand your chances for a successful outcome and guide you through the process of attaining financial justice.
Lawsuits that involve medical malpractice often involve high-dollar defense attorneys representing the interests of the other side and are notoriously complex, but we never back down from a fight and are proud to be able to help you. We routinely represent clients throughout the Clearwater area as well as the entire state of Florida, including lawsuits against obstetricians, cardiologists, hospitals, and all other types of healthcare providers who have acted carelessly. These cases require very specific evidence in order to be valid, and our attorneys will help you determine if you may be entitled to financial compensation. We are happy to offer you a free case evaluation so that you can learn more - call us now at 727-823-0000 or contact us online.What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, chiropractor, phlebotomist, and all other types of medical staff fail to meet a certain standard of care and their failure causes injuries or death to the patient.
Providing a proper standard of care to all patients is the medical professional’s duty, meaning that their profession and specialization requires them to meet these standards according to the law and their professional agreements. A failure to live up to these standards may result in a breach of duty, which could result in tragic injuries or harm to a patient leading to them being eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to recoup damages.
Our attorneys at Whittel & Melton have experience handling complex medical malpractice claims all over the State of Florida, so we urge you to contact us to learn more about your options for pursuing a claim against the at-fault provider. Call us now at 727-823-0000.What Are Grounds for Medical Malpractice?
In order to pursue a medical malpractice claim, the patient must demonstrate that the injury they suffered resulted in a physical harm, loss of income, unusual pain, suffering and significant past and future medical bills.SEEK HELP
It is urgent that you seek a healthcare professional that has experience handling the specific injuries you have suffered from. We cannot stress enough that your health is your most valuable asset. We also strongly advise that you do not wait to seek legal help from our Clearwater Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Whittel & Melton as we have experience handling these types of claims, including the following:
- Anesthesia errors
- Bone fractures
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Delayed surgery
- Birth injuries
- Early discharge
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to have a proper follow up
- Hospital infection
- Wrong use of medical tools and equipment
- Medication errors
- Nerve damage
- Misreading results
- Surgical mistakes
- Emergency room errors
- Wrongful death
Despite the harm that you have suffered, you deserve justice, which is why we want to help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve for all the pain and suffering caused by an avoidable mistake.What is NOT Considered Medical Malpractice?
Not being happy with the results of a medical treatment or surgery doesn’t necessarily mean that you were the victim of medical malpractice. When you don’t get the results you expected or you lose a loved one, then it is perfectly normal to feel like the medical provider you entrusted your health to let you down. However, it is very important to understand that medicine is not completely perfect and every body reacts differently to various treatment plans and options. The sad truth is that there are many times where procedures, treatments and medication are right, and the doctor followed up with all the right steps, but the outcome was not what you had hoped for.What Should I Do If I Think I Suffered from Medical Malpractice?
If you think that you or someone you care for was the victim of medical malpractice, then you should contact us at Whittel & Melton as soon as you can so that we can listen to your claim and help you determine the chances of a successful outcome. We can provide you with our honest feedback on the validity of your claim and whether or not we think you are entitled to monetary compensation.Do’s and Don'ts
- DON’T sign any agreements the responsible party offered you as doing so may waive your rights to obtain the financial compensation you deserve.
- DON’T discuss your injuries without your attorney present.
- DO make notes about your claim and include all important details.
- DO collect all of your medical records.
- DO contact our Clearwater Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Whittel & Melton right away at 727-823-0000.
If a family member passed away due to medical negligence, then surviving family members have a right to pursue wrongful death damages. We are happy to discuss how wrongful death cases work and what steps need to be taken to pursue a claim to recover compensation. We welcome you to call us now at 727-823-0000 or contact us online to request a completely free and confidential consultation to learn more.How Much Time Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
You need to know that there are strict deadlines to file medical malpractice lawsuits in Florida according to specific statutes of limitations. While there are exceptions to these rules in certain cases of medical malpractice, the general rule is that a claim for medical negligence must be filed within two years from when the incident occurred.
That is not a very long period of time, so we strongly encourage you to act fast adn seek legal help as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out on your opportunity to seek justice for your suffering. Proper timing is of the essence when it comes to medical malpractice claims.What Compensation Can I Recover?
Being the victim of medical malpractice means that you deserve to be compensated for all of the financial complications that have resulted. Many medical negligence injuries are life long injuries that will require medical treatments, medications, surgeries, therapies, etc. and you should be compensated accordingly for all of this. We work with a strong team of medical and financial experts to determine the full scope of your injuries and the costs associated with them. We can assess your claim and come up with a fair monetary amount that should be sought from the at-fault party. Aside from past, present, and future medical care costs, you may also be entitled to lost wages from missed time at work or from being unable to work again, disability, mental and emotional suffering, physical pain and suffering, and more. Once you choose to work with us, then we can take strides towards placing a realistic and fair dollar amount on your medical malpractice claim.Contact Us
You deserve to be compensated for this terrible situation that you have had to endure. No one should have to suffer from medical negligence, which is why our Clearwater Medical Malpractice Lawyers want to help you recover for all of your losses. We can assure you that we will always provide you with the highest quality legal representation and the personalized attention that your case deserves. We will work with you to develop a unique strategy that fulfills all of your needs. Every client’s needs are different, so we work to facilitate reaching all of your goals.
Our attorneys have decades of combined experience handling complex medical malpractice cases all over the State of Florida, making us the best choice for you and your family. We know how these cases work and how to win them. At the end of the day, you want to pick a lawyer that will place your needs as a priority and fight relentlessly to make sure you get just compensation. We are confident that we can help you. Contact our Clearwater Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Whittel & Melton 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 727-823-0000 or contact us online.